N.C. State avenges last year’s loss to Badgers

Tar Heels suffer most lopsided home loss under Roy Williams

Jones leads Penn State over Wake Forest with career night

  Wilmington boxer trying to make the 2020 Olympics

  Junior College basketball scoreboard

UNCW women earn road victory

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  Friday Night Football pregame east final preview

  Laney football coach steps down

Ron Rivera addresses being fired by Panthers: ‘Get ready for the next chapter’

No. 10 Duke dominates No. 11 Michigan State, 87-75

  Chase Nixon making the most of his time as starting quarterback for New Hanover Wildcats

Phillies claim former Ashley High School pitcher

Carolina Panthers fire coach Ron Rivera

Carolina Panthers fire coach Ron Rivera

High school football 4th round playoff schedule

High school football 4th round playoff schedule

Alex Highsmith named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week

Charlotte 49ers redshirt senior defensive end Alex Highsmith has been named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week after his record-setting performance in the 49ers 38-22 victory at Old Dominion, Saturday.

  Wilmington’s James Brown trying to make a name in kickboxing

Wilmington’s James Brown has tried wrestling, mixed martial arts, but his true love is kickboxing.

NC State fires defensive coordinator Dave Huxtable

Seahawks Men’s Basketball falls to Stanford

  Clash of generations: Wildcats state champion teams take to the diamond

  High school football 3rd round scoreboard

  Alston Jr. lifts Boise St. past UNC-Wilmington 80-59

Duke G Stanley leaves Winthrop game with apparent leg injury

No. 1 Duke bounces back from SFA loss, beats Winthrop 83-70

Freshman Matthew Hurt scored a season-high 20 points, Joey Baker added a career-high 16 and No. 1 Duke beat Winthrop 83-70 on Friday night to bounce back from its stunning loss to Stephen F. Austin.

Childress, Sarr lead Wake Forest past Long Beach State 88-75

Brandon Childress scored 18 points and Olivier Sarr added 16 as Wake Forest advanced to the championship game of the Wooden Legacy with an 88-75 victory over Long Beach State on Friday afternoon.

No. 6 North Carolina beats No. 11 Oregon 78-74 in Bahamas

Cole Anthony hit a driving layup and four key free throws in the final 64 seconds to help No. 6 North Carolina hold off No. 11 Oregon 78-74 in Friday’s third-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Record number of entries for 2019 Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot

A record turnout of 3,230 runners and walkers started their Thanksgiving Day by helping Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, taking part in the 2019 Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot 5K race and one-mile walk.

Brooks, No. 6 UNC beat Alabama 76-67 in Battle 4 Atlantis

Garrison Brooks scored 16 of his 20 points in the first half and sixth-ranked North Carolina overwhelmed Alabama on the glass to win 76-67 in Wednesday’s first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

  Hoggard’s Jack Thomas named WECT Athlete of the Week

Hoggard’s Jack Thomas is this week’s WECT Athlete of the Week.

  Hoggard and New Hanover football teams ready for 3rd round

The Hoggard Vikings and New Hanover Wildcats are the only two high school football teams still playing.

  Friday Night Football pregame third round playoff preview

WECT's Friday Night Football Pregame brings you an early look at the upcoming high school football schedule each week.

Tuesday high school basketball scoreboard

Tuesday high school basketball scoreboard

Stephen F. Austin stuns No. 1 Duke, 85-83 in OT

Nathan Bain stole the ball and hit a layup at the overtime buzzer and Stephen F. Austin knocked off No. 1 Duke 85-83 on Tuesday night.

  Okauru’s triple-double leads Seahawks past Emory & Henry

Junior guard Mike Okauru posted the first triple-double in UNCW men’s basketball history in the team’s 122-66 drubbing of NCAA Division III Emory & Henry on Tuesday night at Trask Coliseum.

