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Wilmington NC Sports

WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Feb. 25

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videoJay Ross will be named the head football coach of the Wilmington Tigers on Friday. Round two of the high school basketball state playoffs will tip off on Wednesday. That'll also be "Senior Night" at UNCW for basketball. The CAA Swim Championship begins Wednesday too. Plus more! Full story...
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Jay Ross to be named head coach of Wilmington Tigers

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videoIt appears the NFL career for Wilmington's Jay Ross has been put on hold. The New Hanover High alum will return to the football sideline this summer as the head coach of the Wilmington Tigers semi-pro football team. A news conference will be held on Friday to formally introduce Ross as the new head coach of the Tigers. Full story...
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State basketball playoffs: WWAY's Monday night sports - Feb. 24

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videoThe New Hanover boys basketball team got off to a slow start on Monday in the first round of the state playoffs, but the Wildcats ended up sending Ashley packing. We had highlights from nine different games on Monday! We had video from Shallotte, Jacksonville, Wilmington, Lake Waccamaw, Whiteville and Rocky Point. This includes three of the best slam dunks of the season. Plus more! Full story...
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MLB collision rule leaves open exceptions

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Major League Baseball and its players have banned most home plate collisions but left open an exception if the catcher has the ball and is blocking the runner's direct path to home plate. Full story...
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Duke slips one spot, UNC reenters latest AP poll

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UNC is back in the Associated Press Top 25 after a win over rival Duke. The Blue Devils slipped one spot in the poll despite a win over then top-ranked Syracuse. Full story...
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Blalock leads UNC to 2nd at ACC meet

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New Hanover High graduate Cari Blalock continues to rack up points for the North Carolina Tar Heels at the ACC Women's Swimming & Diving Championship. Blalock finished in second place in the 200 women’s butterfly on Saturday night in Greensboro. As a team UNC finished second, behind Virginia. On Friday the Wilmington resident captured first place in the 400 individual medley. Full story...
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Topsail & Trask wrestlers earn individual state titles

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Several high school wrestlers from our area advanced to the state tournament in Greensboro, but only three made it to the state finals. The competition is now over. Two of the wrestlers will be coming home as a state champion. Full story...
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Brackets are out for basketball state playoffs

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The state playoffs for high school basketball start Monday. The pairings are now officially set for the boys and the girls. For the second year in a row New Hanover will host Ashley in a boys first round game. Let the excitement begin. Full story...
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WWAY's Full Court Press - Feb. 21

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videoIt was a "Wildcat" type of night in basketball in the Mideastern Conference. Both the New Hanover boys and girls won tournament titles on Friday. In the Four County Conference East Bladen captured the girls title. Clinton won the boys title. We had highlights and post-game reaction from all four games on the Full Court Press. Check it out. It was a "Wildcat" type of night for former New Hanover swimmer Cari Blalock. Blalock won an event at the ACC Swimming & Diving Championship on Friday. Plus more! Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Feb 20

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videoConference tournament play is winding down all around the region. On Thursday we had highlights from the East Central Conference, Four County Conference and Mideastern Conference. The losing skid for the UNCW women's basketball continues. North Carolina came from behind to beat Duke in men's college hoops. Charges against former New Hanover football standout Trevon Brown may be dropped. Plus more! Full story...
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