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Rocky Lewis named head football coach at East Columbus; Sharks lose & more

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videoIt didn't take long for East Columbus High to name a new head football coach. Rocky Lewis, son of legendary Clinton head coach Bob Lewis, will take over the Gators. The Wilmington Sharks lost on the road on Wednesday, but they'll be back at home on Thursday for a doubleheader. Plus more! Full story...
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West Columbus basketball coach Michael Powell reassigned; Chris Haney leaves East Columbus

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videoMichael Powell is the dean of high school basketball coaches in our region. He's been the head boys basketball coach for 27 years at West Columbus High School. Powell has been reassigned to rival East Columbus, but Powell may not accept the assignment. Powell may opt to retire instead. Chris Haney has resigned as the head football coach at East Columbus High School in order to go back to Ashley High. Full story...
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Tariq Lane explains reasons for leaving Laney; two local baseball coaches decide to retire

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videoAs mentioned last week on WWAY Laney football & basketball standout Tariq Lane will not be returning to Buctown when school starts back. Lane has decided to move to Charlotte. Lane will also re-classify, which will add another year of high school eligibility to one of the most electrifying athletes in Wilmington. Plus, two local high school baseball coaches have decided to put away their baseball caps for good. Full story...
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Day 1 of Fred Lynch Invitational summer hoops

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videoDay one of the Fred Lynch Invitational is complete. Six different venues are being used in New Hanover County to showcase this three day high school basketball summer event. Our coverage includes Quate McKinzie's return in a Pender High uniform. Earlier this month McKinzie received his first college scholarship offer from UNCW's Kevin Keatts. Full story...
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Ashley & Whiteville baseball continue to roll

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videoOn Monday the Whiteville baseball team defeated West Columbus at Legion Stadium. We had game highlights along with baseball action from Ashley/Laney and softball action from East Columbus/South Columbus. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - March 7

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videoThe fourth season for Buzz Peterson as the UNCW men's basketball coach ended on Friday night. The Seahawks had a late lead against Hofstra, but UNCW wasn't able to hold on at the CAA Tournament. The season also ended for the East Columbus girls basketball team on Friday. CFCC & BCC will meet in the Region X title game on Saturday. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - March 5

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videoOn Wednesday night WWAY made the trip to Fayetteville in order to follow the state title hopes for the West Brunswick boys basketball team and the East Bladen girls. Unfortunately the season ended for both of our local squads. Check out our game coverage. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - March 4

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videoOn Tuesday we checked out practice at Trask Coliseum. Buzz Peterson and the UNCW Seahawks need to win four games over a four day stretch to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The odds are against the Seahawks, but stranger things have happened. The UNCW baseball team lost the final game of their west coast trip. On Tuesday we showcased former Hoggard pitcher Bryan Sammons. The lefty beat Clemson in his first career start. Regional play is underway for high school basketball. Check out our preview. Plus more. Full story...
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WWAY's Full Court Press - Feb. 28

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videoIt's heartbreak city for fans of New Hanover High. The Panther Creek boys basketball team stuck a dagger in New Hanover at the final buzzer to end the season for the Wildcats. WWAY was there for the dramatic finish. On Friday's Full Court Press we had extensive state playoff coverage from five different games: New Hanover's heartbreaking loss at the buzzer, West Brunswick's nailbiting victory over Southern Durham, a Trask come from behind win against Whiteville, East Bladen's come from behind thriller against Southern Vance and another nailbiter from East Columbus where the Gators won by one point. Full story...
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Times are set for regional play

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Game times are set for the sectionals of the high school basketball state playoffs. The Trask boys, West Brunswick boys, East Bladen girls and East Columbus girls are all headed to Fayetteville. Full story...
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Awesome playoff results for local high school basketball squads; WWAY's sports - Feb. 26

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videoOn Wednesday it seemed like every team from our region won in the state playoffs. The New Hanover boys won, Whiteville boys, West Brunswick boys, Trask boys, East Bladen girls, East Columbus girls, Ashley girls and Laney girls all won. All of those teams will advance to the third round on Friday. The home schedule is now complete for the UNCW men's basketball team. Buzz Peterson's basketball squad lost to Delaware on "Senior Night" at Trask Coliseum. Plus more! Full story...
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State basketball playoffs: WWAY's Monday night sports - Feb. 24

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videoThe New Hanover boys basketball team got off to a slow start on Monday in the first round of the state playoffs, but the Wildcats ended up sending Ashley packing. We had highlights from nine different games on Monday! We had video from Shallotte, Jacksonville, Wilmington, Lake Waccamaw, Whiteville and Rocky Point. This includes three of the best slam dunks of the season. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Full Court Press - Feb. 7

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videoFriday's Full Court Press featured a come from behind victory by New Hanover against West Brunswick in a battle of first place versus second place in the Mideastern Conference. We had basketball coverage from Hoggard-Laney, Topsail-South Brunswick, Trask-Midway, North Brunswick-Dixon and East Columbus-Red Springs too. We couldn't decide on the play of the week; therefore, we had two. Plus more! Full story...
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