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Rocky Lewis named head football coach at East Columbus; Sharks lose & more

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videoIt didn't take long for East Columbus High to name a new head football coach. Rocky Lewis, son of legendary Clinton head coach Bob Lewis, will take over the Gators. The Wilmington Sharks lost on the road on Wednesday, but they'll be back at home on Thursday for a doubleheader. Plus more! Full story...
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West Columbus basketball coach Michael Powell reassigned; Chris Haney leaves East Columbus

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videoMichael Powell is the dean of high school basketball coaches in our region. He's been the head boys basketball coach for 27 years at West Columbus High School. Powell has been reassigned to rival East Columbus, but Powell may not accept the assignment. Powell may opt to retire instead. Chris Haney has resigned as the head football coach at East Columbus High School in order to go back to Ashley High. Full story...
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Wilmington Tigers prepare for home opener in inaugural season with Jay Ross as head coach

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videoJay Ross is moving forward. His NFL career appears to be behind him. The former New Hanover Wildcat and East Carolina Pirate is now the head football coach of the Wilmington Tigers. Wilmington's semi-pro football team will hold their home opener on Saturday. Full story...
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Barth brothers hold annual free football clinic; Germany defeats Argentina for World Cup title

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videoConnor and Casey Barth held their annual free instructional football camp on Sunday at Hoggard High School in Wilmington. Germany defeated Argentina on Sunday for the soccer championship of the world. Plus more! Full story...
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Wilmington Tigers win season opener; Sharks & Hammerheads both lose on Saturday

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The Wilmington Hammerheads and Wilmington Sharks suffered setbacks on Saturday night, but the Wilmington Tigers were victorious. In fact Saturday's game was the season opener for the Tigers. Full story...
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Sharks win; Benny Moss remains on recruiting trail & LeBron returns to Cleveland Cavaliers

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videoThe Wilmington Sharks won in extra innings on Friday night. We have a Benny Moss sighting in Myrtle Beach at a BigShots basketball event, but the big basketball story clearly is the return of LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron has unfinished business in Cleveland. His tenure in Miami is over. King James has decided to return home in order to play for Cleveland. Full story...
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One year later: Connor Barth, Jonathan Cooper & Jay Ross reflect on Barth's season ending injury

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video2013 was not a good year for NFL players from Wilmington. In fact Saturday marks the anniversary of Connor Barth's season ending injury. It was not a football related injury. Instead, it occurred on a basketball court during Jay Ross's celebrity game. We reflect with Barth, Ross and Jonathan Cooper about Barth's costly spill. Full story...
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FootGolf takes hold at golf course in Calabash

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videoFootGolf isn't the latest rage yet, but there's hope at the Meadowlands Golf Club in Brunswick County that it'll catch on with golfers and soccer enthusiasts. Public play is set to open this weekend for the newest sport in Calabash. Full story...
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UNCW's Mark Scalf signs new contract; Sharks split doubleheader

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videoMark Scalf, UNCW’s all-time winningest baseball coach and the CAA’s career leader in conference victories, has signed a new three-year contract that will keep him at the helm of the school’s successful program. On Thursday the Wilmington Sharks split their doubleheader with Morehead City. Check out our game highlights. Full story...
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Barth brothers to hold free kicking camp; Wil Baumann named to watch list for national award

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videoConnor and Casey Barth will hold a free football kicking camp in Wilmington on Sunday afternoon at Hoggard High School. Wil Baumann, another former Hoggard football standout, made a prestigious list on Wednesday that will put the NC State punter in contention for the national punter of the year award. Plus more! Full story...
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Team USA defeats Japan in baseball at Shark Tank; Pender names new head baseball coach

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videoThe USA Baseball Collegiate National Team concluded the domestic part of their schedule on Tuesday night with a shutout victory over Japan in Wilmington. Both squads are now headed to Amsterdam in order to compete in a collegiate tournament that will feature Team USA, Japan, Chinese Taipei and Netherlands. Plus more! Full story...
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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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