WWAY’s Wednesday night sports – June 5

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Submitted: Thu, 06/06/2013 - 3:15am
Updated: Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:49am

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HARRISBURG, PA (WWAY) — After a scoreless first half Harrisburg defeated Wilmington 2-0 in USL soccer on Wednesday. Click the icon to see our game highlights!


FAYETTEVILLE, NC (SHARKS) -– The Wilmington Sharks came close in a marathon game that lasted 14 innings and almost four hours, where the SwampDogs came out victorious with a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 14th inning to win 2-1.

The pitching was great from both squads as 10 different pitchers saw action in the ball game with each team throwing five pitchers. J.W. Gora started for the Sharks throwing four innings surrendering one run on three hits. Noah Smallwood, Nick Green, Coley Thompkins, and Hunter Smith combined for 10 innings pitched, as they gave up only one run on eight hits and struck out eight.

The SwampDogs struck first in the third inning off a sac fly from Jacob Spring to give Fayetteville a 1-0 lead. In the top of the seventh, Zach MacAneney drove in Cam Moye to tie up the game. In the bottom of the 14th a Brian Celsi single into right field won the game for Fayetteville.

The Sharks return home on Thursday night to take on the Florence RedWolves with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.


MIAMI (AP) – Before reaching the top of basketball, LeBron James was run over by the San Antonio Spurs.

The Spurs swept James’ Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2007 NBA Finals, so long ago that the winning game plan focused on exploiting James’ weaknesses. Those are nearly impossible to find now, and James essentially warned the Spurs that they shouldn’t bother looking.

The Spurs already know.

Coach Gregg Popovich says James will “be a lot more of a problem than he was in ’07, that’s for sure.”

Tim Duncan told the beaten James minutes after that series that the league would someday belong to him, and he was right. The NBA’s MVP guided Miami to last year’s championship and the league’s best record this season.

Now the Spurs will try to take it back.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– The UNCW baseball and women’s tennis programs have received Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA for placing among the top 10 percent nationally for their work in the classroom.

It’s the first Public Recognition Award for the two sports since the NCAA’s initiative originated in 2004-05. Both teams had a perfect 1,000 score.

The NCAA honored 976 NCAA Division I teams Wednesday with Public Recognition Awards for their latest multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. The teams recorded multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports.

The APR is a yearly measure of eligibility and retention for student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team. Wednesday’s APR scores are based on a multi-year rate that includes scores from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.

A total of 268 out of 346 NCAA Division I schools placed at least one team on the top APR list. Twenty-three Colonial Athletic Association teams received the award and William & Mary had a league-high six teams honored.

UNCW’s Public Recognition Award Winners

2004-05: Men’s Basketball, Men’s Cross Country, Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Swimming Diving, Women’s Indoor Track & Field, Women’s Outdoor Track & Field

2005-06: Men’s Basketball, Men’s Cross Country, Women’s Swimming & Diving

2006-07: Men’s Basketball

2007-08: Men’s Basketball

2008-09: Women’s Golf

2009-10: Women’s Golf

2010-11: Women’s Golf

2011-12: Baseball, Women’s Tennis


WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– Four NCAA tournament participants, including Southern Conference champion Elon and Colonial Athletic Association winner Northeastern highlight UNCW’s men’s soccer schedule for the 2013 season.
Joining Elon and Northeastern in last year’s NCAA tournament were North Carolina and CAA regular season champion Drexel.

The Seahawks will also compete in a pair of in-season tournaments, including the Bert & Iris Wolstein Soccer Classic, hosted by Ohio State. UNCW will open the season on Aug. 30 against the host Buckeyes before taking on Cincinnati on Sept. 2, on the final day of the tournament.

UNCW will also host the Ninth Annual Hilton Garden Inn Classic on Sept. 6 & 8. The Seahawks host Presbyterian on the sixth and conclude play on the eighth against Mercer. Elon will be the fourth team in the Classic.
The Seahawks open CAA play on Sept. 25 against CAA newcomer Col. of Charleston.

Prior to opening CAA play UNCW will visit Duke on Oct. 1.

Also on the schedule will be long-time rival Campbell, which the Seahawks have played every season since 1994.


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