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Dad surprises family at baseball game

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videoTuesday night was a big night at Topsail High School. Master Gunnery Sergeant Kenneth Kampen surprised his children when he stepped out to throw the opening pitch at Tuesday evening's game. Full story...
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Wilmington Sharks prepare for 2014 opener; meet the team & see renovations at Shark Tank

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videoOn Monday we checked out the first 2014 practice for the Wilmington Sharks. We had a chance to meet the players and coaches. The Wilmington Sharks open the CPL summer league baseball season on Tuesday in Florence. The Sharks home opener will be held just a day later. During our visit to Buck Hardee Field on Monday we also checked out the renovations, which are nearly complete. Full story...
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Middle schooler killed in baseball accident remembered

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videoHundreds of people showed up tonight to honor Alex Newsome, the sixth grader from Roland-Grise Middle School who was killed in a batting practice accident earlier this month. Full story...
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Tuesday Night Sports

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videoRain has caused organizers to shift days and times of the Ashley Spring Break Baseball Tournament. Both teams continue to show support of the Newsome family by wearing their 'Newsome Strong' jerseys. New Hanover High School won this afternoon, but Hoggard High School fell into the loser's bracket this evening. Full story...
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High Schools go 'Newsome Strong'

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videoIt has been three days since the unfortunate death of 6th Grader Alex Newsome. The Roland Grise Student was struck by a line drive and killed at baseball practice on Friday. His legacy was felt Monday night at the Ashley Spring Break Baseball tournament. Full story...
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NEW DETAILS: Student dies after batting practice accident

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A Roland-Grise Middle School student died after an accident during batting practice Friday. A Laney High School coach confirms the 6th grader was throwing at batting practice when he was hit by a line drive. The student was protected by a cage but apparently his head wasn't covered. Full story...
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MLB collision rule leaves open exceptions

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Major League Baseball and its players have banned most home plate collisions but left open an exception if the catcher has the ball and is blocking the runner's direct path to home plate. Full story...
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County approves plan for Buck Hardee Field improvements

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Without a word of discussion, Wilmington's Buck Hardee Field got one step closer to getting a makeover this morning during the New Hanover County Commission meeting. Full story...
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Wilmington Sharks unveil new logos

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videoThe new owners of the Wilmington Sharks baseball team have unveiled new logos for the summer league team. Full story...
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Torre, La Russa, Cox elected to baseball Hall

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Retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox have been unanimously elected to the baseball Hall of Fame by the expansion era committee. Full story...
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Yankees minority owner buys Wilmington Sharks

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videoA minority owner of the New York Yankees has purchased the Wilmington Sharks. Peter Freund is also a partner in the Class-A Charleston (WV) RiverDogs. Full story...
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Whiteville alum Tommy Greene moves on after injuries cut career short

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Tommy Greene is happy. Which doesn't sound like a remarkable statement until you consider that when he was just 26 years old, the big right-hander went 16-4 with a 3.42 ERA for an underdog Phillies team in 1993 that made it all the way to the World Series. He started 30 games that magical season. His future seemed unlimited. Full story...
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Former Whiteville pitcher named tops in Orioles system

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videoA former Whiteville High School pitcher has won top honors in the Baltimore Orioles Minor League system. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - August 19

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videoOn Monday night at 11 we featured the Ashley Screamin' Eagles on our "Two-A-Days" high school football feature on WWAY. Three teams remain alive in the American Legion World Series, but Wilmington Post isn't one of them. Former UNCW & Laney coach Bobby Guthrie will be inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - August 18

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videoAloha! The sensational season for Wilmington Post 10 ended on Sunday against Hawaii at the American Legion World Series in Shelby. Post 10 finishes the 2013 campaign with a 35-4 record. For the first time ever there are co-champions for the Men's City Amateur Golf Championship in Wilmington. Plus more! Full story...
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