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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- We've posted scores and notes from Monday's high school action below. On our sports on Monday we featured baseball from the Laney-New Hanover game. Click the video icon to check it out.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE
CAPE FEAR ACADEMY DEFEATED ASHLEY 13-6

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS
TOPSAIL BEAT SWANSBORO 8-1
EAST DUPLIN DEFEATED NORTHSIDE 8-1
CAPE FEAR ACADEMY SHUTOUT HOGGARD 9-0

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LACROSSE
ASHLEY DEFEATED CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 21-16
PEYTON LECOMPTE HAD 8 GOALS FOR ASHLEY, ANNA CORCORAN HAD 8 GOALS FOR CFA

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER
DIXON SHUTOUT TOPSAIL 1-0
CAPE FEAR ACADEMY EDGED O'NEAL 3-2

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOFTBALL
TRASK BEAT MIDWAY 11-1

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
LANEY SHUTOUT NEW HANOVER 3-0
PETE WILDEBOER PITCHED A COMPLETE GAME FOR THE BUCS
DIXON BEAT ROSEWOOD 8-6
MIDWAY DEFEATED TRASK 11-1

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RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) - In pre-season soccer the Wilmington Hammerheads beat the Carolina Railhawks 2-1. The Hammerheads home opener will be Friday, April 19 at 7:30 against Antigua.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Gerald Henderson scored 27 points, Kemba Walker had 23 points and a career-high 13 assists and the Charlotte Bobcats defeated a New York Knicks team playing without Carmelo Anthony and a few others 106-95 on Monday night.

The victory was the second straight for the Bobcats, who pulled into a tie with Orlando for the worst record in the league.

The Knicks played only seven players, resting Anthony and others after wrapping up the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. Tyson Chandler, J.R. Smith, Raymond Felton, Amar'e Stoudemire, Marcus Camby and Kenyon Martin also did not play.

Walker and Henderson combined to shoot 20 of 31 from the field and go 7 of 7 from the foul line. The Bobcats shot 64 percent in the first three quarters to build a 17-point lead. They outrebounded the Knicks 37-25.

Chris Copeland led the Knicks with 32 points.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- The UNCW men have grabbed the top seed and the women are locked in as the No. 2 seed heading into this week's 2013 Colonial Athletic Association Tennis Championships in Williamsburg, Va.

The three-day event on the campus of William & Mary runs Friday through Saturday at the Millie West Tennis Facility not far from the cobblestone streets of Colonial Williamsburg.

UNCW's men are the No. 1 seed for the second time. In 2009, the Seahawks swept past Drexel, Old Dominion and VCU for their first CAA title in Norfolk, Va.

The men's championship gets under way early Friday with a pair of quarterfinal contests. Third-seeded James Madison meets No. 6 Hofstra at Noon, followed by No. 4 Drexel against No. 5 Delaware at 3 p.m.

The semifinals will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. with top-seeded UNCW taking on the Drexel-Delaware winner and No. 2 William & Mary facing the JMU-Hofstra winner. The championship match is set for 2 p.m. on Sunday.

"We're very pleased to be selected as the No. 1 seed," said sixth-year Head Coach Mait DuBois of 16-4 UNCW. "It's a credit to our players who have worked and competed very hard in the spring season. The seeding doesn't mean anything when the tournament starts, however.

"Although we haven't seen any of the other CAA schools this spring, we know there are many excellent teams in the field. We will focus on our preparation and do everything possible to be ready for our first match on Saturday."

The Seahawks are 18-24 lifetime in the CAA men's tourney and 14-14 since the seeding system began in 1997. UNCW has reached the championship match three of the last four years.

On the women's side, the action gets under way Friday with three quarterfinal matches. No. 2 UNCW battles No. 7 Hofstra and No. 3 James Madison takes on No. 6 Towson, both 9 a.m. matches. The final quarterfinal follows at Noon when No. 4 Delaware takes on No. 5 Drexel.

UNCW carries a 12-6 record into the tourney and has won six of its last seven decisions, including a 5-2 verdict over Charleston Southern last Sunday at the UNCW courts.

"We're pleased to earn the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament," said first-year UNCW coach Evan Clark. "We're excited to enter this phase of the season. We're well-prepared to make a run for the CAA championship. We know we have some tough challenges ahead and will take one match at a time."

The women's semifinals will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. as top-seeded William & Mary goes against the Delaware-Drexel winner and the winner of the UNCW-Hofstra match takes on the winner of the JMU-Towson match. The championship match is set for 10 a.m. on Sunday.

The Seahawks own a 9-20 overall tournament record and stand 8-17 since seedings began in 1997. This season marks the second straight year that UNCW's women have earned the No. 2 nod.

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- On Monday, UNCW returned to the national rankings following a series win over Delaware and a record of 26-11 and Mat Batts was honored for a third time as the Colonial Athletic Association's Pitcher-of-the-Week.
The Seahawks, who enter an eight-game road stretch, improved to 26-11 on the season with a series win against second-place Delaware and are ranked 25th in both Baseball America's and Perfect Game's rankings released Monday. It marks the first time that the program has been ranked since the 2009 season when it opened 17-3 and entered the NCBWA poll at 27th. Since that time the Seahawks have been receiving votes, but not in the rankings.
Leading the Seahawks charge in the series win against Delaware was Mat Batts, who was named CAA Pitcher-of-the-Week after holding the Blue Hens in check in his fourth straight complete game outing. Batts allowed a pair of solo home runs, but did not allow a baserunner past second for the whole game. He walked none and struck out eight, including the final two batters of the game. He set down the final 10 batters of the game in order and faced just four over the minimum. Delaware entered the series with the nation's second highest batting average and was leading the nation in slugging percentage.
UNCW also moved up to 40th nationally in total attendance following a strong weekend at Brooks Field. The Seahawks have drawn 26,612 spectators this season over 24 dates. UNCW has drawn 1,000 or more fans on 13 occasions this season.
The Seahawks begin their eight-game road stretch at East Carolina on Apr. 16 with a 6 p.m. start. They will then return to CAA play over the weekend with three games at George Mason beginning on Apr. 19 at 3 p.m.

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WILMINGTON, NC (SHARKS) -- The Wilmington Sharks announced the today the addition of Garrett Knock as the Media Relations Intern and Broadcaster.
Knock responsibilities will be highlighted by updating the website, press releases, social media and play-by-play for each home game during the summer. In addition, Knock will also travel with the team to away games tweeting game updates for the fans unable to catch the game.
"I am extremely excited to be working for the Sharks organization this summer," said Knock. "I have heard great things about the organization and the team and can't wait to get started."
Knock is currently attending Western Illinois University where he is working on his Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting, with a minor in Journalism. At WIU, Knock has broadcasted men's and women's soccer, women's basketball and softball. Prior to Western Illinois, he attended Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he spent two years broadcasting men's and women's basketball, volleyball, and baseball.
"Garrett is the quality of broadcaster and person we strive for every year," said Sharks general manager Pat Hutchins. "I feel confident he will bring the listening experience our fans are looking for during the summer. His ability and positive attitude will be an integral piece of us taking the Sharks' to the next level.
The Atkins, Iowa native enjoys being active and spending time with family and friends when he is not broadcasting. He played soccer, baseball, football, and ran cross-country in high school, and also has had experience working in radio for three years.
The Wilmington Sharks are a proud member of the Coastal Plain League, entering their 17th season in the nation's hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 17th season in 2013, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Furthermore, the CPL has had over 1,000 alumni drafted and 55 alums - including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander - make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to friend us on Facebook (at www.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow us via Twitter (as cpleague).

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