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 […]

HS Hoops: South Brunswick boys, North Brunswick girls remain unbeaten (video); Topsail, New Hanover sweep

Brandon Gonzales

Boys basketball South Brunswick 76     North Brunswick 48 The South Brunswick boys basketball team continued its impressive start to the season on Tuesday night as the Cougars road into Leland and ran away with a decisive 76-48 win against North Brunswick. Watch out for @SBHShoops this season! On the break, hitting from deep…double digit lead 4min […]

Hoggard football surging into December; New Hanover, Laney coaches sit down one last time on Sports Round Table (video)

Tony Allen. Photo courtesy- John Crouch

WILMINGTON — After round two of the state playoffs there is one local high school team still standing following the Hoggard Vikings sixth consecutive victory, 65-41, in Greenville against J.H. Rose. Led by Tony Allen and his five touchdowns, Hoggard chewed up over 400 yards on the ground. This week’s edition of ‘Sports Round Table’ […]

New Hanover Soccer Coach T.J. Rennie downplays program’s success; Goal Keeper Roman Lewis named Player of the Year


WILMINGTON — Moving into fall sports each school year for the last five seasons New Hanover Coach T.J. Rennie downplayed the Wildcats chances of making a run through the conference and into the playoffs. During that same time, New Hanover has emerged as one of the top local programs; this season was no different. The Wildcats […]

(Video) Watch first-round playoff highlights; local teams prepare for Thanksgiving weekend football

Tre Houser. Photo courtesy- John Crouch

WILMINGTON — After the opening round of the state playoffs, four local football teams remain as they get set to play over Thanksgiving weekend. This week’s edition of the New Hanover County Schools TV produced show, Sports Round Table, caught up with the Head Coaches from Hoggard, Laney and New Hanover following impressive performances to […]

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