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Thorpe looks good in Jordan win

Winless Greensboro Grimsley turned over the ball six times — including twice on kickoffs — to set up Jordan for the Falcons’ second straight win, 18-13 Friday night over the visiting Whirlies. UNC signee T.J. Thorpe caught 11 passes for 141 yards, including TDs of 30 and 6 yards.
Sam Selig’s 8-yard pass to Josh Williams gave Jordan (3-1) a 12-0 lead going into halftime.
Grimsley (0-4) managed to claw back within a touchdown twice on touchdown passes from Jake Simpson to Treyvon Woods (11 yards) in the third quarter and Tuquis Turner (25 yards) in the fourth quarter.
The Falcons (3-1) closed the deal on Selig’s 6-yard pass to Thorpe early in the fourth quarter.
Grimsley never got closer to the end zone after that than the Jordan 43.

 

CHHS, Carrboro move match to this evening

This week’s soccer matchup between 2-A Carrboro and Chapel Hill, the No. 2-ranked team the NCHSAA 3-A class, has been moved to today (8/25).
Chapel Hill (3-0) will play at Carrboro (3-0) at 6:45 p.m. this evening. That match will be preceded by the junior varsities at 5 p.m.
After that, Carrboro will be among the 54 North Carolina high schools playing in The Brittany for Boys IV at the J. Burt Gillette Soccer Complex in Wilson. Carrboro will play West Carteret at 6 p.m. Friday.
The Brittany is a showcase, not a tournament. Teams play one opponent and head home. But it’s grown immensely popular since its founding.
The Brittany was created to honor former Wilson Hunt soccer player Brittany Willis, who was abducted and murdered after her high school graduation.
East Chapel Hill, which has sent a team to The Brittany several times, did not enter a boys team this year. The Wildcats are scheduled to play tonight at brand-new Heritage High School in Wake Forest.
Chapel Hill plays Broughton on Thursday.

Read more: http://blogs.newsobserver.com/prepsnow/the-britanny-for-boys-this-weekend#ixzz0xe3qhTdz

 

Harris arrives in Henderson

Former East Chapel Hill coach Darian Harris has taken over as the head coach at Northern Vance. He welcomed slightly more than 70 players to preseason drills earlier this week.
Harris, who taught business and marketing classes at East Chapel Hill High School, left last spring after some teaching positions were sliced in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro system.
He takes over in Henderson from Cedric Crudup, whose Viking teams over the last four years went 13-32 overall and 7-13 in the Carolina-Nine 3-A Conference. That includes an 8-4 record two years ago,
His new post means Harris will be back in Chapel Hill this fall. His Vikings open Carolina-Nine play Oct. 8 at Orange High and then visit Chapel Hill High School on Oct. 15.

 

Still time to sign up for a summer sports camp

A week into July already! How summer flies.

The season's summer sports camps are flying by, too, but a few spots remain in camps offered by colleges, professional teams, pro athletes, high schools, grade schools, churches, parks and recreation departments, nonprofit organizations and for-profit enterprises around the area.

The camps cover a variety of sports, including baseball, basketball, football, golf, hockey, jump rope, sailing, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball and wrestling. Multi-sport camps give participants a chance to try a variety of sports without having to pay for several camps.

Renner expected today at East Chapel Hill

Bill Renner, father of UNC quarterback Bryn Renner, is expected to
be introduced Friday afternoon as the new head coach for football at
East Chapel Hill. Renner's appointment reportedly was approved by the
Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board in a closed sessionThursday night.

Renner replaces Darian Harris, who was informed in late April he would
not be coming back for a fourth year as head coach of the Wildcats.
Harris is expected to take a job soon somewhere inside the Durham schools system.

Renner
punted for Virginia Tech and the Green Bay Packers before spending 20
years coaching football in Northern Virginia. That included a decade,
1999-2008, at West Springfield High School, where Bryn became one of
the nation's top prep QBs.

Renner is renown for a wide-open, "Wide 5" offense. That may suit
the ECH quarterbacks, who include sophomore Drew Davis, the son of
University of North Carolina head coach Butch Davis.

East Chapel Hill called a meeting for 4:15 p.m. Friday to introduce the new football coach to the school's student-athletes.

Renner heading to East Chapel Hill

Bill Renner, father of UNC quarterback Bryn Renner, is scheduled to be introduced Friday afternoon as the new head coach for football at East Chapel Hill. Renner's appointment  was approved by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board in a closed session Thursday night.

He replaces Darian Harris, who was informed in late April he would not be coming back for a fourth year as head coach of the Wildcats. Harris is expected to take a job soon somewhere inside the Durham schools system.

Renner punted for Virginia Tech and the Green Bay Packers before spending 20
years coaching football in Northern Virginia. That included a decade,
1999-2008, at West Springfield High School, where Bryn became one of
the nation's top prep QBs.

Renner is renown for a wide-open, "Wide 5" offense. That may suit the ECH quarterbacks, who include sophomore Drew Davis, the son of University of North Carolina head coach Butch Davis.

East Chapel Hill called a meeting for 4:15 p.m. Friday to introduce the new football coach to the school's student-athletes, said ECH Athletics Director Ray Hartsfield.

Everybody wins

Fans disappointed by the outcome of the NCHSAA East 3-A baseball
regional may have missed the triumph of good sportsmanship that came
about on Day 3 of the series.
True, Chapel Hill didn’t win the regional series with Wilson Hunt. But
the Tigers did show they still know who their friends are.

Carrboro completes best season yet

Carrboro's excellent run in the NCHSAA 2-A soccer playoffs ended Wednesday night near Jacksonville, where the Jaguars fell 4-1 to defending state champion Swansboro in the East Region final. Carrboro, which was the last area soccer team in the tournament, ends its year at 17-5-1.

That record and playoff run marks the best finish yet for Carrboro in spring soccer, completing its third year of varsity competition. With only one senior, talented Rosie Scanga, the Jaguars already figure to be one of the top contenders for another Carolina-9 title.

Head coach Robin Bulleri notes that all three local high schools -- 2-A Carrboro, 3-A Chapel Hill and 4-A East Chapel Hill -- won their respective conferences this year. And all three advanced at least to the fourth round of their respective classification's post-season tournament.

 

Chapel Hill hosts Hunt in 3-A baseball regional

Chapel Hill defeated Western Alamance 4-1 Tuesday night to win its NCHSAA East 3-A baseball sectional. CHHS (23-5) advances to host Wilson Hunt (24-4) for a best 2-out-of-3 regional series Thursday-Friday-Saturday. The winner of that will play for the NCHSAA 3-A state championship the following week.

Chapel Hill and Hunt will play their first games at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Tiger Stadium, located near the corner of Seawell School and High School Roads. The third game, if necessary, will be played Saturday at a time yet to be determined.

Youth football coaches can learn from high school coaches at clinic Saturday

Youth football coaches get a chance to learn from high school coaches this weekend.

The CB Custom Homes Johnston County Football Coaches Clinic will be
held 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Smithfield Recreation
and Aquatics Center.

Speakers will include Tuscola coach Donnie Kiefer, South Johnston coach
Joe Salas, Athens Drive coach Jeff Smouse, Wake Forest-Rolesville coach
Reggie Lucas and East Duplin coach Brian Aldridge.

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