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Wilmington Waves win national title in hoops; update on Hoggard coach Scott Braswell & more

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WWAY) -- The Wilmington Waves 7th grade basketball team captured a national title in travel basketball in late July in Myrtle Beach. Click the play video icon to see the team in action during their championship game. Special thanks to ABC affiliate WPDE with their help on this story.

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AUGUST 4, 2014
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Hoggard football coach Scott Braswell returned to Wilmington from the Mayo Clinic on Saturday. Braswell intends to have surgery to remove a tumor in his lower back the week of August 24th. Prior to the surgery Braswell will resume his normal coaching duties. He's expected to get back to work in mid to late September.

JULY 23, 2014
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- We have an update and clarification regarding the health of Hoggard head football coach Scott Braswell. The coach says the tumor in his lower back is a cancer called chordoma. He'll likely undergo surgery in early August; therefore, Braswell will probably end up missing the start of the upcoming high school football season. "The Mayo Clinic called and they are trying to arrange the schedules of the surgeons who will be involved. It now looks like the surgery will not happen until the first week of August, and thus my return will be deeper into the season than I had hoped."

Below we've posted the original story on head coach Scott Braswell below.

JULY 17, 2014
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Hoggard High School head football coach and athletics director Scott Braswell will be taking a leave of absence in order to have surgery on a tumor in his lower back. Braswell is entering his 18th season as the head football coach of the Vikings.

We spoke with coach Braswell on Thursday about the removal of his tumor. He's in great spirits, but he's not sure when his surgery will be, nor does he know where it will be yet.

In his absence Craig Underwood will handle specials for Hoggard football. Dylan Dimock will engineer the offense. Jeff Turner will handle the Hoggard defense.

Hoggard High has been a perennial power in football in the Wilmington area under Scott Brawell. He's been the head coach of the Vikings for 17 seasons and ready to enter season 18 after the surgery.

Hoggard finished 11-2 last season.

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Dixie Youth Baseball World Series

Columbus County 12
Halifax, VA 1

Columbus County 3
Purvis, MS 2

Columbus County is one of four teams remaining in the 13 year old division.

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Dixie Youth Softball World Series

Burgaw Belles 5
Louisiana 3 Game ended at 12:57am early Tuesday morning

Burgaw entered Monday's play undefeated in this double elimination tournament.

Burgaw will face Alabama on Tuesday evening. The winner will earn a spot in Wednesday's title game.

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The 2014 baseball season is over for the Wilmington Sharks. The Sharks finished with a 24-30 record overall. The Sharks finished in 5th in the east division of the Coastal Plain League. Only the top four teams in each division get to compete in the playoffs.

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