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AP high school football poll is out

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The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of September 6 is out. Click full story to see what teams are ranked this week. Full story...
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Local legend promotes new hall of fame

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Residents around the Cape Fear got a special treat this morning when boxing great James "Bonecrusher" Smith stopped by a local radio station. Full story...
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Seattle Seahawks add Owen Spencer to practice squad on Sunday

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The Seattle Seahawks released former North Brunswick Scorpion Owen Spencer on Saturday. It's the second release this week for Spencer, but Owen Spencer isn't heading back to Brunswick County. Instead, he signed with Seattle on Sunday as a member of their practice squad. Full story...
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Former East Bladen Eagle sticks with Raiders

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It's a unique path, but it's a great path: Elizabethtown to Harvard to Oakland. Desmond Bryant is about to enter his third season with the Oakland Raiders. Full story...
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Wilmington's Connor Barth keeps roster spot with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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The Tampa Bay Buccaners open the 2001 regular season on September 11th with a home game against the Detroit Lions. Former Hoggard standout Connor Barth will be the kicker for the Bucs on the opening day. Full story...
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Valuables stolen from Trask football players during game

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Football players from Heide Trask High School in Pender County lost the game against Ashley High School Friday night but also lost their goods. Full story...
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Wilmington's Jay Ross is cut by Packers...doesn't get practice squad invitation, yet

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Jay Ross is now a free agent after his release from the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers. He's one of 800 new free agents. Saturday is cut day in the NFL. All teams have to trim rosters down to 53 players. UPDATE: As of Sunday evening Ross has not been added to the practice squad of any of the 32 NFL teams. Full story...
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Week # 3 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number three of the high school football season is complete. All four high schools in Columbus County lost. All four high schools in New Hanover County won. Laney remains undefeated. Hoggard remains undefeated. Ashley gets their first win while New Hanover knocks off Wallace-Rose Hill. The Bulldog loss snaps a 30 game winning streak. It was the longest active streak in the state until Friday. Full story...
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Mulholland named USL Pro rookie of year

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Luke Mulholland has been named the rookie of the year in the USL Pro Soccer League. Wilmington head coach David Irving was a frontrunner to win the coach of the year award, but that went to Orlando's head coach instead. Full story...
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Landfall welcomes back tennis legends

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Tennis legends are returning to the Country Club of Landfall. The club used to host a tennis legends event every year. It was discontinued, but the event returns in two weeks. Full story...
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Wake suspends Walker until December

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Wake Forest senior center Ty Walker is prohibited from playing throughout fall semester, the school announced. Walker, a New Hanover High School alum, has been found responsible for violating the school's student code of conduct. Full story...
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No playoffs for 1 NC high school, 2nd on notice

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One Guilford County high school is banned from this year's state football playoffs and its local rival is close to the same penalty after a brawl erupted at their game last week. Full story...
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UNCW loses lead and soccer game to Campbell

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video Everything was going UNCW's way on Thursday night in the Seahawks home opener until the Hawks lost the lead. The Seahawks are now 0-2 after just two games this year. Full story...
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Week # 3 - high school football preview

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video Week number three of the high school football season will back on its normal night after a different night last week. Jesse Jones takes a look at some of the premier matchups. Full story...
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5th Quarter Team of the Week: Topsail

The high school football Team of the Week award will be presented during our 6:00 p.m. newscast every Wednesday during the football season. The Battleship North Carolina is sponsoring our high school football Team of the Week award this year. 4 Seasons Trophy Shop provides a plaque for every team. Topsail High School is our second recipient. They won last Thursday to up their record to 2-0.

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