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Planet Fun bowling
Planet Fun Classic: Terry Decker 247-236-205-688, Jeff Kelly 235-221-212-668, Tommy Gutierrez 237-226-660, Zachary Bailey 231-231-658, Rick LaChance 234-225-654, Don Ruth 226-200-624, Garry Marion 241-202-617, Anne Decker 215-204-615, Samuel Champion 223-216-615, George Kleinmann 223-203-610, Dawn Clardy 219-561, Paula Micale 202-512, Collin Vanderburg 246, Bill Brothemarkle 213, Charles Wilbur 209, Michael Oxendine 209, Arnold Sanchez 204.
Ocean Ridge: Don Ruth 233-558, Rod Peterson 544, Bert Kuthe 232-537, Marie Pugh 224-524, Larry Wright 216, Dick Linton 210, Steve Miller 203-200, David Roth 202, Charlie Augone 201, Nance Stamboni 165-457, Beckly Bakely 166-447.
Humpday Fun: Scott Broadway 233-216-640, Glen Gray 216-590, Randy Brown 224-579, Pat Formyduval 204-554, Sheila Gideon 187-537, Amy Harrelson 218-503, Scott Quaintance 230, Avery Poteate 224, Wesley Simpson 223.
Brunswick Belles: Sharon Deutsch 201-474, Judy Galletto 441, Eileen Lenz 164-439, Gloria Kinghorn 167.
Brunswick Belles, Oct. 26: Game: 1. Pat Morris, 171; 2. Cheryl Washburn, 164; 3. Merry Yarbrough, 162. Series: 1. Pat Morris, 450; 2. Merry Yarbrough, 434; 3. Mary Ritterbusch, 422. Handicap game: 1. Patricia Armistead, 245; 2. Linda Clarke, 244; 3. Cheryl Washburn, 237. Handicap series: 1. Pat Morris, 645; 2. Patricia Armistead, 641; 3. Dianne Lock, 640.
Carolina Shores: Gary Hertling 269-205-661, Joe Fiorvanti 207-531, Don Rose 213-507, Grace Karpowicz 180-446, Martha Hannon 159-433, Gloria Riccitelli 176-429.
St. James Men: Ted Koenig 245-212-654, Joe Steine 241-231-640, Roger Whitney 215-210-200-625, Dennis Courtnage 234, Doug Voegtlin226-206, Frank Rich 223, Mick Elliott 222, Eric Lortz 214, John O’Connor 211.

Racing on TV
Sprint Cup: 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at Phoenix on ESPN. Nationwide: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Phoenix on ESPN2.

Sloup 15th in state golf
FOXFIRE VILLAGE— Junior Tara Simmons of Pikeville Charles B. Aycock made her six-shot advantage after one day stand up Nov. 1 to win the individual crown in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s state 3-A women’s golf championships at the West Course at the Foxfire Resort and Golf Club in Foxfire Village.
Simmons had a 76 in the opening round to open up a six-shot lead and then added a 79 in the final 18 for a 155 total, ahead of Concord’s Sarah Bertram with a 161.
The course was set at par 72 and a 5,787-yard layout for the two-day, 36-hole championship.
The best three scores of a team counted toward the team totals, and a total of 13 teams and 78 golfers competed in the event, the ninth year that the sport has been classified.
South Brunswick sophomore Ashley Sloup finished 15th overall and was the fifth-best sophomore, shooting 89-92—181.
West Brunswick freshman Cameryn Smith shot 104-115—219. She was the sixth-best freshman.

Hilliard 24th in state cross-country
Carmen Hilliard finished 24th in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state cross-country meet Saturday at Beeson Park in Kernersville.
Hilliard, a junior, ran the 3.1-mile course in 20 minutes, 24.34 seconds. She ran at a pace of 6:35 per mile. The difference between 24th place and 10th place was 24 seconds.
The winning time was 18:54.77 by Blake Dodge of West Carteret. Fourteen runners finished the course faster than 20 minutes. The race had 131 runners.
Grace Morken of Carrboro won her second consecutive individual crown and Carrboro captured its third straight 2A women’s team title. She ran at a pace of 6.06 per mile.
Morken’s winning time of 19:18.57 was better than 3 seconds ahead of Lincolnton’s Grace Turner, and the Jaguar team had one of the lowest scores in championship history with a 27, with five Carrboro runners finishing in the top 10.
North Lincoln turned the tables on Carrboro in the men’s 2-A race, with 36 points to 54 for second-place Carrboro.
Hillsborough Cedar Ridge was third with 97, followed by Cuthbertson  (132) and Kill Devil Hills First Flight (176).
Cedar Ridge’s A.J. Tucker took top individual honors among 2A men with a winning time of 16:24.44, better than 17 seconds ahead of Danzel Jefferson of St. Pauls. Chris Boyle of North Lincoln was third.
Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons captured both of the 3A team titles over runner-up Chapel Hill, but the men’s victory was by the slimmest of margins—one point. Gibbons had 47 points to 48 for Chapel Hill, which had won the last two team titles. They were followed by Weddington (117), Orange (128) and Waxhaw Marvin Ridge  (158).
Steven Phillips of Gibbons was the individual champion with a time of 15:53,75, fewer than 2 seconds ahead of Weddington’s Jonathan Bivens.
Gibbons had a more comfortable margin in the women’s standings with a 44-114 margin, winning their second straight team title. West Carteret placed third with 124, Marvin Ridge fourth at 135 and Charlotte Catholic fifth with 143.

VFW steel tip dart league
The Calabash VFW Steel Tip Dart League played its weekly match on Oct. 25. First: Hugo Kosmel, Rich Murray and Lee Harrison. Second: Darleen Riley, Mike Walton and Joe Pinkowski. Finishing third were Joe Lenz, Tom McCormack and Tom Townsend. On Nov. 1, Jay Valkenburg, Barbara Clark and Patty Yusko were first. Second: Hank Olson, Rich Murray and Lee Harrison. Third: Darleen Riley, Craig Sweetman and Pete McGerr.

Cedric Simmons update
Cedric Simmons scored two points in a 67-63 overtime victory by Asefa Estudiantes Madrid Nov.6. Simmons did not start and played 19 minutes. He blocked one shot and had three rebounds. AEM is 3-3 in the Spanish professional basketball league.