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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The schedule is set. Defending champion Wilmington Post 10 enters the North Carolina American Legion state tournament field as the favorite. Click the play video icon to see our report on Post 10.

Bracket: 2013 NC state tournament: July 26-30 at Wilson’s Fleming Stadium

July 26

Area 4-1 (Shelby 34-7) vs. Area 3-2 (Kernersville 29-8), 9:30 a.m.

Area 3-1 (Randolph County 31-5) vs. Area 4-2 (Lincoln County 20-14), 12:30 p.m.

Area 1-1 (Garner 22-5) vs. Area 2-2 (Jacksonville 13-21), 4:30 p.m.

Area 2-1 (Wilmington Post 10 25-1) vs. Host (Wilson 11-12), 7:30 p.m.

July 27

July 26 9:30 loser vs. July 26 4:30 loser, 9:30 a.m.

July 26 12:30 loser vs. July 26 7:30 loser, 12:30 p.m.

July 26 9:30 winner vs. July 26 4:30 winner, 4:30 p.m.

July 26 12:30 winner vs. July 26 7:30 winner, 7:30 p.m.

July 28

July 27 12:30 winner vs. July 27 4:30 loser, 12:30 p.m.

July 27 9:30 winner vs. July 27 7:30 loser, 4:30 p.m.

July 27 4:30 winner vs. July 27 7:30 winner, 7:30 p.m.

July 29

Games at 3 and 7 p.m.

July 30

Game(s) at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (if necessary)


AP Sports Writer

The International Boxing Hall of Fame says former world champion Emile Griffith has died. He was 75.

The hall said Tuesday he died at an extended care facility in Hempstead, N.Y.

His remarkable boxing career was overshadowed by the death of opponent Bennie Paret from injuries in the ring in 1962.

Griffith struggled with pugilistic dementia and required full-time care late in life. He was the first boxer from the U.S. Virgin Islands to become world champion.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990.

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WILMINGTON, NC (SHARKS)-– The Wilmington Sharks (9-7, 23-20) came from behind down 2-0 in the bottom of the ninth to pick up a 3-2 victory over the Morehead City Marlins (9-7, 21-23) at home on Tuesday night.

The Morehead City Marlins started off first as they picked up a run on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Ryan Muno in the top of the second inning to take a 1-0 lead. The Marlins extended their lead in the top of the eighth on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Dylan Brown to score Dalton Britt to give them a 2-0 lead. Cole Billingsley tried to score on a ball hit to Tyler Slaton that he caught in the same inning with one out, but a perfect throw on a line to TJ Losby at home kept another run off the board as the led 2-0 after eight.
The Sharks trailed 2-0 in the bottom of the ninth inning as TJ Losby led off and was hit by a pitch and then moved to second on a ground out. Mike Dunster reached on a walk with one out to put runners on first and second.

Calvin Rayburn came out of the game as he was the starting pitcher for the Marlins. Brandon Saunders came in for the save opportunity to face Zach MacAneney who reached safely on an infield hit to load the bases.
Andrew Amaro hit a ball right at Saunders, but he could not glove it and Losby scored to make it 2-1 with one out. An off speed pitch got away from Saunders while facing Alex Freedman that allowed Dunster to score to tie the game at 2-2. Freedman was walked to load the bases to face Cody Dolan. Saunders threw another pitch that went to the backstop that allowed MacAneney to score and gave the Sharks a big 3-2 win.

Rayburn threw a great game as he gave up one run on seven hits and struck out six. Tyler Bolton started for the Sharks tossing seven innings and gave up two runs on three hits and struck out eight. Will Shepley picked up the win in two innings of relief and moves to 2-0 on the year.

The Wilmington Sharks will take on the Gastonia Grizzlies at home on Wednesday night with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.


MILWAUKEE (AP) – All the Milwaukee Brewers know about Ryan Braun’s situation is that he is suspended for the rest of the year and it is time for them to move on.

The reality of Braun’s banishment began to set in on Tuesday when the Brewers were confronted with a slew of questions about the embattled slugger while he remained silent.

The 2011 NL MVP was suspended without pay on Monday for the rest of the season and the playoffs should the Brewers qualify. It was thought to be the start of sanctions involving players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks cautioned against assuming anything about the penalty. Weeks says, “We just know that he was suspended.”

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LAKE WACCAMAW, NC (WWAY) — The Columbus County School Board officially approved the hiring of Chris Haney as the new head football coach at East Columbus High School. Haney was an assistant coach at New Hanover last season. Haney replaces Toby Kasell who resigned last year after three seasons at East Columbus.


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