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April 20, 2014 

Rutz, Tommerdahl win at Briar Chapel 5K

Jacob Rutz of Cincinati clocked in at 17:22 Saturday to win the Briar Chapel Earth Day 5K in the northern Chatham neighborhood. Keith Gerarden (18:54) was second and Lewis Hendricks (19:56) third in the 5,000 meter event.

Chris Tommerdahl, an N.C. Aquatics Club coach and former all-state swimmer for Chapel Hill High School, was the first female across the line and fifth overall in the field of 233 runners. She finished in 20:47. Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo (21:24) was the second female in, taking ninth overall, and Amy Coughlin (23:08) was third, 26th overall.

McFarland records a second hole in one, first at Finley

Michael McFarland hit a hole-in-one last Sunday at UNC Finley Golf Course. He aced the 145-yard, par-3 No. 5 hole using a 7 iron. His wife Jennifer witnessed the shot.

It was the second ace for McFarland, who is director of university communications at UNC. He hit his first hole-in-one at age 13, playing at Boone Country Club.

Griffin takes second in N.C. High School Invitational

Carolina signee Ben Griffin slipped a par putt over a recently aerated green just past the right edge of the 18th hole at Treyburn Country Club to leave the door cracked for Jonathan Rector of Hendersonville, who used the opening to win the eighth annual N.C. High School Invitational last Monday in Durham.

Rector finished his bogey-free round at 3-under-par 69, while Griffin came in one stroke back.

“I was content with my round,” said Griffin, a senior at East Chapel Hill who’s won two NCHSAA state championships.

“I’m just going to try to find more consistency with my game all around and try to limit the mistakes. My swing and putting are both in good shape, and I can’t wait to compete for a third state championship title.

Joshua Martin of Pinehurst was third Monday at 71 to lead Pinecrest to the team title with a 302 total, one stroke ahead of runnerup Concord Cannon. Davis Richards of China Grove and Noah Edmundson of Davidson tied for fourth at even-par 72.

Hoops at East summer camp opens registration

The 18th annual Hoops at East Summer Basketball Academy has announced dates for two summer sessions: July 7-11 and July 21-25.

Hoops at East is a full day camp, with hours each day 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at East Chapel Hill High School.

The camp is open to rising third graders through rising ninth graders.

For more information, or to have a camp application mailed or emailed to your home, please phone Coach Ray Hartsfield at 919-308-1350 and leave your phone number and/or email.

Youth Fishing Rodeo set for June 7

Up to 10 adult volunteers are need to help with the annual morning of free fishing fun at Strayhorn’s Pond on June 7, starting at 8:30 a.m. Youth ages 3-15 will have an hour to fish. Volunteers are needed to assist with registration, fishing pole and bait distribution, fish measurement and weighing. For more information, call 919-918-7392 or email jcollins@townofcarrboro.org.

Carrboro Rec welcomes coaching applications

The Carrboro Recreation & Parks Department is currently accepting coaching applications for its Youth Flag Football and Tackle Football programs, as well as for Fall Baseball.

Program. Coaches must exhibit the ability to organize team practices and communicate effectively with players, parents and Recreation Department staff. They must also exhibit the ability to teach proper playing skills and fundamentals, proper sportsmanship and provide a safe and enjoyable playing atmosphere at practices and games. Organizational meetings and training will take place prior to the season.

The rec football season runs August through October. Flag football is for grades 1-3, 3-5 and 6-8. Tackle includes leagues for ages 7-8 and 9-10. Fall baseball is for ages 6-12.

Coaches must exhibit the ability to organize team practices and communicate effectively with players, parents and Recreation Department staff. They must also exhibit the ability to teach proper playing skills and fundamentals, proper sportsmanship and provide a safe and enjoyable playing atmosphere at practices and games. Organizational meetings and training will take place prior to the season.

For more information or to receive a volunteer interest form, please contact the Recreation Department at 919-918-7377.

W.E. Warnock: chnsports@nando.com

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