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The Sweet Home girls volleyball team's mark of 292 consecutive victories -- second longest win streak of any high school in the nation -- was tied Wednesday by the boys tennis team of Cherry Creek (Col.) High School.

Cherry Creek's victory -- a 7-0 win over Boulder -- matches the skein posted by the Sally Kus-coached teams from 1978-87. According to National Federation of State High School Association records, first place remains with a wrestling team from Brandon, Fla., that had 295 consecutive victories.

The Buffalo Bandits traded Ted Dowling, their second-leading goal scorer last season, to the Rochester Knighthawks in exchange for Shaydon Santos and a second-round pick in the 1998 National Lacrosse League draft. Dowling scored 22 goals and added 17 assists in 10 games for the Bandits last season.

Gene Stus, a seven-time Senior Tour winner from Allen Park, Mich., completed a charge from 58th place to first after four rounds of competition in the Showboat's $75,000 Naples (Fla.) PBA Tournament at Woodside Lanes. Stus won 12 of 16 games by averaging 235. He finished with a 8,075 pin total and a 226.91 average for 34 games, 68 pins ahead of Ron Winger of Tarzana, Calif.

Liz Johnson of Niagara Falls was 12th in the LPBT Three Rivers Open in Pittsburgh. Johnson had a 10,233 pinfall through 48 games. Leader Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of N.Richland Hills, Texas, knocked down 10,802 pins.

Syracuse will host the Golden Gloves Association of America's national boxing competition in 1999, the first time the tournament has been held in New York.

Buffalo's Jody Swanson moved into a tie for second place after the second day of the Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship in Newport, R.I. Swanson placed fifth in Wednesday's lone race and has 13 points after four races. Vicki Sodaro of Tiburon, Calif., continues to lead with nine points.

BASEBALL: New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians, 7 p.m., MSG; Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies, 7 p.m., WTBS; Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals, 8 p.m., Empire.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: North Carolina State at Wake Forest, 8 p.m., ESPN.

MLS: Columbus Crew at NY/NJ MetroStars, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2.
BASEBALL: New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians, 7 p.m, 1330; Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays, 7:35 p.m., 710.

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