For most North Carolina graduating seniors, Mother's Day usually is spent in Kenan Stadium listening to commencement speeches and turning tassels on graduation caps. But UNC women's lacrosse midfielder Kara Cannizzaro had done that nearly two weeks ago at a special graduation celebration designated for student-athletes.
East Chapel Hill’s Ben Griffin, a junior who long ago gave a verbal commitment to play at North Carolina beginning in the fall of 2014, is among the favorites to capture the NCHSAA individual championship at the state 4-A golf tournament that begins today and continues Tuesday at Pinehurst No. 8.
Carrboro and the N.C. School of Science & Math are the top area qualifiers remaining in the state dual-team tennis championships and will host quarterfinal matches today at 4 p.m.
East Chapel Hill boys (4-A), Cedar Ridge boys (2-A) and Carrboro girls (2-A) win NCHSAA Mideast Regional track and field titles.
For the eighth time in school history and the first time since 2007, the Duke women’s golf team claimed a NCAA Regional Championship as the top-seeded Blue Devils carded a final round of 12-under 276 to win the Central Regional by six strokes at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.
Durham Bulls pitchers handed Lehigh Valley its first four runs on Saturday night. The IronPigs’ Cody Asche took that many more on one swing of his bat in the seventh inning.
A reconfigured lineup has the Duke men’s tennis team right back where it was a year ago, among the final 16 teams alive in the NCAA Tournament. Freshmen Josh Levine and Bruno Semenzato played key roles as the Blue Devils topped UNC Wilmington 4-0 Saturday in an NCAA Tournament second-round match.
The top-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels opened first-round NCAA Tournament play with a decisive 16-7 victory over 10th-ranked Lehigh in front of 1,405 spectators at Fetzer Field on Saturday. The Tar Heels (13-3), seeded fifth in the tournament, put together an offensive barrage that highlighted goals from 11 different players and eventually overwhelmed the Mountain Hawks (12-5) to extend the team’s current win streak to 10 games.
Carolina 12 Conference champion Carrboro rode seven goals from as many different scorers to a 7-0 rout of Edenton Holmes in the second round of the state 2-A girls’ soccer tournament Saturday.
With the biggest crowd of the season anticipating the postgame fireworks show, the Durham Bulls spent the whole game unleashing blasts and bursts of their own. The Bulls slammed 15 hits, including Wil Myers’ majestic three-run homer that started the scoring in the first inning, in a 12-6 International League win over Lehigh Valley at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Carrboro’s Brian Freidburghouse is one of two freshmen who will square off for the state 2-A singles championship after winning three matches Friday at the Cary Tennis Center.
East Chapel Hill’s Sydney Holman netted 10 goals to power the Wildcats past Cardinal Gibbons 16-14 on Friday and into the semifinals of the 4-A girls’ lacrosse playoffs.
Cameron Snow got a surprise start Friday night and made good for Riverside coach Doug Simmons, striking out 13 and picking up a 4-1 win in the Pirates’ state 4-A baseball playoff opener against Wake Forest Heritage.
Classes and exams are over. It’s all about lacrosse now for North Carolina, which is exactly how senior Marcus Holman likes it. “He lives (lacrosse); he breaths it,” UNC coach Joe Breschi said. “Every waking moment, he’s excited to have a stick in his hand and make himself better.”