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Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame

Hoss Ellington dies after lengthy illness

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Hoss Ellington was inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. He's now the second inductee of the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame to die this month. 2010 inductee Joe Miller passed away earlier this month. Full story...
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Brett Blizzard & Craig Callahan in Italian playoffs

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videoBrett Blizzard and Craig Callahan are synonymous with UNCW basketball. Ironically, this week they're having to face each other as opponents in the playoffs in Italy. They were Seahawk teammates for four seasons during the golden years at Trask Coliseum, but this week they're friendly competitors. Plus more! Full story...
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Hoggard ends Laney's season in baseball

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videoIn order to extend their season into the baseball state playoffs the Laney Buccaneers had to win the Mideastern Conference. As it turns out the Buccaneers lost in the opening round; thus, the season is now over for Laney baseball. Plus more! Full story...
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Benton, Boyd, Lane & Crumpler enter Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame

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videoThe Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame as of Sunday has four more members. That makes a grand total of 40. The new class includes the late Bob Boyd, Ricky Benton, Calvin Lane and Alge Crumpler. Full story...
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Brett Blizzard update; Hammerheads preview; Crumpler returns to Wilmington & more!

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videoFormer NFL tight end Alge Crumpler will be returning to Wilmington this weekend. The New Hanover High graduate heads this year's induction class for the 2014 Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame. On Wednesday we addressed the home scoring drought for the Wilmington Hammerheads. On Wednesday the NCHSSA adopted new guidelines concerning the mercy rule for high school football and basketball. Plus more including a Blizzard/Callahan matchup in Italy! Full story...
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Alge Crumpler headlines 2014 class for Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame

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videoOn Sunday, May 4, the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame will welcome the 2014 inductees into membership at their annual banquet at the Burney Center on the campus of UNCW. The Reception and Silent Auction will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the induction ceremony and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The annual golf tournament will be held Saturday, May 3. 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 Sunday night sports - May 5

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videoKenny Gattison, Glenn Sasser, Maggie Will and the late Thell Overman were inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday night. Thirsty Thursday will return to the Shark Tank this summer. It's not just a Thursday "thing" anymore. The PGA Tour made a stop in Charlotte this week. Plus more! Full story...
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Hall of Fame class for 2013 announced

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Kenny Gattison, Thell Overman, Glenn Sasser and Maggie Will will be inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame in May on the campus of UNC Wilmington. Full story...
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Holland announces plans to step down as ECU AD

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video East Carolina will soon begin a search for a successor to athletic director Terry Holland. The school said Wednesday that Holland, a 2010 inductee to the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame, plans to transition into an emeritus role once his replacement is hired. Full story...
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Roy Williams talks about health scare, upcoming season during Wilmington visit

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video Believe it or not, college basketball season starts this weekend with the first practice of the year. That's welcome news for UNC coach Roy Williams. He's spent the last month dealing with a cancer scare. Full story...
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Hall of Famer Simpson shares tennis skills with kids

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This morning, Wilmington native and tennis pro Lenny Simpson hosted a free tennis clinic for kids in the Port City. The event was held at the MLK Center on courts where Simpson played years ago. Full story...
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Nixon, Simpson, Dineen & Grainger enter Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame

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videoWWAY 5th Quarter co-host Trot Nixon is now a hall of famer. Nixon, Lenny Simpson, Dr. James Dineen and the late Ike Grainger were all inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday night. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Feb. 8

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video The UNC Wilmington men's basketball team lost their focus and intensity in the second half against Delaware on Wednesday night. As a result the Blue Hens beat the Seahawks by 18 points. The Duke-North Carolina game was much closer. It turned out to be an instant classic. The Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame will grow in membership in May. We have the details. Click play video to see Wednesday's sportscast. Full story...
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Trot Nixon heads Hall of Fame class

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video WWAY's "Fifth Quarter" co-host Trot Nixon headlines this year's class of inductees into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 6 at UNCW's Burney Center. Full story...
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