Sports

Pub runs bring people together for beer and a brisk jog

Pub runs bring people together for beer and a brisk jog

Carrboro’s Fleet Feet Sports organizes weekly “pub runs” that promote not only a marriage between healthy living and fun, but also marriage itself. Local participants gather every Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at 300 E. Main St. to engage in a free, social run with a finish line at a Carrboro pub. Runners embark on the 3-, 4- or 5-mile… Read more →

Set, juego y diversión

Set, juego y diversión

“Lo único necesario es que cada uno traiga sus zapatillas de tennis”. Eso es todo lo que se les exigió a los niños y niñas, padres y madres, que participaron en el Hispanic Tennis Carnival del pasado domingo 15 de septiembre en Carrboro, organizado por el Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department  en colaboración con la  Durham Orange Community Tennis Association… Read more →

Track runs in the family for Morken girls

Track runs in the family for Morken girls

By Sarah Brown Carrboro Commons Co-Editor Grace and Helen Morken are no strangers to state running awards and championships, and they hold seven Carrboro High School track records between them. The petite, blond sisters might only be teenagers, but both are seasoned running competitors. It didn’t take the girls long to be bitten by the running bug. “We started running… Read more →

New coach, new season, new era for Jags lacrosse

New coach, new season, new era for Jags lacrosse

By Kevin Collins Carrboro Commons Co-Editor It’s springtime in the Piedmont yet again, and the feeling of newness is palpable. For Carrboro High School’s varsity men’s lacrosse team, spring marks the start of a new season, and with a new coaching staff in place and a program on the rise, there’s a very new energy surrounding the Jaguars these days…. Read more →

Teachers take to the track

Teachers take to the track

By Lucie Shelly Carrboro Commons Staff Writer During the next five weeks, the teachers of the Chapel Hill and Carrboro public schools aren’t just running the coordination of the classroom — they’re running the track for their students and for themselves. The first annual 5K for Education, which will take place in Carrboro on April 28, was previously an addition… Read more →

CHS basketball grows on and off the court

By Danielle Tepper Carrboro Commons Staff Reporter/Videographer The Carrboro High School men’s basketball team is less than five years old, but it has been steadily improving each season. In the 2011-2012 season, the team won its first conference championship, and one senior – Keenan Van Name – became the first in the team’s history to score more than 1,000 points…. Read more →

Playoff marks turning point for Jaguars

Playoff marks turning point for Jaguars

By Jeremy Gerlach Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Jaguars tamed in first round of State 2A Playoffs CUMMINGS 79, Carrboro 56 On Monday, February 20, Carrboro High School basketball coach John Alcox looked at the scoreboard early in the second quarter of a first-round playoff game and found his team trailing Burlington’s Cummings High School by double figures — in large… Read more →

Chess clubs set up in Carrboro

Chess clubs set up in Carrboro

By Elizabeth Jensen Jason Casden’s dad can beat him in about 15 moves, blindfolded. His dad turns his back to the board and tells his son where to move his pieces. His dad is a scholastic chess instructor and has achieved a master’s level ranking. He leads the Mulligan Chess Club at Scottie’s Coffee & Tea House in Worthington, Ohio…. Read more →

Soccer league co-founder ushers in 37th season

Soccer league co-founder ushers in 37th season

By Erica Satten Carrboro Commons Staff Writer On Saturday, Feb. 21, Vicky Brawley sat in front of a large group of new soccer coaches on the Rainbow Soccer fields, located on Cleland Road, and gave a coaching speech that she knew by heart. Brawley, who has directed Rainbow Soccer for 37 years, was kicking off yet another spring season. Caption:… Read more →