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Luke Hager and Nate Anderson won't be wearing teal anymore for UNCW Seahawks & more

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videoThe Kevin Keatts era at UNCW will begin this fall without Luke Hager and Nate Anderson. Their scholarships have been rescinded by the university in an apparent move to make room for new players. Former Laney Buccaneer Tamera Young helped Chicago snap a losing skid for Chicago in the WNBA. In baseball the Wilmington Sharks did not end their skid on Wednesday. Full story...
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Sharky celebrates birthday with bed giveaway; Sharks edge Marlins

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videoSharky was awfully busy on his birthday. The mascot of the Wilmington Sharks ended his day with a home victory over the Morehead City Marlins. In Pinehurst the lead is six shots by Martin Kaymer after two rounds over his nearest competitor at the US Open. Full story...
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U.S. Open Golf at Pinehurst #2; abundance of local angles include Jordan Spieth's grandpa

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videoDay one is in the books for the 2014 U.S. Open Golf Tournament. We made the trip to Pinehurst in order to talk with the biggest names in golf. We also found more than our fair share of local angles at this prestigious event. Plus more! Full story...
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Beach wrestling to return to Carolina Beach; Updates on Tamera Young and Jonathan Cooper

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videoCarolina Beach hosted the national championship for beach wrestling in 2013 and 2014. On Tuesday we found out the event will be returning to Carolina Beach for the next two years. Former Hoggard Viking Jonathan Cooper is back on the field for Arizona. We have an update on Cooper along with former Laney Buccaneer basketball standout Tamera Young. Full story...
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8 players with local ties picked in MLB Draft & tribute to Topsail & Whiteville state champs

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videoEight players with local ties were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft over the weekend. We have a detailed report on those selections. Plus, we pay tribute to the baseball state champions from Topsail and Whiteville with a music video. The Wilmington Sharks won on Monday with another impressive performance from Steven Linkous. Full story...
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Topsail needs one win; Whiteville needs two for a state title + two locals selected in MLB Draft

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videoThe Topsail baseball team is just one win away from capturing the 3-A state baseball title. The Whiteville baseball and softball teams both need to win twice on Saturday to be crowned state champs. Full story...
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ACC leads way in 2014 MLB Draft; Sharks lose to SwampDogs & Whiteville softball team hits stride

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videoThe Whiteville softball team will begin their quest for a state title on Friday night. Check out the secret behind the Wolfpack's success. It's more than just a family affair. The Wilmington Sharks three game winning streak is over. Fayetteville beat Wilmington on Thursday. Nine ACC baseball players were picked on the first day of the 2014 MLB Draft. Full story...
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Topsail baseball team can't wait for 3-A state championship series; Sharks win 3rd in a row

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videoThe baseball season for Topsail High School will conclude this weekend in Zebulon. On our Tuesday night sports we showcased a close-up look at this year's Topsail baseball squad. In summer league baseball action the Wilmington Sharks won their third consecutive game on Tuesday. It was a come from behind victory over Fayetteville. Full story...
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Sharks win 2nd game in a row; O'Donnell named pitcher of the week

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videoIt only took one outing on the mound for Hoggard graduate Joe O'Donnell to earn pitcher of the week honors in the Coastal Plain League. O'Donnell was the winning pitcher in Wilmington's first win of the season on Saturday. Without O'Donnell on the mound the Sharks won their second game in a row on Monday. Plus more! Full story...
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O'Donnell & Linkous lead Sharks to first win of 2014; Hammerheads win, too

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Former North Brunswick baseball standout Steven Linkous had 3 hits on Saturday night for the Wilmington Sharks. Linkous was overshadowed though by the pitching performance of former Hoggard Viking Joe O'Donnell. In fact it was O'Donnell's season debut for the Sharks. O'Donnell recently finished his freshman season at NC State. Linkous just finished his sophomore season for UNCW. In soccer the Wilmington Hammerheads edged Charlotte 2-1 on Saturday. Full story...
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Update: Whiteville softball wins east title Friday; Whiteville baseball wins east title Saturday

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videoFriday night belonged to the Whiteville Wolfpack. The Whiteville Wolfpack softball team captured the 1-A East Championship. The Whiteville Wolfpack baseball team had to wait until Saturday, but they won the 1-A East Championship too! Both team are now state title bound. Full story...
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Signing day at Coastal Christian; Sharks now 0-3

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videoCoastal Christian High School held a signing ceremony on Thursday for four student athletes. We have a full report on that. In baseball the season is still young, but the Wilmington Sharks are winless after three games in the Coastal Plain League. Full story...
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Sharks lose home opener; dog wins over the crowd as bat boy; playoff wins for Whiteville

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videoDespite recent renovations to Buck Hardee Field "Titus" the dog stole the show between innings at the Shark Tank while performing his bat boy assignment during Wednesday's home opener for the Wilmington Sharks. Florence won in extra innings. The state playoff run for Whiteville High School keeps rolling on. Trask has a new head football coach. Plus more! Full story...
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State playoffs: Topsail baseball wins; Hoggard & Whiteville both bow out of soccer playoffs

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videoTwo local soccer squads both lost in overtime in the state playoffs on Tuesday night. The Topsail baseball team managed to avoid defeat though. Topsail is now just one victory away from being in the state championship series next week. Full story...
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Wilmington Sharks prepare for 2014 opener; meet the team & see renovations at Shark Tank

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videoOn Monday we checked out the first 2014 practice for the Wilmington Sharks. We had a chance to meet the players and coaches. The Wilmington Sharks open the CPL summer league baseball season on Tuesday in Florence. The Sharks home opener will be held just a day later. During our visit to Buck Hardee Field on Monday we also checked out the renovations, which are nearly complete. Full story...
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