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Casey Barth granted medical redshirt

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The Atlantic Coast Conference has granted North Carolina place-kicker Casey Barth a medical hardship waiver for the 2011 season. That means the Wilmington native gets a fifth year of eligibility in 2012. Full story...
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Wilmington teams hit court Monday afternoon

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This will be a light week for hoops in our region, but there will be plenty of basketball action on Monday afternoon at Union High School in Sampson County. Three Wilmington boys basketball teams will be competing. Full story...
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Buzz Peterson gets tossed from Trask Coliseum; Dragons slay Seahawks

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Buzz Peterson was ejected from the UNCW-Drexel basketball game on Saturday night after receiving his second technical of the night. This is only the second career ejection for Buzz Peterson. His first occurred during his tenure at Tennessee on the road against the South Carolina Gamecocks. Due to a CAA rule Buzz Peterson will not be allowed to coach in UNCW's next game. We understand UNCW plans to appeal on behalf of the Seahawk head coach. Full story...
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Full Court Press 2011-2012: Week 5

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video Another Full Court Press is in the books. Click full story in order to see all of the high school basketball scores from around the region from Friday night. Click the Full Court Press icon on our homepage to watch Friday's Full Court Press. This includes highlights and pre-game hooplah from West Bladen's win over East Bladen along with New Hanover's victory over Laney. Full story...
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Did Pop Herring really cut Michael Jordan? A 'Sports Illustrated' Special Report

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To an outsider watching Pop Herring's basketball tryout in November 1978, it would not have been obvious that the gym at Laney High held a player destined to become the greatest in the universe. He was still Mike Jordan then, not Michael Jordan, just another sophomore guard among 50 eager boys competing for 15 spots on the varsity and 15 more on the junior varsity. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Jan. 12

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video On Thursday night we featured basketball highlights from UNCW's loss to Georgia State in Atlanta. GSU beat UNCW 75-61. The loss snapped the Seahawks four game winning streak. On Thursday we also honored the New Hanover boys basketball squad with our team of the week award. Wildcat Kadeem Allen won our player of the week award. Click play video to see our feature on the Wildcats. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Jan. 11

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video The Wake Forest Demon Deacons lost on Wednesday night, but Wilmington's Ty Walker had one of the best games of his career despite the loss. The former New Hanover Wildcat had 8 points, 8 blocked shots & 9 rebounds against Maryland. Click play video to see our Ty Walker highlights. You'll also see Buzz Peterson talk about the recent UNCW turnaround. The Seahawk men's basketball team will be shooting for their fifth win in a row on Thursday. Georgia State will host UNCW on Thursday in Atlanta. Full story...
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Hammerheads release 2012 soccer schedule

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The Wilmington Hammerheads will open the 2012 USL Pro Soccer schedule on the road against Orlando on April 15. The Hammerheads will open their home schedule on Saturday, April 21 against Harrisburg. Click full story for the entire 2012 Hammerheads schedule. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Jan. 10

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video On Tuesday night we featured high school basketball action from Wilmington and Hampstead. Click full story to see the complete high school basketball scoreboard from Tuesday night's play. This includes two different teams who put their undefeated records on the line. Undefeated New Hanover held off Ashley, but just barely. Undefeated Croatan held off Topsail, but it took overtime for the Cougars to win. Full story...
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Father who helped son finish Olympic race to carry torch

Twenty years after helping his injured son cross the finish line in Barcelona, Jim Redmond has been selected to carry the Olympic flame during the torch relay ahead of the London Games. Full story...