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Piranhas take Tarheel Swimming Association title

The Tarheel Swimming Association has put its 41st annual summer recreational league into its history book, with the Prestonwood Piranhas again winning the overall title.

This year, the league grew to than 10,400 athletes ages 18 and younger on 78 teams from community pools around Wake County, TSA president Bob Goudreau reported.

Competition was held on Tuesday nights in June and July unless postponed to Wednesday because of storms. Nineteen teams won division championships.  

A look at how Triangle and Mid-South Region teams fared at Pop Warner Super Bowl

Three North Carolina teams, including two from the Triangle, reached the Pop Warner football national semifinals, but none came home with a national championship this year.

The Division II Junior Midget Silver North Raleigh Bulldogs, the Division II Junior Peewee Durham Screamin' Eagles and the Division I Union Road Jaguars of Gastonia were the top finishers among the eight teams in the Mid-South Region at the 54th annual Pop Warner Super Bowl last week.

Venom women heading for rugby championships

The Raleigh Venom women's rugby team will be heading for the national championships soon, and the team is making a final push to fund the trip.

The Venom, part of the Raleigh Rugby Football Club, will play again for the women's Division II championship in the Nov. 11-15 tournament in Mesa, Ariz.

To help the players offset the approximately $12,000 cost of the trip, an announcement from the RRFC Board of Directors said, donations can be made via PayPal on the club's website.

Pistons and Cavs win Raleigh youth basketball championships

Seventy teams competed, but only two went undefeated, and that's how
the Pistons and the Cavs won Raleigh Parks and Recreation boys
basketball championships.

The Junior League Pistons and the Little League Cavs capped undefeated
seasons by winning their divisions in the City of Raleigh Youth
Basketball Championships played March 17 at the Barwell Road Community
Center.

Twenty-eight Junior League teams and 42 Little League teams are divided
over four Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department districts, program
manager David Tugwell said.

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