This week in sports

Every week the Jagwire will recap the sporting events from the past week. Check below to see the winners and scores from Tuesday, September 3 to Friday, September 6. 

Field hockey was scheduled to play at home on Tuesday versus Cape Fear Academy and away on Wednesday at Grimsley, but both games were cancelled due to inclement weather.

Women’s tennis beat Reidsville in a double header at home on Tuesday 5-0 in both matches. The team then lost 2-7 to the number one ranked team in the conference, NCSSM, on Wednesday. Their next match is home versus Bartlett Yancey on Wednesday, September 18.

Volleyball defeated Graham 3-0 on Tuesday. The team is now 5-1 overall and undefeated in conference play. The team team’s next game is away at Bartlett Yancey on Tuesday, September 10. 

Men’s soccer defeated Jordan Matthews on the road this Wednesday with a score of 7-1. The team plays again tonight at 6:45 p.m. at East Chapel Hill; be sure to show out to support the Jags in this rivalry matchup

Football won last Friday night in their first home game of the season in front of a full C-Town crowd. Come cheer them on tonight, Friday, September 6, at Chapel Hill at 7:00 p.m.; the theme is purple out. 

Weekly Sports Update

Every week the Jagwire will recap the sporting events from the past week. Check below to see the winners and scores from Monday, April 22 to Friday, April 26.

Men’s tennis lost to NCSSM on Monday in the quarterfinal round of the State tournament. The team finished the season 10-5 overall and 8-2 in the conference. Individually, singles players Cal Baruch and Aidan Chung and doubles team John Blobe and Jake Twer competed in the State tournament. Chung earned All-State honors.

Women’s soccer defeated Central Davidson on Wednesday 4-1 in the third round of the State tournament. The team plays again at home tonight against First Flight at 6:00. Be sure to show out to support the Jags.

Track will compete in the individual state tournament on Friday. The team competed in regionals last Friday where the Carter Macklin, Hannah Priesser and the women’s 4×800 won first place.

Be sure to check back next week for another sports update.  

Weekly Sports Update

Every week the Jagwire will recap the sporting events from the past week. Check below to see the winners and scores from Monday, April 22 to Friday, April 26.

Men’s tennis won in the first round of postseason 5-1 on Tuesday. The team plays next Monday against NCSSM in the quarterfinal round and will compete individually in the NCHSAA state tournament tomorrow.

Softball also played in the first round of the playoffs on Tuesday. The team fought hard but lost a tough game to South Columbus. The team finished the season 10-5 overall and 8-3 in the conference.

Women’s soccer shutout Oak Hill in the first rounds of their postseason and will play again tonight against East Duplin.

Be sure to check back next week for another sports update.  

Candidates hold Presidential Town Hall

Presidential candidates Isabel Simmons (top left) and Jonathan Osborne (bottom right) debated today at lunch in the media center.

When was the last time you witnessed a debate that didn’t end with anger or rivalry? Whether it be in class for an assignment, a national election on TV, or even just a conversation with your friends about which sports team is better, someone always walks away more annoyed and set in their ways than when the conversation started.

This was absolutely not the case at the Presidential Town Hall on Thursday, April 25 in the CHS library. Both candidates had nothing but praise for each other and the accomplishments of SGA as a whole.

“It’s pretty apparent to most people that [Isabel Simmons] is passionate about what she does…I think her hard work would make her a very qualified SGA president,” said presidential candidate Jonathan Osborne, whose sentiment was reiterated by Simmons moments later.

Osborne’s campaign is centered around improving the representation and transparency of student government. If elected, he promises to increase student input in the decision-making process within SGA.

Simmons’ campaign highlights the importance of making CHS more environmentally friendly. Her goals if she takes office are to build water bottle drinking fountains and increase the number of compost bins around the school.

Both candidates also stressed that SGA and Carrboro as a whole can become more inclusive by reaching out and communicating in multiple different languages.

“I think a super easy but effective way to go about starting [to increase inclusivity] is making sure every social media post we do is in the various languages of the students that are spoken at our school,” said Simmons.

Both candidates have been involved in SGA before, Simmons as the 2018-19 Secretary and Osborne as a 2017-2018 Freshman Senator.

“I think both candidates are extremely qualified…both of them have been very active in student government and have helped out with tons of events,” said incumbent president Ojas Patwardhan.

Voting will take place on Friday, April 26 in English classrooms. For more information about either of these candidates or candidates for another position visit the SGA Instagram (@chsstudentgovt) or the candidates’ individual profiles.

