Maranda Byrd and Sydney Williams of Midway have made All-East Central 2-A Conference in volleyball. … Hobbton has been moved to a 1-A conference with Lakewood, Neuse Charter, North Duplin, Rosewood and Union in the second draft of the NCHSAA realignment proposal for 2021-25. … No. 1 Gonzaga downed visiting Pepperdine, 95-70, in college basketball on Thursday night. … East Carolina has paused men’s basketball activities due to positive COVID tests. Games at home against Temple on Saturday and at South Florida on Wednesday have been postponed. … Alabama-Birmingham plays at Charlotte in college basketball today (ESPNU, 5 p.m.). … The Carolina Hurricanes won their season opener, 3-0, at Detroit. … Jason Kokrak, Peter Malnati and Joaquin Niemann share the lead at 8-under par going into the second round of the Sony Open today in Hawaii (Golf Channel, 7 p.m.). … Urban Meyer reportedly will be the new coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. … Former N.C. State quarterback Bailey Hockman is transferring to Middle Tennessee State. … Former Elon and Duke football coach Red Wilson has passed away at age 95.