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High School Football

Robbie Priest named East Bladen football coach

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Veteran head coach Lenon Fisher recently stepped down as the East Bladen head football coach. His replacement has been named pending school board approval. The Eagles promoted Robbie Priest to the head coaching position. Full story...
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Alfy Hill gives verbal commitment to Gamecocks

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video West Brunswick football coach Jimmy Fletcher says it best. "I tell Alfy he's the most traveled college student in America." The former West Brunswick standout is still enrolled at Los Angeles Valley Community College, but Alfy Hill plans to be a USC Gamecock in the near future. Full story...
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Lenon Fisher steps down at East Bladen

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East Bladen head football coach Lenon Fisher wanted to wait until Thursday to announce his retirement plans, but word slipped out today that the veteran coach will step down as the Eagles head football coach. Fisher has been the football coach in Elizabethtown since 1980. Full story...
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Fletcher reinstated as West Brunswick football coach

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After finishing the football season with a 4-7 record last season, West Brunswick High School Athletic Director John Floyd decided to go a different direction with a head coach. Floyd dismissed Jimmy Fletcher as head football coach three months ago, but that decision has been reversed. Full story...
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Former West Bladen coach joins NHHS staff

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Former West Bladen head football coach Pat Byrd has joined the football coaching staff at New Hanover High School. Byrd will start teaching at New Hanover on Monday. Full story...
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Bladen school board approves Joe Salas as the new head football coach for West Bladen

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Once the contract is signed West Bladen will have a new head football coach. The school board in Bladen County approved Joe Salas on Monday night after voting against his nomination last week. Full story...
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NC high school forfeits football wins over player

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The Hickory High School varsity football team has seen last year's winning season converted to a record of 0-13 after forfeiting all its wins and a tie for using an ineligible player. Full story...
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Joe Salas expected to be the next West Bladen football coach

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West Bladen High School has never had much of a football tradition. Perhaps that will change soon. Veteran coach Joe Salas is expected to be named head football coach of the Knights. West Bladen finished 1-9 in 2011. Full story...
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Whiteville sacks football coach

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Baxter Morris received a call from the Whiteville High School principal this morning letting him know he had been let go as head coach of the football team. Full story...
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Laney & Lumberton in same conference? Trask & South Robeson? Topsail & Terry Sanford?

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Could Terry Sanford and Topsail wind up in the same conference? What about Purnell Swett and Hoggard? This possibility raises loads of questions, but discussions for high school re-alignment at this time are preliminary. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - Nov. 25

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video On Friday night we showcased the 2-A east finals of high school football. Tarboro beat South Columbus to advance to the 2-A state title game. Ayden-Grifton knocked off Wallace-Rose Hill in the 1-AA east finals. We've got highlights from both games. Click play video to see that. Click full story to see playoff scores from around the entire state & pairings for the state finals as well. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Nov. 23

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video On Wednesday night we showcased the South Columbus High School football team. Click play video in order to see what several of the Stallions have to say about playing in the 2-A east finals. We also have basketball highlights from Trask High School. One of the Titan players pumped in 46 in the Trask season opener. Also, UNCW women's basketball coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke reveals her plans for Thanksgiving. Plus, click full story for the outcome on Duke basketball from Hawaii. Full story...
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5th QUARTER: round three playoff scores & pairings for east finals

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The third round of the playoffs were cold, but dry. New Hanover's playoff run is over. East Bladen's playoff run is over, but the South Columbus Stallions and the Wallace-Rose Hill Bulldogs move on. Click full story for the scores and the pairings for next Friday. Full story...
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5th QUARTER: 3rd round playoff preview

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video We only have a handful of local teams left in the playoff hunt. The teams playing will have to weather the cold though. Click play video for WWAY's third round playoff preview on South Columbus vs. East Bladen and New Hanover vs. New Bern from Jesse Jones. Full story...
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5th QUARTER: round two playoff scores & pairings for week three

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New Hanover, East Bladen and South Columbus all won second round playoff games. New Hanover will have to travel to New Bern next Friday for third round action. East Bladen will host South Columbus in round three. Click full story for scores from around the state & the third round pairings. Full story...
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