Midway (20-4) hosts Northwood (13-12) in the third round of the NCHSAA 2-A volleyball playoffs tonight at 6 p.m. … South Johnston was knocked out of the 3-A volleyball playoffs with a 3-1 loss at West Carteret on Tuesday. … Former Campbell pitcher Ryan Thompson got the win in relief for Arizona on Tuesday in game seven of the National League championship series as the Diamondbacks topped host Philadelphia, 4-2. Thompson was 4-0 for the Triple-A Durham Bulls in 2023 before being released by Tampa Bay in August. … In Conference USA college football games on Wednesday night, Jacksonville State won, 41-16, at Florida International and Texas El Paso topped host Sam Houston State, 37-34, on a 32-yard field goal by Buzz Flabiano with three seconds left. … In college football tonight, Syracuse visits Virginia Tech (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.) and Georgia Southern hosts Georgia State (ESPN2, 7:30 p.m.). … Tampa Bay visits Buffalo in the NFL tonight (Amazon TV, 8:15 p.m.). … The Carolina Hurricanes host Seattle tonight (Bally Sports South, 7 p.m.). … The NBA on TNT tonight includes Philadelphia at Milwaukee at 7:30 p.m. and Phoenix at the Los Angeles Lakers at 10 p.m.