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Hammerheads start US Open Cup play tonight

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The Wilmington Hammerheads step out of USL play tonight at Legion Stadium. The pro soccer team is in first round action in the Lamar Hunt US Oen Cup. Wilmington will host the Central Florida Kraze out of the USL's Professional Development League. Full story...
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Rodney Orr named Trask basketball coach

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Rodney Orr has been named the boys basketball coach at Trask High School. After two seasons as Gary Battle's assistant at Pender, Orrr is now a head coach again. Previously he served as the Topsail boys basketball head coach. Full story...
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Cuban soccer player defects in Charlotte

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Cuban soccer player Yosniel Mesa says he defected during a visit to Charlotte because he wants to live and play soccer in the United States. Full story...
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Hoggard pitcher Coley Thompkins commits to Campbell

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Coley Thompkins just graduated from Hoggard High School. On graduation day he didn't know his collegiate plans. That changed on Monday when Thompkins decided he'd like to play college baseball in Buies Creek. Full story...
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WCU football holds camp to check out local players

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videoUsually high school athletes looking to play at the next level would have to go to a college camp to showcase their skills. Instead Western Carolina came to them. Full story...
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Eagles take a bite out of the Hammerheads

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It may have been Wilmington's worst performance of the season. The Charlotte Eagles shutout Wilmington 3-0 on Saturday night in Charlotte. Full story...
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Hammerheads silence Riverhounds

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video The Wilmington Hammerheads got back into the win column on Friday night with a 3-1 victory over Pittsburgh. The game was tied at halftime, but the home team scored twice in the second half to secure the victory. Full story...
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Mideastern Confererence releases all-conference honors for spring sports

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Ashley's Jonathan Kelley has been named the Mideastern Conference baseball player of the year. Hoggard's Kristen Busby was named player of the year in girls soccer. Click full story for a list of all of the all-conference selections in the spring sports for the Mideastern Conference. Full story...
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Wilmington's Jay Ross will get Super Bowl ring later this month

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Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Jay Ross will receive his Super Bowl ring later this month at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Due to the current NFL lockout the Packers had to receive special permission from the NFL to hold the ring ceremony. Full story...
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Scott Wainwright named South Brunswick boys basketball coach

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Scott Wainwright served as the assistant basketball coach at South Brunswick High School last season. He's now officially been promoted to head boys basketball coach of the Cougars. Full story...
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Ex-Duke basketball player Thomas Emma dead of apparent suicide

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Police say former star college basketball player Thomas Emma plunged from the 12th floor of the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to his death in an apparent suicide. Full story...
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Post 10 gets bumped off the mound by a new Wilmington legion baseball team

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video Wilmington Post 10 is not the only Wilmington based American Legion baseball team in New Hanover County this year. There's a new team in town. In fact the new kid on the block is the new king of the hill, at least they were on Tuesday night. Full story...
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Several local players are selected on day two of MLB Draft

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video A UNCW Seahawk, two future Seahawks, a Whiteville native, a New Hanover High School graduate, and an East Bladen Eagle highlight the list of area players selected on day two of the Major League Baseball draft. Full story...
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Travis Pait named West Bladen basketball coach

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Ken Cross shook up Bladen County when he left the West Bladen Knights in order to coach the East Bladen Eagles. Today the Knights introduced the replacement for Ken Cross. It'll be Bladenboro native Travis Pait. Full story...
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Tiger Woods skipping US Open

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Injuries to his left knee and Achilles' are bad enough that Woods decided Tuesday to skip the U.S. Open for the first time since 1994. The Masters is now the only major he has never missed as a pro. Full story...
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