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WWAY's Sunday night sports - March 9

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videoFormer Laney Buccaneer Elijah Wilson is headed to the dance. It's the biggest dance in all the land. Wilson and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers earned a spot in the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship on Sunday when the team captured the Big South title. Plus more! Full story...
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CFCC wins Region X, Chants advance to title game

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Cape Fear Community College defeated Brunswick Community College in men's basketball on Saturday to earn the Region X title. The Sea Devils earn a bid to the NJCAA Tournament in Kansas later this month. Coastal Carolina is just one victory away from earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament in men's basketball. 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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WWAY's Thursday night sports - March 6

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videoWallace-Rose Hill lost to Trask twice during the regular season, but the Bulldogs won on Thursday night when it counted the most. Check out our highlights and postgame reaction from the 1-A state basketball playoffs. Towson's Jerrelle Benimon has been named the CAA men’s basketball player of the year. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - March 5

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videoOn Wednesday night WWAY made the trip to Fayetteville in order to follow the state title hopes for the West Brunswick boys basketball team and the East Bladen girls. Unfortunately the season ended for both of our local squads. Check out our game coverage. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - March 4

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videoOn Tuesday we checked out practice at Trask Coliseum. Buzz Peterson and the UNCW Seahawks need to win four games over a four day stretch to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The odds are against the Seahawks, but stranger things have happened. The UNCW baseball team lost the final game of their west coast trip. On Tuesday we showcased former Hoggard pitcher Bryan Sammons. The lefty beat Clemson in his first career start. Regional play is underway for high school basketball. Check out our preview. Plus more. Full story...
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DA: no charges for Crowder in UNC fraud case

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The prosecutor leading an investigation into fraud in an academic department at North Carolina says a retired administrator tied to the case won't face charges. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - March 3

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videoThe pairings are set for the CAA Men's Basketball Championship in Baltimore. Buzz Peterson's squad will open against Hofstra on Friday in the unofficial play-in game. The seven other CAA teams won't hit the court until Saturday. The Region X Men's Basketball Championship also begins on Friday. Brunswick Community College is the host school. Plus more! 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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Times are set for regional play

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Game times are set for the sectionals of the high school basketball state playoffs. The Trask boys, West Brunswick boys, East Bladen girls and East Columbus girls are all headed to Fayetteville. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Feb. 27

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videoThe third round of the high school basketball state playoffs tip on Friday. Check out our preview story. On Thursday we featured women's basketball action from downtown Wilmington. Cape Fear CC beat Brunswick CC. In college baseball UNCW lost the first game of their west coast road trip. Former Laney Buc Stephen Coetzer made a splash at the ACC swim meet. UNCW leads the CAA men's swim meet. Plus more! Full story...
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New Hanover High School puts up metal detectors for basketball game

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New Hanover High School had metal detectors in place inside Brogden Hall for last night's basketball game. Full story...
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