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WWAY's Friday night sports - August 16


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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The New Hanover County Schools (and Jacksonville) beat the out of town teams on Friday night at the BB&T Jamboree 68-26 on a rainy Friday night in Wilmington.

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Hoggard 7
Whiteville 0

Jacksonville 12
South Brunswick 0

New Hanover 21
Wallace-Rose Hill 7

West Brunswick 13
Laney 7

Ashley 21
South Columbus 6


BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) - The Buddy Burney Memorial Jamboree was cancelled on Friday night due to rain. West Bladen, West Columbus, East Columbus and East Bladen were slated to participate.


SHELBY, NC (WWAY) - Wilmington Post 10 defeated Branford, CT 5-0 on Friday night on the opening day of the American Legion World Series. Post 10 will face Louisiana on Saturday in a winner's bracket game. All of the games in Shelby this weekend are being streamed live on ESPN3.


GREENVILLE, NC (AP) - East Carolina wants to leave Conference USA with a title.

The Pirates enter their final season in the league they've called home since 1997 as a favorite to claim a third title in six years.

East Carolina and Tulane are leaving C-USA for the American Athletic Conference beginning next season.

Coach Ruffin McNeill says he welcomes the high expectations that come with being picked by his fellow C-USA coaches as the favorite in the East Division.

He says the Pirates "have a target on our back and will get everybody's best shot."

With a strong core of returning players - 16 starters are back, including quarterback Shane Carden and running back Vintavious Cooper - East Carolina has plenty of reasons for optimism.

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