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Whiteville baseball out to win 1-A state title + athletic ceremony at Cape Fear Academy

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videoThe baseball season for Whiteville High School will conclude this weekend at Five County Stadium in Zebulon. Parents, coaches and the Whiteville players all hope for the same result Whiteville had two years ago when they played in the state championship series in Zebulon. Plus more! 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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5th annual National Beach Wrestling Championship draws athletes from around the country

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videoAthletes from across the country came to Carolina Beach for the fifth annual National Beach Wrestling Championship. Wrestlers of all ages enjoyed hitting the sand to compete for state and national titles. 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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Hoss Ellington dies after lengthy illness

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Hoss Ellington was inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. He's now the second inductee of the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame to die this month. 2010 inductee Joe Miller passed away earlier this month. 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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New heat advisory guidelines for sports for schools in New Hanover County

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New guidelines are now in place for students participating in sports in New Hanover County. These guidelines are effective beginning July 1, 2014. The guidelines specifically address heat concerns, water breaks and other related issues with students participating in sports on hot days. Full story...
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Topsail headed to baseball state championship; Wilmington's Coley Thompkins NCAA bound

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videoBest 3-A high school baseball team in the east? We now have an answer. It's Topsail High School. The Pirates now get to set their sights on a state championship next week. The NCAA Baseball Regionals begin Friday all around the nation. We caught up with former Hoggard Viking pitcher Coley Thompkins to get his take on Campbell's chance at advancing in the NCAAA's. 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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Ashley hoops coach's firing polarizing school community

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videoMore than a month ago Ashley High School dismissed its basketball coach. Since then we've been getting emails and phone calls from supporters of David Rutledge as well as detractors. Today this controversy went to a new level when some students walked out of class in protest. 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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Wilmington's Jermaine Jones helps lead St. Aug to a national track & field title... again

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Saint Augustine's University captured its second consecutive men's outdoor national crown at the 2014 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday in Michigan. Former New Hanover Wildcat Jermaine Jones played a huge role in the national title for the Falcons. Full story...
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