Courtney Whittington

No. 1 UNC Baseball Handily Defeats Clemson In Game One

CHAPEL HILL- The No. 1 North Carolina baseball team defeated Clemson Saturday 10-3 in the first of its three-game series at Boshamer Stadium. Junior pitcher Kent Emanuel led the Tar Heels with nine hits in eight innings. Junior catcherMatt Roberts hit his first home run of his career. Senior first baseman Cody Stubbs added to the win with four hits. North Carolina took the lead early with four straight runs in the first inning, credited mainly to Stubbs, freshman outfielder Skye Bolt, and sophomore outfielder Michael Russell who each charted run-scoring singles. The Tar Heels gained four more runs in the bottom of the third to give them a solid lead. North Carolina scored one run each in the eighth and ninth inning to total 10 runs. Throughout the game North Carolina recorded a season-high of 19 hits. With the win North Carolina improved to 24-1 overall, and 8-1 in the ACC. The starting record is the best in Tar Heel history over 25 games. Clemson fell to 16-10, 5-5 in the ACC. The Tigers are second in the conference Atlantic Division behind Florida State. The Tar Heels lead the Coastal Division. The second game of the series is Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at Boshamer...

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Three Tar Heels Inducted into Golden Fleece

CHAPEL HILL- Three Tar Heel student-athletes were inducted into the Order of the Golden Fleece Friday, the University’s oldest honorary society on Friday. Senior offensive football guard Jonathon Cooper, senior women’s basketball guard Krista Gross, and senor field hockey forward Meghan Lyons were among 29 inductees of the Golden Fleece. Each member is chosen upon his or her service to Carolina, as revealed in scholarship, motivation, creativity, loyalty, and leadership in academic and extracurricular accomplishments. Cooper is a communications studies major and will graduate from North Carolina as memorable offensive lineman. He was a senior team captain, he won the 2012 ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy, he was an Outland Trophy finalist, and his jersey will be honored in Kenan Stadium. Gross is a biology major and led the basketball team in rebounding this season and was team captain. Lyons is a business major who participated in four NCAA Championship games, taking home the crown in 2009. She is the president of UNC’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council and is very involved in life on campus. Lyons is the fourth field hockey player to be inducted into the Golden Fleece. Full citations read at the induction from goheels.com: Jonathan Cooper For his leadership of the football team and exceptional service to children in the Chapel Hill community. On the field, Jonathan is one of the most talented offensive linemen in recent memory. He was named a consensus...

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UNC Softball Travels To Face Campbell

CHAPEL HILL- The North Carolina softball team is set to travel for a mid-week game against Campbell on Wednesday. Coming in, the Tar Heels are 22-12 overall and 4-2 in the ACC. The Camels are 20-11, 4-2 in the Big South. In recent play, North Carolina won a doubleheader 3-2 over N.C. Central last Tuesday, and fell to Florida State 2-1 over the weekend. Campbell also won a doubleheader over N.C. Central on Monday. Overall in the series, the Tar Heels are 57-14 against Campbell. Last season the Tar Heels defeated the Camels 9-0 in five innings at home. North Carolina offense is led by Senior first baseman Constance Orr hitting .351 with 34 hits. Orr has totaled 28 RBIs with 20 runs. Senior catcher/infielder Haleigh Dickey has recorded 32 hits 23 RBIs and five homers this season. Junior pitcher Lori Spingola has pitched 15 whole games with a record of 13-9 and has totaled 159 strikeouts with a 2.65 ERA on the season. Campbell is led by sophomore infielder Ericka Nesbitt hitting .460 with 40 hits and 12 RBIs. Senior pitcher Brittany Arnn has a 4-5 record with a 1.31 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 59.0 innings. Freshman pitcher Courtney Roberts is 9-3 with 3.14 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 69.0 innings. The game is set for 6:00...

