East Chapel Hill sweeps PAC-6 tennis titles
East Chapel Hill made the PAC-6 tennis tournament finals an all-Wildcat affair by sweeping the semifinals Wednesday at home.
Rainie Heck won the conference’s singles title by beating East teammate Brooke Pritchard 6-1, 6-0. In doubles, Wildcats Caroline Pope and Mackenzie Bright defeated teammates Meghana Holegadde and Iskra Joksimovic 8-4 for the PAC-6 title.
All of them advance to the state individual tournament that begins next weekend. East, team champions of the PAC-6, heads into the state’s dual-team tournament Tuesday against the as-yet-undetermined No. 2 seed from the Southeastern Conference. The winner of that match is likely to face No. 1-ranked Broughton on Thursday.
Tigers stay undefeated in Big-8 soccer
Chapel Hill High maintained its clean sheet in Big-8 soccer last week with a pair of 9-0 shutouts, winning Tuesday at Oxford Webb and then at home Wednesday against Cedar Ridge.
Nine different Tigers scored at Webb: Connor Albrecht, Nate Hebert, Ben Fisher, Chris Greaney, Daniel Henao, Mateo Ortez, Kyle Cocowitch, Burhan Bustillos and Hugh Kelley.
Hebert scored a hat trick Wednesday and Jacob Owens had two goals to help Chapel Hill improve to 17-1-1 overall and 7-0-0 in Big-8 matches. Luke Ciocca, Fisher, Ortez and Cocowitch each added a goal.
Fisher continued to rack up assists for the Tigers, notching five for the week. Hebert and Ciocca each made two assists, while Alex Walker, Chandler Weedon, John Walden, Albrecht and Greaney each had one assist.
CHHS, Carrboro get important soccer wins
In PAC-6 soccer action in Durham, East Chapel Hill shrugged off a 4-0 loss to league-leading Jordan and kept its playoff hopes alive with a 3-2 win at Riverside. Michael Balog scored all three Wildcat goals for a hat trick; that helped East improve to 6-5-2 overall, 3-2-0 for third place in the PAC-6.
In the Mid-State 2A, Carrboro maintained its lead in the conference by edging Jordan-Matthews 3-2 on Wednesday. That put Carrboro at 9-4-2 overall, 7-0-0 Mid-State, with a big match coming up Monday at home against second-place Graham (10-1-2, 5-1-0).
Wildcat field hockey gets two shutouts
East Chapel Hill’s field hockey team improved to 13-3 Thursday with a 4-0 win against Jordan. That was East’s second shutout of the week, having beaten Riverside 9-0.
Addie Agatucci led the Wildcat’s scoring, with five goals over two games, including a hat trick versus Riverside. Marissa Creatore also had three goals against Riverside, while Farrell Guest scored twice and Maddie Futch once. Sarah Towne and Marina Jones each scored one goal against Jordan.
East’s JVs improved to 9-1-1 last week with an 8-0 win against Riverside and 4-0 versus Jordan.