Taylor Apple of Western Alamance pitched a no-hitter in an 8-0 win over visiting Triton in the third round of the NCHSAA 3-A softball playoffs Wednesday. The Hawks drew two walks for the first baserunners the East Carolina signee has allowed in the postseason. Aubree Bass recorded 10 strikeouts for Triton. “Too many miscues,” said Hawks coach Mark Whitman. “They only had two earned runs.” … Cape Fear Christian Academy has its athletic awards banquet tonight. … Michael Snyder shot 75 on Monday and 76 on Tuesday at Foxfire to finish 11th in the NCHSAA 3-A golf tournament at 151. … Matthew Barefoot (Midway, Campbell) has two home runs in 14 at-bats for Double-A Corpus Christi in the Houston Astros system. … The Carolina Hurricanes begin play in the Eastern Conference finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs at home tonight against Florida (TNT, 8 p.m.). … Cedric Mullins (Campbell) had a hit, a walk, a run and an RBI for host Baltimore in a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels. … Former UNC guard Caleb Love reportedly will not be playing for Michigan due to enrollment issues. … Miami overcame a 13-point deficit for a 123-116 win at Boston in the opening game of the Eastern Conference finals in the NBA playoffs as Jimmy Butler had 35 points for the Heat. … The Los Angeles Lakers trail 0-1 in the Western Conference finals with game two in Denver tonight (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.). … The PGA championship gets underway at Oak Hill-East in Rochester, New York, today (ESPN, 1 p.m.). … Dunn Area Sports has received its 282,000th view. Thank you!