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TUESDAY NIGHT HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD

FIELD HOCKEY
CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 3 - JORDAN 1

GIRLS TENNIS
CROATAN 9 - NORTH BRUNSWICK 0

BOYS SOCCER
HOGGARD 5 - ASHLEY 3
NEW HANOVER 2 - LANEY 0 * Click icon to see video
CHRIS DAVIS SCORED BOTH GOALS

VOLLEYBALL - WHITEVILLE 3 - LORIS 0
VOLLEYBALL - TOPSAIL 3 - WEST BRUNSWICK 0
VOLLEYBALL - PENDER 3 - WEST BLADEN 0
VOLLEYBALL - TRASK 3 - EAST BLADEN 0
VOLLEYBALL - NEW HANOVER 3 - LANEY 1 * Click icon to see video
25-12, (16-25), 25-16, 27-25
Leading Players for the Wildcats:
Kassie McRostie: 17 kills, 8 blocks, 2 aces, 9 digs
Emily Kirkby: 8 kills, 4 aces, 14 digs
Sarah Jonkheer: 8 kills, 6 blocks, 2 aces
Erica Vohwinkel: 31 assists, 23 digs, 1 kill
Anna Fisher: 2 kills, 2 aces, 16 digs

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) - The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of September 10, 2013, first-place votes in parentheses, records and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers:

Class 4-A
1. Charlotte Mallard Creek (13) (3-0) 130 1
2. Scotland (3-0) 106 3
3. Charlotte Independence (3-0) 96 4
4. Richmond County (3-0) 95 2
5. Matthews Butler (2-1) 68 7
6. East Forsyth (3-0) 64 5
7. Durham Hillside (2-0) 63 6
8. Raleigh Leesville Road (2-0) 24 8
9. Charlotte Catholic (2-1) 23 9
10. West Mecklenburg (3-0) 14 NR
(tie) Cornelius Hough (3-0) 14 NR
Others receiving 10 or more points: None.

Class 3-A
1. Havelock (12) (3-0) 129 1
2. Northern Guilford (2-0) 109 2
3. Belmont South Point (1) (3-0) 105 3
4. Lawndale Burns (3-0) 88 4
5. Asheville Erwin (3-0) 59 5
6. South Iredell (3-0) 45 6
7. Concord (2-0) 33 7
8. Western Alamance (3-0) 28 8
9. Jacksonville (3-0) 22 NR
10. Orange County (3-0) 20 NR
Others receiving 10 or more points: Central Cabarrus 17.

Class 2-A
1. East Lincoln (10) (3-0) 123 1
2. Reidsville (1) (3-0) 111 2
3. Carrboro (3-0) 90 3
4. Elizabeth City Northeastern (1) (3-0) 82 4
5. Monroe (3-0) 81 5
6. North Rowan (3-0) 74 6
7. Southwest Onslow (2-1) 37 8
8. Madison County (3-0) 27 9
9. Washington (1) (2-1) 19 NR
10. Kinston (2-1) 13 7
Others receiving 10 or more points: None.

Class 1-A
1. Warsaw Kenan (11) (3-0) 119 1
2. Swain County (3-0) 105 2
3. Plymouth (1) (2-0) 88 3
4. Tarboro (2-1) 74 4
5. Robbinsville (3-0) 73 5
6. East Surry (3-0) 65 6
7. Wallace-Rose Hill (2-1) 49 7
8. West Montgomery (2-1) 29 10
9. Northampton (3-0) 11 NR
10. Lakewood (Salemburg) (2-1) 10 NR
Others receiving 10 or more points: None.

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

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Note: Jay Ross is a Wilmington resident, a New Hanover High graduate and a graduate of East Carolina University. Ross was released by the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday. See more in an article from the Associated Press below.

ORCHARD PARK, NY (AP) - The Buffalo Bills have promoted cornerback Johnny Adams from the practice squad to the active roster.

Adams, a rookie free agent out of Michigan State, joined the Bills' practice squad on Sept. 2. He was released by the Houston Texans in late July and spent training camp with the Indianapolis Colts.

Buffalo made the move after second-year cornerback Ron Brooks had foot surgery Tuesday. He was injured in the Bills' 23-21 Week 1 loss to New England.

The Bills already were playing without top cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who has a broken wrist.

The team released defensive lineman Jay Ross on Tuesday to make room for Adams. Defensive back Brandon Smith was signed to the practice squad.

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

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The 4th Annual United Way Fall Fundraiser presented by the Corning Disc League will be held on Saturday, September 14th at Castle Hayne Park in New Hanover County. Registration will start at 8am. The one-day, two-round tourney begins around 9:15am.

FIVE DIVISIONS
1. Open/Pro
2. Women
3. Youth (14 and under)
4. Amateurs
5. CUS1 - Recreational/Novice

Open/Pro and Amateurs will play a modified layout called "Reverse the Payne".
Rec/Novice, Women and Youth will play a slightly shorter Par 3 "Reverse the Payne" layout.
Pros will be awarded cash based on 50% of Pro registrations.
Ams, Rec/Novice, Women's and Youth Division winners will be awarded Gift Cards and prizes from local Sponsors.

Registration for the event is $25 and includes: 2 Champ Innova Glow discs, Drawstring Bag, and a water bottle. The first 75 paid Registrations receive player packs.
The field is limited to 90 players, however only the first 75 paid Registrations receive player packs. Open to all age and skill levels. Multiple prizes will be awarded.
All proceeds to benefit the Cape Fear United Way!

