February 25, 2014 

East alum Nick McCrory makes more history in ACC meet

East Chapel Hill High School alum Nick McCrory, the Most Valuable Diver in last weekend’s Atlantic Coast Conference Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center, won the platform event with a score of 492.95 on Saturday to sweep the three diving events for the second year in a row.

McCrory, in his senior year at Duke, will end his collegiate career with a record 10 ACC Championship gold medals. The U.S. Olympian from Chapel Hill became the first to earn ACC Men’s Most Valuable Diver honors four times in his career. McCrory also became the first student-athlete to earn three gold medals in the ACC Championship Men’s platform dive.

Blackburn scores in New England Championships

Former Chapel Hill High School athlete Hannah Blackburn finished seventh in the triple jump (34 feet, 10.25 inches) to help the Middlebury women’s indoor track team to an eighth-place finish out of 28 teams at Saturday’s New England Championships. Blackburn, the 2013 Carolina-6 Conference’s female track athlete of the year, is in her first indoor season at Middlebury.

4-C Basketball Camp sets dates

Coach Frank Camp has announced that the 25th Annual 4-C’s Basketball Camp will be held June 24-28 at Smith Middle School, noon to 3 p.m. daily.

The fee is $120. For an application or more information, contact Coach Camp at 919-918-2145, ext. 21905 or email

Special Olympics spring sports

Spring sports for Special Olympics Orange County begin the week of March 23 and run through June 1. SOOC will offer sports for athletes of all skill abilities and ages. Applications are due March 8.

Spring sports include softball and track. All practices are held on either weeknight evenings or Sunday afternoons and last 60 to 90 minutes.

SOOC is recruiting volunteer coaches to assist with the spring programs. No experience is needed, but volunteers must be enthusiastic and committed to a once weekly practice session.

For further registration information, athletes and volunteers should contact Colleen Lanigan, SOOC Coordinator, at 919-968-2810, or

CHHS, Orange No. 1 as basketball playoffs start

Chapel Hill High School’s women’s basketball team, which ended the regular season undefeated at 26-0, earned the East Region’s No. 1 seed for the N.C. High School Athletics Association playoffs that started Monday night.

Carrboro, Cedar Ridge and Northwood joined CHHS in the women’s playoffs.

Orange entered the playoffs as the men’s No. 1 seed in the East. Chapel Hill, co-champion of the Big East Conference regular season along with Orange, went in as a No. 16 seed in the men’s bracket.

The first-round games were completed too late for today’s edition of the Chapel Hill News. See for a report on Chapel Hill, and check out for all scores.

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