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, […]

Laney Bucs qualify eight wrestlers for State Championships

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WILMINGTON — The Laney Bucs competed in the Eastern 4A Regional tournament this past weekend and placed 2nd as a team, qualifying eight wrestlers for the State Championships this coming weekend in Greensboro. The Regional tournament is always a bittersweet time of year, as some kids accomplish the goal the set, and others fall painfully […]

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What is a parent’s role in a young athletes life?

Clark Cota on his signing day in November 2014. Photos by Joe Catenacci

With the spring season right around the corner, two top level college baseball coaches recently sat down with South Carolina based Hit, Run, Steal. The company, launched in 2016, is geared at providing ballplayers with some of the newest training aids on the market. As youth sports has developed into a culture sewn in the […]

The Cape Fear Fencing Association finishes the year in style

Cape Fear Fencing Association class photo

WILMINGTON- During the 2016 calendar year, the Cape Fear Fencing Association (CFFA) had success on the fencing strip, with community outreach, and with community collaboration. CFFA had its first World Championship competitor as Erica Julien represented the United States in both the Women’s Veteran’s  70+ individual and veteran’s team events at the Veteran’s World Championship […]

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Student-led Fellowship of Christian Athletes is bridging the gap between faith and school sports

"I always tell kids, there are 5 billion people in this world and you are the only one who has your thumbprint. You are unique." --- Matt Trepel

The Laney and Wallace-Rose Hill football teams met for a moment of prayer after their game this fall.

WILMINGTON — The stigma of bringing faith into the sports community can stir up a variety of emotions, but, since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has stood the test of time and continues to increase its presence across southeastern North Carolina. Whether it’s the debate around prayer in schools or erring on the side […]

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