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WWAY's Full Court Press - Dec. 12
Submitted by John Rendleman on Sat, 12/13/2014 - 12:26am.

videoFriday marked the return of Chasity Melvin to WWAY's Full Court Press. The NC State Hall of Famer made a guest appearance on Friday. This season's analyst, Kevin Schneider, had a previous basketball commitment to fulfill. We showcased a slew of basketball action on the Full Court Press. This included game action from Hoggard-New Hanover, Whiteville-East Columbus and much more including another football state championship for Wallace-Rose Hill.

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Eagles sweep Gators in East Bladen-East Columbus basketball matchup
Submitted by John Rendleman on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:37pm.

videoVeteran boys basketball head coach Ken Cross picked up another victory on Thursday night. He's inching closer to 700 career wins with every breath. The East Bladen girls were dominant in their victory over East Columbus. Lacey Suggs tied a career high with 32 points on Thursday night.

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'Meet the Seahawks' for UNCW basketball & head coach Kevin Keatts
Submitted by John Rendleman on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:27pm.

videoMedia Day, one of the long traditions in college basketball, took place on Wednesday for Kevin Keatts and the 2014-15 UNCW Seahawks. We were there in order to check out this year's team. Former South Columbus football standout Ethan Farmer says the UNC Tar Heel defense will continue to make progress. Former East Columbus football standout Joe Gore will have to sit out the next two games for the Clemson Tigers. Plus more sports!

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WWAY's 5th Quarter - August 22nd
Submitted by John Rendleman on Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:57pm.

videoThe 2014 high school football regular season is underway. On Friday we had coverage from several games. We expected to have a full slate, but the weather interfered with those plans. Some games were completed. Some started, but will need to be resumed. Some games never started.

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Jonathan Cooper out with turf toe, Hornets announce 2014-15 schedule & more
Submitted by John Rendleman on Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:59pm.

videoThe Charlotte Hornets released their upcoming schedule on Wednesday. LeBron James will only make one appearance this season in Charlotte. The Cleveland Cavaliers will play in Charlotte on January 2nd. Former Hoggard Viking football standout Jonathan Cooper is nursing a turf toe injury with the Arizona Cardinals. Plus more!

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Scrimmage week for high school football begins; Topsail hosted East Columbus on Monday
Submitted by John Rendleman on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:40pm.

videoMonday marked the first day high school football teams could scrimmage other schools before the upcoming season. We went to the scrimmage in Hampstead in order to check out the Topsail Pirates and head coach Wayne Inman. Topsail hosted the East Columbus Gators. Rocky Lewis is the new head coach at East Columbus.

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West Columbus basketball coach Michael Powell stays put; Ashley football set for take off
Submitted by John Rendleman on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:54pm.

videoMike Propst is the new Ashley head football coach, but he's certainly no stranger to being a head coach. On Wednesday we checked out football practice at Ashley High School. In basketball news veteran head coach Michael Powell won't be leaving West Columbus for arch-rival East Columbus. Plus more!

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Rocky Lewis named head football coach at East Columbus; Sharks lose & more
Submitted by John Rendleman on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:39pm.

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!

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West Columbus basketball coach Michael Powell reassigned; Chris Haney leaves East Columbus
Submitted by John Rendleman on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:44pm.

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.

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Tariq Lane explains reasons for leaving Laney; two local baseball coaches decide to retire
Submitted by John Rendleman on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:32pm.

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.

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