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WWAY's Thursday night sports - October 11

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THURSDAY NIGHT HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD

BOYS SOCCER
LEJEUNE 5 - PENDER 2
EAST DUPLIN 7 - NORTH BRUNSWICK 1
CLINTON 10 - WHITEVILLE 1
HOGGARD 7 - WEST BRUNSWICK 1
WALLACE-ROSE HILL 9 - WEST BLADEN 0
CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 5 - VILLAGE CHRISTIAN 0

VOLLEYBALL
VILLAGE CHRISTIAN 3 - CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 0
NEW HANOVER 3 - SOUTH BRUNSWICK 0
EAST DUPLIN 3 - DIXON 0
ASHLEY 3 - LANEY 0
HOGGARD 3 - WEST BRUNSWICK 0
EAST BLADEN 3 - UNION 1
WEST BLADEN 3 - MIDWAY 0, KNIGHTS CLINCH TOP 2-A SPOT IN CONFERENCE
PENDER 3 - WALLACE-ROSE HILL 0, PATRIOTS CLINCH FOUR COUNTY TITLE

GIRLS TENNIS
MARTA RIOS OF NEW HANOVER WINS THE 4-A MIDEASTERN CONFERENCE SINGLES TITLE
FRANCA BUFFALINO OF TOPSAIL WINS THE 3-A MIDEASTERN CONFERENCE SINGLES TITLE

Singles:
Finals:
#2 seed Marta Rios Peris(NHHS) def #1 seed Melanie Post(Hoggard) 6-1, 6-1

#4 seed Mackenzie Barker(NHHS) def #3 seed Kendall Hanks(Laney) 6-2, 7-6(7-1)

Doubles:
Finals:
#2 seed Louisa Cone/Hayley Meier(Laney) def Taylor Walicki/Campbell Cooper(NHHS) 3-6, 2-5(def- Cooper/Walicki)

#4 seed Anna Porcelli/Susie Schoolfield(Laney) def Lucy Watkins/Elle Edwards(NHHS) 6-0, 6-0

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Week number eight of the high school football season will kick off on Friday. Click the play video icon to see our preview of Friday's action.

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OAKLAND, CA (AP) - Justin Verlander pitched another Game 5 gem in Oakland while carrying a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, and Miguel Cabrera homered to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Athletics 3-0 Thursday night and back into the AL championship series.

Joaquin Benoit retired Seth Smith on a fly ball with two on in the ninth to close out the deciding game of their division series. The Tigers became the first team to reach the ALCS in three straight years since the New York Yankees from 1998-2001.

Game 1 is Saturday in Boston. The Tigers went 4-3 against the Red Sox this year.

Verlander gave up a clean, two-out single to Yoenis Cespedes in the seventh to end his chance at the third no-hitter in postseason history. The hit hardly fazed him, however.

Verlander made it a postseason-record 30 straight scoreless innings against one team. He struck out 10 in eight innings.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes to Brandon Marshall, and Tim Jennings had two of the Chicago Bears' three interceptions against Eli Manning in a 27-21 victory over the winless New York Giants on Thursday night.

The Bears (4-2) snapped a two-game slide following a 3-0 start. New York is 0-6 for the first time since the 1976 team dropped its first nine, a stunning turn for a franchise that won the Super Bowl two years ago.

Cutler and Marshall were in tune early on, connecting for two touchdowns, and Jennings ran an interception back 48 yards as Chicago built a 24-14 halftime lead.

The Bears were up by 13 when New York's Brandon Jacobs ran it in from the 1 in the closing seconds of the third after Jennings got called for interference against Hakeem Nicks near the goal line. That cut it to 27-21, but Jennings made up for it in a big way when he picked off an overthrown pass by Manning intended for tight end Brandon Myers at the 12 with 1:54 left in the game.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Nathan Gerbe scored the tiebreaking goal at 6:59 of the third period, Anton Khudobin stopped 30 shots and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 Thursday night.

Elias Lindholm and former Capital Alexander Semin also scored for the Hurricanes, now 25-2-4 over the past nine seasons against Washington when scoring at least three goals.

Jason Chimera and Alex Ovechkin had goals for the Capitals, who took four of five from Carolina last season. Ovechkin has seven points (five goals, two assists), the most he's had after four games since 2010.

Washington had a power play over the final 26 seconds and pulled goaltender Braden Holtby, but Khudobin withstood the late charge.

The Capitals went 0 for 5 with the extra man after converting six of 12 power-play opportunities during their first three games.

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CONCORD, NC (AP) - Jeff Gordon won the pole Thursday night for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Gordon turned a lap at 194.308 mph to edge Kevin Harvick for his ninth pole at Charlotte, the second most in track history.

Greg Biffle qualified third for the Saturday night race, Jimmie Johnson was fourth, and Kasey Kahne - who held the lead for most of the night - was fifth.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrated his 39th birthday by qualifying sixth for his 500th Sprint Cup start. Ryan Newman was seventh, followed by Juan Pablo Montoya, Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch.

Gordon enters the weekend fourth in the Chase standings, 32 points behind leader Matt Kenseth with six races left. Kenseth qualified 20th.

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LELAND, NC (WWAY) -- North Brunswick defensive lineman Jabril Robinson has been named to the North Carolina roster for December's NC-SC Shrine Bowl high school football game. Robinson made a verbal commitment to play at Clemson several months ago.

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– Junior backstroke standout Valtteri Halonen was named Colonial Athletic Association Swimmer-of-the-Week after an impressive performance against Tennessee in the season opener.

Halonen, the reigning CAA Champion in the 200 Backstroke, won the same event against the Vols with a time of 1:54.75. He added a third-place finish in the 100 Back and swam on UNCW’s third-place 200 Medley Relay to open the meet.

The Seahawks dropped both meets to the visiting Vols with the men falling 167-133 and the women 178-116.

UNCW returns to action on Oct. 12 with a pair of dual meets against former conference foes Richmond and Old Dominion.

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