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January 21, 2014 

CUBRETH WRESTLING TO AID COOP

Culbreth Middle School’s wrestling team will host Northern Roxboro at 4 p.m. Friday in an event that means more than a conference win for one of the OPAC rivals.

All proceeds from the even, including gate fee and concessions, will go to COOP – a local non-profit created to help families with cancer.

CONFERENCE SWIM MEETS THIS WEEK

East Chapel Hill repeated as Piedmont Athletics Conference champions in the PAC-6 championship meet Wednesday in Koury Natatorium, winning both the boys’ and girls’ titles by large margins. See www.chapelhillnews.com/sports/ for a report.

Chapel Hill expects a tougher battle Friday evening in the Big Eight Conference championships at Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary. The Tigers are the official hosts of the meet, but TAC is the home pool of Cardinal Gibbons – Chapel Hill’s perennial rival for conference, regional and state titles.

The Mid-State Conference meet, originally planned for Tuesday, was re-scheduled for Thursday at Homestead Aquatic Center. See this weekend’s Chapel Hill News for more.

CHAPEL HILL GOES 4-1 AT HOME IN WEEKEND WRESTLING DUALS

Chapel Hill High School wrestling (18-3) had a successful weekend hosting a series of duals at CHHS, where the Tigers went 4-1.

They edged past Athens Drive 36-35 to start the day and then defeated Graham 49-24, North Davidson 60-18 and Western Alamance 78-4 before losing 39-30 to a quality Southwest Randolph team (14-2 this season.)

Three Tigers were 5-0 for the day: George McBurney at 220 pounds; Tommy Morrison, who was 4-0 at 138 and 1-0 at 145; and Roberto Sibrian, 3-0 at 182 and 2-0 at 195. Sibrian (31-14) pinned four of his opponents as he became the first Tiger this year to break the 30-win plateau.

R. Hudson Price pinned three opponents and decisioned one to improve his individual record to 29-6, getting within one of his personal goal of 30 wins this season.

Zachary Allen (106 pounds) went to 25-15 this season by winning all four of his matches with pins.

I`Money Rushing (126) collected four wins while Camden Bergey (152, 160) and Erik Jens (145, 152) each won three bouts.

CHHS sophomore Chris Volk put his name in the record book by collecting a forfeit at 152, making him 1-0 for the year.

Chapel Hill is scheduled to wrestle Friday at Raleigh Millbrook before hosting duals on Saturday versus Gray’s Creek, Cape Fear, Rosewood and Lee Senior.

SKIPSATIONS OFFER INSTRUCTION

The SkipSations’ Winter Session of jump rope instruction will be held weekly, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at McDougle Elementary School's gym.

The session is offered to boys and girls, ages 5-14, for beginning to advanced jumpers. A variety of jump rope skills will be taught by talented and experienced instructors.

Registration information can be found at the Team website, www.skipsations.org, or by calling Coach Lucy Schimmelfing at 918-7717.

A FULL WEEK FOR HOOPS

Chapel Hill basketball played Big Eight contender Cardinal Gibbons on Wednesday in a game moved back a day because of weather. That bumped Roxboro Person from the Tigers’ schedule. (See www.newsobserver.com/sports/ for a report., CHHS will face Big Eight opponent Northwood on Friday – the No. 1-ranked CHHS girls at Northwood, while the CHHS boys will play at home.

Meanwhile, East Chapel Hill will return to PAC-6 action Friday with a double-header with Hillside. The East girls will be looking for a second straight league win when they tip off at 6 p.m. East's boys are scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m., looking to snap a two-game skid in conference games.

Carrboro will be at Reidsville on Friday for a double-header: girls at 6 p.m. and boys at 7:30 p.m.

Compiled by W.E. Warnock

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