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

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videoThe Wilmington Waves 7th grade basketball team captured a national title for travel basketbal in Myrtle Beach. Hoggard football coach Scott Braswell is back in Wilmington. The 2014 baseball season is now over for the Wilmington Sharks. The playoffs will start on Wednesday, but the Sharks won't be included. Full story...
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Jones files bill to rename Wilmington post office after Meadowlark Lemon

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videoRep. Walter Jones (R-3rd District) today introduced a bill to name a Wilmington post office after basketball star and Port City native Meadowlark Lemon. Full story...
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4-year-old hoops phenom from Wilmington outplays age, size

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videoIn 11 more years Josiah Brown will likely be playing high school basketball in Wilmington. That sounds like an extremely long wait, but it makes sense due to Josiah's age. This Wilmington phenom hasn't even reached kindergarten yet. Full story...
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Bobcats officially become Hornets in Charlotte

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The Charlotte Hornets are back. The NBA franchise announced Tuesday they have officially changed the name back to the Hornets after 10 years of being known as the Bobcats. Full story...
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NC State's T.J. Warren to enter NBA draft

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North Carolina State sophomore T.J. Warren is entering the NBA draft. In a statement released by the school Tuesday, the Atlantic Coast Conference's player of the year said he had "a fun ride" but was ready for the NBA. Full story...
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Special Olympians hit the hardwood

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videoMore than 200 students from across New Hanover County participated in the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament today at UNCW's Trask Coliseum. Full story...
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2 shot at crowded hotel party after CIAA tourney

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A basketball tournament in Charlotte ended with violence at a party at a hotel that featured rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs. Full story...
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Player hits lights, halts Division II game in tie

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Talk about shooting the lights out. The Division II game between Johnson C. Smith and Winston Salem State was halted for safety reasons after a player heaved a full-court shot and knocked out lights - leaving the game tied with 0.3 seconds left on Wednesday night. Full story...
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Area hoopers dunk the dirt

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video Some of the top high school basketball players in our area came by WWAY this afternoon for some help reaching a goal. Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - July 14

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videoThe inaugural "Champions 4 Cancer" basketball event concluded on Sunday without a champion. A dispute over prize money led to several teams walking off the court prior to the end of the tournament. In baseball Wilmington Post 10 was a shutout winner over Whiteville on Sunday night. The O'Neill Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest concluded on Sunday with several area surfers holding more than own at Wrightsville Beach in the men's pro finals. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - July 12

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videoSeveral NFL football players played basketball in Wilmington on Friday night at the Jay Ross Celebrity Basketball Classic. The event served as a fundraiser for the recreation department for the Wilmington PD. Myrtle Beach is the location for a Big Shots basketball event this weekend. We had a report from the Grand Strand that included an appearance from Rick Pitino. A Wilmington youngster has qualified for a world wide event in golf. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - July 11

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videoFormer Wilmington resident Cliff Drysdale will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame this weekend. Drysdale designed the tennis center at the Country Club of Landfall. The Wilmington Sharks lost on Thirsty Thursday night at the Shark Tank. The Cancer 4 Champions Basketball Tournament will tip off in New Hanover on Saturday. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - July 8; Jay Ross stops by WWAY to talk hoops

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videoBuffalo Bill Jay Ross stopped by WWAY in order to promote his upcoming celebrity basketball tournament. The event is set for this coming Friday at Brogden Hall. Wilmington Post 10 wrapped up their first round baseball series on Monday. A former Seahawk is about to transfer to UNCW in order to be a Seahawk. Plus more! Full story...
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NC State great David Thompson visits Wilmington

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videoBasketball legend David Thompson was on the campus of UNCW this morning to raise money for Fathers for Hope and to dunk domestic violence. Full story...
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