Longtime New Hanover High School Basketball Coach goes out on high note

Coach Vertha Dixon-Wright has been a staple along the sidelines at New Hanover.  Photo courtesy- John Crouch.

WILMINGTON – It’s only fitting that longtime New Hanover Coach Vertha Dixon-Wright received Mideastern Conference Coach of the Year in her final season as head of the Wildcats girls basketball program. While the accolades could have gone to Dixon-Wright to recognize her long history in the local game, it was New Hanover’s inspired play that […]

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, […]

Crosstown rivalry win propels New Hanover girls to conference crown; Wildcats take over top spot

Blake Smith helped New Hanover get going early on Friday. Photos courtesy- Rodney Williams

Boys basketball New Hanover 57      Hoggard 41 After dropping a two-point contest to their crosstown foes earlier this season, New Hanover used an 8-0 run off the opening tip on Friday night at Brogden Hall. The Wildcats moved into the driver’s seat atop the Mideastern Conference following a decisive 57-41 win against Hoggard. New Hanover […]

New Hanover, Ashley boys basketball edge out victories; Hoggard, New Hanover girls unbeaten in league play

Jordan Gagum. Photo courtesy- Rodney Williams

Boys basketball Ashley 63    South Brunswick 62 Three players finished in double figures for Ashley as the Screaming Eagles squeaked out a 63-62 victory over South Brunswick on Friday night to remain tied for first-place in conference. Altavon Mack had 16 points to pace the garnet and gold. Jiques Migrant added 14 points and Jordan […]

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