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WWAY's Chasity Melvin to enter NC State Athletic Hall of Fame Friday night

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videoWWAY Full Court Press basketball analyst Chasity Melvin will be inducted into the NC State Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday night at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh. Plus more sports! Full story...
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Landfall Legends tennis event starts Friday

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Lindsay Davenport will headline this weekend’s Legends of Tennis charity exhibition event hosted at the Country Club of Landfall’s Drysdale Sports Center complex this weekend. Proceeds from Legends of Tennis will go directly to the Landfall Foundation’s grants programs to assist in awarding grants to local non-profits from the greater Wilmington area. Full story...
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Documentary teaches Williston students legacy of alum Althea Gibson

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videoStudents at Williston Middle School were in for quite a treat this afternoon. The documentary "Althea" premiered at their school today. Full story...
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Wilmington tennis team wins regional title

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videoThe 12 & under intermediate tennis team from Wilmington's Cape Fear Country Club won the Southern Regional 12 & Under title over the weekend. They opened the weekend with a victory against a team from Alabama. Wilmington proceeded to beat Mississippi, South Carolina and Louisiana. In the championship match the Cape Fear Country Club squad defeated a team from Georgia to claim the title. Full story...
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Wilmington's Lenny Simpson to enter Black Tennis Hall of Fame

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videoWilmington resident and legendary tennis professional Lenny Simpson will be inducted into the Black Tennis Hall of Fame later this month. Simpson turned professional in 1973 and was the first African-American to play World Team Tennis. Simpson qualified for Wimbledon in 1974. Full story...
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6 junior team tennis state titles for Wilmington

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videoThe United States Tennis Association has over 19,000 junior tennis teams. Obviously they're spread all across the country, but we managed to find a handful of those teams in Fayetteville over the weekend at the state junior team tennis championship. In fact 6 teams from Wilmington captured junior state titles. Wilmington Hammerheads goalkeeper Quillan Roberts has been named the player of the week in USL Pro. Plus more! Full story...
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Saturday sports recap: state titles for CFA, state playoffs for baseball/softball, a Hammerheads win + more

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Cape Fear Academy won state titles in boys tennis and girls soccer on Saturday. Despite a heated scuffle the Wilmington Hammerheads finally found the back of the net at home. The lone goal turned out to be a game winner + high school state playoff scores and more! Full story...
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All Mideastern Conference awards announced

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Laney's Coult Culler is the football player of the year. Hoggard's Scott Braswell has been named the coach of the year. 2013 Mideastern Conference awards and all-conference teams for all of the fall sports except football were released two weeks ago. All conference honors for football were announced today. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - November 25

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videoThe basketball season is now underway for Hoggard High School. We had hoops action on WWAY on Monday night from Hebbe Gymnasium. The pairings are set for the 2013 Leon Brogden Holiday Basketball Tournament in Wilmington and the 2014 MLK Jamfest in Sampson County. Plus more! Full story...
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Bryan Brothers show 'love' for Wilmington tennis

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videoThe top doubles tennis team in the world made a great impression on tennis fans Sunday afternoon at UNCW's Trask Coliseum. The combination of a youth clinic and an entertaining exhibition proved to be a winner. Full story...
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Bryan brothers excited about reaching out to kids in Wilmington

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videoHappening this weekend, the No. 1 doubles tennis team in the world, the Bryan brothers, will be play an exhibition match at UNCW. They're Olympic gold medalists and have won the career Grand Slam of tennis, but Sunday you won't find them on the clay of Roland Garros or the grass at Wimbledon. Instead they're hitting the court at Trask Coliseum. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - November 21

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videoThe winning streak for Buzz Peterson's UNCW basketball team ended on Thursday night. Check out our game highlights vs. Western Kentucky. We had a week two football playoff preview on Thursday. South Columbus lost yet another appeal. David Thompson stopped into Wilmington. Plus more! Full story...
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Tickets still available for Bryan brothers charity match

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videoThis weekend tennis legend Lenny Simpson will welcome the top doubles tennis team in the world, the Bryan brothers, into Trask Coliseum for an exhibition match. It's to raise money for Simpson's One Love tennis program. Full story...
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Bryan Bros. pairing up for charity benefit extravaganza this weekend

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video Two tennis greats are pairing up to headline a big event at UNCW's Trask Coliseum this Sunday, and it's all in the name of charity. Bob and Mike Bryan, the world's top ranked doubles team, are playing an exhibition to benefit several non-profit groups. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - November 18

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videoDespite losing last Friday there's a chance South Columbus may get reinstated into the football state playoffs. UNCW now has a three game winning streak. Buzz's boys are now 3-2 after a road win over Liberty. Our highlights include a 50 footer from Tanner Milson. The Carolina Panthers beat New England on Monday in a dramatic finish. Plus more! Full story...
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