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Former Laney swimmer heads to NCAA's with NC State Wolfpack

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videoFormer Laney Buccaneer Stephen Coetzer is about to make a big splash on the national stage. The NC State junior is headed to the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship in Texas with his Wolfpack teammates. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - March 21; David Pellom & Tigers move on

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videoFormer New Hanover Wildcat David Pellom is still alive in the "Big Dance." Laney grad Elijah Wilson will not be moving on. His Coastal Carolina Chanticleers were eliminated by Virginia. The UNC Tar Heels are still kicking. The Duke Blue Devils are not. We had loads of high school sports on Friday night including a father-son matchup at Legion Stadium. We also showcased the dramatic walk-off win for the UNCW baseball team. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - March 11

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videoThe Buzz Peterson era at UNCW is over after four consecutive losing seasons. Peterson's contract has been terminated. On Tuesday night we provided insight on his dismissal along with a list of possible replacements. On Tuesday we also checked out the baseball conference openers for Topsail-Hoggard and Laney-West Brunswick. Plus more! Full story...
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All conference honors released for Mideastern Conference

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All conference honors in the Mideastern Conference have been released for the winter sports. This includes basketball, wrestling and swimming. Who won the coach of the year? Who won player of the year? Check it out! Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - March 7

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videoThe fourth season for Buzz Peterson as the UNCW men's basketball coach ended on Friday night. The Seahawks had a late lead against Hofstra, but UNCW wasn't able to hold on at the CAA Tournament. The season also ended for the East Columbus girls basketball team on Friday. CFCC & BCC will meet in the Region X title game on Saturday. Plus more! Full story...
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Aashad Yeoman named Laney head football coach

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videoLaney High School didn't waste much time in finding a replacement for Greg Ditz, nor did the Bucs look too far. Defensive coordinator Aashad Yeoman has been named the new head football coach at Laney. 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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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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Topsail & Trask wrestlers earn individual state titles

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Several high school wrestlers from our area advanced to the state tournament in Greensboro, but only three made it to the state finals. The competition is now over. Two of the wrestlers will be coming home as a state champion. Full story...
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