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East Columbus High School

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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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - January 21

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videoTuesday night is typically a full night for high school hoops, but that wasn't the case tonight. We still managed to find some basketball action though. UNCW is proud to announce senior Rafael Aita made the roster for his native country for the Davis Cup. Aita will play for Peru in the upcoming Davis Cup. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Full Court Press - Dec. 13

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videoThe second Full Court Press of the new season is a done deal. We had high school basketball highlights and post game reaction from New Hanover's win over Hoggard in boys basketbal. We also showcased Laney-South Brunswick, Ashley-Topsail, West Brunswick-North Brunswick, Whiteville-East Columbus and South Columbus-West Columbus. Check our Friday's show with John Rendleman and Chasity Melvin. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - December 2

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videoOn Monday we checked out high school hoops from Bladen County. The East Bladen Eagles swept a doubleheader against East Columbus. We provided a UNCW basketball update along with another update on the Coastal Cowboys Pop Warner football squad. They're raising money for a trip to Disney. Plus more! Full story...
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Trot Nixon looks ahead to round two of playoffs

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videoRound two for the high school football playoffs is just a few days away. In fact round two will feature a Hoggard-New Hanover rematch. WWAY's Trot Nixon provides his perspective on the local gridiron action. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - November 6

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videoWilmington's Derek Brunson was more than impressive on Wednesday at his UFC fight in Kentucky. Brunson won on a first round tap out. Laney and New Hanover both won soccer playoff games. We have loads of coverage from New Hanover's win. The UNCW men's soccer team won on Wednesday to secure a first round bye in the CAA Tournament. We had coverage from UNCW as well, plus a full fledged preview of Friday's Whiteville-South Columbus football game. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - August 15

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videoThere will be two football jamborees in our region on Friday: the BB&T Jamboree in Wilmington and the Buddy Burney Jamboree in Bladen County. West Bladen head coach Russell Dove gave us the scoop on the Bladen Jamboree. We continued our Two-A-Days, plus we had preview material on Post 10 baseball and Hammerheads soccer on Thursday. Full story...
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