WWAY’S Tuesday night sports – Sept. 25

BOSTON, MA (WWAY) — On Tuesday night WWAY 5th Quarter co-host Trot Nixon participated in a pre-game celebration at Boston’s Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox honored the champions from the 2004 World Series. Nixon was one of several former players to take part in the celebration.


RALEIGH, NC (AP) – The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of September 25, first-place votes in parentheses, records and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers:
Class 4-A
1. Matthews Butler (12) (5-0) 120 1
2. Richmond County (5-0) 106 2
3. New Bern (5-0) 92 3
4. Indian Trail Porter Ridge (5-0) 72 4
5. Charlotte Mallard Creek (4-1) 63 5
6. Garner (6-0) 54 6
7. East Forsyth (6-0) 47 8
8. Wilmington New Hanover (5-0) 46 7
9. Scotland County (4-1) 27 9
10. Fayetteville Britt (5-1) 9 10
Others receiving 10 or more points: None.

Class 3-A
1. Northern Guilford (12) (5-0) 120 1
2. Belmont South Point (6-0) 101 2
3. Havelock (5-1) 92 3
4. Charlotte Catholic (5-1) 77 4
5. Statesville (5-1) 60 6
6. Kannapolis Brown (5-1) 56 5
7. Concord (6-0) 48 8
8. Clayton Cleveland (6-0) 41 7
9. Shelby Crest (5-1) 22 9
10. Wilson Hunt (5-0) 20 NR
Others receiving 10 or more points: West Rowan 15 (5-1).

Class 2-A
1. Tarboro (12) (5-0) 120 1
2. East Lincoln (6-0) 104 2
3. Jacksonville Northside (6-0) 89 3
4. South Iredell (5-1) 74 4
5. Reidsville (5-1) 69 5
6. Edenton Holmes (6-0) 61 6
7. Boonville Starmount (6-0) 42 7
8. Carrboro (6-0) 32 10
9. East Duplin (5-1) 29 8
10. South Columbus (5-1) 25 9
Others receiving 10 or more points: None.

Class 1-A
1. Swain County (12) (6-0) 120 1
2. Warsaw Kenan (6-0) 101 2
3. Murphy (5-1) 87 3
4. Southwest Onslow (4-1) 75 4
5. Manteo (5-0) 66 5
6. Albemarle (5-1) 59 6
(tie) Hendersonville (5-1) 59 7
8. Plymouth (5-1) 30 9
9. Ayden-Grifton (4-1) 26 8
10. Goldsboro (4-1) 14 NR
Others receiving 10 or more points: None.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Tuesday Scoreboard

High School Girls Tennis

Hoggard 8
New Bern 1

Whiteville 8
West Brunswick 1

High School Girls Volleyball

Rose 3
Laney 0

High School Boys Soccer

New Hanover 2
Laney 2 in overtime ( We had highlights on WWAY from this game on Tuesday night)

Hoggard 3
Rose 0

Carson Ratcliff, Doug Pickett and Seth Harris scored for the Vikings.


CHAPEL HILL, NC (Courtesy UNC sports information) — University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams had a tumor surgically removed from his right kidney on Sept. 19. An analysis of the tumor has determined it to be benign. The tumor is an oncocytoma (pronounced ON-ko-sigh-TOE-muh), which is a benign tumor of the kidney that is often indistinguishable from kidney cancer on x-rays. These tumors do not spread, unlike cancerous tumors.

As previously announced, Williams also has a tumor on his left kidney. Doctors say that because the tumor on his right kidney was an oncocytoma, there is a good chance that the tumor on the left kidney is the same. Therefore, doctors will perform a biopsy of the left kidney tumor next week. If that tumor is also an oncocytoma, a second surgery would not be needed.

“We are pleased with how well Coach Williams is doing. If everything continues to progress as expected, he should be back to his normal activities soon,” says Dr. Eric Wallen, professor of urology at UNC, who led the surgical team.

“Number one, I want to express how overwhelmed I have been by the outpouring of support, concern and good wishes by everyone, especially members of the Carolina Basketball family,” says Williams. “I’ve just been blown away by the calls, cards, prayers and well-wishes from people all around the world in and out of the basketball community. My family and I are thankful to all that have expressed your concerns.

“I also want to thank the entire medical team and staff at UNC Health Care. The treatment and care were exceptional. My family and I also deeply appreciate the support shown to us. As someone who spends every day stressing the value and importance of a team, I can confidently say that UNC Health Care has an extraordinary team. I can’t thank them enough.

“There is still work to be done, but we will continue to deal with that over the next few weeks and get through it with the help of first-rate medical care and the continued support of my family and our extended family and friends through Carolina Basketball.”

WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW sports release) — The UNCW men’s soccer team erupted for two goals in a 3:08 span late in the game, including the go-ahead strike by sophomore midfielder Jamie Dell with 6:17 remaining, to stun Duke, 2-1, in a non-conference match Tuesday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.

The Seahawks, who improved to 3-5-1 overall, trailed 1-0 after a goal early in the second half by the Blue Devils before staging a dramatic rally down the stretch. It was UNCW’s first win over Duke since the 2006 season and left the Blue Devils with a 3-4-1 mark.

After Duke centerback Sebastien Ibeagha headed in a cross from freshman midfielder Ryan Thompson off a corner kick at 55:24, the Seahawks responded with the surprising spurt down the stretch to send the Duke side back to Durham with a loss.

The Seahawks scored the equalizer when the Blue Devils were called for a hand ball in the box and sophomore midfielder Mateo Cardona finished off the penalty kick with a screaming shot into the upper left corner at 80:35. It was Cardona’s third goal of the year.

Dell, from Chapel Hill, N.C., then delivered the game-winner at 83:43 when he took a through ball from Nathaniel Goodwin and beat Duke goalkeeper James Belshaw for the 2-1 lead and his third goal of the campaign.
Coach Aidan Heaney’s club looks to build off the big win Saturday when Hofstra visits Wilmington for a 7 p.m. Colonial Athletic Association test.

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