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UNCW names new swimming head coach

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videoThe search to replace the only head coach in the history of UNCW swimming is over. Dave Allen's replacement has been named. Jason Memont, who swam collegiately at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and enjoyed successful coaching stints at William & Mary and South Carolina, has been named UNCW’s head swimming and diving coach. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - April 3; Scorpions beat Trojans in baseball

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videoThe North Brunswick Scorpions made it all the way to the 2-A state finals last year in baseball. Most of last year's players are back for North Brunswick. We made a stop in Leland on Thursday night to check out North's home game against arch-rival West Brunswick. Flight 22 held a fundraiser on Thursday for the upcoming Big Shots season. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - March 13

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videoDave Allen has decided to retire after 37 years of guiding the UNCW swim program. We have reaction from the legendary coach, plus we talk a few of the UNCW swimmers! The Cape Fear Community College men's basketball team celebrated with a net cutting ceremony on Thursday. We'll tell you why they did it. We'll show you how they did it. The UNCW women's basketball team won their opener at the CAA Tournament. Plus more! Full story...
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Legendary UNCW swim coach retiring

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videoThe founding father of UNCW's swimming and diving program is calling it a career. Dave Allen announced today he will retire at the end of June after 44 years in coaching, including the last 37 in the Port City. Full story...
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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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WWAY's Full Court Press - Feb. 28

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videoIt's heartbreak city for fans of New Hanover High. The Panther Creek boys basketball team stuck a dagger in New Hanover at the final buzzer to end the season for the Wildcats. WWAY was there for the dramatic finish. On Friday's Full Court Press we had extensive state playoff coverage from five different games: New Hanover's heartbreaking loss at the buzzer, West Brunswick's nailbiting victory over Southern Durham, a Trask come from behind win against Whiteville, East Bladen's come from behind thriller against Southern Vance and another nailbiter from East Columbus where the Gators won by one point. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Feb. 27

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videoThe third round of the high school basketball state playoffs tip on Friday. Check out our preview story. On Thursday we featured women's basketball action from downtown Wilmington. Cape Fear CC beat Brunswick CC. In college baseball UNCW lost the first game of their west coast road trip. Former Laney Buc Stephen Coetzer made a splash at the ACC swim meet. UNCW leads the CAA men's swim meet. Plus more! Full story...
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Awesome playoff results for local high school basketball squads; WWAY's sports - Feb. 26

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videoOn Wednesday it seemed like every team from our region won in the state playoffs. The New Hanover boys won, Whiteville boys, West Brunswick boys, Trask boys, East Bladen girls, East Columbus girls, Ashley girls and Laney girls all won. All of those teams will advance to the third round on Friday. The home schedule is now complete for the UNCW men's basketball team. Buzz Peterson's basketball squad lost to Delaware on "Senior Night" at Trask Coliseum. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Feb. 25

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videoJay Ross will be named the head football coach of the Wilmington Tigers on Friday. Round two of the high school basketball state playoffs will tip off on Wednesday. That'll also be "Senior Night" at UNCW for basketball. The CAA Swim Championship begins Wednesday too. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - January 21

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videoTuesday night is typically a full night for high school hoops, but that wasn't the case tonight. We still managed to find some basketball action though. UNCW is proud to announce senior Rafael Aita made the roster for his native country for the Davis Cup. Aita will play for Peru in the upcoming Davis Cup. Plus more! Full story...
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Seahawks continue slide + more Saturday sports

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Duke & North Carolina both appear to be back on track in men's basketball, but that's not the case for Buzz Peterson's UNCW squad. The Seahawks squandered a 13 point halftime lead on Saturday. The losing skid for UNCW is now nine losses in a row. A handful of local high school squads played games on Saturday afternoon. Plus the season is now underway for the Wilmington Sea Dawgs! 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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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - November 12

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videoOn Tuesday we went in-depth with former Laney Buccaneer basketball standout Elijah Wilson. He's currently the leading scorer on the Coastal Carolina basketball team. See what head coach Cliff Ellis thinks about his freshman guard. Former UNCW head coach Benny Moss is featured in this segment as well. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - Nov. 1

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videoWeek 11 of the high school football season is complete. We had highlights on the 5th Quarter from East Columbus-St. Pauls, South Columbus-Fairmont, East Bladen-Union, New Hanover-South Brunswick, Laney-Ashley, Harrells-Ravenscroft, Clinton-Trask and Northside-North Brunswick. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - October 29

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videoThe 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! Full story...
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