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WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — Josh Rusk has been named the head football coach at South Brunswick High School. Rusk replaces Roman Kelly as the Cougars head coach. Rusk began teaching social studies at South Brunswick in 2005 and has been involved in a variety of coaching capacities with the school’s athletic program all 7 years to include football, track, and baseball. Rusk is a graduate of Laney High School. He’s also served as an assistant football coach at Laney.

The Wilmington Sharks got back into the win column on Tuesday. We’ve got a complete game recap along with highlights on that. In the NBA Miami has a 3-1 lead now in the NBA best of seven finals. Click the play video icon to see all this and more from Tuesday’s 11pm sports.


RICHMOND,VA (CAA news release) — The Colonial Athletic Association Council of Presidents has voted that Georgia State University and Old Dominion University are ineligible in 2012-13 for CAA team championships in which the conference receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.

Georgia State and Old Dominion made a formal request they remain eligible to compete for all conference championships during the 2012-13 season and that their set effective date of withdrawal be set as June 30, 2013. After thorough discussion, the presidents unanimously decided to set July 1, 2012 as the date at which both institutions would become ineligible.

“The conferences Bylaws were well understood and evaluated when the institutions made their decision to withdraw from the conference,” CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager said. “While we respect an institution’s decision to withdraw, it is not without consequences that the institution must accept. As a conference, we desire to have those institutions that are fully invested in the continued prosperity of the conference represent the conference as its champion.”

This same ruling applied to American University, East Carolina University and the University of Richmond following their withdrawal from the CAA during the 2000-01 academic year.

Georgia State and Old Dominion will be unable to compete in conference championships in baseball, basketball, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

Individual student-athletes from Georgia State and Old Dominion will be able to compete in CAA championships in cross country, swimming and diving, track and field and wrestling, but team points will not be calculated.

While not participating in CAA championships, the institutions will still be eligible for selection to NCAA Championships as an at-large selection. The institutions are also eligible for inclusion in the conference television package and its student-athletes and coaches are eligible for all conference awards.

Decisions on extending associate membership opportunities will be evaluated when conference realignment is complete.


WILMINGTON,NC (Sharks news release) — With both the Florence RedWolves (6-11) and Wilmington Sharks (12-9) coming off losses, Tuesday night’s contest was important to each team but the home team came out on top with a 7-3 victory.

The RedWolves took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second, but when the first two batters of the bottom half of that frame reached and scored for the Sharks they never looked back.

Zach Stephens tagged a ball over the left field fence in the top of the third, before Grayson Atwood became the second batter to walk and then score. His run proved to be the game winner on Alex Freedman’s single.

A second unearned run was scored in the fourth, with Aaron Preston reaching on an error for the second time in the game. He was sacrificed to second by Mayers, then scored on a Stephens knock to left.

Florence got one back in the fifth and tacked on one more to close the gap to 5-3 in the sixth, but couldn’t come up with enough to complete the comeback with Wilmington extending their lead in the seventh and eighth innings. Six batters came to the plate in each frame for the Sharks, with Scott Coleman and Cole McInturff scoring the final two runs of the night to put the margin at its final of 7-3.

The Sharks continue three-game homestand Thursday, also against Florence, before a four game weekend road trip. For more on the Sharks, visit wilmingtonsharks.com, find Sharky Sharks on Facebook and follow @ILMSharks on Twitter.


MIAMI, FL (AP) — LeBron James and the Miami Heat are one win away from an NBA championship.

James had 26 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds before dealing with leg cramps late, Dwyane Wade scored 25 and the Heat rallied from 17 points down to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-98 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.

The Heat now lead the best-of-seven series 3-1, and could win the title in Miami on Thursday.

Mario Chalmers scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half for Miami, which got 13 from Chris Bosh.

Russell Westbrook had a career playoff-high 43 points and Kevin Durant added 28 for the Thunder. They were the only Thunder players to score in the last 16:46.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)



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