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Team USA to face Japan Tuesday at Shark Tank

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videoThe collegiate national baseball team will make an appearance in Wilmington on Tuesday night against Japan. This will be the third game of a 3 game series for Team USA against Japan. Team USA beat Japan on Sunday in Thomasville. Japan won on Monday in Wilson. Tuesday's game in Wilmington will decide the best of three series. First pitch is slated for 6pm at Buck Hardee Field. There will be live music prior to the game at the Shark Tank. There will be a fireworks display afterwards. Full story...
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Sharks edge SwampDogs with come from behind win on 'WWAY Night'

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videoThe Wilmington Sharks defeated the Fayetteville SwampDogs on Wednesday night at Buck Hardee Field. The road game on Thursday for the Sharks is up in the air. The status of Thursday's home soccer game for the Wilmington Hammerheads will be decided on Thursday morning. Full story...
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T.J. Spivey leaving South Columbus to go to West Brunswick; Bob Hanna to coach Trojan football

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videoPending school board approval West Brunswick has a new head baseball and football coach. Bob Hanna was up for board approval on Tuesday night in order to be the new West Brunswick football head coach. Hanna has been the head football coach at Irmo High School in Columbia, South Carolina the last 20 years. Pending school board approval the new head baseball coach at West Brunswick High is T.J. Spivey. He's been the head baseball coach at South Columbus the last two years. Full story...
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4-year-old hoops phenom from Wilmington outplays age, size

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videoIn 11 more years Josiah Brown will likely be playing high school basketball in Wilmington. That sounds like an extremely long wait, but it makes sense due to Josiah's age. This Wilmington phenom hasn't even reached kindergarten yet. Full story...
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Team USA eliminated at World Cup

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They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world's game. The end of the ride came at the exact same point as four years ago, with an overtime loss in the World Cup's round of 16. Full story...
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Tariq Lane explains reasons for leaving Laney; two local baseball coaches decide to retire

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videoAs mentioned last week on WWAY Laney football & basketball standout Tariq Lane will not be returning to Buctown when school starts back. Lane has decided to move to Charlotte. Lane will also re-classify, which will add another year of high school eligibility to one of the most electrifying athletes in Wilmington. Plus, two local high school baseball coaches have decided to put away their baseball caps for good. Full story...
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UNC: NCAA to reopen probe into academic misconduct

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North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham says NCAA investigators will take another look into academic misconduct at the school. Full story...
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Another draw for Hammerheads in league play

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The Wilmington Hammerheads recorded another draw on Saturday night. In fact it's the second tie this month between the Richmond Kickers and the Wilmington Hammerheads. Full story...
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Hammerheads partner with Cape Fear Soccer Club; USA football clinic to be held at West Bladen on Saturday

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videoWilmington Hammerheads FC has a new partnership with the largest youth club in our region. The Hammerheads are excited about the new partnership, but the players appear to be more focused on their next game. Wilmington will host Richmond at Legion Stadium on Saturday night. A free, one-day clinic that's designed to introduce children to football will be held at West Bladen High on Saturday morning. The clinic will feature Richard Howell, the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Indianapolis Colts. Full story...
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Hornets draft Noah Vonleh, acquire P.J. Hairston & unveil new court all in one day

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videoThursday was a busy day for Wilmington native Michael Jordan. The owner of the Charlotte Hornets somehow ended up with former UNC Tar Heel P.J. Hairston despite Hairston being drafted by the Miami Heat. The Hornets also unveiled their new court on Thursday. Full story...
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Former Sharks head coach, former UNCW assistant Godwin named ECU head coach

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videoCliff Godwin was the head coach of the Wilmington Sharks in 2005. Before that stint Godwin served as an assistant baseball coach at UNC Wilmington. On Thursday Godwin was officially introduced to Pirate Nation as the new head baseball coach at East Carolina. Full story...
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Wilmington soccer fans happy despite USA loss

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video The US team could not come up with a win, but it did enough to advance. They also got a lot of people to miss work or take an extended lunch. Full story...
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Fred Lynch Invitational wraps up; Sharks hold off Generals; Ashley introduces two head coaches

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videoThe 2014 Fred Lynch Invitational is now over after three days of intense summer high school hoops. The Wilmington Sharks won on Wednesday at Buck Hardee Field. Ashley High has a new head football coach. It's a familiar face to to the Ashley High community. Plus more! Full story...
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Mike Propst named head football coach at Ashley

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videoMike Propst has been named head football coach at Ashley High School. Propst was the defensive coordinator at Ashley in 2011 and 2012. He was an assistant coach at Ashley for football and basketball in 2013. Full story...
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Webster Guthrie named Ashley basketball coach; Wilmington Sharks pick up impressive road win

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videoThe search at Ashley High School for a new head boys basketball coach is over. Guthrie has been the jv boys basketball coach at New Hanover the last three seasons. He replaces David Rutledge. Ashley High fired Rutledge as the boys basketball coach in April after just one season. Plus, check out our game highlights from the Wilmington Sharks victory on Monday! Full story...
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