Three Port City Pirates compete in NCAA Middle School Showcase in St. Louis

WILMINGTON — Three members of the Port City Pirates, Wilmington’s premier wrestling club, traveled to St.Louis, Missouri to wrestle on the North Carolina National Team at the NCAA Middle School Showcase. Mark Samuel (90 lbs), Hunter Campbell (112 lbs), and Conner Johnson (120 lbs) not only got to wrestle this weekend, but they also got […]

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UNCW softball completes weekend with 4-1 victory over Georgetown

WILMINGTON– Sophomore Kali Jones posted three hits and scored a run as UNCW finished play at the Lafayette Ford Lincoln of Fayetteville Showcase by defeating Georgetown, 4-1, at Boseman Field on Sunday afternoon. The Seahawks, who avenged a 5-1 loss against the Hoyas on Saturday, elevated their record to 17-6-1 on the season while Georgetown […]

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Kevin Keatts introduced as new Head Coach at N.C. State


RALEIGH – A new era in N.C. State Men’s Basketball began on Sunday as Kevin Keatts was introduced as the Wolfpack new Head Coach. Coming off a three-year run in which he led UNC-Wilmington to a trio of Colonial Athletic Association regular season titles and pair of tournament championships, Keatts indoctrinated a combination of strategic principles and character […]

Long ball lifts UNC-Wilmington baseball to series sweep over VCU

Brian Mims launched his first home run of the season during Saturday's 10-4 win. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports.

WILMINGTON – Senior shortstop Kennard McDowell collected three hits, including his second home run of the season, and drove in three runs as UNCW finished off a three-game sweep of VCU with four home runs in a 10-1 win on Sunday at Brooks Field. The Seahawks are winners of four in a row and five of its […]

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 […]

UNCW names Siddle as interim head coach of the Seahawks following Keatts’ departure

Takayo Siddle. Photo courtesy- UNCW Sports.

WILMINGTON – The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has named Assistant Coach Takayo Siddle as interim Head Coach following the announced departure of three-year coach Kevin Keatts on Friday. Keatts is heading to NC State to coach the Wolfpack. Siddle, according to UNCW, “played a pivotal role in the resurrection of the UNCW men’s basketball […]

Keatts leaving UNCW Seahawks for NC State Wolfpack

Kevin Keatts. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports

RALEIGH – After three years, Kevin Keatts is leaving the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Keatts is heading to lead the Wolfpack at NC State. NC State Director of Athletics Debbie Yow made the announcement on Friday. Related: UNCW names Siddle as interim Head Coach of the Seahawks following Keatts departure In three seasons as coach […]

Virginia edges UNC-Wilmington to end historic season for Seahawks

Devontae Cacok played a big role inside for UNCW on Thursday. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports.

ORLANDO, Florida – Defensive minded Virginia clamped down and used a big run midway through the second half to pull away from No. 12-seeded UNCW, winning 76-71, in the first-round of the NCAA’s Orlando Men’s Basketball Regional early Thursday at the Amway Center. The Cavaliers, 23-10, advanced to Saturday’s second-round game and will play No. 4-seeded […]

Can UNC-Wilmington pull off the upset? Two area standouts on Arizona, North Carolina in March Madness


ORLANDO, Florida – The two-time Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) champion UNCW men’s basketball team tips-off against Virginia out of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. As a 12-seed in the Big Dance, the Seahawks face fifth-seeded Cavaliers in a matchup between two different styles of […]

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