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Topsail wins 3-A baseball state championship

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videoTopsail High held off a late rally from Piedmont High to capture the 3-A baseball state championship on Saturday. Topsail pitcher Trent Hansley was named the MVP of the championship series. Full story...
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Roy Williams denies involvement with academic wrongdoing alleged by Rashad McCants

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North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams is denying allegations of academic wrongdoing by former player Rashad McCants connected to the school's long-running academic scandal. Full story...
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Hammerheads & Energy play to 2-2 draw

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videoThe Wilmington Hammerheads FC and Oklahoma City Energy FC ended in a 2-2 draw at Legion Stadium on Friday night. This is the only scheduled meeting between the two teams during the USL PRO season. Three of Oklahoma City's players actually played for Wilmington last season: Gareth Evans, Kyle Greig and Steven Perry. Full story...
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Topsail needs one win; Whiteville needs two for a state title + two locals selected in MLB Draft

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videoThe Topsail baseball team is just one win away from capturing the 3-A state baseball title. The Whiteville baseball and softball teams both need to win twice on Saturday to be crowned state champs. Full story...
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ACC leads way in 2014 MLB Draft; Sharks lose to SwampDogs & Whiteville softball team hits stride

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videoThe Whiteville softball team will begin their quest for a state title on Friday night. Check out the secret behind the Wolfpack's success. It's more than just a family affair. The Wilmington Sharks three game winning streak is over. Fayetteville beat Wilmington on Thursday. Nine ACC baseball players were picked on the first day of the 2014 MLB Draft. Full story...
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Spurs handle the Heat & then some

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The San Antonio Spurs pulled away to win the opener of the first finals rematch in the NBA since 1998. An air conditioning failure made it feel like basketball in a sauna. LeBron James had to battle cramps in the fourth quarter. The cramps knocked James out of the game's decisive stretch. WWAY will televise every game of the 2014 NBA Finals between San Antonio and Miami. Full story...
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Whiteville baseball out to win 1-A state title + athletic ceremony at Cape Fear Academy

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videoThe baseball season for Whiteville High School will conclude this weekend at Five County Stadium in Zebulon. Parents, coaches and the Whiteville players all hope for the same result Whiteville had two years ago when they played in the state championship series in Zebulon. Plus more! Full story...
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Topsail baseball team can't wait for 3-A state championship series; Sharks win 3rd in a row

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videoThe baseball season for Topsail High School will conclude this weekend in Zebulon. On our Tuesday night sports we showcased a close-up look at this year's Topsail baseball squad. In summer league baseball action the Wilmington Sharks won their third consecutive game on Tuesday. It was a come from behind victory over Fayetteville. Full story...
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Sharks win 2nd game in a row; O'Donnell named pitcher of the week

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videoIt only took one outing on the mound for Hoggard graduate Joe O'Donnell to earn pitcher of the week honors in the Coastal Plain League. O'Donnell was the winning pitcher in Wilmington's first win of the season on Saturday. Without O'Donnell on the mound the Sharks won their second game in a row on Monday. Plus more! Full story...
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5th annual National Beach Wrestling Championship draws athletes from around the country

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videoAthletes from across the country came to Carolina Beach for the fifth annual National Beach Wrestling Championship. Wrestlers of all ages enjoyed hitting the sand to compete for state and national titles. Full story...
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O'Donnell & Linkous lead Sharks to first win of 2014; Hammerheads win, too

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Former North Brunswick baseball standout Steven Linkous had 3 hits on Saturday night for the Wilmington Sharks. Linkous was overshadowed though by the pitching performance of former Hoggard Viking Joe O'Donnell. In fact it was O'Donnell's season debut for the Sharks. O'Donnell recently finished his freshman season at NC State. Linkous just finished his sophomore season for UNCW. In soccer the Wilmington Hammerheads edged Charlotte 2-1 on Saturday. Full story...
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Hoss Ellington dies after lengthy illness

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Hoss Ellington was inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. He's now the second inductee of the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame to die this month. 2010 inductee Joe Miller passed away earlier this month. Full story...
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Update: Whiteville softball wins east title Friday; Whiteville baseball wins east title Saturday

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videoFriday night belonged to the Whiteville Wolfpack. The Whiteville Wolfpack softball team captured the 1-A East Championship. The Whiteville Wolfpack baseball team had to wait until Saturday, but they won the 1-A East Championship too! Both team are now state title bound. Full story...
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New heat advisory guidelines for sports for schools in New Hanover County

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New guidelines are now in place for students participating in sports in New Hanover County. These guidelines are effective beginning July 1, 2014. The guidelines specifically address heat concerns, water breaks and other related issues with students participating in sports on hot days. Full story...
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Topsail headed to baseball state championship; Wilmington's Coley Thompkins NCAA bound

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videoBest 3-A high school baseball team in the east? We now have an answer. It's Topsail High School. The Pirates now get to set their sights on a state championship next week. The NCAA Baseball Regionals begin Friday all around the nation. We caught up with former Hoggard Viking pitcher Coley Thompkins to get his take on Campbell's chance at advancing in the NCAAA's. Full story...
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