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Pharoah McKever excels in debut for NC State

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videoNC State defeated Old Dominion over the weekend in college football to improve to 2-0 on the season. Clearly, one of the difference makers on defense turned out to be a redshirt freshman who didn't even play in the Wolfpack season opener. On Monday on WWAY we showcased Pharoah McKever's college debut. McKever is a graduate of South Columbus High. Plus we have more football news on Mike Sheehan, Nick Napolitano and Jonathan Cooper! Full story...
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Jonathan Cooper out with turf toe, Hornets announce 2014-15 schedule & more

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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! Full story...
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Rust holding back NFL's Jonathan Cooper?

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videoFormer Hoggard Viking offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper missed his entire rookie season with the Arizona Cardinals after breaking his leg in a preseason game last August. Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians earlier this week said Cooper needs to shake off the rust. Cooper even admitted his level of play is not where it needs to be. Click the play video icon for a profile and the latest info on the Wilmington resident. Plus, the Burgaw Dixie Belles are rolling in Louisiana! Full story...
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Scoreless soccer draw for Hammherheads FC; Sharks & Post 10 both lose in baseball

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videoIt doesn't look like Jordan Hamilton will suit up for the Wilmington Hammerheads anymore. He's no longer on loan from Toronto FC. He's now a member of Toronto FC. Without Hamilton and a handful of other players the Wilmington Hammerheads FC ended up in a scoreless draw with Arizona United SC on Friday night. Plus more! Full story...
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One year later: Connor Barth, Jonathan Cooper & Jay Ross reflect on Barth's season ending injury

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video2013 was not a good year for NFL players from Wilmington. In fact Saturday marks the anniversary of Connor Barth's season ending injury. It was not a football related injury. Instead, it occurred on a basketball court during Jay Ross's celebrity game. We reflect with Barth, Ross and Jonathan Cooper about Barth's costly spill. Full story...
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Beach wrestling to return to Carolina Beach; Updates on Tamera Young and Jonathan Cooper

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videoCarolina Beach hosted the national championship for beach wrestling in 2013 and 2014. On Tuesday we found out the event will be returning to Carolina Beach for the next two years. Former Hoggard Viking Jonathan Cooper is back on the field for Arizona. We have an update on Cooper along with former Laney Buccaneer basketball standout Tamera Young. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Feb. 18

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videoOn Tuesday we checked out conference tournament play in high school hoops. NFL lineman Jonathan Cooper provided an update for our viewers and a surprise for one of his former teachers. Fellow Hoggard Viking Joe O'Donnell was impressive in his NC State baseball debut. Plus more! Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Christie Nye

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videoAn Eaton Elementary teacher gets the surprise of a lifetime with Arizona Cardinal Jonathan Cooper shows up in her room. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - August 30

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videoWeek two of the high school football season is complete. We had highlights from Rose-Laney, West Bladen-West Columbus, Whiteville-East Bladen, Socastee-West Brunswick, North Brunswick-Trask and Topsail-Pender in the 5th Quarter. We also showcased the Swansboro-Ashley game in the 5th Quarter Extra. Plus more! Full story...
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Cooper's season over as Cardinals place Hoggard grad on IR

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videoJonathan Cooper's season is officially over before it even began. The Arizona Cardinals, who selected the Hoggard High School and UNC grad with the seventh overall pick in April's NFL Draft, placed Cooper on season-ending injured reserve. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - August 26

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videoWeek number one of the high school football season is finally over. Topsail and Trask completed Friday's suspended game on Monday. West Bladen didn't even hit the field until Monday due to a wet field last week. Russell Dove picked up his first win ever as a head coach. Former Hoggard Viking Jonathan Cooper underwent surgery on Monday. Cooper broke his left leg over the weekend in a preseason game. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - August 25; Blizzard heads to Italy for another hoops season

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videoWWAY Full Court Press co-host Brett Blizzard will be taking another leave of absence from Wilmington in order to play professional basketball in the Italian Basketball League. Blizzard departed Wilmington on Saturday. The Italian season runs through April. Ciao! Plus more! Full story...
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Season ending injury for Jonathan Cooper?

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First it was Connor Barth. Now former Hoggard football standout Jonathan Cooper is injured. The 2013 first round draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals broke his left leg Saturday night. Cooper and Barth are both Hoggard & UNC graduates. Full story...
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Hoggard alum Cooper agrees to deal with NFL's Cardinals

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The Arizona Cardinals have reached a contract agreement with first-round draft pick Jonathan Cooper. The four-year deal is worth about $14.5 million, the maximum allowed under the NFL collective bargaining agreement for Cooper, a Hoggard alum, as the seventh pick overall. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - July 12

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videoSeveral NFL football players played basketball in Wilmington on Friday night at the Jay Ross Celebrity Basketball Classic. The event served as a fundraiser for the recreation department for the Wilmington PD. Myrtle Beach is the location for a Big Shots basketball event this weekend. We had a report from the Grand Strand that included an appearance from Rick Pitino. A Wilmington youngster has qualified for a world wide event in golf. Plus more! Full story...
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