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May 2, 2014 

Uncle Drew hoists the Chapel Hill Rec League championship trophy after its 63-44 win against the Defenders on Wednesday night. Left to right: Corey Evens, Jay Sims, Zack Strom, Michael Eubanks, Darryl Munroe, Daniel Webster.

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Wildcats, Tigers, Jaguars all advance in NCHSAA tennis

East Chapel Hill had no trouble in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletics Association 4A tennis playoffs last week, crushing Richmond Senior High 9-0.

Jack Devonport, Josh George and Zach Ao won their singles matches 6-0, 6-0, while Max Smith, Kevin Huang and Robert Bond gave up just 12 games total in winning in straight sets.

East’s doubles teams of George-Connor Lutz, Huang-Priyan DeSilva and Devonport-Nicholas Rennie all won 8-0.

Things will get more difficult for East Chapel Hill (20-1) this week, when the No. 2 ranked Wildcats face No. 1 ranked Raleigh Wakefield in a second-round match.

Chapel Hill traveled to Fayetteville Terry Sanford last week and upset the previously undefeated Bulldogs 7-2 in a 3A first-round match. The Tigers (15-4) will head to South Brunswick (15-5) to face the Waccamaw Conference champions on Tuesday.

Carrboro, the top-ranked team in the state’s 2A classification, made quick work of North Johnston in the first round, opting to stop as soon as it clinched the win with five singles victories. The Jaguars (12-2) play Trinity (10-2) in the second round.

Carrboro Rec to open registrations for fall seasons

Registration opens Wednesday for Carrboro Recreation’s fall baseball program (ages 6 to 12 years old) and fall volleyball (ages 10-13).

Baseball will cost $60 for Orange County residents and $97.82 for others. Volleyball will cost $47 for all players.

Additionally, the Rec Department will begin accepting registration Wednesday from Carrboro residents for baseball pitching classes (for ages 9-12), Sept. 6 through Oct. 18. Non-Carrboro residents may begin signing up on Thursday. The classes will cost $47 per player.

For more information, call the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department at 919-918-7364.

Uncle Drew wins Chapel Hill Rec League championship

Corey Evans scored 20 points while Darryl Munroe had a double-double of 21 points and 12 boards to pace No. 3-seeded Uncle Drew to a 63-44 win against the No. 5-seeded Defenders in the Chapel Hill Rec Basketball League tournament final Wednesday at Rashkis Gym.

The Defenders (10-4) did Uncle Drew a favor in the semifinals by upsetting No. 1 seeded Old School, 71-63. Old School (12-2) had beaten Uncle Drew 78-56 early in the regular season.

Uncle Drew (12-2) advanced to the championship game with a 47-31, semifinal win against No. 2 seeded Contactology (11-3).

W.E. Warnock: 919-932-8743

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