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Scrimmage week for high school football begins; Topsail hosted East Columbus on Monday

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videoMonday marked the first day high school football teams could scrimmage other schools before the upcoming season. We went to the scrimmage in Hampstead in order to check out the Topsail Pirates and head coach Wayne Inman. Topsail hosted the East Columbus Gators. Rocky Lewis is the new head coach at East Columbus. Full story...
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DaQuan Barnes looks for breakout season

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videoThree former New Hanover Wildcat football players are currently on the East Carolina football team. Coincidentally, Trevon Brown, Jacen Murphy and DaQuan Barnes are all wide receivers for the ECU Pirates. Barnes is the only one of three to see game action so far. On Monday night Barnes provided insight on the upcoming ECU football season. Full story...
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Hammers lose to last place Lions

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Dayton pulled off an impressive road win on Saturday night. Unfortunately the road victory occurred at Legion Stadium in Wilmington against the Wilmington Hammerheads. Full story...
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Wilmington couple put the mph and speed into softball; recently inducted into NC Softball Hall of Fame

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videoIn 1994 fastpitch softball became the standard thanks to a Wilmington couple who made it their mission to make a difference by eliminating the slow lofty pitch. In fact Judy and Buck O'Shields were both recently inducted into the NC Softball Hall of Fame. Full story...
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Hammerheads add local flavor to roster

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videoAs of this week there are now two former New Hanover soccer standouts on the official roster for the Wilmington Hammerheads. Ross Tomaselli joins fellow Wildcat Cody Arnoux. The Hammerheads will host Dayton on Saturday night at Legion Stadium. Dayton is currently in last place in the league standings. Full story...
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Former Laney swimmer wins national title

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Former Laney High swimmer Stephen Coetzer grew up in South Africa. On Friday Coetzer won a national swimming title in his native country. Coetzer is a rising senior at NC State University. Full story...
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Burgaw Belles capture Dixie World Series title

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videoThe Burgaw Belles traveled all the way to Louisiana in order to compete against a slew of state champion softball teams. In the finals the girls from Burgaw had to face Louisiana. As it turns out Burgaw won 12-7 on Thursday afternoon to capture the Dixie Belles World Series title. Full story...
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West Columbus basketball coach Michael Powell stays put; Ashley football set for take off

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videoMike Propst is the new Ashley head football coach, but he's certainly no stranger to being a head coach. On Wednesday we checked out football practice at Ashley High School. In basketball news veteran head coach Michael Powell won't be leaving West Columbus for arch-rival East Columbus. Plus more! Full story...
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Wilmington's Lenny Simpson to enter Black Tennis Hall of Fame

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videoWilmington resident and legendary tennis professional Lenny Simpson will be inducted into the Black Tennis Hall of Fame later this month. Simpson turned professional in 1973 and was the first African-American to play World Team Tennis. Simpson qualified for Wimbledon in 1974. Full story...
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Rust holding back NFL's Jonathan Cooper?

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videoFormer Hoggard Viking offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper missed his entire rookie season with the Arizona Cardinals after breaking his leg in a preseason game last August. Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians earlier this week said Cooper needs to shake off the rust. Cooper even admitted his level of play is not where it needs to be. Click the play video icon for a profile and the latest info on the Wilmington resident. Plus, the Burgaw Dixie Belles are rolling in Louisiana! Full story...
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