ICYMI: Sports Update

Every week the JagWire will recap the sporting events from the past week. Check below to see the winners and scores from Monday, April 15 to Friday, April 19.

Men’s tennis traveled to the Conference tournament hosted by NCSSM. Two singles players, Aidan Chung and Cal Baruch, and two doubles teams John Blobe/Jake Twer and Will Brady/Miles Dolan advanced to the semifinal rounds and qualified for the Regional tournament to be played in May.

Women’s lacrosse hosted Senior Night on Monday versus Jordan High School. Despite the final score, the seniors played a strong game and led the team to 12 goals. The team had two other tough games against St. Mary’s and away at Jordan, but the team was able to hold their own scoring a combined 16 more goals.

Men’s lacrosse had a close game at home versus Chapel Hill on Wednesday. Despite the eventual loss, the team fought hard and even scored one final goal as time expired. The team remains undefeated in conference play and will look to continue that streak in coming games.

Baseball won two conference games this week against Graham and DSA before losing to East Chapel Hill on Thursday. The team’s next games are away at Reidsville and DSA.

Softball had two big wins over Granville on Tuesday and Thursday thanks to a strong performance by sophomore Emily Collier. The team then continued this momentum by defeating DSA 21-6 which improved their overall record to 9-4 (7-3 in conference play).

Women’s soccer won all three of their games against Bartlett-Yancey, Reidsville and Graham this week, adding to their undefeated record in conference play. The team’s dominant performance not only resulted in three more wins but in three perfect games in which they did not allow a single goal.

Track and field hosted a Senior Night on Thursday, before their meet against Bartlett-Yancey, Franklin Academy and Voyager. Both men and women’s track performed well, dominating on the distance side, and winning the meet overall. Men scored 85.5 points and women scored 110 to secure the win.

Be sure to check back next week for another sports update.

ICYMI: Sports edition

Every week the JagWire will recap sporting events that took place over the past week. See below for the results from Monday, April 8 to Friday, April 12.

Softball mercy ruled both Cummings and NCSSM on Tuesday and Wednesday this week thanks to a strong performance by senior Iza Tudryn. The team will look to continue this dominant streak today at Reidsville.

Baseball traveled to Cummings on Tuesday where they won (23-6) before losing at home on Wednesday to Bartlett Yancey. The team’s next game is also today away at Reidsville.

Men’s tennis lost to Chapel Hill on Thursday 0-9, but was able to build their depth by bringing up a couple players from JV to help out the Varsity team.

Women’s lacrosse had a couple of tough losses this week to Wake Forest and East Chapel Hill. However, the team is still improving and and developing as shown by goals scored by freshmen members of the team.

Men’s lacrosse won a decisive game against Webb on Thursday 16-1 featuring goals by many different players.  

Track traveled to Cummings to take on Cummings, Bartlett Yancey and Graham high schools. The men and women each won the meet for Carrboro, women finishing with a total score of 86 and men 92.5.

Be sure to check back next week for another sports update.

March Madness grips Carrboro

Carrboro students filled out their winning brackets and submitted them to the Carrboro High School 2019 group. Photo courtesy Ike Bryant

It’s time once again for America’s second favorite pastime (or first depending on who you ask): March Madness. The 80th NCAA tournament is officially underway and fans around the world are preparing for another grueling three weeks.

The tournament began on March 19, with the two of the first four play in games and will conclude with the National Championship on April 8. Favorites to make the Final Four include the four one seeds (Duke, UVA, UNC and Gonzaga) and a couple of two seeds (Kentucky and Tennessee).

The first-seeded UNC Tar Heels are looking to continue the momentum of the regular season in which they finished 26-5 overall and 16-2 in the ACC. The team also boasts an ACC Regular Season Championship and an undefeated road record in Conference play. After a disappointing loss to Duke in the ACC tournament semifinals, the team earned a one seed in the Midwest Region.

Duke, the preseason favorite, suffered a minor setback following a shoe-related catastrophe in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke star Zion Williamson ripped through the sole of his shoe 33 seconds into the UNC-Duke rivalry game. Williamson was out again in following games against Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Miami and Wake Forest but returned in time to lead the team to an ACC Championship. Heading into the tournament the team is the overall one seed and a top pick to win it all.

The University of Virginia, the second overall pick, is looking to redeem themselves after an embarrassing loss last year to 16-seeded UMBC. This was the first time in NCAA history that a one seed has lost first round.

