WWAY’s Monday night sports – June 25; passing the baton at Laney & Blalock finishes 15th at Olympic Trials

WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — On Monday the Fred Lynch Invitational Basketball Tournament tipped off at two locations in New Hanover County. The three day event will wrap up on Wednesday. Click play video in order to see our story that concerns the passing of the baton between Fred Lynch and new Laney head basketball coach Nathan Faulk.

OMAHA,NE (WWAY) — On Monday Wilmington’s Cari Blalock had a terrific day in the pool. The former New Hanover Wildcat and current UNC Tar Heel shaved seven seconds off her personal best in the women’s 400 IM at the US Olympic Swimming Trials.

Cari Blalock:
400 IM
4 minutes, 48.10 seconds (15th place and 7 seconds better than her previous personal best time)

Cari Blalock:
100 Butterfly (28th place)

Cari Blalock is scheduled to swim the 200 butterfly on Wednesday and the 200 IM on Thursday at the Olympic Trials.

Check out our preview story on Cari Blalock on WWAY that aired on Sunday. http:wway.wcbi.com/2012/06/24/wways-sunday-night-sports-june-24-cari-blalock-preps-for-olympic-trials-more

EDENTON,NC (Steamers news release) – The Edenton Steamers (16-7) of the Coastal Plain League announce that their game tonight, Monday, June 25th against the Wilmington Sharks (14-11) has been cancelled due to severe thunderstorms and a tornado warning in the area.

There will be no make-up game scheduled for tonight’s rain-out due to the fact that the Sharks and Steamers do not face each other in Edenton again in the first half of the CPL season, which ends on Friday, June 29th.

The Steamers are back in action on Tuesday night at Historic Hicks Field welcoming in the Forest City Owls (17-6) for the first and only time this season. Wilmington will host Team USA on Tuesday at 7pm at Buck Hardee Field.

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