WWAY’s Monday night sports – Oct. 8

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Submitted: Tue, 10/16/2012 - 2:58am
Updated: Tue, 10/16/2012 - 4:36am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Monday was a light night for high school sports. We’ve posted a few scores below:

Boys Soccer
Whiteville 9
West Bladen 0

Goals: Whiteville – Kirland Bass 2, Collin Rowland, Bailey Allen, Gerardo Maggioli, Preson Parker, Thomas Cuoncil, Akil Green, Torain Bullock. West Bladen – None.

Assists: Whiteville – John Morningstar, Bailey Allen. West Bladen – None.

Records: Whiteville 10-7-1 overall, 6-2-1 in Waccamaw 3A/2A Conference; West Bladen 3-11 overall, 0-9 in Waccamaw 3A/2A Conference.

Clinton 0
Topsail 0
Game was not completed due to rain. Will resume on Tuesday at 6:30.

Girls Volleyball
West Brunswick 3
New Hanover 2
Trojans win 17-25, 25-12, 16-25, 25-16, 15-12


ORCHARD PARK, NY (Buffalo Bills) – Former New Hanover Wildcat Jay Ross played in his first NFL regular season game on Sunday. In order to make room for Shawne Merriman the Buffalo Bills released Ross on Monday afternoon. Ross was called up to the active roster from the practice squad for Sunday’s game against Arizona.


SAN DIEGO, CA (AP) – Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes in the second half and Tony Carter and Chris Harris scored off turnovers by Philip Rivers as the Denver Broncos overcame a 24-0 halftime deficit to stun the San Diego Chargers 35-24 on Monday night.

Manning was 13 of 14 for 167 yards in the second half for the Broncos (3-3) who tied the Chargers atop the AFC West.

Rivers was intercepted four times – three in the fourth quarter – and lost two fumbles.

Manning’s 21-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Stokley gave Denver its first lead of the game, 28-24 with 9:03 left. Stokley outleaped defensive back Marcus Gilchrist to catch the ball, and then got both feet down before tumbling out of the end zone.

Harris sealed the victory with a 46-yard interception return for a touchdown with 2:05 left. It was his second pick of the night.

Manning finished 24 of 30 for 309 yards with one interception.

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GREENSBORO, NC (AP) – Atlantic Coast Conference coaches have picked North Carolina State as league favorite.

Eight of the league’s 12 coaches picked the Wolfpack. The coaches also picked N.C. State’s C.J. Leslie as preseason player of the year and teammate Rodney Purvis as rookie of the year.

Duke was second and had three first-place votes, while North Carolina was third and got the other first-place vote. Miami was fourth, followed by Florida State, Maryland, Virginia, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Boston College.

Leslie, N.C. State’s Lorenzo Brown, UNC’s James Michael McAdoo, Duke’s Mason Plumlee and FSU’s Michael Snaer made the coaches’ preseason all-ACC team.

It was the first coaches’ vote on a predicted finish or individual honors. The media vote comes Wednesday during the ACC’s media day in Charlotte.

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FORT BRAGG, NC (Duke) — Mike Krzyzewski gave his Duke team a taste of his Army past.

The former West Point cadet, player and coach had the Blue Devils at Fort Bragg on Monday for a day of physical training and an open practice in front of a few hundred soldiers.

“I just want our guys to be around the best team in the world, and the best team in the world is our military,” Krzyzewski said. “So, for a day, we’re going to have that honor.”

For Krzyzewski, the visit to this sprawling Army post in central North Carolina reconnected him to his past.

Before he became “Coach K,” he was Bob Knight’s point guard at West Point in the 1960s and rose to the rank of captain before resigning in 1974 and getting his record-setting college coaching career off the ground. Before he arrived at Duke in 1980, he coached the Black Knights for five years.

Krzyzewski said his doctors wouldn’t let him tackle the obstacle course — which the players called the toughest part of the day — because the 65-year-old has had both hips replaced. But he added that his experiences in the Army were “good for me at one time in my life, and it’s paid good dividends for me, and I wanted them to be exposed to it.”

Getting on the court and practicing wound up being the easiest thing the players did. With the university on fall break until Wednesday, the team had an opening in the schedule to make the 90-mile trip south. They arrived Sunday and spent the night in barracks.

Then came a 5:45 a.m. wake-up call and a march to physical training. They tackled an obstacle course before arriving at the physical fitness center where they practiced. Virtually every player showed up at the gym caked in dirt from the obstacle course.

“We were down in the trenches, working hard, running, exerting our energy and we really had to have a bond, and that’s the same bond we have in practice,” freshman Amile Jefferson said. “If a guy’s not making his push-ups, can’t make it, is getting tired, we had to pick him up and it really brought us together as a team.”