The final one seed, Gonzaga, is also looking for redemption after losing to the Tar Heels in the 2017 National Championship. However, the team lost in their conference tournament to 11-seed St. Mary’s, once again proving that anyone can lose at any time.

Here at school, over 90 students and teachers are participating in an SGA sponsored CHS tournament challenge group. Of the entries in this group, 52 have picked UNC to win it all, 16 picked Duke, seven picked UVA and four picked Kentucky. Other picks include Gonzaga, Tennessee and Purdue.

Carrboro students’ picks range from carefully crafted brackets to whimsical brackets based on favorite colors, like senior Brian Kelly did. Many students fill out multiple brackets to increase their chances or simply have fun with their picks.

“If I don’t know anything about the team I pick the team from the state that’s less humid,” said junior Summer Bunting.

No offense to anyone here at Carrboro, but while these bracket picks could be an indicator of who looks good on paper, no one (including certified bracketologists) has any idea how this March will go. In fact, you are more likely to be killed by a falling coconut, become a billionaire, get struck by lightning, or become President of the United States (but really how hard can that last one be…) than fill out a perfect bracket.

ICYMI Sports Edition

Every week the JagWire will recap sporting events that took place over the past week. See below for the results from Monday, March 4 to Friday, March 8.

Men’s tennis shutout Durham School of the Arts on Monday in their first match of the season before traveling to NCSSM where the team lost a close match 5-4. Freshman Aidan Chung and junior Miles Dolan each had significant wins against their opponents, both winning 6-0, 6-0.

Women’s lacrosse started their season strong by beating Northwood after scoring the first 13 goals. The team was able to build depth and boost morale by getting every player time on the field during their dominant win. Next up is an away game Friday at Riverside.

Men’s lacrosse lost a close game on Wednesday to NCSSM, 10-14. The team plays again tonight away at Voyager.

Softball mercy ruled Chapel Hill on Wednesday with a final score 16-3. Senior, Sindely Castaneda led the team in scoring. The team then traveled to Bartlett-Yancy the next day and unfortunately lost 0-10. But despite the score, the team played well and will look to continue this trend in future games.

Baseball also lost 0-10 in their first game of the season to Bartlett-Yancey. However, this was one of the hardest games of the season for the team, so a strong season is still possible.

Track competed against NCSSM in their first meet of the season at home, Thursday March 7. The meet was close, but the scores have not yet been reported. Both the men’s and women’s teams performed well despite cold temperatures.

The women’s soccer game on Thursday was cancelled last minute due to a scheduling conflict.

ICYMI Sports Update

Every week the JagWire will recap sporting events that took place over the past week. In case you missed it, see below for the results from Monday, February 18 to Friday, February 22.

Women’s basketball played Durham School of the Arts on Monday in the first round of the Midstate Conference Basketball Tournament. Unfortunately, the team lost 64-37, which ended their season.  

Men’s basketball also traveled to Cummings to play Graham on Tuesday as the third ranked team in the Midstate Conference. The team advanced past the Red Devils 84-41 in the first round, then beat Reidsville 58-59 in the semifinals. The Jags will face off against Bartlett Yancy tonight in the finals. Tipoff is at 7:30, be sure to show out and show your support.

Women’s soccer will get a chance to start their season strong with a home scrimmage against Leesville Road High School this Friday.

Despite the relatively light week, Spring Sports are underway as they prepare for the start of the Spring Season.

Be sure to check back next week for another sports update.

Students prepare for annual Powderpuff tradition

Bored of waiting three days from Monday to Thursday Night Football? Well wait no more, Wednesday, November 28 is Carrboro High School’s annual powderpuff tournament. The tradition involves women playing flag football, coached and cheered on by their classmates.

The tournament is a fundraiser put on by the Sophomore Class Council in order to raise money for prom. Additionally, each class is selling team t-shirts which can be purchased from the corresponding Class Council.

Historically, the upperclassmen tend to advance past the lowerclassmen, however last year featured the first ever upset of the sophomores over the juniors. This has caused an intense rivalry among the classes of 2019 and 2020, who could play a rematch in the finals should they survive the first round.

“There’s always a rivalry between the grades. I can remember some intensity displayed from both sides, but it’s all in good fun,” said Charlotte Ellis, 2020 class member.

Teams have held practices, developed plays and even scrimmaged against each other in hopes of going down in history as the 2018 powderpuff champions. The tournament will start at 6:00 with the senior team playing the freshmen and the juniors playing the sophomores, shortly followed by the winners facing off in the finals. Be sure to show out and support your class as they take on the rest of the school.