Triton’s softball team topped Apex 1-0 and downed Friendship 6-1 in scrimmages on Tuesday evening at Middle Creek. Leanna Whaley, Caroline Marshall and Gracyn Slaughter pitched effectively for the Hawks, according to coach Mark Whitman. Haley Hicks, Alexis Howard, Slaughter and Kaila Cooney led the hitting. The Hawks have more scrimmages Saturday at East Carolina Athletic Park in Goldsboro (871 Buck Swamp Road) — 8:30 a.m. vs. Beddingfield, 10:30 vs. Hunt and 12:30 p.m. vs. Nash Central. … N.C. State’s men improved to 19-9 with an 82-66 ACC basketball win over Boston College in Raleigh on Tuesday night. The Wolfpack hosts No. 25 Florida State on Sunday at 6 p.m. … Lindsey Vonn won bronze in the women’s downhill in the Winter Olympics.