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UNCW claims 13th straight CAA swimming title

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By a whisker the UNCW men's swimming team captured the CAA title on Saturday night. It's the 13th consecutive CAA title for Dave Allen's squad. In a winner take all event UNC Wilmington's 400 yard freestyle relay team won the last event of the night to secure the CAA title. On a related note former Laney swimmer Stephen Coetzer helped lead NC State to a second place finish at the ACC Swimming Championship with a school record performance. Full story...
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Blalock leads UNC to 2nd at ACC meet

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New Hanover High graduate Cari Blalock continues to rack up points for the North Carolina Tar Heels at the ACC Women's Swimming & Diving Championship. Blalock finished in second place in the 200 women’s butterfly on Saturday night in Greensboro. As a team UNC finished second, behind Virginia. On Friday the Wilmington resident captured first place in the 400 individual medley. 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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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - February 19

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videoWednesday was a full night for boys high school hoops on WWAY. We had tournament coverage from the Four County Conference and the Mideastern Conference. On top of that we started speculating about the replacement for South Columbus football coach Jake Fonvielle. He turned in his resignation on Wednesday morning. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach loses 2014 Open Water Swimming Nationals

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Wrightsville Beach was previously selected to be the host site for the 2014 USA Swimming Open Water Nationals but it recently moved due to safety concerns. Full story...
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Weekend sports update

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The season is over for the Carolina Panthers. The San Francisco 49ers advance in the playoffs. WWAY's Chasity Melvin was honored in Cary on Saturday by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association for being of the best athletes in the state. Saturday was the first day Duke, North Carolina & NC State all lost on the same day since 1996 in men's basketball. Both UNC Wilmington basketball teams continued their losing streaks this weekend. Plus more! Full story...
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Saturday sports update

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Buzz Peterson's basketball squad opened the conference schedule with a home loss on Saturday. James Madison edged UNCW at Trask Coliseum. The CFCC women's basketball team remains undefeated. The Cape Fear Academy Challenge concluded on Saturday. Former Laney swimmer Stephen Coetzer is back on top of the podium where he belongs! Full story...
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Correctional officer honored for Kure Beach rescue

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videoA Kure Beach hero has been honored for saving a life. Memorial Day weekend a correctional officer on vacation helped save a man from drowning. Full story...
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Triathlon attracts athletes nation-wide

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videoAthletes from all over the country started a long day of swimming, biking, and running at Wrightsville Beach Saturday morning for the PPD Beach2Battleship iron distance and half iron distance triathlon. Full story...
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YWCA and Wilmington Housing Authority host pool day for kids

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videoIt was pool day at the YWCA, and some kids got a chance to dive in, splash around, and learn a thing or two about swim safety. Full story...
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Pooch Plunge starts today

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videoLegion pool will soon be going to the dogs! Only dogs will be allowed to swim, sorry no humans in the pool! Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - August 1

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videoWilmington's Cari Blalock finished in 4th place at the US Open Swimming Championships on Thursday. This was the first day of official high school football practice all across the state. The Wilmington Sharks clinched a playoff spot of Thursday. WWAY Full Court Press co-host Brett Blizzard represented North Carolina as a starter in Thursday's all-star basketball game in Washington, D.C. Plus more! Full story...
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Girl rescued from surf at Carolina Beach

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videoA day in the water turned scary for one family on vacation in Carolina Beach. Witnesses say a girl was struggling to swim in the rough water. Full story...
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10-year-old boy honored for saving 5-year-old sister

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video New Hanover County Fire Rescue honored a 10-year-old hometown hero today. Carson Lewis and his five-year-old sister Hailee were swimming in a neighbor's pool last month when he noticed she had slipped out of her tube and had floated to the bottom of the pool. Full story...
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