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Pender volleyball senior now 6th in nation in blocks; Tuesday sports from New Hanover, Laney & Hogggard too

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videoPender High senior Briana Pittman moved into 6th place nationally for career blocks in high school volleyball. Pittman now has 622 career blocks. We were in Burgaw on Tuesday when Pender's state playoff game was halted in order to recognize Pittman's achievement. We also had sports coverage from New Hanover, Hoggard and Laney on Tuesday. Full story...
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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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