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CHARLESTON, SC (UNCW) -– Rising senior Lori Beth Adams carded an even par 71 on Tuesday to advance to the match play portion of the 2013 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Charleston.
Adams finished the stroke play portion of the championship with a 36-hole total of two-over-par 144 (73-71) to earn a share of 16th place. She will face Cal State Northridge junior Clariss Guce in the first round of match play Wednesday at 9:40 a.m.
Playing in the afternoon wave of the 156-player event, Adams began the round on the back nine with bogeys on the 13th and 17th holes to open with a two-over par 37. On the front, Adams would bogey the 1st hole to move to three-over before recording a birdie on three of the final six holes, including the 7th and 8th, to rally for an even-par 71.
Japan’s Yumi Matsubara fired a seven-under-par 64 on Tuesday to claim the stroke play title with a two-round total of 135 (71-64). Matsubara finished five strokes ahead of three players, including first-round leader Allisen Corpuz.
WILMINGTON, NC (SHARKS) — The Wilmington Sharks will start postseason play on Wednesday night at home against the Peninsula Pilots in the first round of the Petitt Cup Playoffs with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Post 10 goes into the SE Regionals Baseball Tournament as the state champs from North Carolina. We’ve posted the pairings for the first day of the tournament below:
SE Regionals – American Legion Baseball
Thursday Aug 8th
Bessemer Post 149 (AL) vs Campbellsville Post 82 (KY)
Jacksonville Post 88 (FL) vs Albemarle Post 74 (VA)
Irmo/Chapin Post 193 (SC) vs Wilmington Post 10 (NC)
Rockdale Post 77 (GA) vs Randolph County Post 45 (NC)
All games will be played in Asheboro, NC
Click the play video icon to see interviews with some of the Post 10 players at Tuesday’s baseball practice.
CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — The Bobcats and new free agent pickup Al Jefferson open the 2013-14 season Oct. 30 on the road against James Harden and the Houston Rockets.
The league announced schedules Tuesday. Charlotte’s home opener is Nov. 1 against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Three of the Bobcats’ first four games are on the road followed by nine of their next 13 at home.
Charlotte’s 82-game slate features 19 weekend home dates – 10 on Fridays and nine on Saturdays.
The Bobcats, who finished 21-61 last season, will make two appearances on NBA TV – against the New York Knicks on Nov. 8 and Chicago Bulls on Jan. 25 – both home games.
Charlotte will host reigning league MVP LeBron James and the defending NBA champion Miami Heat on Nov. 16 and Jan. 18.
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TAMPA, FL (USL PRO) -– USL PRO named its Team of the Week for Week 20 of the season on Tuesday, with Pittsburgh Riverhounds defender Rich Costanzo earning Player of the Week honors after leading his side to a pair of victories in Florida. The Riverhounds captain had the game-winning goal in a win against VSI Tampa Bay FC, and then played the full 90 minutes as Pittsburgh shut out Orlando City to put itself firmly in the middle of the USL PRO playoff picture.
Needing a win to move even with Tampa Bay on Friday night, Pittsburgh trailed at halftime, but came out with a renewed energy to start the second half. It was rewarded with an equalizer in the 54th minute through Robert Vincent. Costanzo then gave his side the lead, making a strong run through the midfield before making his way into the right side of the penalty area and slotting his finish into the left corner of the net.
Costanzo also put in a strong performance on Saturday night as the Riverhounds took a 1-0 victory against Orlando City, which marked a second consecutive shutout of the Lions by Pittsburgh. Michael Green also put in a strong performance for the Riverhounds, and joined Costanzo on the Team of the Week for his efforts.
Wilmington and Harrisburg also had two players selected to the Team of the Week, with the Hammerheads’ Kyle Greig and Phil Tuttle both earning selection after a pair of victories to keep their playoff hopes alive. Greig scored in both of Wilmington’s victories against Charleston and Dayton, while Tuttle had a six-save shutout as the Hammerheads edged the Dutch Lions 1-0.