  Brunswick Community College basketball teams split doubleheader

Brunswick Community College basketball teams split doubleheader

NCHSAA football 3rd round playoff schedule

NCHSAA football 3rd round playoff schedule

  Monday high school basketball scoreboard

Monday high school basketball scoreboard

  Carter Skaggs leaving UNCW basketball program

Graduate transfer guard Carter Skaggs has decided to leave the UNCW men’s basketball program and school for personal reasons, Head Coach C.B. McGrath announced on Monday.

  High school football 2nd round playoff scoreboard

High school football 2nd round playoff scoreboard

Carolina Panthers Player Impact Committee helps reunite families separated by bail

The Carolina Panthers Player Impact Committee and the David Tepper Charitable Foundation are teaming up with The Bail Project to help low-income people accused of non-violent crimes get out of jail.

Krzyzewski gets milestone, Duke tops tough Georgetown in NYC

Mike Krzyzewski set the record for wins coaching a No. 1 team as top-ranked Duke got 20 points and 10 rebounds from Vernon Carey Jr. to beat Georgetown 81-73 on Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

UNCW men fall to Cleveland State

Sophomore guard Tre Gomillion’s putback with 11 seconds remaining lifted Cleveland State past UNCW, 47-46, in the opening game of the Battle for the Capital tournament early Friday at the DC Entertainment and Sports Arena.

Krzyzewski wins 217th game with Duke ranked No. 1 in romp

Mike Krzyzewski won his 217th game with Duke ranked No. 1, matching John Wooden for the career coaching record in the Blue Devils' 87-52 romp over California on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

Georgia Tech stops NC State’s late comeback for 28-26 win

James Graham threw three touchdown passes, including two to Ahmarean Brown, and Georgia Tech stopped a potential tying 2-point play with about five minutes remaining to beat North Carolina State 28-26 on Thursday night.

NCAA gives NC State new deadline to respond to allegations

The NCAA has given North Carolina State a new deadline of Dec. 9 to respond to a notice of allegations of violations in its men’s basketball program.

Boston Red Sox keep Trevor Kelley on 40-man roster

The Boston Red Sox have kept Ashley High School graduate Trevor Kelley on the team’s 40-man roster.

  Brunswick Community College wins big over Francis Marion

The Brunswick Community College basketball team beat Francis Marion, 97-64, on Wednesday night.

Bacot, Anthony lead No. 5 UNC past Elon 75-61

Armando Bacot had season highs of 22 points and 14 rebounds, fellow freshman Cole Anthony flirted with North Carolina’s first triple-double in 19 years and the fifth-ranked Tar Heels beat Elon 75-61 on Wednesday night.

  New Hanover and West Brunswick football teams ready for round two

Friday, the New Hanover Wildcats football team hosts West Brunswick in the second round of the 3AA state playoffs at Legion Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

  UNCW women hold off Mount Olive

Redshirt senior guard GiGi Smith scored a game-high 22 points, including 15 in the second half, as UNCW held off an upset bid from Mount Olive to earn a 75-67 victory in non-conference women’s basketball action at Trask Coliseum on Wednesday evening.

  Wednesday High School basketball scoreboard

Wednesday High School basketball scoreboard

  Friday Night Football playoff round two preview

WECT's Friday Night Football Pregame brings you an early look at the upcoming high school football schedule each week.

  Whiteville’s Jvonte Davis named WECT Athlete of the Week

Whiteville’s Jvonte Davis is this week’s WECT Athlete of the Week.

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire after 2020 season

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson indicated that 2020 will be his last season in the NASCAR Cup Series.

  Jaylen Sims career-high leads Seahawks past Battling Bishops

UNCW men’s basketball team connected on 11 of its season-high 17 three-pointers in the second half en route to a school-best 60-point victory margin in a 113-63 manhandling of Division III N.C. Wesleyan Tuesday night at Trask Coliseum.

Daniels leads Wolfpack past Alcorn State 87-64

Devon Daniels is happy at his home away from home.

UNCW baseball announces 2020 schedule

First-year Head Coach Randy Hood has announced the 2020 baseball schedule for UNCW, a schedule that features 34 home games and a weekend trip to Southeastern Conference member Kentucky.

