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WEDNESDAY NIGHT HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD
WHITEVILLE 7 - WEST COLUMBUS 0
EAST COLUMBUS 7 - SOUTH COLUMBUS 2
NORTHSIDE 1 - NORTH BRUNSWICK 0 IN OT
WHITEVILLE 6 - EAST COLUMBUS 0
EAST DUPLIN 3 - DIXON 0
SOUTH COLUMBUS 7 - WEST COLUMBUS 1
UNION 7 - WEST BLADEN 3
Goals: Union - Rodolfo Sandoval 2, Cesar Cardenas 2, Fabian Subias Cruz, Isaias Camps, Chayanne Lopez. West Bladen - Clay Allen 3.
Records: Union 7-3-1 overall, 5-3 Four County 1A/2A Conference; West Bladen 4-8, 1-7
WHITEVILLE 3 - WEST COLUMBUS 0
SOUTH COLUMBUS 3 - EAST COLUMBUS 0
SWANSBORO 3 - DIXON 1
EAST DUPLIN 3 - PENDER 1, EAST DUPLIN IMPROVES TO 15-0 ON THE SEASON
ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) - Bobcats assistant coach Mark Price says fixing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's jump shot is akin to performing major reconstructive surgery: It's going to take some time.
Price says, "There are a lot of different areas that need some work."
Price was one of the NBA's best shooters during his 13-year career, which is why Bobcats owner Michael Jordan hired him in to correct Kidd-Gilchrist's flawed mechanics. The former Kentucky star's shortcomings include not squaring his shoulders to the basket, turning his elbow in when he shoots and releasing the ball on his descent rather than his ascent.
It's still early in the tutelage process, but Kidd-Gilchrist has proven to be an eager understudy, saying "I want to get better at this game. I want to be an All-Star at some point."
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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Things are starting to feel normal for Virginia Tech again.
The Hokies are winning behind a dominating defense and just enough offense, and have already taken one big step toward another ACC Atlantic Division title with an impressive victory against Georgia Tech.
But even with struggling North Carolina (1-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) coming to Lane Stadium, Logan Thomas and the rest of the Hokies (4-1, 1-0) aren't ready to declare the program restored.
Thomas says the team's four-game winning streak and triumph against the Yellow Jackets is "a good start," but also notes that the Hokies beat Georgia Tech in their opener last year before going into a nosedive. They lost six of eight in one stretch and staggered to a 7-6 finish, their worst record in 20 years.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) - Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe is trying to solve the riddle of how to turn his players' hard work into onfield production.
The Demon Deacons (2-3, 0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) have struggled to find consistent offensive success and battled slow starts all season. Grobe says the team is working hard but "we're just not getting anything out of it."
Wake Forest heads into Saturday's home game with North Carolina State after a 56-7 loss at No. 3 Clemson.
Beating the Wolfpack at home could certainly help. Wake Forest has won five straight meetings at BB&T Field and seven of eight dating back to 1997.
That's part of Wake Forest's overall 31-10 record against instate opponents under Grobe, including 22-10 against ACC members Duke, N.C. State and North Carolina.
RALEIGH, NC (AP) - North Carolina State says key freshman Anthony "Cat" Barber is being held out of practice with a concussion.
Team spokesman Joshua Rattray issued a statement Wednesday saying the point guard was hurt during practice Tuesday when he collided with teammate T.J. Warren during a loose-ball scramble.
He is being evaluated under the school's concussion protocol, and is under the supervision of N.C. State's athletic training staff and team doctors.
Barber was a McDonald's All-American last season and is considered the top recruit for an N.C. State team that returns just three scholarship players who saw the court last season.
LOUISBURG, NC (CFCC) - Cape Fear Community College 1 Louisburg College 1 (20T) Freshman Mid-fielder Myles Strickland (Ashley HS) scored with 4 minutes left in regulation off an assist from Ed Lytle, to tie nationally ranked Louisburg College. Louisburg scored first in the 44th minute. Record 8-3-2 5-2-2 Region X. Next game Saturday away at Patrick Henry Communitty College.
CLEVELAND, OH (AP) -- CLEVELAND (AP) - Alex Cobb dodged trouble for nearly seven innings and the Tampa Bay Rays pitched their way to another must-have win on the road, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-0 on Wednesday night in the AL wild-card game.
Cobb, who missed a chunk of the regular season after he was hit in the head by a line drive, quieted a thundering Cleveland crowd and ended the Indians' unexpected season.
Delmon Young homered in the third inning off rookie Danny Salazar as the Rays, playing in their third city over four days, advanced to face the AL East champion Boston Red Sox in the division series starting Friday.
Cobb's comeback in August from his frightening injury helped stabilize the Rays, who have spent the past two weeks winning crucial games to make the postseason for the fourth time in six years.
CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) - Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he expects rookie running back Kenjon Barner to see his first action Sunday when Carolina visits the Arizona Cardinals.
Barner impressed in training camp with his breakaway speed, but a sprained foot sidelined him for the first month of the season. The sixth-round pick from Oregon returned to full practice this week.
Rivera says he'll use Barner as a "scat back" and hopes he'll be able to take some of the load off starter DeAngelo Williams. The 30-year-old Williams has carried the ball 62 times in three games.
Rivera says Barner has "home run potential when he's in open space."
Barner isn't the only Panther who benefited from the bye week rest. Cornerbacks Josh Thomas and James Dockery also returned to practice this week.
WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- A revamped UNCW men's basketball squad visited with area print, electronic and on-line media late Wednesday during the team's annual "Media Day" festivities at Trask Coliseum.
The Seahawks and fourth-year head coach Buzz Peterson officially begin practice on Sept. 27 in preparation for a challenging slate of 31 games in 2013-14. A total of 31 individual interviews were conducted Wednesday with the Seahawk players and coaches under the new lighting scheme in Trask Coliseum.
The UNCW men face in-state opponent Belmont Abbey in an exhibition game Oct. 30 and battle Methodist in another tune-up on Nov. 3 before the regular season opener Nov. 8 at Big Ten Conference power Iowa at black-and-yellow clad Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.
The Seahawks return five of their top six scorers from one year ago, including backcourt mates Chris Dixon (9.8 ppg) and Craig Ponder (8.5 ppg). Junior Cedrick Williams will anchor the inside play after collecting 6.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in his second season with the club.
Season tickets for UNCW's 14 home games are still available by calling the UNCW Athletic Ticket Office at 910-962-3233 or visiting UNCWsports.com.