LELAND,NC (WWAY) -- On Sunday night we featured the final night of the District 9 Dixie Youth Softball Tournament from Brunswick County. Squads from Brunswick, Columbus and New Hanover County participated in the four day event. Sunday's coverage on WWAY included quite a victory celebration from the winning team in the Darlings Division.
The winning team in each division will play in the State Dixie Tournament in July. Scores from each District 9 championship game is listed below:
Sweeties: East Columbus outslugged Cape Fear 30-24
Darlings: East East Columbus defeated Central Columbus 12-1 in the finals
Angels: South Columbus beat Central Columbus 7-1 in the finals
Ponytails: Central Columbus defeated East Columbus 15-2 in the finals
Belles: South Columbus shutout East Columbus 10-0 in the finals
DIVISION AGE GROUPS:
SWEETEES – 4-6 YEAR OLDS
DARLINGS – 7&8 YEAR OLDS
ANGELS – 9&10 YEAR OLDS
PONYTAILS – 11&12 YEAR OLDS
BELLES – 13-15 YEAR OLDS
DEBS – 16-18 YEAR OLDS
In the Coastal Plain League the Petersburg Generals edged the Wilmington Sharks 5-4 on Sunday night. Wilmington is now 14-11 on the season. The Sharks next home game will be Tuesday night at 7pm v Team USA. There will be a meet and greet with Team USA on Tuesday at 1:30 at Courts and Sports. The public is invited to attend.
CHAPEL HILL,NC (WWAY) -- We also showcased former New Hanover Wildcat Cari Blalock on WWAY on Sunday. The UNC Tar Heel is just one day away from competing in the US Olympic Swimming Trials in Nebraska. Jesse Jones caught up with Blalock recently in Chapel Hill. Click to play video to see Jesse's report.
OMAHA, NE (AP) - Forty-somethings and teen phenoms. Records and rivalries. Comebacks and farewells.
While Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are getting much of the attention, there's no shortage of compelling stories heading into the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, which begins Monday at a temporary pool set up in the middle of the 13,200-seat CenturyLink Center Omaha.
On the women's side, 11-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin will be matched against 17-year-old Missy Franklin, who emerged as the sport's next big star with a dazzling performance at last year's world championships. Then there's 40-year-old Janet Evans, attempting to qualify for the London Games after retiring for 15 years. And let's not forget 45-year-old Dara Torres, back again trying to make her sixth Olympic team. She insists this will be her last attempt.
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