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High School Basketball

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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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Feb. 27

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videoThe third round of the high school basketball state playoffs tip on Friday. Check out our preview story. On Thursday we featured women's basketball action from downtown Wilmington. Cape Fear CC beat Brunswick CC. In college baseball UNCW lost the first game of their west coast road trip. Former Laney Buc Stephen Coetzer made a splash at the ACC swim meet. UNCW leads the CAA men's swim meet. Plus more! Full story...
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New Hanover High School puts up metal detectors for basketball game

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New Hanover High School had metal detectors in place inside Brogden Hall for last night's basketball game. 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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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Feb. 25

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videoJay Ross will be named the head football coach of the Wilmington Tigers on Friday. Round two of the high school basketball state playoffs will tip off on Wednesday. That'll also be "Senior Night" at UNCW for basketball. The CAA Swim Championship begins Wednesday too. 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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Brackets are out for basketball state playoffs

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The state playoffs for high school basketball start Monday. The pairings are now officially set for the boys and the girls. For the second year in a row New Hanover will host Ashley in a boys first round game. Let the excitement begin. Full story...
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WWAY's Full Court Press - Feb. 21

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videoIt was a "Wildcat" type of night in basketball in the Mideastern Conference. Both the New Hanover boys and girls won tournament titles on Friday. In the Four County Conference East Bladen captured the girls title. Clinton won the boys title. We had highlights and post-game reaction from all four games on the Full Court Press. Check it out. It was a "Wildcat" type of night for former New Hanover swimmer Cari Blalock. Blalock won an event at the ACC Swimming & Diving Championship on Friday. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Feb 20

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videoConference tournament play is winding down all around the region. On Thursday we had highlights from the East Central Conference, Four County Conference and Mideastern Conference. The losing skid for the UNCW women's basketball continues. North Carolina came from behind to beat Duke in men's college hoops. Charges against former New Hanover football standout Trevon Brown may be dropped. Plus more! Full story...
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