Rougemont readies for Orange Blossom Special 150
Super Late Model racing returns to Rougemont Saturday with the eighth annual Orange Blossom Special, a 150-lap event in the Pro All-Stars Series.
PASS South has designated Saturday as Fan Appreciation Day at Orange Motor Speedway and will admission for $20 a car load. Any additional adults in a vehicle with more than four adults will only be charged $5 more per person.
Current PASS South points leader Jay Fogleman of Durham and his father, Kent, both started their careers in racing at Orange County Speedway. Third-generation racer Tate Fogleman, 13, has more laps of testing and racing Bandoleros and PASS Pro Late Models at Orange County than any other track on the PASS South schedule.
However, this year’s Orange Blossom Special will be the 13-year-old driver’s first opportunity to race the much faster PASS South Super Late Models at his home track. PASS Fan Appreciation will give Tate the chance to compete in front of a crowd of friends and family.
“We only live about 20 minutes away from Orange County and we have a lot of people coming to the race since it’s so close,” said Tate Fogleman. “We’d like to be able to finish in the top three and, if we can, get my first PASS South win.”
Action starts at Orange County Speedway on Friday, with rotating practice 3-6 p.m. for the PASS South Super Late Models, PASS Pro Late Models, and CCS Modifieds.
On Saturday, practice for the Orange Blossom Special rolls 2-3:50 p.m. Qualifying begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by main event racing at 6 p.m.
Titans stay undefeated in Quad County football
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Titans moved to 6-0 in the Quad County Football league’s 5-6 Division with an 18-8 win Saturday over Siler City.
In the 10-and-under division, Carrboro’s Cougars (3-3) gave Chapel Hill (4-1) its first loss, 12-6 in OT.
The CHC 7-8 team (4-1) also lost for the first time, 27-12 to Siler City. The CHC 11-12 Titans (3-2) won 14-0 over Randleman.
Cooper, Fox speak at College Day Experience
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper and Tar Heel Head Baseball Coach Mike Fox were among the headliners who took time Saturday to talk with more than 100 North Carolina youth visiting the Chapel Hill campus.
They spoke about the importance of higher education and good decision-making. Carolina football player Jarrod James also addressed the group and talked about his personal college experience and what it takes to pursue a college degree.
It was a homecoming of sorts for Cooper, who played quarterback at Rocky Mount High before coming to UNC as a Morehead Scholar.
The College Day Experience was part of a daylong college event for selected youth participants from 19 North Carolina community-based organizations, giving them the opportunity to explore the Chapel Hill campus on University Day.
It was spearheaded by the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation’s Badges for Baseball and made possible through grant funding from Roy Cooper’s office.
“We want to inspire students to keep working hard in school by giving them a fun and educational glimpse of college life,” said Cooper. “Exposing young people to positive experiences and positive role models is critical to their success, and that’s exactly what the Badges for Baseball program does.”
During the college day experience, participating youth interacted with current students during campus tours, enjoyed lunch on campus and played a game of Quickball at UNC’s Indoor Football Facility.
Quickball, a signature program of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, is a fast-paced game that uses baseball fundamentals to get kids up and moving and having fun.
“Through this experience, we hope to inspire youth and help them foster the leadership and perseverance they need to achieve their dreams,” said Steve Salem, president of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.
East Chapel Hill blanks Mt. Tabor in field hockey
Marissa Creatore scored twice in the first half Saturday to lead East Chapel Hill’s field hockey team to a 4-0 win over long-time rival Mt. Tabor.
Farrell Guest, assisted by Addison Agatucci, sandwiched a first-half goal in between Creatore’s as East took a 3-0 halftime lead. Maddie Futch added an insurance goal 12:10 into the second half, assisted by Sarah Towne.
The Wildcats end their regular season with a 4:45 p.m. game today, Oct. 16 at Chapel Hill.
Sutter wins a photo finish in the Ronathon 5K
Prescott Sutter won a close race Saturday in the annual Ronathon on the UNC campus with an excellent time of 14:50.10, just one-tenth of a second ahead of Alexander Aldridge of Kill Devil Hills (14:50.20). Aldridge won the males’ 18-and-under division.
Sam Bondurant of Chapel Hill (14:51.50) was third overall and finished first among males 19-39.
Clare Anderson was the top female in the Ronathon (15:45.60), finishing seventh overall. Ashley Blawas of Raleigh (16:39) was second among the females and won their 18-under division, while Rachel Isom of Carrboro (17:17) was third and won the women’s 19-39 bracket.
Neil Slater of Chapel Hill (16:13) won the men’s 40-up division and finished seventh overall.
Delta Upsilon had the top team with a combined time of 1:05.54. The team comprised Alex Fleming (16:09), Max Vaslov (16:10), Cliff Swanson (16:13) and Qua Caron-O’Neill (17:20).
Kim ties for third in TYGA state championship
Gifted junior golfer Gina Kim of Chapel Hill earned a share of third place second at last weekend’s TYGA State Championship in Buies Creek.
Playing on the Maples-designed golf course at Keith Hills Country Club, ninth-grader Madison Moosa of Charlotte turned in a two-day total of 2-under-par 142 to win. Catherine Ashworth of Fuquay-Varina, finished two shots back at 146. Kim, who’s a middle-schooler, and Jessica Spicer of Bahama tied for third place at 149.
Eric Bae of Cary fired a round of final round of 9-under-par 63 to win the Triangle Youth Golf Association championship by eight shots. Bae, a high school sophomore, finished with a two day total of 11 under par 133
In the girls’ championship, eighth-grader Hailey Freedman of Chapel Hill tied for 225th with a 178 total.
In the boys’ championship, Michael Wicker of Rougemont tied for 11th with a 149, and David Cho of Chapel Hill carded a 164 total.
W.E. Warnock. Chapel Hill News