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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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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - July 23

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videoThe schedule is set. Defending champion Wilmington Post 10 enters the North Carolina American Legion state tournament as the favorite this weekend in Wilson. Check out our feature on Post 10. It's now official, Chris Haney is the new head football coach at East Columbus High School. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - June 24

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videoEast Columbus football coach Toby Kasell resigned on Monday in order to accept a teaching position closer to his Leland home. Former UNCW Seahawk Keith Rendleman appears to be through with his NBA pre-draft workouts. Rendleman hopes to his hear his name at Thursday's NBA Draft. The Wilmington Sharks picked up a road win in extra innings on Monday. We had highlights! Chicago wins the Stanley Cup in hockey. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - March 5

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videoThe East Columbus girls basketball team won three state playoff games last week, but the season came to a crashing halt for the Gators on Tuesday night in state playoff regional play. The UNCW baseball team has had more close games this season than normal. Unfortunately the Seahawks gave up three runs in the ninth inning on the road on Tuesday. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - March 4

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videoOn Monday night on WWAY we provided a weekend recap of sports from around the region. This includes UNCW's impressive performance at the CAA Swimming & Diving Championships, UNCW baseball, high school wrestling state championship accolades and a salute to the only high school basketball team left in the state playoffs. On top of that we checked out the first woman ever to try out for an NFL team. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - March 1

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videoThe third round of the high school basketball state playoffs is over. We were in heavy basketball mode on Friday with our final Full Court Press of the season. See what Brett Blizzard and Kevin Schneider had to say about Hoggard's overtime loss. On top of that game we showcased action involving Ashley, East Columbus and North Brunswick on Friday's Full Court Press. Full story...
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