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WWAY's 5th Quarter - September 12

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videoFriday's 5th Quarter was action packed despite the fact we kept our eye on the weather all night long. The first half of the Hoggard game was clearly a spectator's delight. It was a mixture of dynamic plays combined with a bit of intrigue. We have a lengthy recap of the Hoggard game. Unfortunately, it'll go down as a no contest. Check out highlights from the Whiteville-Clinton football game too. Plus more! Full story...
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Wilmington's Tamera Young ends WNBA season as league runner-up; huge win for UNCW soccer

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The WNBA season ended on Friday. Wilmington's Tamera Young will have to settle this season as the league runner-up. It's a wonderful title to have for the Laney High graduate. Elsewhere, Friday was more than a special night for the UNCW men's soccer team. The Seahawks knocked off nationally ranked South Carolina. Plus more! Full story...
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Fall wedding forces football coach to reschedule game

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You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September. Full story...
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Thursday night high school football

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videoSeveral local high school football teams decided to play on Thursday in order to avoid the chance of playing in wet conditions on Friday. The weather forecast on Friday is scattered storms around the region. Regardless, we had our cameras out and about on Thursday. Full story...
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Brunswick youth-rec football lawsuit settled

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Brunswick County has been ordered to pay the legal fees of a parent whose child was allegedly targeted during a football game, according to an August court ruling by Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis. Full story...
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Hammerheads set for return to soccer playoffs; Thursday football on our radar, along with Friday rain

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videoThe Wilmington Hammerheads return to postseason play on Saturday. They'll be heading across the country to face Sacramento. Tamera Young may not need a miracle, but her Chicago Sky team has to win on Friday to keep the season alive in the WNBA for Chicago. Plus, expected foul weather on Friday means we'll have Thursday football. Full story...
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Team of the Week - South Brunswick

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videoThe losing skid is over at South Brunswick High School. The Cougars hadn't won a football game since 2012 until they beat Pender by 30 points last week. That's just one of the reasons we're honoring South Brunswick with the WWAY Farm Bureau Insurance at Mayfaire Team of the Week award. Full story...
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Source says Rice video sent to NFL

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videoA law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. Full story...
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New Hanover edges Laney, Coastal Christian beats South Brunswick in soccer; plus Daquan Barnes out for ECU Pirates

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videoOn Tuesday we showcased two high school soccer games on WWAY. New Hanover edged Laney in the Mideastern Conference opener for both squads. Coastal Christian knocked off South Brunswick. Plus, it appears former New Hanover Wildcat football standout Daquan Barnes will miss the entire 2014 college football season for East Carolina. Full story...
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Chicago Sky and Wilmington's Tamera Young now down by two games in WNBA Finals

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videoThe Chicago Sky and Wilmington's Tamera Young will need an impressive comeback to win the WNBA title this year. Chicago trails the best of five title series two games to none against Phoenix. Plus, the schedule for the UNCW women's basketball team is out. Full story...
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Documentary teaches Williston students legacy of alum Althea Gibson

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videoStudents at Williston Middle School were in for quite a treat this afternoon. The documentary "Althea" premiered at their school today. Full story...
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Pharoah McKever excels in debut for NC State

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videoNC State defeated Old Dominion over the weekend in college football to improve to 2-0 on the season. Clearly, one of the difference makers on defense turned out to be a redshirt freshman who didn't even play in the Wolfpack season opener. On Monday on WWAY we showcased Pharoah McKever's college debut. McKever is a graduate of South Columbus High. Plus we have more football news on Mike Sheehan, Nick Napolitano and Jonathan Cooper! Full story...
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Ravens cut Ray Rice after latest video release

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video The Baltimore Ravens have released Ray Rice and the NFL has suspended the running back indefinitely over a domestic violence episode at an Atlantic City casino in February. Full story...
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NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban

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The NCAA has lifted the rest of the sanctions placed on Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the postseason ban. Full story...
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Hammerheads clinch playoff spot; UNCW beats Wake Forest in soccer, ties Ohio State

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Despite a coaching change late in the regular season the Wilmington Hammerheads will be in the playoffs. The Hammerheads won on Friday against Dayton. The UNCW women's soccer team defeated Wake Forest on Friday. It was the first win ever for UNCW over Wake Forest in women's soccer. The UNCW men's soccer squad tied Ohio State. Full story...
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