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Barringer reaches junior championship’s quarterfinals
MacKenzie Barringer, a rising senior at Voyager Academy, got as far as last week’s state quarterfinals before bowing out of the Carolina Golf Association’s 46th N.C. Junior Boys’ Championship.
Playing at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, Barringer shot a 2-over-par 74 to qualify for the match play tournament. He defeated Kyle Fuller of Huntersville on the 20th hole of his first match and then cruised to a 4 & 3 victory over Jordan Clontz of Nebo in the second round and 5 & 4 over Jacob Kennedy of Mt. Ulla in the round of 16.
Barringer finally fell to Raleigh Broughton’s Stephen Saleeby in the quarterfinals. Saleeby lost in turn to eventual champion Austin Inman of Leland, who won the final match 3 & 2 over stroke-play medalist Keegan Hoff of Charlotte.
Dunn wins Summer Fling
Durham’s Raymond Dunn went 6-1 in matches earlier this month to win the Carolina Horseshoe Pitchers Association’s Summer Fling Tournament.
The event drew 32 participants from across the state to Carrboro’s Hank Anderson Community Park.
Rougemont reschedules races
Red sky at morning, sailors take warning; red sky at night, sailors’ delight. So the saying goes.
Puffy pink clouds tinted the evening sky over Durham on Saturday night, but that didn’t help the folks in Rougemont, where persistent rainfall forced the Orange County Speedway to call off its races. It was the second straight date on the OCS docket that was ruined by weather.
The track rescheduled all events for this Saturday, including a 75-lap race for the Late Model Stock Car division. The green flag for the first race falls at 7 p.m.
Perry earns silver
Former Jordan standout Alexis Perry, now at N.C. State, looked good in last week’s USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships. After finishing second in the junior women’s 100-meter hurdles just one day prior, Perry garnered her second silver medal in as many days with a mark of 19 feet, 4 inches in the junior women’s long jump Friday afternoon. The mark was just 3 inches shy of matching her personal best.
Rice wins with style
Kim Rice is a Durham-based speech therapist by day, and a dominant force in martial arts by night. Earlier this month, Rice won the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, taking gold medal in her blue belt weight class.
Rice entered the tournament in Long Beach, Calif., as the No. 2 ranked competitor in the world at her belt rank. This year, she also won gold at the Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship in New York City and the Abu Dhabi Pro Submission Grappling Trials in Miami.
And Rice, who trains at Triangle Jiu-Jitsu in Durham, won in style. Jiu-jitsu tournaments are won either by points, which are scored based on a competitor achieving dominant positions, or by submission, where a competitor forces an opponent to give up due to a choke hold or joint lock. Rice won each of her five matches by submission, a rare achievement.