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Led by sophomores Dominique Travers and Rylee Pate, the UNCW softball team opened the home portion of its 2018 schedule by splitting a pair of games against Maine and Longwood to begin the Seahawk Softball Classic at Boseman Field on Friday afternoon.
Alex Royalty and two UNCW relievers combined on a two-hit shutout as the Seahawks blanked visiting Appalachian State, 2-0, on Friday at Brooks Field.
The sophomore tandem of Trey Benton and Tyler Smith allowed just two hits and combined to strike out 13 batters as ECU picked up a 2-1 win over No. 6 North Carolina Friday at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium in front of 5,382 fans. With the win the Pirates improve to 5-0 on the season, while the Tar Heels drop to 2-4.
A law enforcement official says former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin was taken into Los Angeles police custody after a threatening Instagram post.
According to Yahoo Sports, Duke University, UNC, and NC State University's were among the basketball programs named in a federal investigation into potential benefits and preferential treatment for former and current players.
Eight area teams entered the fray in the NCHSAA State Basketball Playoffs, five of them are moving on to Round 3.
Sophomore forward Justin Pierce pumped in 15 of his team-high 22 points in the second half, including 11 consecutive points in a pivotal stretch, to help William & Mary rally past UNCW, 96-83, in Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball action Thursday night at Kaplan Arena.
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson skated slowly back and forth toward the net, showing forehand, then leaning quickly to the left to fake a backhand that pulled Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados out of the crease.