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UNC Men’s Basketball Focuses On One Tournament Game At A Time

CHAPEL HILL- The North Carolina men’s basketball team is looking no further than its first game in the NCAA Tournamenton Friday against the Big East’s Villanova. Despite an arguably under seed, the No. 8 Tar Heels have been gearing up for a tough post season road ahead. Head Coach Roy Williams feels like he and his staff are prepared for tough competition. “I’ve been in the eight-nine game at least once,” says Williams. “I’ve been on the one end when you had to play eight and nine and even lost, so there are not a lot of scenarios that our staff has not been through, and there are not a lot of scenarios that our players have been through because they’re so young, so they’re just going to have to stick with it.” Even with freshman point guard Marcus Paige’s tournament inexperience, Williams says he has confidence in his ability to perform. “Like I said in the pre-season I thought our team would get better and better and better,” says Williams. “Some people were worried, complaining, or wondering why about Marcus and I kept saying he was going to get better and better and better and I think he has done that. I am pretty dog-gone comfortable with my point guard.” Junior guard Reggie Bullock says the eight seed has brought on more motivation for him and his teammates going into the tournament. “Of course we wanted a higher...

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Orange County Solid Waste To Host Compost Events

CHAPEL HILL- The Orange County Solid Waste Department is holding a number of different events and classes coming up all related to composting. The first opportunity is a worm bin make-and-take workshop at the Scrap Exchange Centerin Durham on Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. A worm bin is a small 12-15 gallon container that allows people to easily and efficiently compost indoors. Education and Outreach Coordinator of Orange County Solid Waste Muriel Williman will lead the event and talks about it entails. “You can learn how to harvest the compost so you can use it in your house plants or in your gardens, wherever you’d like,” says Williman. “It is like rocket science for plant growth providing rich, rich, rich, fertilizer. I’ll show people how to feed the worms their kitchen scraps and how to maintain it over time.” The worm bin event costs $35.00. Public school teachers get $10 off. To register for the event please call 919-213-1278, email eventa@scrapexchange.org or visithttp://scrapclass2013-016.eventbrite.com/# online. Composting expert Williman also teaches free composting classes which teach the fundamentals of indoor and outdoor composting. Sessions will take place on Wednesday March 27 from 3:00p.m. until 4:15 p.m. at the Carolina Campus Community Garden on Wilson St. in Chapel Hill, and on Saturday April 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Community center Learning Garden on Estes Drive. The classes require no registration and...

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UNC Men’s Basketball Focuses On One Tournament Game At A Time

CHAPEL HILL- The North Carolina men’s basketball team is looking no further than its first game in the NCAA Tournamenton Friday against the Big East’s Villanova. Despite an arguably under seed, the No. 8 Tar Heels have been gearing up for a tough post season road ahead. Head Coach Roy Williams feels like he and his staff are prepared for tough competition. “I’ve been in the eight-nine game at least once,” says Williams. “I’ve been on the one end when you had to play eight and nine and even lost, so there are not a lot of scenarios that our staff has not been through, and there are not a lot of scenarios that our players have been through because they’re so young, so they’re just going to have to stick with it.” Even with freshman point guard Marcus Paige’s tournament inexperience, Williams says he has confidence in his ability to perform. “Like I said in the pre-season I thought our team would get better and better and better,” says Williams. “Some people were worried, complaining, or wondering why about Marcus and I kept saying he was going to get better and better and better and I think he has done that. I am pretty dog-gone comfortable with my point guard.” Junior guard Reggie Bullock says the eight seed has brought on more motivation for him and his teammates going into the tournament. “Of course we wanted a higher...

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Despite No. 8 Seed, UNC Men’s Basketball Prepares For NCAA Play

