Jags reach state semis
The Carrboro doubles team of Danielle Sawyer and Olivia Shaheen made it to the state championship semifinals of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2013 Women’s 2A Tennis Championships before falling Saturday 6-0, 6-1 to the eventual state champions – Alexandra Drye-Madeline Hoskins of Salisbury.
Playing at the Cary Tennis Center on Friday, Cary Sawyer and Shaheen defeated Kaley Williford and Rachel Nance of Monroe Central Academy, 6-2, 7-5 in the round of 16, and then topped Sravya Uppalapati and Lauren Loveless of Lake Norman Charter, 6-1, 6-4, in the state quarterfinals.
Losing only five games in six sets in the championship tournament, Drye and Hoskins took the state title by beating the 2012 champs, Taylor Snowden and Emma McLeod of Brevard, 6-1, 6-2, in the final.
Cassidy Shell of Bandys defeated Nancy Bridges of Shelby, 6-2, 6-0, for the 2A singles championship.
‘Exercise Your Best’
The Orange County Department on Aging is launching its “Exercise Your Best Life” campaign, designed to improve quality of life through regular and sustained physical activity.
Stop by the Seymour Center on Homestead Road for fun activities, prizes and refreshments from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 1, as part of the kickoff for the campaign.
The campaign will include a 60-Day/60-Mile Walking Challenge, which starts in January at the Seymour Wellness Center, as well as ongoing education on the physical and emotional benefits of physical activity.
For more information or to register for the kickoff, call 919-968-2070.
Jobe heads to NYC
Erin Jobe of Carrboro plans to dedicate her experience in the 2013 New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 3 to support the mission of USTA Serves. She has pledged to raise a minimum of $2,500 by seeking donations to support her 26.2-mile run. All of the money will go to tennis and educational programs throughout the country.
“This will be my first NYC Marathon and my first trip ever to New York City. With the marathon falling on the day after my birthday, I am so honored to kick off my first days as a 27-year-old running for such a great cause. Tennis has been a part of my life before I even started elementary school,” Jobe said.
For more information on USTA Serves or to support their marathon team, visit www.ustaserves.com.
Moore out in front
Craig Moore took a giant step toward securing the Orange County Speedway’s 2013 track late model point championship with a commanding victory in Saturday night’s 75-lap event. It was Moore’s fifth win in nine races and left him with a 28 point lead with just one race to go.
Moore started from the pole and led every lap. In all likelihood, he will only need to start the 100 lap finale on Nov. 2 to clinch his first track crown.
Earlier Saturday, Chuck Lawson won the 35-lap limited feature, out-dueling Brandon Baker.
In other races Saturday night in Rougemont:
• Layne Riggs won for the third time in five races as he took the pure stock affair;
• Jason Warsing edged Richard Hayden to win the street stock clash;
• Junior Chrisco outdistanced newcomer Mike Waters to take the super mini truck event;
• Jordan Pickeral took the bandolero trophy;
• Tyler Hill took first in an Allison Legacy race.