Towne wins conference golf championship
East Chapel Hill’s multi-talented Sarah Towne shot a 2-over par 75 on Tuesday to win medalist honors in the Carolina Central Conference Championship match, contested at Chapel Hill Country Club. Towne’s final score also locked up the conference’s Player of the Year title, based upon the season’s total scores.
Cardinal Gibbons, led by tournament runner-up Caroline O’Neill (77), won the conference championship. O’Neill and Towne entered the last event tied for total score and were still even until O’Neill bogeyed the last two holes.
Towne and the conference’s other top players advance to the NCHSAA Mideast Regional tournament Monday at Wildwood Green Country Club.
Carrboro earns Mid-State Conference soccer title
Carrboro won the Mid-State Conference championship with three victories in four days last week – 3-2 versus Graham on Monday, 9-0 Wednesday at Graham and 9-0 Thursday at home versus Cummings. Their 10-game winning streak boosted the Jaguars to 12-4-2 overall, and 10-0-0 in the 2A Mid-State Conference.
Elsewhere, East Chapel Hill (8-5-2 overall, 5-2-0 PAC) qualified for the 4A state playoffs with two wins last week – a crucial 6-0 win Monday at Northern Durham and a 9-0 shutout of Roxboro Person.
Zach Lee scored five of East’s goals at Northern, with Michael Balog adding one to go with three assists. Wednesday was a free-for-all, with usual Wildcat goalie Nic Mallett scoring two goals and backup keeper Abdelrahman Mahmoud getting one.
CHHS takes it 15th straight soccer win
Four different players scored as Chapel Hill crushed Northern Vance 4-0 on Wednesday to remain unbeaten in Big-8 soccer and to carry a 15-game winning streak into this week’s matches at Southern Durham and Cardinal Gibbons. Nate Hebert, Chandler Weedon, Luke Ciocca and Brandon Walker each scored once for Chapel Hill (19-1-1 overall, 12-0-0 conference), while Paul Miller and Justus Heizer notched assists.
CHHS out-shot the Vikings 30-2, making it easy for Hugh Kelly to record the Tigers’ fourth straight shutout. Chapel Hill has beaten it last four conference opponents by a combined 28-0 score.
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