CHAPEL HILL- Despite the recently assigned No. 8 seed, the North Carolina men’s basketball team has high goals to set aside its bracket placement and fight through the upcoming NCAA Tournament. The ACC didn’t receive a whole lot of respect from the NCAA Tournament committee, asDuke and Miami got a two-seed and North Carolina and N.C. State. Virginia and Marylandwere right on the edge and got left out of the tournament. Miami is the first team ever to win the ACC regular season and conference tournament and not receive a one-seed in the tournament. Here is Tar Heel Head Coach Roy Williams on the seeds. “It was disappointing,” says Williams. “It was disappointing for our league to get that little respect. It was disappointing to have two twos and two eights, and everybody has their own opinion. But it doesn’t make any difference, you have got to go play. I’m not going to spend too much of my time discussing things that don’t make sense.” Williams is making his 23rd NCAA Tournament appearance as a head coach, tied for seventh in history. He has coached 81 NCAA Tournament games with 61 wins, a winning percentage better than 75 percent, which is third all time. This year will mark the 44th NCAA appearance for the Tar Heels, the second most in history. North Carolina has played in 149 tournament games with 108 wins and 41 losses. That is a tournament percentage...

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UNC Women’s Basketball Advances To ACC Final

GREENSBORO- The No. 15 North Carolina women’s basketball team upset No. 10 and ACC defending tournament championsMaryland in the conference tournament semifinal Saturday, 72-65 to advance to the championship against No. 6 rival Duke. Redshirt sophomore guard Latifah Coleman scored a career high of 17 points, 15 of which she collected with just over six minutes remaining in the game. The Tar Heels made a comeback after a 14-point halftime deficit. Tierra Ruffin-Pratt led the Tar Heels with 20 points. Senior forward Waltiea Rolle also reached double digits adding 19 points. ACC rookie of the year forward Xylina McDaniel had 12 rebounds for the Tar Heels. Carolina outrebounded the Terps by six. With the win the Tar Heels improved to 28-5 overall and 14-4 in the conference. The Terps fell to 24-7, 14-4. The Tar Heels have nine total conference titles. The Terps have ten. Earlier this season, North Carolina beat Maryland by three points at home. During their second meeting the Terps crushed the Tar Heels by 26. North Carolina will battle for the conference crown Sunday in Greensboro against one-seed Duke at 2:00 p.m. Duke defeated Florida State Saturday 72-66 to advance to the final. The Blue Devils have just one conference loss to Miami and are 29-2 overall with a second loss...

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News Around Town: Teen Tech Week; Il Palio’s Chef Serves The Sick

CHAPEL HILL – The Orange County Library is hosting Teen Tech Week March 10-17 and will involve a meme contest and a special gaming event. Participants in the meme contest are asked to design a funny, catchy image that says something about the library and are to submit memes between March 1 and March 17. The winner will receive a $25 Visa Gift Card. The special gaming event is an invitation for everyone ranging from ages 11-18 to come play Wii, Xbox 360 Kinect, board games, cards, and more on Wednesday March, 13 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Attendees can bring games as well. The Teen Book Club will meet Sunday March, 17 at 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and is open to ages 11-18. For more information on the meme contest, visithttp://www.co.orange.nc.us/library/MemeContest.asp XXX The executive Chef of Il Palio Italian restaurant Adam Rose has been invited to help lead UNC’s Health Care industry in supplying restaurant quality food to patients and guests. Chef Rose will work with Food Services Director Angelo Mojica in this innovative effort. In the lobby of the Children’s Hospital on Tuesday March, 26 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Chef Rose will collaborate with UNC’s Executive Chef Shawn Dolan to cook an Il Palio lunch special that will be featured for patients at the hospital’s Terrace...

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UNC Baseball Improves to 11-0 With Win Over Davidson, 10-2

CHAPEL HILL- The No. 1 North Carolina baseball teamcontinued its winning streak Tuesday as they defeated Davidson 10-2 and improved to 11-0 on the season. The 11-0 start is the first time the Tar Heels have achieved this mark to start the season since 2000 when the team won their first 21 games. Senior first baseman Cody Stubbs led North Carolina with three RBIs and a two-run home run. Sophomore second baseman Mike Zolk added three hits and freshman outfielder Skye Bolt reached a team-high of three runs. Sophomore pitchers Trevor Kelley and Mason McCullough helped carry the Tar Heels and threw 3.1 hitless innings. North Carolina competes in its ACC opener this weekend against Wake Forest in Winston-Salem. The three-game series begins Friday at 6:00 p.m., and the action continues Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00...

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