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WWAY's Sunday night sports - August 18

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SHELBY, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Post 10's historic season came to a crashing halt on Sunday against a baseball team from Hawaii. Post 10 fell behind early. Scott Sandlin's squad never caught up. Hawaii eliminated Post 10 in an elimination game for the American Legion World Series 12-3. Click here for more info on the Post 10 season ending loss.

http://www.shelbystar.com/sports/american-legion-baseball/waipahu-rolls-...

Photo on homepage courtesy ESPN3

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BROOKLYN, MI (AP) - Jimmie Johnson's exit was only the beginning. It was another rough day for Hendrick Motorsports in Michigan.

Johnson, NASCAR's Sprint Cup points leader, was knocked out Sunday after 54 laps when he blew his engine, and Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s car was damaged when he slammed into the wall on the135th lap. Johnson finished 40th, and Earnhardt was 36th.

Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon did complete all 200 laps, with Kahne finishing seventh and Gordon 17th - but Gordon slipped to 14th place in the standings, and he could be on the outside looking in during the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

During the Cup race at MIS in June, all four Hendrick drivers failed to crack the top 25.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- For the first time ever there are co-champions for the Men's City Amateur Golf Championship in Wilmington. Eric Ehlert and David Donovan, IV both finished at two under par on Sunday. Both finished just before nightfall. There wasn't enough light for a playoff. Typically in this situation there would be a playoff the next day, but neither golfer had an opportunity to return on Monday; thus, co-champions were declared.

David Donovan IV 70-70
Eric Ehlert 67-73

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WILMINGTON, NC (HAMMERHEADS) -- The Wilmington Hammerheads finished their 2013 USL PRO regular season claiming a 4-1 victory over Antigua Barracuda FC Saturday night on their home turf at Legion Stadium in front of more than 3,300 fans. The Hammerheads concluded their season on a five-game winning streak, but unfortunately the late run was not enough to carry the team into the postseason for a chance at playoffs after falling short by one point in the league standings.

The first goal of the night came closing in on halftime in the 45th minute from a Wilmington free kick by Tom Parratt finding Daniel Steres for the header into the top corner of the net. Steres led the Hammerheads in goals this season, tallying seven, breaking the tie with teammate Kyle Greig with six.

Before beginning the second half of the match, Hammerheads Owner Bill Rudisill presented the 2013 Player Awards on field, unveiling the Hammerheads fans popular vote for the players they thought were the most deserving of the categories up for grabs. Kyle Greig took two awards, receiving Offensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors. Michael Daly was presented with Defensive Player of the Year and Daniel Steres was voted Most Valuable Player for the 2013 USL PRO regular season.

Wilmington forwards Kyle Greig and Cody Arnoux worked to make several opportunities at the top for the Hammerheads. Antigua goalkeeper Corey Whisenhurst prevented Arnoux from two attempts after deflecting almost back-to-back shots on goal, but Arnoux snuck one by in the penalty area and increased the score 2-0 in the 64th minute off an assist from Tom Parratt. Parratt tallied two assists during the final match, adding to his overall record and leading the Hammerheads in assists with six.

Antigua's Orlando Mitchum prevented a shutout with a goal in the 67th minute off a Tamorley Thomas assist, however their deficit increased back to two after Wilmington's Steven Perry scored his second goal of the season in the 68th minute putting the score 3-1. Hammerheads midfielder Will Heaney was able to tally his first goal of the season in stoppage time giving the Hammerheads their final lead of 4-1.

Although the Wilmington Hammerheads needed to claim a victory versus Antigua Barracuda FC, they also needed the Harrisburg City Islanders to take a win over the Dayton Dutch Lions on Saturday night as they were both battling for the eighth position in the league standings to qualify for playoffs. Dayton took a 3-1 victory over Harrisburg, therefore taking the final position and moving forward to postseason.

For further information regarding the Wilmington Hammerheads, please contact (910) 777-2111 or visit online at www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com.

Box Score First Half Second Half Final
Wilmington 1 3 4
Antigua FC 0 1 1

Lineups:
Hammerheads: GK Philip Tuttle, Shawn Nicklaw (Will Heaney 71'), Gareth Evans, Mickey Daly, Uriah Bentick (Christian Davidson 60'), Tom Parratt, Paul Nicholson, Daniel Steres, Bryce Taylor (Mickael Oliveira 56'), Kyle Greig (Steven Perry 62'), Cody Arnoux (Mark Briggs 73')

Barracuda: GK Corey Whisenhunt, George Dublin, Jamoy Stevens, Karanja Mack, Hazeley Pyle, Lawson Robinson (Ricardo Harvey 79'), Andre Manders, Nkosi Underwood (Irandy Byron 60'), Mervyn Hazlewood, Orlando Mitchum, Tamorley Thomas

