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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- We've posted scores and notes from Friday's high school action below. On our 11 sports we showcased baseball from Shallotte, New Bern and Wilmington.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER
HOGGARD SHUTOUT LUMBERTON 6-0
UNION SHUTOUT TRASK 2-0
TOPSAIL BEAT RICHLANDS 2-1

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
WHITEVILLE SHUTOUT EAST BLADEN 10-0
WOLFPACK PITCHER ZACH PAIT THREW A FIVE INNING NO-HITTER
WEST BRUNSWICK SHUTOUT SOUTH COLUMBUS 6-0
ASHLEY BEAT NEW BERN 4-2
HOGGARD DEFEATED ROSE 2-1 IN 9 INNINGS
LANEY SHUTOUT NEW HANOVER 6-0
TRASK TRIMMED UNION 4-3
TOPSAIL DEFEATED RICHLANDS 14-4

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
WEST BRUNSWICK BEAT SOUTH COLUMBUS 9-1
WHITEVILLE EDGED EAST BLADEN 2-1
MALERIE LEVINER STRUCK OUT 10 FOR THE PACK
TRASK BEAT UNION 5-2
TOPSAIL DEFEATED RICHLANDS 14-1
KALEIGH BORDEAUX HAD 5 RBI'S FOR THE PIRATES

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LACROSSE
TOPSAIL BEAT NEW BERN 19-6
DAYNA ROGERS HAD 9 GOALS FOR THE PIRATES

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FULLERTON, CA (WWAY) -- LA Blues beat Wilmington Hammerheads 4-0 in USL Pro Soccer League game on Friday night.

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TEMPE, AZ (AP) - Not long after being selected with the seventh overall pick of the NFL draft, Jonathan Cooper was compared to Larry Allen, Randall McDaniel and Alan Faneca.

Cooper had yet to take an NFL snap, yet was being mentioned in the same sentence as two Hall of Famers and one who has a good chance of getting in as well.

The Arizona Cardinals believe Cooper has the skill set to join that lofty list.

An athletic 6-foot-2 and 311 pounds, Cooper has the strength to hold off rushers in passing protection, yet the agility to pull out in front of backs in the running game.

A four-year starter at North Carolina, Cooper was an Outland Trophy finalist and a consensus All-American.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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TOWSON, MD (UNCW) -– UNCW’s Luke Dunlap collected four hits and four runs batted in, both career-highs, as the Seahawks topped host Towson, 10-5, in Colonial Athletic Association baseball on Friday at Schuerholz Park.
The Seahawks, who have won their last six overall and seventh consecutive road game, improved to 32-11 with the road win and 13-2 in the league. The Tigers, meanwhile, fell to 19-21 overall and 9-7 in the CAA. TU also extended its losing skid to four games.
Dunlap raised his batting average to .379 with his 4-for-4 outing at the plate and extended his career-long hitting streak to 13 games. Michael Bass, who entered the game fourth in the nation in batting average, also pushed his batting average to .441 with three more hits.
UNCW starter Mat Batts (7-2) earned the win, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings. Justin Livengood earned his second save of the season.
Mike Volpe suffered the loss for Towson after allowing eight runs, seven earned, on nine hits and five walks in five and 2/3 innings. His eight runs allowed were a season-high for him.
Hunter Bennett added three hits for the Tigers, who rallied late with three runs in the seventh and a run in the eighth.
Matt Keeler had two hits for UNCW and Corey Dick belted a two-run homer in the first inning, his fifth round tripper of the season.
Next up: The two teams continue their series on Saturday with a 2 p.m. start.
How it happened: UNCW got off to a quick start with three runs in the first inning. Bass singled to open the game with a single, stole second and scored one batter later on Dunlap’s single through the right side. Dick followed with line drive homer to right that scored Dunlap. The Seahawks never trailed in the game.
Inside the numbers: Luke Dunlap went 3-for-3 in RISP … UNCW placed its leadoff hitter on base in 6-of-9 innings and four of those runners came around to score … TU landed its leadoff hitter on base in just 2-of-9 innings, including Batts going 2-for-7 … Towson was just 4-for-15 with runners on base.
Notes: While Dunlap extended his hitting streak to 13 games, Ryan LaGrange pushed his career-long streak to 12 games … Michael Bass now has reached base safely in 39 consecutive games … Bass also posted his team-best 18th multiple-hit game this season … For Mat Batts, he won his third straight outing … UNCW is now 11-4 on the road and 22-2 when scoring first.

