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April 22, 2014 

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Twelve-year-old Laura Cunningham (left) and Beth Foreman of Cary leave the Durham Bulls Athletic Park after the game between N.C. State and North Carolina was postponed due to weather on Tuesday, April 15. No word yet on when the game might be rescheduled.

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NCSU, Carolina trying reschedule DBAP game

N.C. State baseball coach Elliot Avent says the Wolfpack and North Carolina’s Tar Heels are working to reschedule last week’s rainout at the DBAP. Avent mentioned April 30 and May 6 as possible makeup dates, with the game still being played at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

“We’re going to do everything we can to play this game,” he said.

The two teams met five times last year, including twice at the College World Series, and have played at least once every year since 1919.

Northern’s Chavis, Lipscomb take firsts at Apex Relays

Northern High was well represented at last Saturday’s Apex Bojangles Relays, where Mookie Chavis won the girls’ shot put with a mark of 35 feet, 5 inches, while Ladies teammate Kofia Lipscomb was tops with the discus and seventh in the shot put. Lipscombe’s impressive throw of 111 feet, 4 inches with the discus was more than 12 feet ahead of the second-place mark.

Eliza Dekker had the best individual run of any local girl, with her fourth place in the highly competitive 1600 meters.

Jordan’s relay of Matthew Blivin, Michael Bone, Marcus Davis and Isiah Southerland had the best finish among local boys, taking sixth in the 1600 sprint medley.

N.C. Central will host Rattlers this weekend

Recently knocked out of the top spot in the MEAC’s Southern Division, N.C. Central’s baseball team has a chance to get back a piece of first place this weekend when it hosts Florida A&M for a three game-series at historic Durham Athletic Park.

Before that, NCCU (15-24-1, 10-9) has a non-conference game at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Longwood. The Eagles then host first-place Florida A&M (17-21, 10-7) for a doubleheader at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday in the DAP. The MEAC rivals are scheduled to end their weekend series at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Jackson to discuss ‘Gone Pro: North Carolina’

Author Tim Jackson will be at the Regulator Bookshop in Durham at 7 p.m. Friday to discuss his book “Gone Pro: North Carolina” – a look at the plethora of North Carolina athletes who’ve played professional sports. The book, published by Clerisy Press, is the second in theircollege-sports Gone Pro series.

Riverside Boosters host golf tournament on Saturday

The Riverside Booster Club will host its third annual Pirate Golf Tournament on Saturday, beginning with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Hillandale Golf Course. Money raised from the captain’s choice tournament goes for scholarships for graduating Riverside athletes and for uniforms and equipment for 13 Riverside teams. For more information, see riversideboosters.org/

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