SPORTS BRIEFS

Briefly: Newton wins Orange Blossom 150

April 7, 2014 

Trevor Noles (2) takes a high line early in Saturday night Orange Blossom Special 150 at Orange County Speedway, while Roger Lee Newton (33) holds the middle.

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Newton wins Orange Blossom 150 at OCS

Roger Lee Newton fought off late challenges from Tyler Church and Trevor Noles over the last 12 laps of auto racing Saturday night in Rougemont and held on for his second win in the Orange Blossom Special 150.

Earlier in the night, Lucas Jones finished first in the Pro Late Model race, followed by Greg Bohanon Jr. and Jacob Schneider.

In opening Legends race, Alax Pachero survived a neck-and-neck battle with Dillon Spain for his first win of the season, while Grayson Massey took third behind Spain.

Racing returns to Rougemont this Saturday with the Sherry Love Johnson Memorial, a 100-lap event for Late Models. That race will be preceded by events for Limited, Pure Stock, Street Stock and Super Mini Trucks. Racing at Orange County Speedway begins at 7 p.m.

Jump Rope tournament scheduled for Saturday in Woollen

The Skipsations! of Chapel Hill will be among the entrants in the 2014 USA Regional Jump Rope Tournament set for Saturday, April 12, at Woollen Gym.

In addition to the Skipsations jump rope team, others competing at the tournament will include The Cary YMCA SuperSkippers and Tri-Force of Cary. More than 100 jump rope athletes ages 7 and up will vie for the chance to attend the national competition in June in Long Beach, Cal.

The tournament will begin at 8 a.m. with speed events and will feature freestyle events in the afternoon.

Adam Lucas to address Sports Club

Adam Lucas, publisher of Tar Heel Monthly and Tar Heels Today, will be the guest speaker for the April meeting of the Chapel Hill Sports Club.

The CHSC’s monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, April 16, starting at noon with a luncheon at Squid’s restaurant off Fordham Blvd. Guests are welcome, and the cost is $25 per person.

For more information about the Sports Club, email pepper@nchsaa.org.

Blue-White football game Saturday

North Carolina will hold its annual Blue-White spring football game at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Kenan Stadium.

Admission is free.

Pregame fan activities at the spring game begin at 11 a.m. at the Bell Tower Park in front of Kenan Football Center.

Below The Line, a band comprising UNC players and recruits, will perform on the Bell Tower Park stage at noon.

An autograph session with UNC players will also be held from 12:45-1:45 p.m. in Bell Tower Park.

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