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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - May 15

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video Tuesday night’s sports segment featured state playoff action from several high school baseball and softball teams in the Cape Fear region. We traveled to Ashley to watch the Screamin’ Eagles against Laney in a battle of Mideastern conference rivals. We also saw baseball action from Whiteville and Topsail. We featured softball action from Topsail, Laney and East Columbus as well. Full story...
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VCU leaves CAA, announces move to Atlantic 10

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VCU President Michael Rao says the university Is leaving the Colonial Athletic Association and will join the Atlantic 10. Rao says the switch will take effect in all sports on July 1, 2012. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - May 11

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video Friday marked the first night of the state playoffs for high school baseball and softball. We had our sports cameras out and about. We also had soccer state playoff action. UNCW cliched the CAA regular season baseball title on Friday. It's the first regular season title for Mark Scalf's squad since 2008. The Wilmington Sea Dawgs also won on Friday! Update: Check out high school & UNCW results from Saturday. Full story...
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Jordan adds Novant hospitals to endorsement list

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Michael Jordan is perhaps the world's best known pitchman. Now a North Carolina hospital group is joining the likes of Nike and Hanes in having Wilmington's hoops legend promote them. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - May 10

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video Thursday night sports featured the Hoggard girls lacrosse team against undefeated Green Hope in the state playoffs. We talked to New Hanover girls soccer coach Al Pastore about the end of his great coaching career. We previewed the season opener for the Wilmington Sharks summer league baseball team. On top of that, we provided a coaching update on former UNCW basketball player Mark Byington. Full story...
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Rally to support ballpark plan, raise money for Miracle Field

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Port City Baseball is hosting a rally at Hell's Kitchen to support a proposed ballpark in Wilmington. The event will also raise money to build a Miracle Field, which is a special baseball field that allows handicapped children and adults enjoy the national pastime. Full story...
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CAA may be forced to prepare for new look

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Academic sanctions and potential defections could give the Colonial Athletic Association a drastically different look. UNC Wilmington is not on the list for leaving the conference, but the UNCW men's basketball team is on the list for academic sanctions. Full story...
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WWAY Wednesday night sports - May 9

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WWAY’s Wednesday night sports segment featured the end of the road for UNCW softball coach Kelly Van Houten. Also in UNCW news, women’s golf coach Cindy Ho was named CAA Coach-of-the-Year for the second straight season. We also checked out first round playoff action for some of the area high school girls soccer teams. On top of that, we featured the Cape Fear rugby team as they hosted the Royal Logistics Core from England. Full story...
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Nixon, Simpson, Dineen & Grainger enter Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame

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videoWWAY 5th Quarter co-host Trot Nixon is now a hall of famer. Nixon, Lenny Simpson, Dr. James Dineen and the late Ike Grainger were all inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday night. Full story...
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Flight 22 wins another Big Shots event

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For the second Sunday in a row a Big Shots basketball title goes to the 17 and under Flight 22 team. It's the fifth Big Shots title for Nathan Faulk in the last five years. Full story...
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