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January 5, 2014 

Sarah Layne makes a shot during the 2013 KOC Free Throw Shooting Contest at St. Thomas More.


Annual KOC Free Throw Contest set for Saturday

Boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to participate in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest. The annual event will be held Jan. 11 in the St. Thomas More School Gymnasium. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the contest will begin at 10 a.m.

Prizes will be awarded in five age groups for both boys and girls. Winners will advance to the KOC district tournament.

The event is open to the public and spectators are welcome.

Entry forms, including a parents signature and proof of age, must be completed prior to the contest.

Entry forms are available in the St. Thomas More Elementary and Middle School offices and at the St. Thomas More Church’s reception desk. They will also be available on the day of the contest.

Please direct your questions to John Aluise at 919-967-3882.

Brooks takes third in CGA’s Young Amateur event

Former Northwood golfer Emily Brooks took third place last week in the women’s division of the 6th Carolinas Young Amateur Championship.

Brooks, now a sophomore with the Elon University golf team, shot 73-75–148 to finish six strokes behind High Point University’s Sarah Bae (142) and two behind University of Alabama senior Courtney McKim (146).

Playing in the men’s division at Pinewild Country Club in Pinehurst, Clemson’s Miller Capps finished with a 36-hole total of 138 for a one-shot victory over High Point University’s Philip Oweida.

The Carolinas Golf Association’s Young Amateur tournament was for to men and women ages 18 to 24 that have finished high school.

Capes selected for ODP soccer tournament

MYSA player Jessica Capes has been chosen to play with the N.C. West team in this weekend’s Olympic Development Program Region III sub-regional in Gainesville, Ga. Capes is representing the Mebane Youth Soccer Association’s U13 Hurricanes club.

The U.S. Youth Soccer Association describes the ODP program as created in 1977 to “identify players of the highest caliber on a continuing and consistent basis, which will lead to increased success for the U.S. National Teams in the international arena.”

The Mebane Youth Soccer Association provides a variety of affordable programs to youth of all skill levels in Orange, Alamance and surrounding counties.

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W.E. Warnock

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