WWAY’s Monday night sports – August 27


    LAKE WACCAMAW,NC (WWAY) — East Columbus only needed one quarter to beat East Bladen on Monday night in high school football action. The Gators led 18-0 after the first quarter. 18-0 turned out to be the final. East Columbus improves to 1-1 with the win. East Bladen drops to 0-2. It’s the first win for the Gators over the Eagles since 2000. Click play video to see our game highlights.

    Other high school football scores from around the state on Monday:

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    Chocowinity Southside 42, Creswell 0
    Kinston 36, South Lenoir 0
    Pinetown Northside 22, Pamlico 8
    Swansboro 20, West Carteret 13


    High School Volleyball:
    East Columbus 3-1 over Whiteville

    High School Soccer:
    Fayetteville 71st 6-2 over West Bladen. Clay Allen scored both goals for West Bladen. It was the first loss of the season for West Bladen.


    GREENVILLE, NC (AP) – Rio Johnson has won the lengthy four-man battle for East Carolina’s quarterback job.

    Coach Ruffin McNeill on Monday released his depth chart for the opener against Appalachian State on Saturday. Johnson was listed as the starter with Shane Carden as the backup and senior Brad Wornick behind them.

    McNeill says Johnson stepped forward recently and “we had to get one guy ready to play.”

    Johnson is a junior and the only returning player who took a snap last season for the Pirates. He was 20 of 29 for 157 yards with an interception in four games behind productive two-year starter Dominique Davis.

    The competition between Johnson, Carden, Wornick and redshirt freshman Cody Keith to replace Davis and run East Carolina’s pass-heavy spread lasted through spring ball and preseason camp.

    (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


    WILMINGTON,NC (UNCW sports release) — Head men’s golf coach Matt Clark has announced the release of UNCW’s schedule for the 2012-13 season, a schedule that includes the third annual Seahawk Intercollegiate and four tournaments within the states of North and South Carolina.

    The Seahawks, who have advanced to the NCAA tournament in three of the last four years, open their fifth season under the direction of Clark with the UNC Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C.

    UNCW opens a busy month of October with an appearance at the Daufuskie Island Intercollegiate in Daufuskie Island, S.C. on Oct. 1-2. That tournament begins a string of four tournaments in the month that includes the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic (Oct. 7-9), Bank of Tennessee Ridges Intercollegiate (Oct. 12-14) and the Wolf Pack Intercollegiate on Oct. 19-20.

    The Seahawks open the spring portion of their schedule with the first of consecutive west coast tournaments at the 16th Del Walker Intercollegiate, hosted by Long Beach State, on Feb. 24-25. Gonzaga will host the Bandon Dunes Intercollegiate on Mar. 8-10, in Bend, Ore.

    UNCW returns home for the Seahawk Intercollegiate (Mar. 24-25) and will wrap up the regular season on Apr. 6-7, at the Irish Creek Intercollegiate in Charlotte, N.C.

    St. James Plantation, in Southport, N.C., will serve as host for the 2013 Colonial Athletic Association Championships, a tournament the Seahawks enter as the two-time defending champion.


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