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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — UNCW men’s basketball coach Buzz Peterson reports UNCW’s all-time leading rebounder, Keith Rendleman, was drafted on Wednesday by Dongbu in the Korean Basketball League Draft. Rendleman was selected in the second round. It appears Rendleman is leaning heavily on playing for Dongbu. He’s still weighing options in Europe though. The Korean Basketball League runs from October through April.
TAMPA, FL (WWAY) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially placed Wilmington’s Connor Barth on the reserve, non-football injury list on Wednesday. Barth tore his right Achilles heel earlier this month playing basketball at a charity game at Wilmington’s Brogden Hall.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Recent New Hanover High graduate Jacen Murphy will not be playing college football this season at East Carolina. Murphy had preferred walk-on status, but an MRI on Wednesday revealed a torn ACL and LCL for the former WWAY player of the week.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The schedule is set. Defending champion Wilmington Post 10 enters the North Carolina American Legion state tournament field as the favorite.
Bracket: 2013 NC state tournament: July 26-30 at Wilson’s Fleming Stadium
Area 4-1 (Shelby 34-7) vs. Area 3-2 (Kernersville 29-8), 9:30 a.m.
Area 3-1 (Randolph County 31-5) vs. Area 4-2 (Lincoln County 20-14), 12:30 p.m.
Area 1-1 (Garner 22-5) vs. Area 2-2 (Jacksonville 13-21), 4:30 p.m.
Area 2-1 (Wilmington Post 10 25-1) vs. Host (Wilson 11-12), 7:30 p.m.
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 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.
Games at 3 and 7 p.m.
Game(s) at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (if necessary)
HIGH POINT, NC (WWAY) – The West beat the East 14-7 at the Annual East-West High School Football Showcase on Wednesday night in High Point.
WILMINGTON, NC (SHARKS) — The Wilmington Sharks (10-7, 24-20) for the second night in a row won in walk off fashion on a pass ball to beat the Gastonia Grizzlies (6-8, 16-26) at home 7-6 in 10 innings.
The game was highlighted by a combined 25 hits and 13 runs between both teams as it ended in fireworks.
Henry Rudino got things going first in the top of the second inning for the Grizzlies as he picked up a two RBI single to give Gastonia an early 2-0 lead. The Sharks answered with a run in the bottom half of the second on an Austin Below base hit that scored Tommy Houmard to make it 2-1 after two.
Blake Houston led off the top of the fourth inning with a single and eventually scored on an errant pickoff throw to first base that allowed him to score to give the Grizzlies a 3-1 lead. The Sharks picked up three runs on four hits in the bottom of the fifth inning that was highlighted by a two out two RBI single off the bat of Cody Dolan to give the Sharks a 4-3 lead. Kane Barrow tied up the game in the top of the seventh inning for Gastonia on an RBI single to score Tyler Beckwith to make it 4-4.
The Sharks took the lead back in the bottom of the eighth inning as they picked up two runs on two hits to take a 6-4 lead going into the top of the ninth inning. The Grizzlies were not done though as Barrow picked up another RBI on a single to make it 6-5. Weston Lawing laid down a beautiful squeeze bunt to score Thomas Bess to tie up the game 6-6 and send it into extras.
Tyler Slaton picked up his second hit of the night to lead off the bottom of the 10th inning for the Sharks. Zach MacAneney hit a single to put runners on first and second with one out. A great double steal call by head coach Ryan McCleney put runners on second and third and set up a chance for the Sharks to win it. A 1-1 pitch ran inside on Below and went to the backstop to score Slaton and the Sharks came away with a 7-6 victory.
Andrew Amaro went 3-4 with a run scored and a stolen base for the Sharks. Kane Barrow had a great night at the plate for Gastonia as he went 4-5 with two RBIs. Stu Jones picked up his first win of the year out of the bullpen for the Sharks.
The Wilmington Sharks will go on the road on Thursday night to start a three game road trip as they take on the Petersburg Generals with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.
BLUFFTON, SC (CPGA) – First Round Leader Patrick Rada maintained his hold on first place after the second round of the 62nd South Carolina Open being contested on Belfair Plantation’s West Course in Bluffton, SC.
The first round was made difficult by strong winds. Today’s second round was more prime for scoring with calm conditions.
Rada, an Apprentice Assistant PGA Professional from Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, NC, only had two missteps in his second round with bogeys on #1 and 11. Four birdies on #4, 7, 9, and 17 gave him a score of 34-36=70 (-2) on the day for a total of 139 (-5).
Two amateurs are close on Rada’s heels at 140 (-4). Spencer Lawson of Davidson, NC (playing out of River Run Golf & Country Club) has posted matching rounds of 70 over two days, and local man John Patterson of Bluffton, SC (playing out of Chechessee Creek Club) tied the low round of the day with a 68 (-4) to follow up his opening 72 (E).
62 competitors survived the 36-hole cut at 151 (+7) or better and will begin from the first and tenth tees at 8:00 AM on Wednesday. The leaders are scheduled last at 9:30 AM.
The 62nd South Carolina Open is an official 2013 CPGA Bob Boyd Player of the Year Points Challenge event. Players will tee off for the second round at 8:00 AM and 12:30 PM from the first and tenth tees on Wednesday, July 24.