SPORTS BRIEFS

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June 30, 2014 

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The Chapel Hill News is bringing back its summer photo contest – this time challenging readers to identify 12 sporting venues located inside Orange County. The contestant who correctly names the most locations we feature will receive a pair of running shoes from Fleet Feet Sports in Carrboro. Different photos will debut twice a week -- in each print edition and on-line -- starting on July 6 (not this one shown above) and ending with the Aug. 13 edition.

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Photo Contest: where is it?

The Chapel Hill News is bringing back its summer photo contest – this time challenging readers to identify 12 sporting venues located inside Orange County. The contestant who correctly names the most locations we feature will receive a pair of running shoes from Fleet Feet Sports in Carrboro. Different photos will debut twice a week -- in each print edition and on-line -- starting on July 6 (not this one shown above) and ending with the Aug. 13 edition.

McPeak named to SAC honor roll

Mike McPeak, a former all-state soccer player and 2013 graduate of Carrboro High School, was named to the Southern Atlantic Conference Commissioners Academic Honor Role for the 2013-2014 Academic year.

McPeak who is a Nursing Major at Newberry College in South Carolina, also logged major minutes as a freshman defender – starting in 14 of the 18 games played by the NCAA Div. II team last fall.

Son of Matthew McPeak and Susan Wilson of Chapel Hill, he was a three-sport athlete at Carrboro, earning letters in soccer, football and lacrosse. As a senior, he played just days apart in both the NCHSAA 2A football and 2A soccer champion finals. After graduation, he played for North Carolina in the Clash of the Carolinas soccer high school all-star game.

To be eligible for inclusion on the SAC Commissioners Honor Roll, student-athletes must have competed in a sponsored championship sport and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher throughout the academic year.

“SAC student-athletes are among the most well-rounded individuals on their respective campuses,” said SAC Commissioner Patrick Britz. “I’m extremely proud of the efforts made by our student-athletes and support staff in making 2013-14 a record-breaking year in the classroom.”

Rec football and cheerleading on tap

The Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department has opened registration for youth football and cheerleading. Registration will continue until July 25 or when the teams are full.

Youth Flag Football is for ages 5-6. Registration is $50 for residents of Orange County, $60 for others.

Youth Tackle Football has teams for ages 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 years old. Registration costs $60 for Orange County residents, $72 for others.

Youth Cheerleading is for ages 5-12. The fee is $60 for Orange residents, $72 for others.

Please call the Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Department at 919-968-2736 for more information.

OCS race cancelled

Orange County Speedway canceled last Saturday’s stock car racing at the three-eighth-mile track in Rougemont, where thunderstorms threatened the area all night.

That shifts local racing’s focus to the next races scheduled on July 12.

Haywood, Horan and Staelin place in CGA tournament

Drew Haywood of Chapel Hill carded a 39 Sunday on the back nine at Bryan Park Golf Club and finished with an 88 total for 21st place at the Carolinas Golf Associations One-Day Tournament in Browns Summit.

Dan Horan of Chapel Hill shot a 92 for eighth place in the Men's B Flight, one stroke and one place better than Chapel Hill's Adam Staelin.

Compiled by W.E. Warnock - ewarnock@newsobserver.com

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