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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- We've posted scores and notes from Wednesday's high school state playoff action below.

Girls soccer state playoffs:
Clinton 3
Whiteville 2

New Hanover 4
Laney 0

Check out video of both of these game. Just click on the video icon. New Hanover will host New Bern on Friday at 7pm.

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WILMINGTON, NC (AP) - A committee at UNC Wilmington recommends the school cut five sports teams, including a men's swimming and diving team that has won 12 straight league titles.

The school announced the findings of its intercollegiate athletic review committee Wednesday.

It says cutting men's and women's swimming and diving, men's cross country, men's indoor track and softball would save roughly $890,000 per year.

The school would have 14 sports - the minimum for Division I.

Committee chairman Terry Curran says there was "no way for the athletics department to meet its fiscal goals" without cutting sports.

Chancellor Gary Miller will discuss the recommendations with athletic director Jimmy Bass and the board of trustees before a final decision is made.

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MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Heat are headed back to the Eastern Conference finals.

LeBron James scored 23 points, Dwyane Wade added 18 and the Heat rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls 94-91 on Wednesday night and close out their second-round series in five games.

Chris Bosh scored 12 points and Udonis Haslem added 10 for Miami, which ran out to a 22-4 lead, then was outscored by a whopping 29 points over the next 27 minutes before recovering. The Heat outscored the Bulls 25-14 in the fourth.

Carlos Boozer finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls, who were without Derrick Rose for the 99th straight game. Nate Robinson and Jimmy Butler missed potential tying 3-pointers on the final possession of the season for Chicago, which dropped the last four games of the series.

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John Rendleman

Can you get the break down of the costs for all UNCW sports and post it here?

R/S

Vog

The UNCW file

It is amazing how the ego of one person along with the accompanying butt kissing by her court jesters has almost ruined what took almost 60 years to accomplish. Rosemary DePaulo has brought us to this with a mission and lack of vision of what these programs, which are on the verge of being eliminated, mean to this University. They bring the University an air of excellence albeit the softball team has generally failed so far.

If they cut these fine programs then just go ahead and revert to DII and be done with it. Then we can travel all the way to Mt. Olive, Wilson, Florence, Pembroke and maybe all the way to Newberry SC. That should same a bundle also.

These kids have not underperformed. The Powers that be, The director, uh directors of the SeaHawk Club and the Wilmington community have. I am an alum of some 40 years and it makes me sick.

Again, it is amazing what one egotistical woman can do. what a legacy she has left here in Wilmington.

PS, What will it cost to maintain the now defunct venues that are home to the teams in question ie Bozeman Field, Green Track and the Natatorium at UNCW? That is a hell of a lot of mothballs. Perhaps give the money back to the people who helped make them possible and oh yeah, send the bill to Rosie.

Two Mil to renovate Trask when we can barely get 2500 fans to show up. Mr. Bass start winning again and then do your renovations. I guess it will all be up to Buzz and his newly revamped staff to save you all.

Enough!!!!