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 […]

WATCH: Sports Round Table Season Finale: Hoggard football Coach Underwood rehashes season; Laney standout, UNCW golf commit Caroline Cahill stops by

Caroline Cahill. (Photo courtesy- Carolinas Golf Association)

WILMINGTON — The season finale of ‘Sports Round Table’ aired this week as the New Hanover County Schools TV show caught up with Hoggard Football Coach Craig Underwood one last time following the Vikings, 49-27, defeat in the third-round of the 4A state playoffs. Underwood highlighted Hoggard’s effort in Laurinburg against Scotland County. Quarterback Josh […]

Wilmington Sports Podcast: Coach Keatts and UNCW hoops; football playoffs; youth sports take over


This week’s Wilmington Sports Podcast highlights UNCW’s strong start under Coach Kevin Keatts in men’s basketball. The high school football season came to a close in our region back on Friday. Joe Cats highlights his experience at Pate Stadium in Laurinburg following Hoggard’s season ending, 49-27, loss to top-seeded Scotland County. In the eight-minute segment, […]

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