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Henderson earns All-American accolades with N.C. State swimming


By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Western Alamance alum Noah Henderson was part of two of North Carolina State’s All-American relays during the NCAA Division I men’s swimming and diving championships, which wrapped up Saturday in Minneapolis.

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The Wolfpack’s 200-yard freestyle relay placed third in 1 minute, 14.44 seconds and the team’s 400 freestyle relay was fourth in 2:47.09.

Henderson also earned All-American honorable mention by placing 10th in the 50 freestyle in 18.89 seconds. He was 27th in the 100 freestyle in 42.40 seconds.

N.C. State finished fifth in the team standings behind California, Arizona State, Texas and Indiana.

A senior with a season of eligibility remaining, Henderson was part of two All-American relays in 2021 and three All-American relays along with an individual All-American spot in 2022.


Former Southern player nabs baseball honors

Southern Alamance graduate Evan Sykes received conference and national recognition for a recent stretch for the Greensboro College baseball team.

Sykes, a freshman infielder, went 8-for-13 with a .688 on-base percentage across four games earlier this month. He was 3-for-4 with a double and a triple and drove in three runs against Lynchburg.

In a three-game sweep of Mary Baldwin in a USA South Conference series, Sykes belted two home runs and a double, scored six runs and drew two walks.

He was named Rookie of the Week in USA South and was named the Division III National Rookie of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

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