Sports Briefs

February 3, 2014 

Law Enforcement United is hosting a basketball challenge fundraiser Saturday at Durham School of the Arts. LEU is a nonprofit organization that honors law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and provides support for their survivors. The first game is Duke Team 2 vs. Allied Barton Security at 6 p.m., followed by Duke vs. Raleigh Police Department at 7:15 p.m. and Durham Police vs. Durham County Sheriffs Office at 8:30 p.m. A silent auction and 50-50 raffle will also be held. A $5 donation is requested. Partial proceeds will go towards Concerns of Police Survivors Kids Camp, a weeklong camp for children of officers fallen in the line of duty. LEU also supports Project Active Armor, which is an initiative to get all officers to wear protective ballistic vests, LEU’s annual Memorial Bicycle Ride, a 250-mile cycling fundraiser in May. For more information, contact Sgt. Mark Faust (shown above with kids at the 2013 camp) at Mark.Faust@duke.edu.

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Riverside’s Daniels-Freeman wins NCHSAA Central diving championship

Riverside junior Aaron Daniels-Freeman, who won the PAC-6 diving competition in January, followed that with the N.C. High School Athletics Association Central Region championship last weekend in Greensboro.

Daniels-Freeman cracked the 500-point barrier with his final score of 501.6 and beat out East Chapel Hill sophomore James Brady (451.75) for the regional title.

Kyle Peek of Jordan was third (287.7) and Northern’s Michael Boyle was fourth (215.7).

Northern’s Connor Williams had the best finishes of any Durham swimmer at the regional with his runner-up finish in the 500 freestyle and third place in the 200 free.

The Jordan 200 medley relay of Stephen Young, Alex Bird, Rob Schaefer and James Dressman earned a sixth place, helping the Falcons finish ninth in the men’s team standings. Riverside was 12th and Northern 15th. Jordan’s women finished 15th and Riverside’s 16th.

For complete results of the meet, held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center, see www.nchsaa.org/ and click on the swimming section.

Baseball’s Triple-A All-Star Game tickets go on public sale at DBAP

Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Baseball Game and Home Run Derby. Previously, only Durham Bulls season-ticket and mini-plan package holders had the ability to purchase tickets for Durham’s All-Star festivities in July.

The 27th annual Triple-A All-Star Game will take place on July 16 and will be nationally televised on MLB Network.

For tickets to any Bulls game or the Triple-A All-Star Game and Home Run Derby, call 919-956-2855 or see www. durhambulls.com.

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