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TUESDAY NIGHT HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD

VOLLEYBALL
ASHLEY 3 - WEST BRUNSWICK 0
PAMLICO 3 - LEJEUNE 0
DIXON 3 - SW ONSLOW 1
EAST DUPLIN 3 - NORTH BRUNSWICK 0
WEST BLADEN 3 - EAST BLADEN 0
CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 3 - FAYETTEVILLE CHRISTIAN 0
HOGGARD 3 - SOUTH BRUNSWICK 1 ** click icon to see video

BOYS SOCCER
COASTAL CHRISTIAN 2 - EPIPHANY 0
RED SPRINGS 4 - SOUTH COLUMBUS 2
WHITEVILLE 4 - ST. PAULS 1
NEW HANOVER 2 - TOPSAIL 0
CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 4 - FAYETTEVILLE CHRISTIAN 0
HOGGARD 7 - SOUTH BRUNSWICK 0 ** click icon to see video

GIRLS TENNIS STATE PLAYOFF ACTION
TOPSAIL 5 - JACKSONVILLE 1
GREEN HOPE 6 - NEW HANOVER 3 ** click icon to see video

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) - The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of October 15, 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 (12) (7-0) 129 1
2. Scotland County (1) (7-0) 118 2
3. Greensboro Dudley (6-0) 103 4
4. Matthews Butler (6-2) 73 6
5. Richmond County (6-1) 60 7
6. Cornelius Hough (6-1) 55 5
7. West Forsyth (7-1) 51 10
8. West Mecklenburg (6-1) 41 9
9. East Forsyth (6-1) 21 3
10. Raleigh Wakefield (7-0) 15 NR

Others receiving 10 or more points: .

Class 3-A
1. Havelock (12) (8-0) 129 1
2. Belmont South Point (1) (8-0) 112 2
3. Northern Guilford (6-1) 91 3
4. Lawndale Burns (7-0) 82 4
4. Asheville Erwin (7-0) 82 4
6. Concord (7-0) 74 7
7. Orange County (7-0) 42 8
8. Shelby Crest (6-1) 32 9
9. Gastonia Forestview (6-1) 21 10
10. South Iredell (6-1) 14 6

Others receiving 10 or more points: .

Class 2-A
1. North Rowan (13) (7-0) 130 1
2. East Lincoln (6-1) 104 2
3. Franklin (7-0) 102 3
4. Winston-Salem Carver (6-1) 72 4
5. Reidsville (5-2) 66 4
6. High Point Andrews (5-1) 64 6
7. Elizabeth City Northeastern (6-1) 47 7
8. Shelby (6-2) 46 8
9. Maiden (7-0) 42 9
10. South Granville (6-1) 25 10

Others receiving 10 or more points: .

Class 1-A
1. Warsaw Kenan (12) (7-0) 129 1
2. Plymouth (1) (6-0) 113 2
3. Wallace-Rose Hill (6-1) 103 3
4. West Montgomery (6-1) 88 4
5. Tarboro (5-2) 76 5
6. East Surry (6-1) 58 7
7. Swain County (5-2) 55 6
8. Whiteville (6-1) 43 10
9. Murphy (6-2) 15 NR
10. Walkertown (6-1) 13 8

Others receiving 10 or more points: Robbinsville 10.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Holliday and pinch-hitter Shane Robinson hit the first home runs of the NL championship series, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven matchup.

In a series starved for offense, the Cardinals scored as many runs as they did in the first three games combined, when the teams totaled nine runs.

Hitless in his previous 22 at-bats at Dodger Stadium, Holliday sent a two-run shot off Ricky Nolasco an estimated 426 feet into left field, capping a three-run third that gave the Cardinals a 3-0 lead.

Game 5 is Wednesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium, with the Cardinals one win from the World Series. Zack Greinke is set to start for the Dodgers against Joe Kelly.

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

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Patrick Sharp scored in the shootout and the Chicago Blackhawks claimed the 2,500th victory in club history by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 Tuesday night.

Sharp and Marian Hossa also scored 2:22 apart in the first period for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who blew a 2-0 lead in the third before winning in the tiebreaker.

Corey Crawford finished with 32 saves, then stopped three Carolina shooters in the shootout.

After Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews came up empty, Sharp beat Cam Ward with a nifty forehand in the third round.

Crawford then stuffed Jeff Skinner to end it, making the Blackhawks the last of the Original Six to reach the 2,500-win mark.

