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Whiteville alum Tommy Greene moves on after injuries cut career short

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Tommy Greene is happy. Which doesn't sound like a remarkable statement until you consider that when he was just 26 years old, the big right-hander went 16-4 with a 3.42 ERA for an underdog Phillies team in 1993 that made it all the way to the World Series. He started 30 games that magical season. His future seemed unlimited. Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - October 7

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videoFormer Laney Buccaneer Tamera Young is headed to Israel to play pro basketball. Young sat down with WWAY's John Rendleman to explain her move. The momentum the Carolina Panthers had prior to Sunday's game in Arizona is gone. The Arizona Cardinals knocked off the Panthers 22-6. The Carolina Hurricanes picked up their first win of the season. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - October 4

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videoWeek seven of the high school football season is complete. We had highlights on the 5th Quarter from Ashley-Topsail, Laney-South Brunswick, Hoggard-New Hanover, Fairmont-West Columbus, Midway-Pender, Wallace-Rose Hill-West Bladen and Union-Trask. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - October 4

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videoOn Thursday we checked out basketball practice at East Carolina, soccer action from Legion Stadium and we provided a week 7 high school football preview. Former East Bladen football standout Desmond Bryant left Thursday's NFL game early due to shortness of breath. Plus more. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - October 2

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videoOn Wednesday we attended "Media Day" for the UNC Wilmington men's basketball team. Three local players will be on this year's squad. The Hoggard-New Hanover football game is just two days away. We previewed the big game in our sports segment. Laney captured our team of the week award. Plus more! Full story...
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Coaching staff overhaul has Seahawks ready to soar

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video After years of struggling both on and off the court is this the year that Buzz’s boys put all that behind them and turn the UNCW men’s basketball program around. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - October 1

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videoDerek Brunson is returning to the UFC ring next month. Brunson will fight for the troops at Fort Campbell. On Tuesday we checked out "Pink Out Night" at Pender High for a volleyball match versus East Bladen. New Hanover stays tied for first in the Mideastern Conference in soccer. UNCW beat Duke in men's soccer for the second year in a row. Plus more! Full story...
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Federal shutdown scraps games at service academies

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The Defense Department says it has temporarily suspended all sports competitions at the service academies as a result of the partial government shutdown. The decision jeopardizes this weekend's football games - Air Force at Navy and Army at Boston College. Full story...
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Greensboro school forfeits win; ends win streak

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A Greensboro high school has forfeited a win this season because it had an extra junior varsity player in a game it won 49-7. Northern Guilford High School is forfeiting the win over Williams High School on Sept. 13, ending a 31-game win streak. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - September 30

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videoOn Monday we provided an update on former UNCW basketball standout Keith Rendleman. We checked out basketball practice at Duke with freshman phenom Jabari Parker. Former South Brunswick Cougar Terrell Stanley had another big day for ECU this weekend. Plus more! Full story...
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Topsail High bus broken into during football game at Hoggard

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a bus for the Topsail High School football team was robbed during a game Friday at Hoggard High School. Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - September 29

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videoThe Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers had the weekend off, but the rest of the NFL played on. Four NFL teams are off to a 4-0 start. Addison Spruill anxiously awaits the start of the basketball season. The former Pender Patriot will be suiting for Buzz Peterson's UNCW squad. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - September 27

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videoWeek six of the high school football season is complete. We had highlights on the 5th Quarter from Ashley-South Brunswick, New Hanover-Lumberton, Laney-West Brunswick, Hoggard-Topsail, South Columbus-West Columbus, Whiteville-East Columbus, Purnell Swett-North Brunswick and Wallace-Rose Hill-Trask. Full story...
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Girls find new hope as cheerleaders

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video Good sportsmanship and team work go beyond the football roster at Topsail High School. Along the sidelines, fans can cheer on the inclusive cheer squad. It's made up of girls with developmental challenges who want nothing more than to be like those around them. Full story...
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Players say bocce is a game for all

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videoIt may be thousands of years old, but bocce plays on at Wilmington's Empie Park. The Romans first played the game around 300 BC with coconuts they brought back from Africa. Now it's an age-friendly sport with a lot to offer. Full story...
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