The Carolina Basketball Museum will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday for free tours by fans attending NCHSAA cahmpionship games next door at the Dean E. Smith Center.
UNC beat writer Andrew Carter hosted a live chat online at noon today from courtside at Philips Arena in Atlanta as Wake Forest and Maryland are tipping off. You can read the transcript here....
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association notes that fans attending the state basketball championships Saturday will have a great opportunity to see another attraction in Chapel Hill.
The Carolina Basketball Museum is a showcase of the great tradition of Tar Heel basketball and is being made available for fans of the NCHSAA championship. There is no charge to tour the museum, which will open at 9 a.m. and will close at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
The museum is located in the Ernie Williamson building next to the Smith Center. It contains a great collection of memorabilia and displays about the history of Carolina basketball. Fans attending the NCHSAA finals can visit the museum prior to their team's championship or after they leave the high school game during museum hours of operation.
The first game at the Smith Center tips off at noon and sends Chocowinity Southside against defending champion Bishop McGuinness of Kernersville for the 1-A women's championship. Four games are scheduled for the Smith Center and the other four will be played at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh.
Due to snow in Guilford County and their opponents' problems with travel, Chapel Hill's top-seeded boys' and girls' basketball teams will postpone their first-round games in the NCHSAA Mideast Regional pod to Tuesday evening.
The CHHS girls (24-2) will host No. 16 seed Eastern Guilford (15-12) at 6 p.m. Tuesday. That's followed by a 7:30 p.m. boys game between No. 1 Chapel Hill (25-1) vs. No. 16 seed Southern Guilford (8-17).
The Northwood boys' game with Granville Central in the NCHSAA 2-A Mideast also has been moved, to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The Carrboro girls; game at Northwood is still on for Monday night, with a 6 p.m. start.
Among those in attendance for the start of the ACC baseball tournament in Durham today will be a number of scouts from major league teams.
This year’s MLB draft, which will be held June 6-8, is likely to include several ACC players again. The league has emerged as a primary professional pipeline in baseball.
The Chapel Hill High School basketball teams both won their semifinal games this week to earn spots in the Carolina-Six Conference tournament finals on Friday.
Because the NCHSAA 3-A wrestling regionals were scheduled in advance for the CHHS gyms, the basketball tournament will conclude Friday at Carrboro High School.
The CHHS girls edged Orange, 45-42, Wednesday night in Hillsborough. They’ll play No. 1 seed Cardinal Gibbons at 6 p.m. in Carrboro.
The Chapel Hill boys blew by Northern Vance, 70-58, in Wednesday’s semifinals and will play Southern Vance on Friday. The boys’ final will tip-off at 7:30 p.m., or approximately 20 minutes after the girls’ final finishes.
The host Triangle Tarheels defeated the Greensboro Gaters 35-28 to win the five-team Triangle Invitational girls 10-and-under AAU basketball tournament played Saturday at Long Mill Elementary School in Youngsville, coach Ahmad Smalls said.
Sarah Gutierrez led the Tarheels with nine point.
Teenager Lauren Herring's bid to gain a spot in RBC Bank Women’s
Challenger, the professional tennis tournament, in Raleigh this week
ended in the second round of qualifying on Monday.
The 16-year-old from Greenville made a challenge but was eliminated in
three sets by Tiffany Welford of Australia, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, on the clay
courts at the North Hills Club.
Another area contender will make her debut today. Green Hope High
School junior Melissa Kandinata, 15, who is the local wild-card
recipient in the main draw, will play in her first-round match at 1
p.m. against Tetiana Luzhanska of Ukraine.
Pat Brogden of Garner overcame tough, windy conditions to win her fifth
major Carolinas Golf Association championship on Wednesday.
The victory at Cedarwood Country Club in Charlotte came by four strokes over the defending champion, Melissa Sage of Charlotte.
Paul Simson of Raleigh is three victories shy of tying the Carolinas
Golf Association's all-time title-holder, Dale Morey, after winning his
21st Carolinas Golf Association major championship in dramatic fashion.
The veteran golfer sank a birdie on the first playoff hole to win his
second Carolinas Senior Four-Ball Championship title in three years
this past Thursday at Porters Neck Country Club in Wilmington.