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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) - The 26th Annual BB&T Jamboree is set for Friday at Legion Stadium in Wilmington. All ten head coaches attended a kickoff luncheon on Tuesday. Click the video icon to see WWAY's coverage from the event.
The jamboree will begin at 5 p.m. with a cheerleading showcase featuring squads from New Hanover, E.A. Laney, John T. Hoggard, West Brunswick, Whiteville, Wallace-Rose Hill, South Columbus, South Brunswick, Jacksonville and Ashley high schools.
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Scrimmages will get underway at 6 p.m. The match-ups in order are: Hoggard vs. Whiteville; Jacksonville vs. South Brunswick; New Hanover vs. Wallace-Rose Hill; Laney vs. West Brunswick and Ashley vs. South Columbus. Each game consists of two 12-minute periods.
“This annual event highlights the excitement and anticipation for a run at conference titles and state playoffs for the 10 area high schools,” said BB&T’s Randy Huggins, jamboree chairman. “It is one of the most exciting high school events in southeastern North Carolina with a playoff atmosphere to help kick off the season.”
Proceeds from last year’s event totaled $43,452, enough to fund 20 $1,000 scholarships (two per school). In addition, participating schools received about $2,095 each for their general operating budgets.
Since its inception in 1987, approximately $1,063,708 have been raised for southeastern North Carolina high schools, and included in that amount, 506 student scholarships totaling $492,000 have been awarded.
Advance tickets are $4 and available at all BB&T branches in Whiteville, Wilmington, Wallace, Rose Hill, Shallotte, Southport, Tabor City and Jacksonville. Tickets are $6 at the gate. Coolers, bags and umbrellas are not permitted in Legion Stadium for this event.
SHELBY, NC (WWAY) - Post 10 slugger Steven Linkous stopped by WWAY on the way to Shelby. Linkous and his Post 10 teammates begin play on Friday in in Shelby for the American Legion World Series. All games will be streamed live on ESPN3.com
The following are the eight American Legion World Series teams in Shelby:
Northeast Region – Branford, Conn.; sponsored by Post 83
Mid-Atlantic Region – Brooklawn, N.; sponsored by Post 72
Southeast Region – Wilmington, NC; sponsored by Post 10
Mid-South Region – Gonzales, LA; sponsored by Post 81
Great Lakes Region – Napoleon, Ohio; sponsored by Post 300
Central Plains Region – Burnsville, Minn.; sponsored by Post 1700
Northwest Region – Waipahu, Hawaii.
Western Region – Petaluma, Calif.; sponsored by Post 28
Click here for the tournament schedule and bracket: http://www.legion.org/uploads/baseball/alws2013/index.html
WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- UNCW head men’s golf coach Matt Clark has released the Seahawks schedule for the 2013-14 season and it includes appearances in several highly regarded tournaments, including a pair of tournaments in eastern North Carolina.
“This season’s schedule is heavy on local tournaments,” said Clark. “But each tournament will be competed against nationally-ranked competition including teams from the ACC and SEC. We will be tested each time we take the course as we prepare for the postseason.”
The Seahawks open the fall at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate (Sept. 14-15) and then head to Daufuskie Island, S.C., for the Rees Jones Intercollegiate (Sept. 22-24).
UNCW closes out the fall at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate (Oct. 7-8) and Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate (Oct. 11-13), in Johnson City, Tenn.
Six tournaments are on the docket for the Seahawks in the spring portion of the schedule beginning with the John Hayt Intercollegiate (Feb. 23-25) in Jacksonville, Fla.
The Seahawks head to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for the General Hackler Championship on Mar. 10-11, and return to Wilmington to defend their Seahawk Intercollegiate title (Mar. 16-17).
UNCW closes out the spring with the Irish Creek Intercollegiate (Apr. 5-6) in Charlotte, River Landing Intercollegiate (Apr. 11-12) and the NC State Spring Open (Apr. 19-20).
The CAA Championships return to The Reserve Club at St. James Plantation (Apr. 25-27) for a second straight year.
WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– UNCW junior midfielder Jamie Dell was named to the Colonial Athletic Association preseason all-conference squad by the league’s coaches while sophomore Colin Bonner was an honorable mention selection.
“This recognition is well deserved for Jamie and Colin,” said UNCW veteran Head Coach Aidan Heaney. “They both are coming off solid seasons and will be looked upon to contribute again this season. Jamie is one of the most exciting players in the conference and Colin showed his strength and determination around the goal.”
Dell, one of the top one-on-one players in the conference, sprang onto the scene as a sophomore when he earned first-team All-CAA honors behind a career-best 12 points on four goals and a team-high four assists. Against Duke, Dell notched the game-winner as the Seahawks dealt the Blue Devils a 2-1 loss at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.
Bonner, meanwhile, led the Seahawks with 14 points on six goals and a pair of assists. He was named to the All-Rookie squad in 2012. He became UNCW’s first freshman to lead the team in scoring since 2007, when Allen Lomax notched 11 points.
Drexel’s Nathan Page was selected as the league’s preseason player-of-the-year. The Dragons boasted a league-high three players on the preseason all-conference squad.
The Seahawks play the first of two exhibition games on Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. against visiting Longwood. The game will be played at Legion Stadium in Wilmington and tickets can be purchased at Wilmingtonhammerheads.com. The hometown Hammerheads will also play that evening against Antigua at 7:30 p.m.
WILMINGTON, NC (HAMMERHEADS) -– The Wilmington Hammerheads are looking to secure the final slot that will qualify them for the 2013 USL PRO playoffs, beginning with their match versus the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, whom are already playoff bound, on Wednesday, August 14, at Legion Stadium.
Pittsburgh claimed their berth in the playoffs following their 3-2 victory over VSI Tampa Bay FC on Sunday at Highmark Stadium. The Hammerheads last encountered the Riverhounds on the road in July, falling short in a 2-1 defeat.
Wilmington swept the Dayton Dutch Lions both home and away within the same week, but are still finding themselves in competition with them as playoffs near closer. Wilmington, Dayton, and Tampa Bay all have the opportunity through different scenarios to become the final seed.
For the playoffs to be in favor for the Hammerheads, they must defeat the Riverhounds on Wednesday and Antigua Barracuda FC on Saturday, August 17, to provide them a total of 36 points in the league standings overall for the regular season. Upon the possibility of winning both matches, Wilmington must also anticipate for the Harrisburg City Islanders to take victory over Dayton on Saturday.
“Unfortunately, our home record has not been as good this season as in the past and it has cost us,” said Hammerheads Head Coach David Irving. “Our home form is always on point and our record this season undoubtedly does not reflect our level of play. However, once we make playoffs it could be a total different season - look at last year and our championship run. The only unfortunate thing about it is we would not receive a home game advantage if given the opportunity.”
Wednesday is Fan Appreciation Night at Legion Stadium and all general admission tickets are $8.00 when purchased online at www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com or at the front gate of the stadium prior to the start of the match.