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High School Basketball

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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Fred Lynch Invitational wraps up; Sharks hold off Generals; Ashley introduces two head coaches

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videoThe 2014 Fred Lynch Invitational is now over after three days of intense summer high school hoops. The Wilmington Sharks won on Wednesday at Buck Hardee Field. Ashley High has a new head football coach. It's a familiar face to to the Ashley High community. Plus more! Full story...
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Webster Guthrie named Ashley basketball coach; Wilmington Sharks pick up impressive road win

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videoThe search at Ashley High School for a new head boys basketball coach is over. Guthrie has been the jv boys basketball coach at New Hanover the last three seasons. He replaces David Rutledge. Ashley High fired Rutledge as the boys basketball coach in April after just one season. Plus, check out our game highlights from the Wilmington Sharks victory on Monday! Full story...
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Fred Lynch Invitational tips off on Monday; three day event honors former Laney hoops coach

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videoThe Fred Lynch Invitational tips off on Monday at six different locations in New Hanover County. 50 high school basketball teams will be competing in the three day event. The Ashley boys basketball team won't be competing in the event as the Screaming Eagles are in the middle of a coaching change. Ashley will formally introduce their new boys basketball coach on Monday though. Plus more! Full story...
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Signing day at Coastal Christian; Sharks now 0-3

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videoCoastal Christian High School held a signing ceremony on Thursday for four student athletes. We have a full report on that. In baseball the season is still young, but the Wilmington Sharks are winless after three games in the Coastal Plain League. Full story...
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Ashley hoops coach's firing polarizing school community

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videoMore than a month ago Ashley High School dismissed its basketball coach. Since then we've been getting emails and phone calls from supporters of David Rutledge as well as detractors. Today this controversy went to a new level when some students walked out of class in protest. Full story...
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Brett Blizzard update; Hammerheads preview; Crumpler returns to Wilmington & more!

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videoFormer NFL tight end Alge Crumpler will be returning to Wilmington this weekend. The New Hanover High graduate heads this year's induction class for the 2014 Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame. On Wednesday we addressed the home scoring drought for the Wilmington Hammerheads. On Wednesday the NCHSSA adopted new guidelines concerning the mercy rule for high school football and basketball. Plus more including a Blizzard/Callahan matchup in Italy! Full story...
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Patty Evers and Phil Padgett win statewide awards from NCHSAA + more!

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videoPatty Evers and Phil Padgett will both be honored next week by the North Carolina High School Association for statewide achievement. We checked out Thursday soccer action between New Hanover & Ashley. The CAA Men's Golf Championship tees off on Friday in Brunswick County. Plus more! Full story...
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Rutledge forced out as Ashley hoops coach

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videoThe David Rutledge era at Ashley lasted less than a full year. After careful consideration by the administration at Ashley High School, David Rutledge will not continue as head boys basketball coach for the 2014-2015 school year. Full story...
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WWAY's Chasity Melvin to enter NC State Athletic Hall of Fame

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videoWWAY's Chasity Melvin will be inducted into the NC State Athletic Hall of Fame in October. Melvin was a standout basketball player for four years in the 1990's under the late Kay Yow. Full story...
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SE Elite 24 Classic tips off Saturday at Ashley

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videoThe SE Elite 24 Classic will be held on Saturday at Ashley High School. Admission will be $10. Several of the best senior basketball players from our region are slated to play. Full story...
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Laney-WWAY Invitational tips off in November

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videoLaney boys basketball coach Nathan Faulk and WWAY are proud to announce the Laney-WWAY Thanksgiving Invitational. The two-day basketball event will be held at Laney High School. Full story...
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All-Conference awards released for Four County

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Two players that we had on "WWAY's Full Court Press Watch List" have been named players of the year in high school basketball for the Four County Conference. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - March 6

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videoWallace-Rose Hill lost to Trask twice during the regular season, but the Bulldogs won on Thursday night when it counted the most. Check out our highlights and postgame reaction from the 1-A state basketball playoffs. Towson's Jerrelle Benimon has been named the CAA men’s basketball player of the year. 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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