Tepper says no decision yet on future of QB Cam Newton

Panthers owner David Tepper says the team won’t decide on the long-term future of Cam Newton with the organization until after they determine if the quarterback has fully recovered from a Lisfranc injury in his left foot.

  Hoggard Vikings ready for playoff run

The Hoggard Vikings football team find themselves in the playoffs for the 22nd consecutive season.

2nd round NCHSAA football playoff schedule

2nd round NCHSAA football playoff schedule

James Madison tops UNCW in men’s soccer CAA title game

James Madison trumps UNCW in double OT

  High school football 1st round playoff scoreboard

High school football 1st round playoff scoreboard

Anthony Grundy: Former basketball star killed in Louisville

A former basketball star who died following an altercation in the Russell neighborhood has been identified.

Anthony, No. 6 North Carolina beat Gardner-Webb 77-61

Freshman star Cole Anthony had 28 points to help sixth-ranked North Carolina beat Gardner-Webb 77-61 on Friday night.

Bladen County brother and sister make connection with NASCAR driver

Sunday NASCAR will crown its champion at the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Jones scores 31, No. 2 Duke beats Georgia State, 74-63

Tre Jones scored a career-high 31 points and No. 2 Duke pulled away to beat pesky Georgia State 74-63 on Friday night.

CAA Men’s Soccer Championship game moved to Sunday

The game will kick off at the UNCW Soccer Stadium at 1 p.m.

Pickett accounts for 3 TDs, Pitt edges UNC 34-27 in OT

Kenny Pickett threw for 359 yards and a touchdown and ran for a pair of scores - including a 3-yard burst on the opening possession of overtime - as Pittsburgh held off North Carolina 34-27 on Thursday night to pick up its first win over the Tar Heels since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2

  High Schools host Thursday signing days

High Schools host Thursday signing days

Myles Garrett ejected after assaulting QB Mason Rudolph with helmet in the final seconds of Browns vs. Steelers game

Myles Garrett rolled on the ground with QB Mason Rudolph before ripping his helmet off and hitting him over the head.

Bryce, NC State hold off FIU, 86-77

C.J. Bryce scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half, and North Carolina State beat Florida International 86-77 on Wednesday night.

Wake Forest pulls away late from UNC Asheville, 98-79

Chaundee Brown scored 23 points and Olivier Sarr added 21 off the bench, and Wake Forest pulled away in the final minutes Wednesday night for a 98-79 victory over visiting UNC Asheville. The smaller Bulldogs (1-2), who rallied from an early 14-point deficit to pull into

  NCHSAA boys 3rd round soccer scoreboard

NCHSAA boys 3rd round soccer scoreboard

UNCW women fall short against Longwood

Redshirt senior guard GiGi Smith led three UNCW players in double figures with a game-high 16 points, but Longwood held off a late comeback effort by the Seahawks to earn a 59-58 victory in non-conference women’s basketball action at Willett Hall on Wednesday evening.

  Inductees announced for 2020 class of the Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame

This spring, the Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame will add four more athletes to its group of greats.

Brackets announced for 2019 NCHSAA Football Playoffs

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has released it’s 2019 playoff bracket and is as follows:

  Schools host signing day events

Schools host signing day events

  Pender’s Jadon Lee named WECT Athlete of the Week

Pender’s Jadon Lee is this week’s WECT Athlete of the Week.

  Friday Night Football Pregame 1st round playoff

WECT's Friday Night Football Pregame brings you an early look at the upcoming high school football schedule each week.

No. 2 Duke rolls past Central Arkansas 105-54 for 3-0 start

Freshman Matthew Hurt scored a season-high 19 points to help second-ranked Duke beat Central Arkansas 105-54 on Tuesday night.

  Cape Fear C.C. downs Bull City Prep to end losing streak

Cape Fear Community College beat Bull City Prep, 81-43, at the Schwartz Center on Tuesday night.