Alexander Semin and Ron Hainsey scored during Carolina's third-period rally.

Ward stopped 34 shots for Carolina.

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

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NOTE: WWAY will air the Clemson-Florida State game on Saturday at 8pm.

TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP) - The showdown between third-ranked Clemson and No. 5 Florida State has become must-see television.

The matchup between the top 5 teams will be one of the most significant games in Atlantic Coast Conference history.

It's only the fourth time ACC teams ranked in the top 5 have played. The ACC has been heavily criticized for its quality of play, but this matchup will draw the kind of national interest the league hasn't enjoyed in quite some time.

No matter who wins, the ACC can't lose on Saturday. The winner will stay in the title discussion with top-ranked Alabama of the Southeastern Conference, the Big Ten's Ohio State and Oregon out of the Pac 12.

The ACC will let Heisman Trophy hopeful quarterbacks Tajh Boyd and Jameis Winston showcase its product.

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

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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - Mexico will play New Zealand for a spot in next year's World Cup despite losing 2-1 at Costa Rica on Tuesday night.

The Mexicans advanced to the home-and-home series when the United States rallied with two late goals to win at Panama. That kept Mexico in fourth place at the conclusion of the CONCACAF final qualifying round with only 11 points, three ahead of Panama, which would have advanced by holding off the Americans.

Mexico and New Zealand will play next month.

Goals by Brian Ruiz in the first half and Alvaro Saborio in the second gave Costa Rica the win. The Ticos already had qualified for Brazil 2014 and wound up second to the United States in the round.

Oribe Peralta scored in the 29th minute for Mexico, which won only two games in the 10-game finals.

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

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Graham Zusi and Aron Johannsson scored in second-half stoppage time, and the United States rallied for a 3-2 win at Panama on Tuesday night that left Mexico's World Cup hopes alive and knocked out the Panamanians.

The U.S., which clinched a World Cup berth last month, didn't use most of its starters, and Gabriel Torres put Panama ahead in the 18th minute in a downpour at Panama City. Michael Orozco tied it the 64th minute, just as Costa Rica took a 2-1 lead at home against Mexico.

Luis Tejada scored in the 83rd, putting Panama within minutes of a fourth-place finish and a berth in next month's playoff against Oceania champion New Zealand. Mexico, which last missed the World Cup in 1990, would have been eliminated.

But Zusi scored 1:24 into three minutes of stoppage time, and Johannsson added his first international goal at the 2:40 mark, giving the U.S. a record-tying 22 points in the hexagonal, the final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region.

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

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) --- Juniors Valterri Halonen and Hannah Stephenson were named Colonial Athletic Association Swimmers-of-the-Week after outstanding performances last weekend in their dual meets.

For Halonen it was the second time this season that he's been named CAA Swimmer-of-the-Week. The backstroke standout won both the 100 Butterfly and 200 Backstroke in the Seahawks' dual meet win over Old Dominion. He also swam legs on the winning 200 and 400 Medley Relays.

Stephenson became UNCW's first winner on the season after taking first in a pair of individual events and swimming on a winning relay. She won both the 100 and 200 Backstrokes and swam a leg of the first-place 200 Medley Relay.

The Seahawks host Emory this Saturday (Oct. 19) at 11 a.m.

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- A first-ever trip to the West Coast and 11 games against teams that advanced to the 2013 NCAA Tournament highlight the 2014 baseball schedule for UNCW.

The Seahawks open the season with the annual Hughes Bros. Challenge on Feb. 14-16 when VMI, Kentucky and Virginia visit Brooks Field. The Cavaliers reached the Super Regionals last season and return the bulk of their players off that squad.

One week later, UNCW welcomes Liberty and Ohio to the coast for the Buffalo Wild Wings Battle at the Beach on Feb. 21-23. Liberty won its first Big South Conference championship since 2000 and reached the regional final in Columbia, S.C.

UNCW then heads to the West Coast to play in the USD Tournament hosted by San Diego. The Seahawks will play Baylor, California and host San Diego. UNCW faced San Diego last season in the Hughes Bros. Challenge at Brooks Field, but will face Baylor and Cal for the first time.

Other non-conference opponents for the Seahawks include future Colonial Athletic Association rival Elon (home and home), former CAA foe VCU (home, Mar. 7-9), Southern Conference member UNC Greensboro (home, Mar. 12), Indiana State (home, Mar. 14-16), Coastal Carolina (home and home), Akron (Mar. 21-23), The Citadel (May 8-9, 11) as well as College World Series participants NC State and North Carolina.

