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    Softball: a new challenge for Greg Cain at Chapel Hill

    Cain, who in 2008 led Chapel Hill’s swim team to an unprecenteded sweep of the 4A girls and boys NCHSAA championships, looks to revive the Tigers softball program.


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    Fans are being invited by the N.C. Museum of History to share their memories of the late Dean Smith, who was college basketball’s all-time winningest coach when he retired in 1997 at UNC-Chapel Hill. A basketball signed by Smith and a “memory book” have been placed at the entrance...


    Recreation: Shamrock celebrates 22nd year running

    At the 87th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, Oscar celebrated some of the best recent performances show business. In Kappa Delta sorority’s preparation for this past Saturday’s 22nd Annual Shamrock ‘N Run 5K, this past week was more about “snow business.”


    Wrestlers place in state championships

    Orange’s Byron Stephenson and Joe Scott, as well as Carrboro’s Dante Veltri and Northwood’s Hunter Queen, place in the top four at the N.C. High School state wrestling championships.


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    Former Chapel Hill High School standout Hannah Blackburn finished fifth in the women’s pentathlon and set a school record in the process, leading the Middlebury College women’s indoor track team to a seventh-place showing on Saturday at the Division III New England Women’s Championship...


    Highlanders Rugby Club off to another fast start

    Heading into a second regular-season match this weekend, the Highlanders had yet to give up a point in either of two preseason wins or in a 64-0 rout of North Raleigh in their season opener.


    Chris Hobbs’ sudden passing stuns family and friends

    Family and friends were left stunned last week by the unexpected passing of former East Chapel Hill and Clemson basketball player Chris Hobbs. The former 6-8 power forward and center was just 33 years old at the time of his death in Durham.


    Conferences forced to cancel their basektball tournaments

    Seeds were frozen in place and some teams missed out on a final chance to qualify for the state playoffs after multiple conference tournaments were canceled across North Carolina last week.


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    The February meeting of the Chapel Hill Sports club has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Feb. 25. The speaker will be author and columnist Barry Jacobs, an expert on ACC basketball.


    On Campus: Public memorial to Dean Smith on Sunday on UNC campus

    UNC will remember Coach Dean Smith and celebrate his life at a public memorial service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22, in the Dean E. Smith Center.

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