High School: East Chapel Hill

May. 06, 2014 @ 10:45 PM

JUST TOO MUCH

NO. 1-RANKED WAKEFIELD SLAMS DOOR ON NO. 2 EAST CHAPEL HILL

East Chapel Hill got its first taste of Wakefield boys’ tennis on March 24 when East was riding high, undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the state by MyTennisNetwork.com.

Then-No. 2 Wakefield put a 7-2 hurting on the Wildcats on their home courts, but East felt the match wasn’t as lopsided as it appeared since four of the matches went to tiebreakers, according to ECH coach Lindsey Linker.

Remarkably — or so it appeared — East retained the No. 1 ranking, Wakefield the No. 2. But that was a mirage. The rankings actually should have been reversed, Linker said. A glitch with the MyTennisNetwork.com website prevented polls from being updated since that first showdown.

On Tuesday at Wakefield it was obvious why.

The 20-0 Wolverines crushed East — now 20-2 — 6-0, sweeping all six singles matches in straight sets and eliminating East in the second round of the state 4-A dual-team tennis championships.


May. 05, 2014 @ 09:08 PM

Local boys chase state tennis titles

Orange County schools have several players in the mix for all the marbles.


May. 02, 2014 @ 11:36 PM

Fanfare: Prep playoffs in full swing; Big Eight track results

East Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill boys' tennis stars advance ... Sean Obi officially transfers to Duke ... More ...


May. 02, 2014 @ 08:27 PM

PREP NOTEBOOK: PAC-6 track a meet of many storylines

Jordan track coach Chris Starkey is hanging up his whistle to pursue opportunities as an assistant principal, which made winning the boys’ PAC-6 title in his final meet all that sweeter.


May. 01, 2014 @ 11:39 PM

Jordan boys, Hillside girls take PAC-6 track & field titles

Just in the nick of time for its seniors, the Jordan boys’ track team finally won a PAC-6 4-A Track & Field Championship. Hillside’s girls overpowered the field and grabbed the girls’ PAC-6 title, senior long jumper Imari McLean leading the way.


Apr. 30, 2014 @ 10:44 PM

Fanfare: NCHSAA adds mercy rule for football, basketball ... more

PAC-6 Track & Field Championships reduced to one day (Thursday) at Hillside ... NCCU opens MEAC T&F Championships ... Duke, UNC men's and women's players named to NCAA individual and doubles tennis fields ... More ...


Apr. 30, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

Baker's arm, Knights' bats provide rare win over ECH

Storms forecast for the Triangle never arrived at East Chapel Hill High School Tuesday afternoon and early evening, but Northern made it thunder with 11 hits in a 9-1 win over the Wildcats.


Apr. 29, 2014 @ 07:45 PM

Prep Notebook: Tudryn leaves Jags; 'rain' wreaks havoc

 Jason Tudryn, who took Carrboro High School into the varsity football ranks and came within an eyelash of winning a state title in his sixth season at the helm, has left the program to join the staff of North Carolina coach Larry Fedora. ... Plus, rain claims much of Tuesday's schedule including some dual-team tennis playoff action, PAC-6 4-A track championships and PAC-6 golf championship.


Apr. 28, 2014 @ 11:04 PM

Riverside holds off East Chapel Hill, 3-2

Riverside pitcher Kory Behenna picked up his fifth win of the season despite a shaky start as the defending PAC-6 champs downed visiting East Chapel Hill 3-2 in a low-hitting makeup game Monday night


Apr. 28, 2014 @ 11:03 PM

No. 1-ranked ECH heads title chase

East Chapel Hill, the state’s No. 1-ranked boys’ tennis program, will host Richmond County in the opening round of the state 4-A dual-match tennis championships today.


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 10:22 PM

SMITH WINS PAC-6

MAX SMITH SWEEPS EAST CHAPEL HILL TEAMMATE ROBERT BOND IN SINGLES FINALS

Max Smith of the state's No. 1-ranked East Chapel Hill boys' tennis team beat teammate Robert Bond 6-2, 7-5 to claim the 4-A PAC-6 singles title at the PAC-6 Championships Wednesday.

David Senerchia and /Dillon Leovic of Northern downed their crosstown rivals, Charles Herst and Patrick Taylor of Jordan, 7-5, 6-1 to win the doubles title.

Each of the finalists, along with the semifinalists they beat to advance to the championship round, have qualified for next weekend's state individual regional state 4-A tournament at Greensboro Page High School.

 


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

Riverside's Greene caps strong career at Emory

Former Pirates diver earns Division III all-American honors


Apr. 04, 2014 @ 11:16 PM

Coming & going & coming back again? A tale of two Hall of Fame coaches

Retirement has done little to hamper the coaching career of area prep tennis legend Lindsey Linker and likely will have little effect on cross-town basketball/volleyball coaching great Sherry Norris.


Mar. 26, 2014 @ 06:31 PM

Wachovia Standings; Area teams on top in 5 of 6 leagues

Area teams lead or share leads in five of six conferences that include area high school interscholastic athletic programs after the winter season in Wells Fargo Conference Cup competition.


Feb. 18, 2014 @ 11:35 PM

PAC-6 BOYS' QUARTERS: Hillside, Person advance to semis

Hillside survived a fourth-quarter rally to beat the East Chapel Hill boys 68-59 in the quarterfinals of the PAC-6 4-A Tournament at Roxboro’s Person High School Tuesday night. In the nightcap of Tuesday’s quarterfinal round, homestanding Person upended No. 4 seed Riverside 75-72