Ground game, defense guides Ashley to win over Swansboro


WILMINGTON- The Ashley High School football team needed to hit someone else after having to wait for its season opener when its week one contest was canceled. With running back Bradley Plyler leading the way, delivering multiple smash mouth runs throughout the night, the Screaming Eagles grabbed a 40-17 victory against Swansboro on Friday. “At […]

Hoggard Vikings come from behind to beat 71st Falcons

Hoggard Senior Patrick Morrison breaks a tackle on the way to a big gain on Friday.

WILMINGTON – The Hoggard Vikings kept themselves in Friday’s home match-up against the visiting Fayetteville 71st School Falcons long enough to secure a come-from-behind win. The team did it by capitalizing on two mistakes in the last four minutes of the game. The result was a 37-26 victory that had all the hallmarks of shootout […]

Prep scoreboard: Friday night soccer results

Moss Lewis helped guide New Hanover on Friday.

Soccer New Hanover 3    West Forsyth 0 The Wildcats moved to 4-0 on the young season following a 3-nil shutout at the North Carolina Coaches Kickoff in Cary. Moss Lewis and Declan Payne each found the scoring sheet, while Jessie Wyatt finished with two assists. Senior Goalkeeper Roman Lewis made three saves.  Coastal Christian 3    […]

Laney, Hoggard runners set bar in opening meet at Hugh McRae Park

Natalie Tyner

WILMINGTON- Two runners stood out from the pack during the season-opening 3.1 mile cross-country meet at Hugh McRae Park on Thursday as Jamie Witmer (Hoggard) and Natalie Tyner (Laney) set an early precedent moving into the fall schedule. The Laney girls’ team made a statement to start the year with three of its top runners […]

High School Football: Week two players to watch/schedule


Week two football schedule  New Hanover (1-0) at Myrtle Beach (1-0) Player to Watch: Troy McCaskill, junior, outside linebacker: McCaskill had seven total tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack in New Hanover’s 38-20 week one win against Hoke County. Is it Friday yet? Player to Watch: @NHHSFootball16 OLB @mccaskill_troy, 7tackles, 1 sack in […]

Cross-country runners Nadaud, Tyner ready for fall season


WILMINGTON- The high school cross-country season begins at Hugh McRae Park Thursday and two runners are the early favorites to finish among the top of their respective divisions when the fall season winds down toward the end of October when local programs return to Hugh McRae for the New Hanover County Championships. Cape Fear Academy […]

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