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Laney hits the field at the stroke of midnight

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videoFriday marked the first day high school football teams are permitted to hit the practice field for the upcoming season. Most squads waited for the sun to come up, but that was not the case at Laney. The Buccaneers waited for the clock to strike midnight. Our report from Buctown includes standout Tariq Lane. The senior has decided to attend Laney after contemplating a move to Charlotte. Full story...
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Kevin Keatts throws out first pitch at Shark Tank; Sharks win third straight

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videoClearly this was one of the best nights to be at the Shark Tank all year. UNCW basketball coach Kevin Keatts threw out the first pitch. The Florence head coach got tossed out of the game after throwing a slew of bats onto the field. Michael Montville hit a homer for the second night in a row. Jon Olczak was terrific on the mound. Sam Foy had three hits. Plus more! Full story...
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Sharks gain ground in race for playoff spot

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videoHomers are hard to come by at the Shark Tank. The prevailing wind probably has to something to with that. Regardless, thanks to a Michael Montville homer the Wilmington Sharks defeted Wilson on Wednesday night. Plus, we have news concerning the Wilmington Hammerheads FC. Full story...
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Sharks reflect on 2014 baseball season

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videoWe stopped by practice on Tuesday afternoon at Buck Hardee Field in order to get a state of the season update on the Wilmington Sharks. After all, this is the final week of the regular season in the Coastal Plain League. Our feature includes an interview with the league leader for stolen bases, Steven Linkous. Plus more! Full story...
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Jones files bill to rename Wilmington post office after Meadowlark Lemon

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videoRep. Walter Jones (R-3rd District) today introduced a bill to name a Wilmington post office after basketball star and Port City native Meadowlark Lemon. Full story...
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Post 10 bows out of state tournament; Wilmington Sharks lose 6th straight

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videoThe attempt to win three state championships in a row in American Legion baseball is now over for Wilmington Post 10. Scott Sandlin's squad lost on Monday night in Lexington at the state tournament. It wasn't a season ender, but the Wilmington Sharks also lost on Monday. Full story...
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Joe Miller & Jack Holley to be inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame

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videoJoe Miller and Jack Holley will be inducted into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Holley is a New Hanover graduate. He coached several high school football teams in our area. Holley died in 2013. Joe Miller passed away earlier this year. Miller was the head football coach of the New Hanover Wildcats for 20 years. Full story...
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UNCW names new swimming head coach

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videoThe search to replace the only head coach in the history of UNCW swimming is over. Dave Allen's replacement has been named. Jason Memont, who swam collegiately at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and enjoyed successful coaching stints at William & Mary and South Carolina, has been named UNCW’s head swimming and diving coach. Full story...
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Saturday sports recap: Post 10 wins, Tigers, Sharks & Hammerheads all come up short

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Wilmington Post 10 is stay alive in the NC American Legion Baseball State Tournament in Lexington. The Wilmington Hammerheads may have played their worst game of the season on Saturday night. The Wilmington Sharks lost their fifth game in a row. The Wilmington Tigers gave up 42 points on the road in a Mason-Dixon League football game. Full story...
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Dr. James Dineen buried today; third inductee of Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame to die this summer

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videoDr. James Dineen was a sports medicine pioneer. He was inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. Dineen was buried Friday morning in Wilmington. He was 92. Full story...
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Scoreless soccer draw for Hammherheads FC; Sharks & Post 10 both lose in baseball

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videoIt doesn't look like Jordan Hamilton will suit up for the Wilmington Hammerheads anymore. He's no longer on loan from Toronto FC. He's now a member of Toronto FC. Without Hamilton and a handful of other players the Wilmington Hammerheads FC ended up in a scoreless draw with Arizona United SC on Friday night. Plus more! Full story...
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North Brunswick added to BB&T Jamboree

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videoNorth Brunswick High School has been added to the BB&T Jamboree lineup next month at Legion Stadium. This means all three high schools in Brunswick County will be included along with the four high schools from New Hanover County, Whiteville, South Columbus and Wallace-Rose Hill in the high school football showcase. Plus, despite a rainy Thursday night in Wilmington we have an entertaining piece from the Shark Tank! Full story...
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Back to camp for Wilmington's Connor Barth

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videoTraining camp opens this week for Connor Barth and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The former Hoggard kicker will be the Tampa Bay kicker once again, even though Barth missed all of last season with a torn Achilles. Full story...
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Post 10 players prepare for state tournament

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videoThree is the theme of the week for the Wilmington Post 10 American Legion baseball team. They're out to capture their third state title in a row. On Wednesday we caught up with several of the players and head coach Scott Sandlin to get their take on defending the title. Full story...
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Update on Scott Braswell's tumor

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videoWe have an update on the health of Hoggard head football coach Scott Braswell. Surgery to remove a tumor in his lower back is still in the works for the veteran coach before the start of the upcoming season. Full story...
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