Sports Briefs: Week of Oct. 15

Posted 10/14/20

Siler City’s Jonathan Jackson finished in the top tier of a statewide tournament this weekend.

Competing with partner Matthew Crenshaw of …

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Sports Briefs: Week of Oct. 15

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Jackson impresses in golf tournament

Siler City’s Jonathan Jackson finished in the top tier of a statewide tournament this weekend.

Competing with partner Matthew Crenshaw of Burlington, Jackson finished in a six-way tie for 13th place at the 25th North Carolina Four-Ball Championship. The pair combined to shoot a 10-under-par 133 over three days on two Greensboro courses. Their final cash prize was $305.

Jackson, who golfed collegiately at UNC, is a frequent competitor in local amateur tournaments, including the Four-Ball Championship, which is open to any male amateur golfer who’s a legal resident of North Carolina and at least 13 years old. The winning duo this weekend shot a 17-under-par 126.

Charger Cards for sale

Interested in supporting Northwood athletics? The school’s booster organization is still selling $20 Charger Cards, which provide discounts at 13 local businesses through Oct. 1, 2021.

To purchase a card, visit the Northwood High School Boosters, Friends & Alumni Association’s website at Purchases are tax-deductible, and participating business include: Elizabeth’s Pizza, Marco’s Pizza, The Root Cellar, Doug’s Auto & Tire, Compadres Tequila Lounge and chain restaurants.

Final Chatham Chargers game this week

The Chatham Chargers, a local baseball team playing in the Old North State Futures Invitational event, wrap up their roughly month-long season with three games this week.

The Chargers played Southern on Tuesday at 5 p.m., and they will play a double-header Thursday: against Southern at 5 p.m. and the Patriots at 7 p.m. All games are at the Swepsonville Ballpark at 1001 Bob Vaughn Lane in Graham. Check out next week’s News + Record for more coverage of the Chargers.

Register for youth basketball in Siler City

After a brief delay to review new state guidelines for youth sports, the Siler City Parks and Recreation Department has opened up youth basketball registration on its website.

This fall, the department’s offering leagues for boys and girls ages 5 through 14. The registration fee for all leagues is $25, and the deadline is Nov. 6 (or until full). Younger teams will play at Paul Braxton Gym, and older teams will play at Ernest Ramsey Gym, with all games starting in early December.

For more information, visit or contact the department at (919) 742-2699.


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