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SOUTHPORT, NC (UNCW) -– Payne McLeod carded a one-over-73 in the opening round as UNCW joins three schools within three shots of first-round leader Drexel at the Colonial Athletic Association championships on Friday at the Reserve Club of St. James Plantation.
Drexel recorded a 15-over-par 303 in the first round to take the early lead. William & Mary is second at 304 followed by the Seahawks (305) and fourth-place James Madison (306). UNCW is the reigning two-time defending champions.
James Braunsberg of Drexel and William & Mary’s Alex Hicks were the only two golfers to fashioned under-par scores, as both are tied for the medalist lead with one-under-71’s. Christopher Crawford of Drexel finished the opening round even and is in third, followed by McLeod in fourth. Three golfers are tied for fifth entering Saturday’s second round.
UNCW junior Stefan Brewer is tied for 10th at four-over.
The Seahawks tee off in the second round beginning at 9:45 a.m.

UNCW scores: 4. Payne McLeod (73); T10. Stefan Brewer (76); T12. Ryan Nagy (77); T17. Thomas Bass (79); T17. Josh Woodfox (79).

Top-10: T1. James Braunsberg (Drexel) 71; T1. Alex Hicks (W&M) 71; 3. Christopher Crawford (Drexel) 72; 4. Payne McLeod (UNCW) 73; T5. Jeremy Wells (W&M) 74; T5. Ryan Wince (JMU) 74; T5. Braden Shattuck (Delaware) 74; T8. Sam Stewart (Towson) 75; T8. Rich Leeper (JMU) 75; T10. Stefan Brewer (UNCW) 76; T10. Ben Conroy (Delaware) 76.

Team Results: 1. Drexel 303; 2. William & Mary 304; 3. UNCW 305; 4. James Madison 306; 5. Delaware 309; 6. Towson 317; 7. Hofstra 332.

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UNCW sports

I have been following UNCW sports and looking at box scores.
Unfortunately we are at a time now that if, IF, UNCW sports disappeared who would notice?
Baseball averages 1000 attendees - many of whom are students
Basketball is popular.
But tennis, golf, softball all seem to be attracting fewer and fewer fans.
This is not a popular position but I am convinced that at some point in time the Republicans will look at the UNC System and realize that with the exception of UNC-CH and NC State most schools lose a tremendous amount of money in their sports departments. There are no big TV contracts for UNCW or UNCW Asheville.

Because of low attendance, poor alumni and booster club support I fear that at some point in time many of the sports at UNCW will become pay as you go for the participants and they will back off charging ALL students a fee for athletics. This will make playing some college level sports at UNCW very expensive for the athletes, unfortunately.
But when you see 75 attendees at a swim meet or tennis match you just have to ask yourself - who would miss these events if they were gone?

Vog

NHHS Baseball?

We will never win conference with who we have leading us. 1st to keep players in the lineup that are hitting .136 with 18plus errors. but their parents perform well in scheduling parties for the coaches.

2nd bringing up freshman from JV to play varsity that were struggling at JV. And now havent had a hit in 20 at bats. 1 for 21 on season. Parents set up fishing charters for other players to get chosen attention or give out free car repairs. Cleaning services etc..

3rd play your best players more talent on the bench a lot of the games than in the field...

Foy and his crew please leave asap. you have proven you can't and won't win the way you do things

NHHS Baseball

Amen!

NHHS?

I am a NHHS graduate and former player. I haven't heard anything positive about the program under the current coaching. I can't believe they haven't had a winning season but once in ten years. I know dozens of former players from NHHS and other schools that say. "If they can't win with the talent they have coming up, they just can't win. It sounds like some good ol little league Daddy Ball going on.....

Whatever the case the baseball program is clouded with poor judgement of talent, if all of what we are hearing is untrue! Either way Black and Orange need a change or enjoy being at the bottom!

Brewster and Hardee wouldn't put up with the parents bullying coaches! That's why we won!

Take note! Stop with excuses please!

NHHS? Lol

At least you guys have a good football program and basketball. We got nothing except girls sports.

You know some parents ain't gone let they babies have to compete if they can step in for them. Best fix those problems there!