Golfers set for championships
East Chapel Hill’s Sarah Towne and Carrboro’s Meghan McPeak were among the nine Central Carolina Conference golfers who qualified last week for the N.C. High School Athletics Association championships.
Towne will play in the NCHSAA’s 4A state championship at the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club’s No. 6 course. McPeak will play in the 1A/2A state championship at Longleaf Golf Club in Southern Pines.
Towne, the CCC’s Golfer of the Year, carded an 83 last week to tie for eighth place individually in the 4A East Regional at Wildwood Green Golf Club in North Raleigh.
McPeak finished 21st last week in the 1A/2A East regionalin Goldsboro.
CCC team champion Cardinal Gibbons placed third at the 3A Regional in Winston-Salem, just ahead of Northwood in fourth. Northwood’s Lauren Merrill finished fourth individually with an 83 at the 3A regional and will compete Monday and Tuesday in the 3A state championship at Foxfire Village’s West Course. She’ll be joined there by Northwood teammates Logan McLamroch and Kyndal Hutchinson.
Tigers, Wolves advance, but Carrboro is out
Three teams from the powerful Big-8 Conference advanced to the NCHSAA 3A state quarterfinals in volleyball last week, with Chapel Hill and Cedar Ridge both winning Thursday, but Carrboro’s excellent season came to an end with a loss on the road in the 2A playoffs.
After a 25-14, 25-15, 25-12 win at Swansboro in Tuesday’s first round, Chapel Hill turned around for another long trip Thursday to Hampstead, where the Tigers made quick work of Topsail with a 25-13, 25-14, 26-24 victory. Chapel Hill (21-8), the third seed from the Big-8 Conference, was scheduled to play at Big East champion Wilson Fike (21-4) on Saturday.
Cedar Ridge, the No. 2 seed from the Big-8, advanced with a 3-0 win over Two Rivers champion Triton 26-24, 25-22, 25-21. That set up the Red Wolves (23-7) for a rematch with Big-8 champion Cardinal Gibbons (25-0).
Thursday in Trinity, Mid-State Conference champion Carrboro (19-7) lost to Wheatmore (25-1). The Jaguars rallied from an 0-2 start before falling in a five-game match, losing 25-15, 25-19, 22-25, 17-25, 15-9 to the 2A PAC champs.
Try ice hockey
USA Hockey will host a “Try Hockey for Free Day” clinic, 1:15-1:45 p.m. Saturday at the Orange County SportsPlex’s ice rink in Hillsborough. Kids 4 to 12 years old are invited to come by for an introduction to the sport. All participants will receive a youth USA hockey jersey. Skates, a helmet and stick are required, but are available for rental at the rink.
For more information, contact KDiOrio@oc-sportsplex.com or call (919) 644-0339 ext. 243.
W.E. Warnock: 919-932-8743