Things are supposed to be getting more difficult this time of year, but that wasn’t the case this week. Eight participants — Coach C, CoachSolo, Douglas Burley, Mo, Payton Warren, Reid Hawkins, Tanner Bullard and myself — went 8-for-8. I am now tied with CCSN atop the leaderboard. Coach C, CoachSolo, Mo, Payton Warren and Reid Hawkins sit one game behind. Please make sure you use the same name each week, so I can continue adding to your playoff totals.
The season has come to a close and — in dominant fashion — CCSN captured the playoff title by predicting 36 of 40 postseason games correctly. CCSN was the only participant to go 8 for 8 in state championship picks. Pretty impressive! I hope everyone enjoyed picking games this year. We will do it again in eight months!!
New Hanover's comeback proves too much
By Tim Hower / GateHouse Media
WILMINGTON — New Hanover is headed back to the football state championship for the first time since 1983. Senior playmaker Wiz Vaughn took over in the fourth quarter and the defense made a pair of goal line stops in a wild 32-29 victory against Eastern Guilford in the Class 3-AA Eastern Regional final Friday night at Legion Stadium.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".