Super Skippers Jump To New Heights

The Cary Family YMCA Super Skippers won second place for best team in the country at the USA Jump Rope National Competition in Texas.

Info provided by Carol McGarrahan, photos courtesy the Super Skipper Team

The Cary Family YMCA Super Skippers competitive jump rope team had its best-ever finish at the USA Jump Rope National Competition this year in Galveston, Texas held June 23-26.

The team took home a silver medal in a tie for best team in the country and placed second for overall freestyle events and Large Team Show. Read more

RailHawks: Rusin Off to Denmark

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree

Cary, NC – RailHawks captain Brad Rusin is off to Denmark to play for HB Køge of the Danish Superliga (Denmark’s top league). Read more

TAG Team is Building Champions

Story and photos by Lindsey Chester.

Apex, NC – Team Attraction Gymnastics (TAG) has only had a home since last summer, but it is quickly building a reputation for excellence. Two gymnasts, Alyssa Tucker and Kenya Watson, reached U.S. Nationals and Southeast Regionals respectively. Read more

Sports: Cary Invasion Wins CBL Championship

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photos by Emma Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Friday night at Herb Young Community Center, the Cary Invasion beat the Florida Flight 131-101 to win the 2011 Continental Basketball League Championship. Read more

Sports: Green Hope Keeps Wachovia Cup

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo  of 2010 Wachovia Cup presentation by Chris Adamczyk.

Cary, NC- For the second year in a row, Green Hope High School in Cary has won The Wachovia Cup in the 4A athletic division, an honor celebrating the best all-around sports program in the state. Read more

RailHawks Win 8th Straight

Story by Luke Lohr and photos by Tom Mousseau for CaryCitizen.com.

Cary, NC –  The Carolina Railhawks took on FC Tampa Bay on a Saturday night. The Railhawks were looking for their eighth straight win and continuing dominance of the NASL. Mission accomplished, as were several other noteworthy occurrences.  Read more

Miracle League Seeks Participants

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Chris Adamczyk.

Cary, NC- Parents of children with disabilities have through mid-August to register their child to play baseball in a specialized Triangle-area league this fall. Read more

Paddle Over to This Film Festival

 

Story from staff reports. Photo by Nicholas Ng.

Cary,NC, June 24th and 25th, 2011 – RallyPoint Sport Grill will host and  present the 6th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival, on Friday and Saturday, June 24th and 25th, 2011 at 7:00 pm on both nights. Read more

Cary Invasion Makes CBL Playoffs

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by Suzie Wolf.

Cary, NC – Playoff basketball is coming to Cary on Friday June 24, 2011. The Cary Invasion, 9-0 in their inaugural season, will face a to-be-determined opponent in the first round of the CBL Playoffs at Herb Young Community Center. Read more

Cary Schools Win AHA “Brains & Bodies” Award

 

Photo from AHA

Cary, NC – Wake County Public Schools Superintendent Tony Tata joined Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) June 7 to announce the 2011 Brains and Bodies Award recipients for Wake County elementary and middle schools striving to improve the health of students and staff.

“We congratulate our winning schools and applaud their outstanding efforts to emphasize the connection for our students and staff between maintaining a healthy lifestyle and its positive impact on achieving a high-quality education,” said Superintendent Tony Tata.

Winning Schools

Davis Drive Elementary, Mills Park Elementary and Northwoods Elementary each won a Bronze Award and Farmington Woods Elementary earned an Honorable Mention for their efforts to increase physical activity and nutrition opportunities.

Four schools won the Gold Award designation:  A.B. Combs Elementary, Fuller Elementary and Underwood Elementary in Raleigh and St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School in Apex. West Lake Elementary in Apex won the Silver Award, and seven area schools earned the Bronze Award, including the three Cary schools, Hunter Elementary, Swift Creek Elementary, Wildwood Forest Elementary in Raleigh; and Olive Chapel Elementary in Apex.

Each of the award winners received a framed  “AHA Brains and Bodies Award: Healthy Students Grow Here” certificate to display in their school as well as a gift card to be used towards wellness initiatives. Gold award winners also received a banner to hang in the school and resources for a school celebration.

“We are so impressed with the innovations and programs of all these winning schools,” said Laura Aiken, director of AHA and WakeMed Community Outreach. “What really set the Gold Award winners apart, though, is that they each have a Wellness Committee involving staff and parents and they are working hard to enforce their school wellness policy. That is really key in maintaining and sustaining a comprehensive approach to health and wellness in the schools.”

About Advocates for Health in Action (AHA)

AHA created the Brains and Bodies Award to recognize schools that are meeting and exceeding local wellness policies, including the WCPSS Wellness Policy.

AHA’s team of nutrition and physical activity experts scored and evaluated applications and conducted site visits at a number of schools that applied. All school applicants will receive feedback on the good work they are doing and the team’s recommendations for ongoing improvement at each school.