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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Feb. 18


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Whiteville 106
South Robeson 41

East Columbus 64
St. Pauls 49

Red Springs 69
West Columbus 49


Whiteville 54
South Robeson 34

East Columbus 51
St. Pauls 17

Red Springs 67
West Columbus 38

Hoggard 50
West Brunswick 40 ** Click icon to see video

New Hanover 64
Topsail 23 ** Click icon to see video

Laney 61
South Brunswick 19 ** Click icon to see video of t-shirt showcase from Laney

Hoggard vs. Ashley Thursday 6pm at Brunswick Community College in semis for Farm Bureau Insurance Mideastern Conference Tournament
Laney vs. New Hanover Thursday 7:45pm at Brunswick Community College in semis for Farm Bureau Insurance Mideastern Conference Tournament

WWAY recognized the Laney girls basketball team on Tuesday at 6pm with our team of the week award. Check out that story here. ....and then scroll down until you see the picture of the Buccaneers.


ABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) -- We have our eyes and ears tuned into Columbus County this week. We expect news from the land of the Stallions soon. Click the play video icon to see what we eluded to on Tuesday.

UPDATE: Latest information here on Jake Fonvielle's resignation.


Note: Joe O'Donnell is a Hoggard graduate. That is not noted in the article below.

ELON, NC (NC STATE) -- No. 6 NC State baseball raced past Elon 12-7 on Tuesday night at Latham Park, thanks to four-run innings in the first and sixth.

Since being shut out on opening day, the Wolfpack (2-1) has batted around at least once in each game. Meanwhile, the Pack pitching staff fanned 10 in both games against Canisius, and kept that double-figure streak alive with 11 strikeouts at Elon.

Trea Turner tied a career high set against Wagner in 2013 by scoring four times on the evening. Turner added three stolen bases, becoming the first Wolfpack baserunner to accumulate more than 90 in his career. The junior finished 2-for-5 with a walk, dropping his 2014 batting average to .500.

Brett Austin went 2-for-6 with an RBI in his second consecutive game in the leadoff spot, starting again in right field. Jake Fincher scored twice in a 1-for-4 game with a walk and hit by pitch. Bubby Riley sent a triple off the top of the wall in center to highlight his 2-for-4 day with two runs and two RBIs. Jake Armstrong opened the game with a two-RBI single and finished 1-for-2 with two runs, two RBIs, two hit by pitches, and a walk.

Wolfpack freshmen Kyle Cavanaugh and Andrew Knizner each provided the first extra-base hits of their collegiate careers, combining to go 4-for-9 with three RBIs and two doubles.

Brad Stone (1-0) earned the win on 5 1/3 innings, striking out four. Freshman Joe O'Donnell made his debut, striking out six in 3 1/3 while holding Elon to two hits. Will Gilbert retired the final batter of the game on a strikeout.

The Phoenix (2-1) scored three runs in the ninth to trim the Wolfpack lead to 12-7, but Elon never managed to narrow the deficit to less than three runs after the top of the first.

The Pack wasted no time in building that commanding 4-0 lead, batting around in the top of the first. Fincher started the rally with a one-out walk. Turner singled through the right side and the pair advanced into scoring position on a balk. Logan Ratledge was hit by a pitch to load the bases with two outs. A passed ball brought in the first run. Armstrong's two-RBI single to right made it 3-0. Cavanaugh sent Armstrong home from first on a double to the right field wall, giving the Pack a 4-0 lead out of the gate.

State poured on three more in the second, started by Fincher being hit by a pitch. An error on the shortstop during a fielder's choice allowed Turner to reach behind him. Riley cleared the bases next, on a triple off of the top of the center field wall. Ratledge pushed Riley to the plate on a grounder to the right side, handing the Wolfpack a 7-1 advantage.

Four more crossed in the sixth, started by a Turner walk and stolen base to put a runner in scoring position. Rley singled to center to put runners on the corners. An Armstrong hit by pitch loaded the bases with one out. Cavanaugh legged out an infield single on a slow roller that stayed fair down the third base line. John Mangum walked to make it 9-3, and a fielder's choice to third added another. Austin's two-out RBI single to center stretched the lead to 11-3.

Turner manufactured one last run in the seventh, leading off with a single and stealing second and third. Ratledge sent a fielder's choice to the shortstop to make it 12-4.

NC State returns to action on Wednesday, February 19, hosting North Carolina A&T at 3 p.m


CLEMSON, SC (AP) - Rod Hall had a career-high 20 points, K.J. McDaniels added 12 points and six blocks and Clemson ended its three-game losing streak with a 73-56 victory over North Carolina State and Atlantic Coast Conference leading scorer T.J. Warren on Tuesday night.

Warren led the Wolfpack (16-10, 6-7 ACC) with 20 points, but was outplayed by McDaniels, the ACC's fourth leading scorer who came in averaging better than 17 points a game. Five of McDaniels' blocks came on the 6-foot-8 Warren and Clemson's junior had a high-flying tip-in with 3:35 that gave the Tigers a 66-49 lead and brought the crowd to its feet.

It was the first time Clemson (16-9, 7-6) surpassed 70 points in nine games since defeating Duke 72-59 on Jan. 11.

Clemson used a 24-9 run to start the second half and take control.

This was Warren's eighth straight game with at least 20 points.

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TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) -- We have our eyes and ears tuned into Columbus County this week. We expect news from the land of the Stallions soon. Click the play video icon to see what we eluded to on Tuesday.

UPDATE: Latest information here on Jake Fonvielle's resignation.


WILMINGTON,NC (HAMMERHEADS) -– Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced on Thursday the re-signing of forward Cody Arnoux for the 2014 USL PRO regular season. This will be Arnoux’s third consecutive season with the USL PRO club.

“I am excited to be back for my third season,” said Arnoux. “I am even more excited to spend another year in my hometown of Wilmington. It is great to see all of our local soccer programs doing well and growing in numbers.”

The Wilmington native filled a late slot in the Hammerheads roster in July 2012 after having previously signed with Real Salt Lake and the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer. Prior to the start of his MLS career, Arnoux was on a one-year agreement with Everton of the English Premier League.

“I am very happy to have Cody back,” said David Irving, Wilmington Hammerheads FC Head Coach. “He has experienced a few unlucky seasons due to injuries over recent years, but with a full bill of health and injury behind him, I am looking forward to an outstanding season from Cody.”

Arnoux finished the 2013 USL PRO regular season tallying four goals and one assist overall with the Hammerheads. Many of his goals lifted the Hammerheads to wins in the final minutes of play, keeping playoff hopes alive as the regular season was coming to a close.

The Hammerheads kick off their first game of the 2014 USL PRO regular season on Saturday, April 5 versus the Harrisburg City Islanders at Legion Stadium.

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