Scoring Summary:
WILM: Daniel Steres (Tom Parratt) 45'
WILM: Cody Arnoux (Tom Parratt) 64'
ANT: Orlando Mitchum (Tamorley Thomas) 67'
WILM: Steven Perry 68'
WILM: Will Heaney 90+'

Cautions:
ANT: Hazeley Pyle 25'
ANT: Jamoy Stevens 29'

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (NC PRESS RELEASE) -- Wahine Surf Classic Results:

Pro Shortboard:
First Place: Darsha Pigford, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Second Place: Airlie Pickett, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Third Place: Leilani Pickett, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Fourth Place: Cat Rogerson, South Carolina, NC

Guppies 12+:
First Place: Madeline Eckel, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Second Place: Leah Thompson, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Third Place: Malia Harrell, Ocean Isle, NC
Fourth Place: Elizabeth Head, North Carolina

Girls 13-14:
First Place: Julia Eckel, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Second Place: Kat Neff, Carolina Beach, NCThird Place: Swain Curtin, Oak Island, NC
Fourth Place: Michela Boone, Wrightsville Beach, NC

Junior Women 15-17:
First Place: Madison Huckabee, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Second Place: Hannah Milligan, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Third Place: Samantha Newkirk, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Fourth Place: Nina Long, Wrightsville Beach, NC

Novice 16+:
First Place: Jessie Van Hurst, Wilmington, NC
Second Place: Johanna Kjesbo, Carolina Beach, NC
Third Place: Greta Barnes, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Fourth Place: Kate Zeissler, New York, NY

Novice 15 and under:
First Place: Savannah Meek, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Second Place: Mary Clare Haldeman, Carolina Beach, NC
Third Place: Kirby Smith, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Fourth Place: Anna Haldeman, Greensboro, NC

Women 18-29:
First Place: Chandler Von Cannon, Carolina Beach, NC
Second Place: Deanna Wells, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Third Place: Rachel Breitner, Virginia
Fourth Place: Sinetta Ruiz, Wrightsville Beach, NC

Women 30+:
First Place: Jo Pickett, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Second Place: Patritia Hook, Outer Banks, NC
Third Place: Ashley Barnes, Kitty Hawk, NC
Fourth Place: Fran Reynolds, Outer Banks, NC

Pro Longboard:
First Place: Morgan Knight, Virginia Beach, VA
Second Place: Chandler Von Cannon, Carolina Beach, NC
Third Place: Leilani Pickett, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Fourth Place: Patritia Hook, Outer Banks, NC

Longboard 14 and under:
First Place: Julia Eckel, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Second Place: Carly Carter, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Third Place: Kat Neff, Carolina Beach, NC
Fourth Place: Laney Brooks, Virginia Beach, VA

Longboard 15-19:
First Place: Nina Long, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Second Place: Hannah Milligan, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Third Place: Madison Huckabee, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Fourth Place: Samantha Newkirk, Wrightsville Beach, NC

Longboard 20-39:
First Place: Misty Wilbanks, Carolina Beach, NC
Second Place: Liza Dean, New Jersey
Third Place: Deanna Wells, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Fourth Place: Leigh Powell, Topsail Beach, NC

Ladies SUP Competition:
First Place: Jackie Fisher, Kure Beach, NC
Second Place: Johanna Kjesbo, Carolina Beach, NC
Third Place: Ryan Dadds, South Carolina
Fourth Place: Anna Blackburn, Wrightsville Beach, NC

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Legion World Series

Aloha!
First let me start by saying we have never run across a group of coaches, players and parents that complained as much as you guys. Our players cheering on their teammates is nothing different than what you guys did against Conn!
Second, it shouldn't have been the cheering you were concerned about it should've been the errors that outnumbered your hits.
Third, you guys have "Two" solid players that we saw. The rest need to be taught how to hit, pitch, and field! And you guys just need more athletes that are more athletic and hardnosed. Remember we did this to you with sophomores, juniors,and seniors. You had a few players that had no bussiness out there!

Lastly teach your fans to have more class! Just because we crushed you in your backyard. Doesn't excuse the rudeness you showed! I sure hope you have better manners next time

Legion World Series

It's baseball,the best team does not always win. So glad California took care of you guys and sent you packing on the long trip back to Hawaii. You guys acted like a bunch of little league players. Most of our kids will at least get to keep playing another three to four years of DI baseball and some beyond.

Loser

The only thing worse that a poor loser is a poor winner. Speak to no one about class nor manners until you can first find them yourself.

Really hope the winners are thoroughly embarrassed by this post (or even better, have no knowledge of it) and it's not representative of the team.

Aloha

Fire David Irving

The Hammerheads should fire David Irving. He cost them a point earlier this season by playing an ineligible player. That one point kept them from the postseason. He changes lineups like people change socks.