Harrisburg’s Lucky Mkosana earned a berth on the Team of the Week for the third consecutive week as he extended his goal-scoring streak to five games. Mkosana scored in both the City Islanders’ 3-1 win against Phoenix Wednesday night, and also in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Los Angeles. He is joined by Matt Bahner, who scored his first professional goal in Harrisburg’s win against the Wolves.
Los Angeles’ Matt Fondy completed the attacking trio on the Team of the Week after his game-tying goal against Harrisburg, while Charleston’s Mike Azira led a quartet of midfielders as he scored twice in the Battery’s 5-2 victory that ended Richmond’s hopes of an undefeated regular season.
The Kickers’ Nate Robinson was also selected after a standout performance in his side’s 1-0 win against Charlotte on Friday night, while Orlando’s Christian Duke earned his place after scoring the game-winning goal against Tampa Bay on Sunday night. Dayton’s Greg Preciado rounded out the team with the final defensive spot after his goal began the Dutch Lions’ fight-back to earn a 3-1 win against Rochester on Friday night.
WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– The UNCW women’s soccer program has been picked to finish third in the upcoming Colonial Athletic Association regular season, according to the annual preseason coaches poll released Tuesday.
Defending tournament champion Hofstra received six first-place votes and 61 total points to narrowly edge out defending regular-season champion William and Mary, which earned the other three first-place votes and had 59 total points. Only four points separated third through sixth place in the poll with the Seahawks (40 points) selected third followed by James Madison (39), Drexel (37) and Northeastern (36). Rounding out the poll were Delaware (29), CAA newcomer College of Charleston (12) and Towson (11).
The most improved team in the nation last season, the Seahawks posted a 12-7-3 overall record in 2012 and advanced to the title game of the CAA Women’s Soccer Championship for the second time in four seasons.
Veteran coach Paul Cairney returns six starters from last season’s squad, including Third-Team All-CAA performers junior Stephanie Bronson (5 G, 3 A) and sophomore Maddie McCormick (8 G, 3 A). Sophomore Lindsey Byrne (3 A), an All-Rookie Team selection last season, also returns to the lineup.
The CAA has had five different teams capture the league title over the past five years. The conference has placed multiple teams in the NCAA Tournament field in 15 of the past 20 seasons.
COLUMBUS, GA (WWAY) — Bossier City, LA eliminated the Columbus County 13 year old Dixie Boys 11-8 in World Series play in Columbus, GA late Monday night. Both Columbus County losses were to the Louisiana team. Donald Ray Bass, Derrell Hammonds, and Shayne Wright’s team finished 2-2 in the Dixie Junior World Series.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The high school football regular season is not far away. Here at WWAY we’re getting ready for our pre-season coverage. We’ll be starting our “Two-A_Days” high school football coverage on Monday, August 12.
We’ve listed a schedule below of our pre-season coverage plans:
Monday, August 12
6pm on WWAY – Pender Patriots
11pm on WWAY – Topsail Pirates
Tuesday, August 13
6pm on WWAY – Coverage from the BB&T football news conference
11pm on WWAY – Coverage from the BB&T football news conference
Wednesday, August 14
6pm on WWAY – East Columbus Gators
11pm on WWAY – East Bladen Eagles
Thursday, August 15
6pm on WWAY – West Bladen Knights
11pm on WWAY – West Columbus Vikings
Friday, August 16
5, 5:30 and 6pm – Live on-site coverage during the news from the BB&T Jamboree at Legion Stadium
11pm – 2013 debut of WWAY’s 5th Quarter
Sunday, August 18
6pm on WWAY – Trask Titans
11pm on WWAY – North Brunswick Scorpions
Monday, August 19
6pm on WWAY – South Brunswick Cougars
11pm on WWAY – Ashley Screaming Eagles
Tuesday, August 20
6pm on WWAY – West Brunswick Trojans
11pm on WWAY – Hoggard Vikings
Wednesday, August 21
6pm on WWAY – Whiteville Wolfpack
11pm on WWAY – Laney Buccaneers
Thursday, August 22
6pm on WWAY – South Columbus Stallions
11pm on WWAY – New Hanover Wildcats
Friday, August 23
11pm on WWAY – Start of 2013 regular season. Check out WWAY’s 5th Quarter