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January 6, 2014 

Special Olympians stay active

Special Olympics of Orange County hosted its Winter Games last weekend, featuring a multi-team basketball tournament on the campus of the University of North Carolina and alpine events, like snowboarding, in the N.C. mountains.

The local Knights of Columbus were on hand at the basketball tournament, where they presented a check for $3,000 to the Orange County Special Olympics from the KOC's 2013 LAMB campaign.

Boys basketball players from St. Thomas More and Carrboro also were on hand to serve as time clock operators and score keepers for the games.

Smith wins 100th as Orange splits

Orange High School's 138-pound Collin Smith joined the 1000-win club last Saturday with three wins in the 2014 Orange Winter Duals at Ebenezer North Gym. Smith pinned his opponents from Swansboro and Davie County, and he received a forfeit from Wake Forest, improving to 25-3 this season and 100-35 for his high school career.

Orange (15-2) split its Saturday matches 2-1, defeating Davie County 39-29 and Wake Forest 52-24 before dropping a close match with Swansboro, 41-40.

The Panthers wrestle at 6 p.m. tonight at Big Eight opponent Northern Vance.

Carrboro wrestlers sweep home duals

Carrboro improved to 11-3 last weekend by winning three matches in a set of home duals. The Jaguars defeated 3A Cedar Ridge 61-18, 4A Jordan 46-18 and Ravenscroft 46-24.

The Jaguars return to Mid-State action this evening with a 7:30 p.m. match at Burlington Cummings (10-2). Elsewhere, Chapel Hill will host Big Eight rival Southern Durham at 6 p.m., and East Chapel Hill will wrestle at PAC-6 opponent Northern Durham at 6 p.m.

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