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, […]

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 […]

High School Hoops: Laney boys, girls grab road wins; South Brunswick, North Brunswick continue early season success

Boys basketball Laney 61    Purnell Swett 57 Chris Bennett had 23 points and seven rebounds to lead Laney in a 61-57 comeback win over Purnell Swett. Davis Crenshaw and Marc McLaurin both finished with nine points, while Sherod Sidbury chipped in with eight. West Brunswick 68    North Brunswick  53 South Brunswick 66    Cape Fear Academy […]

HS Basketball Scoreboard: South Brunswick boys, North Brunswick girls off to 3-0 starts; Coastal Christian boys edge West Brunswick

Kamron Greene has Coastal Christian at 5-2 to start the season.

Boys basketball Coastal Christian 50   West Brunswick 48   With the game tied and under four minutes to play in the fourth quarter, senior guard Tommy Murphy propelled Coastal Christian on a 5-0 spurt as the Centurions held off West Brunswick 50-48 in Monkey Junction. West Brunswick trailed by as many as 10 early in […]

(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 […]

Big night for local football: Laney, Hoggard grab playoff road wins; strong second half lifts West Brunswick

Eli Boone.

4AA playoffs No. 5 Laney 41    No. 4 Fuquay-Varina 19 The Laney defense wasn’t impressed with the gaudy numbers Fuquay-Varina put up during the regular season and senior Imeek Watkins put his the offense on his shoulders Friday night as the fifth-seeded Bucs grabbed a statement victory, 41-19, to open the 4AA state playoffs. […]

State Playoffs: New Hanover, West Brunswick football earn top seeds; local teams learn playoff fate

Grant Daley has a team-high 90 tackles this season for New Hanover.

With the regular season in the books and an extra week to prepare for postseason play, high school football teams in the area learned their playoff fate on Saturday as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association released brackets for the state tournament. New Hanover and West Brunswick received favorable seeds out of the Mideastern […]

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