The Baltimore Orioles called Michael Wright up to their big league roster earlier this week.
Former UNCW pitcher Carl Willis has been named the new pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox. Willis pitched for the UNCW Seahawks from 1980-83.
West Columbus outfielder E.J. Jenkins signed with UNCW several months for college baseball, but there's a good chance he'll never see Brooks Field as a college player.
Former UNCW catcher Cody Stanley recorded his first major league hit on Sunday for the St. Louis Cardinals. It was a line drive single in the 8th inning. Stanley eventually scored, but the Cardinals lost 6-3 to Milwaukee.
Major League Baseball and its players have banned most home plate collisions but left open an exception if the catcher has the ball and is blocking the runner's direct path to home plate.
Champions! Boston defeated St. Louis 6-1 on Wednesday night to win the World Series. It's the first fall classic title for Boston in their home ballpark in 95 years. Laney, Hoggard, Whiteville, South Brunswick and East Bladen won first round state playoff games in soccer on Wednesday. East Bladen is this week's football team of the week. The UNCW men's basketball team won by 50 in exhibition play o Wednesday. Plus more!
The Buffalo Bills released former New Hanover Wildcat Jay Ross on Tuesday. The New Hanover boys soccer team will advance to round two of the state playoffs after a shutout victory on Tuesday against Hoke County. We caught up with East Bladen boys basketball coach Ken Cross on the eve of the first official practice of the season. Trot Nixon shared his experience about throwing out the first pitch in the World Series last week. Plus more!
Wilmington's Kadeem Allen made a verbal commitment to play basketball at the University of Arizona. Allen graduated from New Hanover. He also played hoops at Laney. WWAY Full Court Press co-host Kevin Schneider analyzed the move on our sports segment. Boston beat St. Louis in game 5 of the World Series. Plus more!
We like to catch up with area athletes when they move onto the ACC. We did that on Sunday in regard to former South Columbus Stallion Pharoah McKever who is now a freshman at NC State. The UNCW women's soccer team earned a spot in the CAA tourney on Sunday. Alabama won the Landfall Tradition. The World Series is tied at 2. Boston won 4-2 in game 4 over St.Louis. Plus more!
The UNCW men's basketball team held a intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday night at Trask Coliseum. We were there for that along with three different state playoff high school volleyball games. The St. Louis Cardinals beat Boston on Thursday to even the World Series at one game apiece. We have a complete week 10 preview for high school football. Plus more!