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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Schedule for 2013 NC State Baseball Tournament for American Legion: July 26-30 at Wilson's Fleming Stadium

July 26

Area 4-1 vs. Area 3-2, 9:30 a.m.

Area 3-1 vs. Area 4-2, 12:30 p.m.

Area 1-1 vs. Area 2-2, 4:30 p.m.

Area 2-1 vs. Host (Wilson), 7:30 p.m.

Wilmington Post 10 is the Area 2 west champ.
Post 10 will either begin play at 4:30 as the Area 2 runner-up or Post 10 will begin play at 7:30 as the Area 2 champion.
Jacksonville Post 265 beat Morehead City 15-8 on Wednesday to win the Area 2 east series.
Jacksonville & Wilmington will begin a three game series this weekend.
The winner earns the # 1 seed for Area 2 in the state tournament.

July 27

July 26 9:30 loser vs. July 26 4:30 loser, 9:30 a.m.

July 26 12:30 loser vs. July 26 7:30 loser, 12:30 p.m.

July 26 9:30 winner vs. July 26 4:30 winner, 4:30 p.m.

July 26 12:30 winner vs. July 26 7:30 winner, 7:30 p.m.

July 28

July 27 12:30 winner vs. July 27 4:30 loser, 12:30 p.m.

July 27 9:30 winner vs. July 27 7:30 loser, 4:30 p.m.

July 27 4:30 winner vs. July 27 7:30 winner, 7:30 p.m.

July 29

Games at 3 and 7 p.m.

July 30

Game(s) at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (if necessary)

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WILSON, NC (SHARKS) -- The Wilmington Sharks (5-5, 19-18) picked up a much needed 5-1 victory on the road Wednesday night against the Wilson Tobs (4-4, 19-15).

DJ Thomas was the starter for the Sharks as he picked up his second win of the year against the Tobs. He tossed six shutout innings and gave up only four hits and struck out four. Each team picked up five hits in the ballgame.

The Sharks got on the board first as Austin Below led off the fifth inning with a single. Andrew Amaro and Zach MacAneney drew back-to-back walks to load up the bases with no outs. Zach Stephens came to the plate with one out and the bases loaded and hit a grand slam over the left centerfield fence to give Wilmington a 4-0 lead and was plenty of cushion for the Sharks pitching staff.

MacAneney picked up a single in the seventh inning and eventually scored on an error from the first baseman to give the Sharks a 5-0 lead. The Tobs were able to pick up a run in the bottom of the eighth to make it 5-1, but were unable to get any more offense put together.

The Wilmington Sharks will return back home on Thursday night as they will welcome the Wilson Tobs to town for a doubleheader with the game one first pitch at 6:00 p.m.
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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– Rising senior Shane Reybold of UNCW has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court after turning in an excellent academic year in the classroom.

The Laurel, Md., forward was one of 700 student-athletes from 285 colleges and universities recognized on Tuesday for their work by the NABC. The honor was presented to junior or senior players who registered a minimum grade point average of 3.20 in 2012-13.

“Shane first joined our team as a walk-on and has been a wonderful ambassador and example for our program,” said Buzz Peterson, UNCW’s fourth-year coach. “He works hard every day in practice and is a dedicated student in the classroom as well.”

Reybold is majoring in Exercise Science and hopes to enter Physical Therapy school after graduating from UNCW.

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LORTON, VA (UNCW) -– UNCW’s Ryan Nagy advanced to the match play portion of the United States Amateur Public Links Championship on Wednesday at the Lorton Hill Golf Club.
Nagy (72-72=144) finished the opening two rounds in a tie for 49th to advance to the match play rounds. In the opening round he recorded 13 pars as he played one of his most consistent rounds of the year. Round two he was able to overcome four bogeys with an impressive five birdies and eight pars.
Nagy, a rising junior, opens match play with a 9:40 a.m. start against Sam Saunders (Albuquerque, N.M.), who finished tied for 13th after opening his tournament with a four-under-par 66.

UPDATE: Nagy lost 1 up on Wednesday afternoon in the first round of match play.

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Hoggard alum Connor Barth will miss the entire NFL season after tearing his Achilles tendon in a charity basketball game in Wilmington.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today they have placed Barth, who also played at UNC, on the reserve/non-football injury list.

In a news release on their website, the Buccaneers said, "Barth tore his right Achilles tendon while playing in a charity basketball game with other NFL players on Friday." The game was hosted by Wilmington native Jay Ross, who plays for the Buffalo Bills.

The Bucs say Barth, a sixth-year veteran, had successful surgery to repair the injury on Monday, but he is not expected to return to the field this season. Barth was heading into the second year of a four-year contract extension signed last offseason.

"We are disappointed to lose a productive player like Connor, but are very fortunate to be able to sign an experienced kicker at this time of year," Buccaneers General Manager Mark Dominik said.

Tampa Bay has signed veteran kicker Lawrence Tynes, a 2012 Pro Bowl alternate, to take Barth's spot on the roster.

Barth has made a team-record 84.3 percent of his field goal attempts since signing with the Buccaneers midway through the 2009 season. In 2011, he set a single-season franchise record by making 26 of 28 tries for a success rate of 92.9 percent.

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) - Debbie Yow has talked about the importance of building a top-25 overall program since becoming North Carolina State's athletic director. No one can deny the Wolfpack's progress so far.

Three years after arriving from Maryland, Yow has put her imprint on a program that is nearing the top-25 goal with strong postseason performances.

When Yow was hired in 2010, N.C. State was coming off an 89th-place finish in the Directors' Cup standings for the nation's top overall college sports program. Last month, the school finished 34th, two spots behind its all-time best.

Among the biggest highlights: the baseball team making it to the College World Series for the first time since 1968.

Yow credits her coaches for being "after it in every way" as the Wolfpack purses the top-25 goal.

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

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