WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — On Tuesday night the New Hanover County School Board recognized the New Hanover boys basketball team for winning the 4-A state championship in high school basketball. WWAY was there for that. We also checked out baseball action from UNCW and Ashley High School. Plus softball action as well. We also talked to UNCW director of athletics Jimmy Bass about the departure of women’s basketball coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke. She’s leaving UNCW in order to be the head coach at Texas Southern.
IN HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER HOGGARD SHUTOUT NEW HANOVER 1-0
CAROLINE PEVONKA SCORED THE GAME’S LONE GOAL
HOGGARD IMPROVES TO 8-3-1 OVERALL
IN HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER ASHLEY SHUTOUT LANEY 2-0
IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL EAST BLADEN BEAT HOKE COUNTY 14-10
IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL FAIRMONT DEFEATED WEST BLADEN 4-2
IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL EAST COLUMBUS BEAT WEST COLUMBUS 7-1
IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SOUTH COLUMBUS EDGED PINE FOREST 5-4
IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ASHLEY BEAT LANEY 13-3
IN HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL LANEY BEAT ASHLEY 4-2
IN HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL WHITEVILLE BEAT SOUTH COLUMBUS 10-7
IN HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL WHITEVILLE ALSO BEAT EAST COLUMBUS 10-9
THAT VICTORY GAVE WHITEVILLE THE TITLE IN THE ECHS EASTER SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
IN HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL WEST BLADEN EDGED PURNELL SWETT 10-9 IN THE TITLE GAME OF THE ROBESON COUNTY SLUGFEST
THE KNIGHTS TRAILED 9-1 AFTER 2 INNINGS, BUT THEY MADE A FURIOUS COMEBACK TO WIN THE SLUGFEST TITLE
WEST BLADEN PITCHER ABBEY WALTERS WAS NAMED THE TOURNAMENT MVP
UNCW WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH CYNTHIA COOPER-DYKE HAS RESIGNED
COOPER COACHED UNCW TO BACK TO BACK 20 WIN SEASONS
CYNTHIA COOPER-DYKE LEAVES UNCW IN ORDER TO BE THE WOMEN’S HEAD COACH AT TEXAS SOUTHERN IN HOUSTON, TEXAS
COOPER-DYKE PLAYED PROFESSIONALLY FOR THE WNBA HOUSTON COMETS FOR FIVE SEASONS
JIMMY GARRITY HAS BEEN NAMED THE INTERIM WOMEN’S HEAD BASKETBALL COACH
IN THE NBA CLEVELAND DEFEATED CHARLOTTE 103-90
IN COLLEGE BASEBALL UNCW EDGED COASTAL CAROLINA 5-4 IN EXTRA INNINGS
JAKE KOENIG SINGLED HOME THOMAS POPE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 10TH INNING TO LIFT THE SEAHAWKS TO THE 5-4 WIN
WILMINGTON,NC (UNCW sports release) — Jake Koening singled home Thomas Pope in the bottom of the 10th to lift UNCW past Coastal Carolina, 5-4, in college baseball action Tuesday at Brooks Field.
The Seahawks earned a split of the annual home-and-home series with Coastal Carolina and improved to 17-15. The Chanticleers dropped to 20-11 with the extra inning loss.
In the 10th, Pope led off with an infield single and Drew Farber moved him to second with a sacrifice bunt. Koening stepped to the plate and singled through the left side on the first pitch he saw from losing pitcher Aaron Burke (4-2). There was a play at the plate, but Pope snuck his hand under the tag for the winning run.
Coastal Carolina turned a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 lead with three runs in the top of the eighth against UNCW relievers Tyler DeLoach and Jack Lane. DeLoach walked three, all scored, and Lane surrendered a two-run to Rich Witten (3-for-4, 2 RBI) that gave the Chants the lead.
UNCW, however, answered in the bottom of the frame to tie it on Pope’s sacrifice fly. Hunter Ridge drew the Seahawks to within 4-3 one batter earlier with an infield single.
Winning pitcher Tom Timoney (1-1) held the Chants to one hit and a walk in two innings of relief.
Tyler Molinaro joined Ridge, Pope and Farber with two hits apiece.
Daniel Bowman added two hits for the Chants, who dropped to 1-4 in extra inning games.
Ricky Holden extended his shutout streak to 19 1/3 innings with three shutout frame in relief for the Seahawks.
The Seahawks visit Charleston Southern on April 11 for a 3 p.m. start.