Published: Jan 18, 2013 05:36 PM
Modified: Jan 18, 2013 05:37 PM
Two football coaches with ties to the area have new jobs.
Cary High School coach Ben Kolstad accepted the head coaching position at Sanderson. Randy Ragland, a Fuquay-Varina native who quarterbacked the Bengals to the 1985 state title game, left his head coaching job at West Johnston for the top football post at Fairmont in Robeson County.
Ragland cited Fairmont’s small-town feel, which he said reminded him of growing up in Fuquay-Varina, as a major reason for the move.
Another former local football coach also made news recently. Former Athens Drive assistant Garron Warwick, now defensive coordinator at Fayetteville Jack Britt, will assist with the U-18 United States football team, which plays this summer.Bae, Ashworth all-state in golf
Athens Drive senior Sarah Bae and Fuquay-Varina sophomore Catherine Ashworth were among local players named to the N.C. all-state girls’ golf teams by the Carolinas Golf Association and the Tarheel Youth Golf Association.
Bae, the 4A state champion during the high school season, also was named the N.C. junior player of the year.
Ashworth made the second team, along with seventh-grader Jennifer Chang and eighth-grader Emilia Migliaccio, both Cary natives.
The winners will be honored Jan. 26 at the Pine Needles Resort in Southern Pines.Latimore gets traded
Former Middle Creek star Quincy Latimore has been traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates organization to the Cleveland Indians.
Latimore, 23, had been with the Pirates since being drafted out of high school in 2007, but has not made it past the AA level.Duvernay picks N.C. State
Cary junior Caleb Duvernay committed to play soccer at N.C. State.
Duvernay did not play for his high school last year, as he is a part of local U.S. Soccer Development Academy CASL Chelsea.
He is, however, ranked by TopDrawerSoccer.com as the second-best junior defender in the South region (10th-best in the nation). Duvernay has trained with the U.S. Soccer U-17 team.Falcons lead Wachovia Cup
At the end of the fall sports season, Green Hope is tops among 4A teams in the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s state Wachovia Cup. The state Wachovia Cup standings are based on postseason finishes in NCHSAA-sanctioned team sports.