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Sharks lose home opener; dog wins over the crowd as bat boy; playoff wins for Whiteville

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videoDespite recent renovations to Buck Hardee Field "Titus" the dog stole the show between innings at the Shark Tank while performing his bat boy assignment during Wednesday's home opener for the Wilmington Sharks. Florence won in extra innings. The state playoff run for Whiteville High School keeps rolling on. Trask has a new head football coach. Plus more! Full story...
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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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