Elon enters the 2014 season as the reigning SoCon champion and eliminated the Seahawks from the Charlottesville Regional. UNCG will visit Wilmington as the two rivals resume a series that was last contested in 2005. Also returning to the schedule is Campbell, who last appeared on the slate in 2011.

In the CAA, the Seahawks visit James Madison (Mar. 28-30), William & Mary (Apr. 4-6), Delaware (Apr. 25-27) and Northeastern (May 15-17). Home series include Hofstra (Apr. 11-13), Towson (Apr. 18-20) and league newcomer Charleston (May 2-4).

The CAA Championship returns to Brooks Field in 2014 following two seasons in Harrisonburg, Va. The tournament, which has been held in Wilmington 11 times, begins May 21 and will be a six-team format.

With the release of the schedule, the UNCW Atheltics Ticket office is offering fans an Early Bird Special on season tickets. Visit UNCWsports.com and click on "Tickets" to purchase your season ticket now!

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Note: Stanley Broaden is an Ashely High graduate.

BOONE, NC (ASU) -- It was a historic night at Appalachian Soccer Stadium with a record attendence of 1,160 soccer fans making their way to catch a glimpse of the beautiful game.

The Mountaineers did not disappoint. Appalachian State (3-3-6, 1-2-1) beat Wofford (7-5-1, 3-1-0) 3-2 to give the previously unbeaten Terriers their first loss in Southern Conference play and the Mountaineers their first. The game also marked the most goals the Mountaineers have scored in a game since September 6 against UNC Asheville in a 5-0 rout.

The Apps would strike first in the eighth minute of the game when Stanley Broaden crossed the ball in front of the goal line and Kojo Thompson was able to finish it off for his first goal of the season and an early 1-0 lead.

The Terriers would answer back in the 27th minute when Nestor Jaramillo took a free kick and a rebound off of a Danny Free save would pop back to Nick Orton would would find the back of the net to tie the score at 1-1. Free (3-2-6) made six huge saves in the effort.

Both teams would head to the locker room deadlocked at 1-1. Wofford held the advantage in shots throughout the first 45 minutes by a six to three advantage.

In the second half, it wouldn’t take App State long to get their lead back. In the 47th minute Stephen Chapman stole the ball at the top of the 18 and dribbled into the box beating the keeper to the right to give the Apps a 2-1 lead. It was the third goal of the season for Chapman.

A little over one minute later in the 49th minute the Mountaineers would strike again. Alex Herbst flicked on a free kick to allow Harrison Delbridge a clean shot on net and he took advantage. Delbridge blasted his third goal of the season past Garrett Closs who received the start for Wofford in net. Closs (4-5-0) made one save on the night.

With a 3-1 lead in the 81st minute the Terriers would be awarded a penalty kick on an apparent hand ball. Jaramillo would convert for the Terriers and draw the score to 3-2.

Appalachian State would hang on, however, and get a good result in conference play. Wofford outshot Appalachian 17 to eight on the night, but the Mountaineers made the most of their chances. In total, 37 fouls were called and nine yellow cards were dished out.

The Mountaineers will now travel to Georgia Southern on Saturday for another conference matchup. Kick off from Statesboro, Ga. is set for 7 p.m.

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Ricky Meeks

Thank you WWAY for including Ricky in this segment. This man has earned a spot in local lore for generations. His enthusiasm and support for all sports teams is unmatched. I would like to suggest that your station have a "Ricky Meeks Game of The Week". I would love to see Ricky making a very short (perhaps as short as 2-5 seconds) comment about the game where your reporters encounter him. I expect he would gladly give his opinion or assessment regardless of whether you have him on camera before, during or after the competition. Just imagine the possibilities...emphasis on sportsmanlike enthusiasm, more familiarity and acceptance of others, sponsorship opportunities, likely more offers of transportation to and from games for Ricky and simply a feel good moment for all viewers to anticipate. I can envision your introductory promo already..."Starting next week WWAY Sports brings you the RICKY MEEKS GAME OF THE WEEK!" Sounds like an idea worth looking into to me. What do you think?

No Ricky, It's Not A Good Idea.

It's time you get it through your head, you're not the "Mascot Of Wilmington". Most people, by now, know you're not nearly as dumb, as you want them to think you are. Many people are turned off, by your clever, sideshow antics. Don't you think, after 20 years, this is getting kinda old ?