For information, email calkinbj@corning.com or check out this website: http://www.corningdiscleague.com/

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BALTIMORE, MD (WWAY) -- A former Whiteville High School pitcher has won top honors in the Baltimore Orioles Minor League system.

Pitcher Mike Wright won the Jim Palmer Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award. He went 11-3 with a 3.26 ERA in 143 2/3 innings at Double-A Bowie. He also made one start with Triple-A Norfolk and turned in 6 2/3 scoreless innings.

The Orioles picked him in the third round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of East Carolina.

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COLUMBUS, OH (AP) -— The United States clinched its seventh straight World Cup appearance, beating Mexico 2-0 Tuesday night on second-half goals by Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan before a raucous red-white-and-blue-clad crowd that stood and chanted from start to finish.

After withstanding Mexican pressure for the first 20 minutes, the U.S. settled in the match and got the breakthrough in the 49th minute when Johnson outjumped defender Diego Reyes to meet Donovan’s corner kick 8 yards out and head the ball past frozen goalkeeper Jesus Corona.

With Mexican shifting to an offense-minded 3-4-3 formation, the U.S. scored in the 78th following a throw in when Mix Diskerud threaded the ball across the middle. Clint Dempsey got the slightest of touches as he slid into the goalmouth, and Donovan poked the ball in from 2 yards.

The U.S. (5-2-1) moved into first place in the North and Central American and Caribbean finals with 16 points, one ahead of Costa Rica (4-1-3), which was held to a 1-1 tie at last-place Jamaica and also clinched.

“Obviously this is a huge, huge evening for all of us,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “It’s a huge milestone whenever you make it to a World Cup.”

The top three teams qualify, and the U.S. had to wait an hour after the final whistle to learn it was assured of a spot in the 32-nation field for Brazil next June. But when Honduras (3-3-2) held on for a 2-2 tie against Panama (1-2-5) in Tegucigalpa, the Americans had grabbed a berth with two games to spare.

“We’re continuing the growth of the game here in the sport, we’re improving, getting better and we’ve got to make sure we do well in Brazil to keep it going,” Dempsey said.

Mexico (1-2-5) dropped into fifth on goal difference and seems likely at best headed to a playoff against Oceania champion New Zealand.

U.S. players, many carrying large American flags on sticks, celebrated their win with a lap around the field, saluting the crowd the whole way. Then they went to the locker room to wait out the Honduras game. About 1,000 fans stuck around to watch on the videoboard, chanting for Honduras.

Following wins over Mexico in qualifiers by identical 2-0 scores at Columbus Crew Stadium in 2001, 2005 and 2009, the U.S. Soccer Federation picked the same venue for this year’s match. The capacity crowd of 24,584 taunted the Mexicans with chants of “Dos a cero!” and “You’re not going to Brazil!”

Fans were so loud during “The Star-Spangled Banner” that anthem singer Kayleigh Schofield was forced to alter her tempo to match that of the crowd.

Johnson nearly scored off Donovan’s cross in the third minute of the second half, but the pass was just ahead of him.

A minute later, the U.S. took just its second corner kick of the match. Jermaine Jones and Johnson both broke in from behind the penalty spot, and Mexico was slow to react as Johnson scored in 12th goal in 21 qualifying appearances. He was mobbed by teammates near the U.S. bench as fans set off a smoke bomb.

Donovan’s goal, increasing his national team record to 57, set off a nonstop singalong for the closing minutes of the match.

“I’m proud of this team. I’m proud to be a part of it,” Donovan said. “These guys put in a lot of hard work over the last two years and to have an opportunity in front of a crowd like this to qualify is pretty special.”

Dempsey missed a penalty kick in second-half injury time, just before the final whistle.

Dealing with an injury to midfielder Michael Bradley and yellow-card suspensions of defender Matt Besler, midfielder Geoff Cameron and forward Jozy Altidore, U.S. Klinsmann had to make several changes from Friday’s 3-1 loss at Costa Rica.

Fabian Johnson shifted from midfield to the back line, and Clarence Goodson was among four new starters, joined by midfielders Kyle Beckerman and Alejandro Bedoya, and forward Eddie Johnson. Fabian Johnson strained his left hamstring and was replaced by Michael Parkhurst for the start of the second half.

Mexico dominated the first 20 minutes of the opening half and the last five, forcing goalkeeper Tim Howard to make several sprawling saves.

The first came seven minutes in, when American left back DaMarcus Beasley scuffed a clearance and nearly put the ball in his own goal.

Howard made a diving parry on Christian Gimenez in the 19th, and then two minutes later pushed Gimenez’s free kick over the crossbar. Howard was forced into another diving save on Giovani Dos Santos in the 44th, and then dived to knock a header over the line in injury time after Bedoya pulled down Dos Santos with a sliding tackle, earning a yellow card.

The first good U.S. chance was when Donovan’s free kick was knocked down Omar Gonzalez in the 14th, and Jermaine Jones volleyed over the crossbar.

Eddie Johnson’s header off Donovan’s corner kick was saved by Corona in the 32nd.

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I'm rooting for you. Keep

I'm rooting for you. Keep your chin up.

Stay positive Jay Ross :-)

Stay positive Jay Ross :-) your day is coming!!! you are a awesome young man... and I believe in you. I will keep you and your family in prayer.. Lots of Love!!!!