Said forward Ryan Kelly: “It was harder than I thought, and I have the blisters to show for it, but it’s something I’ll never forget.”

The practice itself was, by most standards, rather vanilla. The Blue Devils don’t usually open their practices back in Durham, and they weren’t about to give away too many secrets with a national television audience watching this one.

Freshman Rasheed Sulaimon joined Quinn Cook, Alex Murphy and returning big men Mason Plumlee and Kelly with the first team. Redshirt freshman Marshall Plumlee, who has a stress fracture in his left foot, was on crutches with the foot in a boot. Guard Seth Curry participated in drills but was held out of the scrimmage situations with a lower leg injury that the coaches are keeping an eye on, team spokesman Matt Plizga said.

But the priorities for this workout weren’t strategy or sorting out the rotation. The goal was to build team unity and put on a show for the troops who filled four sections of bleachers in the gym. As the soldiers began to file in, the Blue Devils stopped stretching and gave them a standing ovation.

“We wanted this trip to help shape us into the team we’re going to become, and obviously, practice is just getting started,” Kelly said. “But this can be something that we look back on and say it really helped shape who we are.”

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WWAY’s Monday night sports – Oct. 8

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Submitted: Tue, 10/09/2012 - 3:32am
Updated: Tue, 10/09/2012 - 4:04am

WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — Results from high school sports on Monday:

Girls Tennis

Hoggard 8
Ashley 1

Vikings repeat as champions of the Mideastern Conference

Boys Soccer

Topsail 3
East Duplin 0

North Brunswick 1
West Brunswick 0

Coastal Christian 8
Fayetteville Christian 2

Coastal improves to 10-4-4 overall with a victory on senior day


GREENVILLE, NC (UNCW)-– The UNCW women’s golf team carded a team total 295 and holds a share of the lead after 18 holes of the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate Monday at the Greenville Country Club.

The Seahawks posted their seven-over-par total under wet and windy conditions to earn a share of the lead with Atlantic Coast Conference member Maryland (295) after the opening 18 holes. Old Dominion (301) is six shots back of the Seahawks and Terrapins in third while Elon (302) is in fourth.

“I was very pleased with how we played today,” said UNCW Head Coach Cindy Ho. “Scoring was difficult today in the rain, wind and cold, but we finally got a solid 4th score to post our best round of the fall so far. Lori Beth (Adams) got off to a great start, getting herself to four-under-par through 13 holes. Johanna (Bjoerk) also played well, holding it together and then finished strong with three birdies over the last four holes. We had a solid round from everyone today and because of that we’ve put ourselves in a great position to see if we can win a tournament tomorrow.”

Junior Lori Beth Adams carded a one-under-par 71 and sits in third place after the opening 18 holes while freshman Johanna Bjoerk is one shot back of Adams in an eight-way tie for fourth at even par. Juniors Laverry Kumar and Jeanne Metivier both carded four-over-par 76’s on Monday to earn a share of 24th. Senior Danielle Lamy (88/T-100th) completed UNCW’s entry while sophomore Mallory Warrick (86/T-95th) is competing as an individual entry.

Maryland’s Juliet Vongphoumy holds a two-stroke lead over the field with a four-under-par 68. Boston College’s Cristina McQuiston is in second place after carding a two-under-par 70 on Monday.
The two-day, 54-hole event was reduced to just 36 holes after second-round action was washed out Monday afternoon. After two hours of action, play was halted for 90 minutes due to lightning in the area during intermediate showers. When the golfers resumed play and finished first round action, heavier rains entered the area and play was halted for good around 4 p.m., leaving officials to cancel second round play all together.

The final round of the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate is scheduled to begin Tuesday with a shotgun start slated for 8:30 a.m.


SOUTH BEND, IN (UNCW) -– UNCW shot a tournament-low, four-under-par 280 in the second round to move into second-place overall at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic on Monday at the Warren Golf Club. Senior Thomas Bass moved to the top of the leaderboard with a three-under-par score of 68.

Michigan State (287-282=569) enters the final round on Tuesday with a seven-stroke lead over the Seahawks (296-280=576) and an eight-stroke lead on third-place San Francisco (292-285=577).

Bass (71-68=139) was one of five golfers to card a 68 in the second round as he climbed from a tie for sixth into first place. He holds a two-stroke advantage over Michigan’s Noori Hyun (73-68=141) and Matthew Moseley (70-71=141) of Michigan State.

