Playoff scoreboard: Local basketball teams advance through opening round

Josh Aldrich. Photo courtesy- John Crouch

Boys basketball 4A playoffs  No. 6 New Hanover 66      No. 24 Middle Creek 55  Three players finished in double figures for New Hanover on Tuesday night as the Wildcats rolled 66-55 past Middle Creek. Ramello Williams and Hayden Edgar each recorded a double-double in the win.  Williams had 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting […]

Local basketball teams learn postseason fate, playoffs tip-off this week

Hoggard made it three tournament titles in a row. Photo courtesy- Will Hutchinson.

CHAPEL HILL – A computer malfunction at the home offices of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association postponed the bracket release for the upcoming high school basketball playoffs. On Sunday, local teams learned their fate as they prepare to move into opening round action on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Second round play tips-off on Thursday, […]

Longtime Supper Optimist Coach readies for another season in local senior softball

Bill Manley has been playing high arc softball for over 40 years. Photo courtesy- Wilmington Senior Softball Association.

WILMINGTON – Seventy-two-year-old Wilmington resident Bill Manley feels like a kid in a candy store each time he’s able to get back on the field as an accomplished senior softball player. The retired, part-time life insurance agent was honored in 2016 by the Wilmington Senior Softball Association (WSSA) and enshrined as a member of the league’s […]

Seahawks maintain CAA lead with key win at Hofstra

Chris Flemmings had a game-high 26 points. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports.

HEMPSTEAD, New York – Senior guard Chris Flemmings poured in a game-high 26 points and sophomore guard C.J. Bryce came up clutch down the stretch to propel UNCW past host Hofstra, 83-76, in the club’s Colonial Athletic Association road finale on Saturday at the Mack Sports Complex on Long Island. With the season sweep of Hoftra, […]

Topsail’s Mason Berne homers in UNC-Wilmington baseball season opener

Mason Berne launched his first home run of the season in his UNCW debut. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports

WILMINGTON – Behind an 18-hit attack and back-to-back home runs from Mason Berne and Casey Golden, nationally-ranked UNCW opened the 2017 season with a 12-8 win over George Mason on Friday at Brooks Field. Golden, Brian Mims and Nick Feight each had three hits on the game as UNCW jumped to a 9-4 lead it would not relinquish. Six Seahawks […]

UNCW swim coach, tennis pioneer, former big leaguer highlight 2017 Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame inductees

The Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame will add to its display at the Wilmington International Airport.

WILMINGTON – Membership to the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame (GWSHOF) will eclipse the 50-mark when four new inductees are enshrined as part of the Class of 2017. Standing alongside GWSHOF board members, Chairman Jon Rosborough announced the 2017 class during a Friday news conference at Wilmington International Airport. A three-day celebration will culminate […]

UNC-Wilmington holds on in Boston, sets regular season program win record

Chris Flemmings helped UNCW to a 20-point lead at the break. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports

BOSTON, Massachusetts – Senior guard Chris Flemmings got the Seahawks off to a strong start and sophomore forward Devontae Cacok came up with a big steal in the closing seconds as UNCW set a school record for regular season victories with a 66-65 nail biter over host Northeastern in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball matchup on Thursday night […]

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