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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - July 31

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WILSON, NC (WWAY) -- A ninth inning rally led Wilmington Post 10 to its second straight state title on Wednesday afternoon

Post 10 scored two runs in the top of final frame to grab a 3-2 victory over Kernersville. NC State signee Joe O'Donnell threw a complete game for Post 10 and struck out the side in the ninth to close out the state championship contest for legion baseball.

Jack Faircloth hit a solo shot earlier in the game to open the scoring for the Port City squad.

Click the play video icon to see WWAY's coverage from Wilson on Post 10's state title. Video will be online shortly.

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BURGAW, NC (RELEASE) -- Pender High School is pleased to announce Gardner Eakins as the new Varsity Girls Basketball Coach. He has been teaching/coaching since 2006. Coach Eakins has coached middle school volleyball, basketball, softball and is the current Athletic Director at West Pender Middle.

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CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) - North Carolina has announced that the son of former Tar Heels football coach Butch Davis is transferring to a junior college.

In a release Wednesday, the university announced that quarterback Drew Davis is headed to Coffeyville Community College in Kansas.

Davis redshirted last season as a walk-on for the Tar Heels. He threw for 3,525 yards and 30 touchdowns in 11 games as a senior in 2011 at East Chapel Hill High School for coach Bill Renner - the father of current UNC starter Bryn Renner.

UNC fired Butch Davis days before preseason practice started in 2011 amid an NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct.

Current UNC coach Larry Fedora says he wishes Drew Davis "nothing but the best of luck."

The Tar Heels begin preseason practice Thursday.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- Buzz Peterson is going home.

The UNCW men's basketball coach will take his team to his alma mater this year, as the Seahawks take on UNC in Chapel Hill New Year's Eve.

The match-up with the Tar Heels highlights UNCW's non-conference schedule, which also includes a game against in-state rival East Carolina.

"We're very excited about our non-conference schedule and look forward to the new season," said Peterson, who begins his fourth campaign with the Seahawks. "The first part of the schedule is obviously very challenging. We want to put our guys in situations that will help them later on in league play, so we have some very good road games that will accomplish that."

Click here to see UNCW's non-conference schedule

The Seahawks and Pirates are set to play the next four years and meet for the first time since 2008 when the pair of longtime rivals collide on Dec. 1 at Minges Coliseum in Greenville. UNCW owns a 33-27 advantage in the series, but ECU claimed a 99-85 victory on Dec. 3, 2008, in the last pairing between the two former Colonial Athletic Association rivals.

Peterson, a member of North Carolina's 1982 national championship team, returns to his alma mater on Dec. 31 when the Seahawks take on the Tar Heels to wrap up the calendar year. The two state schools play for only the third time. They last played on Dec. 28, 2004, when the Tar Heels claimed a 96-75 verdict at the Smith Center.

Iowa, Iowa State, Stephen F. Austin and Western Kentucky appear on the UNCW schedule for the first time. Overall, the Seahawks will take on teams from 10 different conferences this fall, including eight opponents in the CAA.

The Seahawks will tip off against eight non-conference teams that advanced to the postseason one year ago: NCAA (Iowa State, Liberty, UNC Chapel Hill, Western Kentucky), NIT (Charleston Southern, Iowa, Stephen F. Austin), CIT (East Carolina).

The Seahawks, who went 10-20 overall and 5-7 against non-league opponents last season, entertain Belmont Abbey in an exhibition game on Oct. 30 and play another exhibition against Methodist on Nov. 3 before kicking off the regular season with a two-game swing to the Upper Midwest to face the Hawkeyes and Cyclones.

The non-conference schedule has a distinct state flavor. The Seahawks will play two state opponents (Belmont Abbey and Methodist) in exhibition games and five others (Campbell, East Carolina, UNC Asheville, UNC Chapel Hill and Wingate) during the course of the regular season.

The front part of the schedule is also road heavy. The Seahawks play six of their first seven games away from Trask Coliseum, split by a home date against Wingate on Nov. 16.

Former guard Keith Adkins returns to his alma mater in late November when the Campbellsville head coach brings his Tigers to Trask Coliseum. Adkins appeared in 55 games for the Seahawks in 1992 and 1993 and ranks first in career 3-point field goal percentage (.457) and second in single season free throw percentage (.918 in 1991-92).

Overall, UNCW has 31 games on the slate, 16 in the CAA and 15 against non-conference foes.

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CHAPEL HILL, NC (NCHSAA) — August 1 is the first official date for North Carolina High School Athletic Association fall sports teams, including football.

Football programs across the state will begin official practice with the first five days required to be used for physical conditioning.

On the first two days of football practice, headgear, shorts and football shoes constitute acceptable dress. On days three, four and five, shoulder pads may be added but absolutely no body to body contact is permitted. Practice time during the first five-day period shall be limited to three hours, including stretching and breaks.

On day six, full uniforms may be worn and body-to-body contact is allowed. All football players, with the exception of soccer players who play only as kickers, must follow the conditioning requirements. Any student who is late coming out for a football team must still undergo five days of conditioning as outlined before engaging in body-to-body contact.

The first official for scrimmages between schools in football is August 10 and the first official playing date for the 2013 season is August 23.

Schools are also reminded of the hot weather management and prevention guidelines and recommendations and the importance of hydration for student-athletes.

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) - Football practice will officially start all around the state on August 1. Check out video from the first day of practice on WWAY on Thursday. WWAY's 5th Quarter with John Rendleman and Trot Nixon will debut on Friday, August 16.

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– Highlighted by home meets against Tennessee, Duke and Virginia Tech, the 2013-14 UNCW swimming and diving schedule is another challenging one.

The Seahawks and veteran Head Coach Dave Allen open the season by hosting the Volunteers for the third straight year on Sept. 27, with both men and women’s programs competing against nationally-ranked UT. Duke and Virginia Tech visit the Seahawk Natatorium on Oct. 26 and Jan. 25, respectively. UNCW’s home schedule includes meets against Emory, Wingate and Campbell’s women’s program.

UNCW visits Richmond on Oct. 12, where it will face off against former Colonial Athletic Association rival Old Dominion and host Spiders.

In conference action, UNCW competes in a conference pod meet hosted by James Madison, along with William & Mary and Delaware on Nov. 1-2.

The Seahawks also resume a series with the College of Charleston, who will me making its debut in the CAA. UNCW swims against the Cougars on Jan. 11 in Charleston.

UNCW will swim in a pair of invitational meets by visiting George Mason for the Patriot Invitational (Nov. 21-23) and Virginia Tech on Jan. 25 for the Virginia Tech Invitational. The Seahawks won the Patriot Invitational last year.

The CAA will stage its conference meet from Feb. 26-March 2 at the University of Maryland Campus Recreation Center in College Park, Md.

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