While Bass made a move of his own, juniors Payne McLeod (75-70=145) and Ryan Nagy (77-68=145) made impressive jumps on Monday. Both moved into a tie for 13th. Nagy tied his career-low round with the three-under 68.
The final round tees off at 8:30 a.m. with the Seahawks teeing off at 10 a.m. and are paired with Michigan State and San Francisco.

UNCW Results: 1. Thomas Bass (71-68=139); T13. Payne McLeod (75-70=145); Ryan Nagy (77-68=145); T32. Stefan Brewer (74-74=148); T55. Jens Geweke (76-78=154)

Team Results: 1. Michigan State (287-282=569); 2. UNCW (296-280=576); 3. San Francisco (292-285=577); 4. Houston (287-292=579); 5. Xavier (295-291=586); 6. Boston College (298-289=587); 7. UT Arlington (288-300=588); 8. Minnesota (296-293=589); 9. Toledo (294-298=592); 10. Michigan (302-293=593); T11. Gonzaga (302-293=595); Notre Dame (300-295=595).

Individual Results: 1. Thomas Bass, UNCW (71-68=139); T2. Noori Hyun, UM (73-68=141); Matthew Moseley, MSU (70-71=141); T4. Hunter Brown, UTA (71-71=142); Luke Feehan, BC (74-68=142); Curtis Reed, UH (69-73=142); T7. Cory McElyea, USF (71-72=143); Mitch Rutledge, MSU (75-68=143); T7. Taylor Travis, USF (72-71=143); T10. Jesse Heinly, Xavier (73-71=144); Erik Van Rooyen, Minn. (73-71=144); Chris Selfridge, Toledo (72-72=144).


WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– UNCW freshman striker Colin Bonner was named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie-of-the-Week on Monday, giving the Seahawks back-to-back weekly rookie honors after Nathaniel Goodwin received the nod on Oct. 1.

Bonner moved into a tie for the team lead with three goals when he scored what would prove to the game-winning goal in the Seahawks 3-0 win at William & Mary last Wednesday. Bonner’s goal came in the 48th minute as the Seahawks scored three times in the second half to break a scoreless deadlock after 45 minutes.
It was the first game-winner for the powerful striker from Fulton, Md. His other two goals were game-tying efforts against Binghamton.

In the W&M game, all three goals were scored by freshmen as Goodwin and Hannes Schmitz added goals as the Seahawks pulled away from the Tribe.

The Seahawks open a vital three-game homestand on Wednesday with James Madison followed by a Saturday showdown with nationally-ranked Old Dominion. The homestand concludes on Oct. 17 against Georgia State. All three matches are 7 p.m. starts.

All three opponents played in the NCAA tournament last fall and the Seahawks faced all three, in succession, on the road in 2011 and dropped each match by one goal.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Arian Foster ran for 152 yards and a touchdown, and the Houston Texans stayed unbeaten by defeating the New York Jets for the first time in team history, hanging on for a 23-17 victory Monday night.

With a chance to lead the Jets on a winning drive, Mark Sanchez was intercepted by Kareem Jackson on a pass that tipped off the hands of Jeff Cumberland with 1:51 remaining and the Texans (5-0) joined the Atlanta Falcons as the NFL’s only teams without a loss.

The Jets (2-3) were heavy underdogs after coming off a 34-0 loss to San Francisco last week, but made a game of it. Backup quarterback Tim Tebow got the crowd fired up at times throughout the game, including running for a first down on a fake punt, but had little impact otherwise.

Houston also overcame a 100-yard kickoff return by Joe McKnight that cut the Jets’ deficit to 20-14.

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BALTIMORE (AP) – Rookie Wei-Yin Chen outpitched 40-year-old Andy Pettitte, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 3-2 Monday night to even their AL division series at one game apiece.

Chris Davis drove in two runs for the Orioles, who used the same formula that got them into the postseason for the first time in 15 years: a magnificent bullpen and an ability to win tight games. Baltimore was 29-9 in one-run decisions during the regular season and 74-0 when leading after seven innings.

Major league saves leader Jim Johnson, roughed up for five runs in a Game 1 loss, pitched a perfect ninth to close it out.

Game 3 of the best-of-five series will be held at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) – Carlos Beltran hit the last two of St. Louis’ four homers and the Cardinals chased an ineffective Jordan Zimmermann early in a 12-4 rout of the Washington Nationals on Monday night that tied their NL division series at one game apiece

Allen Craig and Daniel Descalso also went deep to help the Cardinals build a big lead and compensate for a two-inning start from Jaime Garcia. Craig hit his fifth career postseason homer and scored three times.

Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche hit consecutive homers in the fifth inning for the Nationals, who won’t pitch All-Star ace Stephen Strasburg – shut down for the year early last month.

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