The Hobbton girls soccer team, the No. 2 seed in the East bracket of the NCHSAA 1-A playoffs, improved to 19-1-1 with a 9-0 victory over visiting Clover Garden in the second round on Thursday evening. The Wildcats will host 10th-seeded Roxboro Community (14-4-1) in the third round Monday. … No. 14 Campbell dropped its first series opener since February 25, 2022, with a 9-4 loss at USC Upstate on Thursday as the Spartans moved within one game of the first place Camels in the Big South Conference baseball standings. … Zach Neto (Campbell) scored the winning run for the Los Angeles Angels on an eighth inning single by Shohei Ohtani on Thursday night in a 6-5 triumph at Baltimore. Cedric Mullins (Campbell) had a double for the Orioles. … In the sixth-longest game in NHL history, Florida topped the host Carolina Hurricanes, 3-2, as Matthew Tkachuk scored late in the fourth overtime for the Panthers, who took a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. … Denver went up, 2-0, over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference finals of the NBA playoffs on Thursday night as Jamal Murray had 23 points in the fourth quarter in a 108-103 win for the Nuggets. … Boston trails 1-0 in the Eastern finals going into tonight’s home game against Miami (TNT, 8:30 p.m.). … Eric Cole was at 5-under par through 14 holes to lead the PGA Championship by one shot going into play today (ESPN, 1 p.m.).