Sports Briefs

September 26, 2013 


University North Carolina players hold up the trophy as they celebrate after beating Penn State 4-1 to win the 2012 NCAA Women's College Cup final in San Diego on Dec. 2.


Saul, Perrry win Oktoberfest 5K

Bradley Saul of Chapel Hill (17:26) won last Saturday’s Carolina Brewery Oktoberfest 5K in Pittsboro, while Bridget Perry (20:56) was second overall and the first female across the line.

Other top finishers from Chapel Hill included: 9-year-old Sara Ann Rogers (35:48), who won the 19-and-under female division; Johnno Potts (22:54), first among 30-39 males; Tina Clossick (23:36) and Kathleen Konig (25:10), who finished first-second in the 40-49 females' bracket; and William Schmitz (21:14) and Eric Savage (21:25), who finished third and fourth overall and one-two among males 40-49.

Dylan Stroupe (23:08) of Pittsboro was tops among males 20-29. Pittsboro’s Braden Walsh (23:25) won the females' 30-39 bracket, while Sam Stinnette of Pittsboro (22:58) finished ninth overall and won the 50-up men’s bracket.

Chris Shears (22:15), sixth overall, was the top finisher from the staff of the sponsoring Carolina Brewery.

Tar Heels heading into soccer hall of fame

The North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame will recognize the women’s soccer program at the UNC Chapel Hill at the annual Hall of Fame banquet scheduled for Jan. 25 at the North Raleigh Hilton.

The Tar Heels will be the third honoree into the NCSHOF National Champions Hall of Honor, which recognizes national championship teams. The Tar Heels, who have won 21 NCAA Division I women’s soccer championships, and one AIAW national title, will be honored as a program rather than honoring any one team. The success of the UNC program is unprecedented in women’s collegiate soccer, and the Tar Heels are the only team to qualify for every NCAA postseason tournament since the NCAA first sponsored the national championship playoffs in 1982. They have won 21 of the 31 national titles, the last coming in 2012.

Currently, there are 46 members of the N.C. Soccer Hall of Fame, established in 1997. Anson Dorrance, head coach of the Tar Heels, along with Carla Overbeck, Mia Hamm and Siri Mullinix are hall members, all of whom were members of UNC national championship teams as well as U.S. National Team veterans.

Previous selections to the N.C. Soccer HOF National Champions Hall of Honor: the 1981 ASL champion Carolina Lightnin’ and the 1977 Raleigh Spartans, winners of the U18 national championship in 1995.

The public is invited to attend the annual Hall of Fame banquet in January. Ticket information will soon be available on the HOF website:

YMCA registration open for fall season

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA is currently registering boys and girls for its upcoming fall volleyball and winter basketball seasons.

Volleyball divisions are for grades 4-6 (playing Tuesday nights) and grades 6-8 (Thursday nights).

Basketball play begins in early January and runs through mid-March, with divisions for Pre-K, K-1, and grades 2-3, 4-5, 5-6 and 7-8.

Registrations can be processed online (at or in person at the Y (980 MLK Jr. Blvd).

Contact Mike Meyen ( for additional information or to share volunteer coaching interest.

W.E. Warnock, The Chapel Hill News

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