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  • Cape Fear Academy’s Henry Murtagh named WECT Athlete of the Week

    Cape Fear Academy’s Henry Murtagh named WECT Athlete of the Week

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-04-26 04:31:29 GMT
    Cape Fear Academy’s Henry Murtagh named WECT Athlete of the Week (Source: WECT)Cape Fear Academy’s Henry Murtagh named WECT Athlete of the Week (Source: WECT)
    Cape Fear Academy’s Henry Murtagh named WECT Athlete of the Week (Source: WECT)Cape Fear Academy’s Henry Murtagh named WECT Athlete of the Week (Source: WECT)

    Cape Fear Academy’s Henry Murtagh is this week's WECT Athlete of the Week.

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    Cape Fear Academy’s Henry Murtagh is this week's WECT Athlete of the Week.

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  • UNCW field crew has Brooks Field ready after heavy rain

    UNCW field crew has Brooks Field ready after heavy rain

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 11:27 PM EDT2018-04-26 03:27:46 GMT
    UNCW field crew has Brooks Field ready after heavy rain (Source: WECT)UNCW field crew has Brooks Field ready after heavy rain (Source: WECT)
    UNCW field crew has Brooks Field ready after heavy rain (Source: WECT)UNCW field crew has Brooks Field ready after heavy rain (Source: WECT)

    Two inches of rain on Tuesday didn’t cause any problems for UNCW’s baseball game on Wednesday. 

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    Two inches of rain on Tuesday didn’t cause any problems for UNCW’s baseball game on Wednesday. 

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  • UNCW men's basketball lands junior college point guard

    UNCW men's basketball lands junior college point guard

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-04-26 03:06:07 GMT
    Drexel on Saturday afternoon. (Source: UNCW)Drexel on Saturday afternoon. (Source: UNCW)

    The UNCW men’s basketball team has landed junior college point guard Ty Gadsden. 

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    The UNCW men’s basketball team has landed junior college point guard Ty Gadsden. 

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  • Seahawks hit four home runs in 10-run victory over Camels

    Seahawks hit four home runs in 10-run victory over Camels

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-04-26 02:32:51 GMT
    Kep Brown hit two home runs for UNCW in Wednesday's win over Campbell. (Source: UNCW)Kep Brown hit two home runs for UNCW in Wednesday's win over Campbell. (Source: UNCW)
    Kep Brown hit two home runs for UNCW in Wednesday's win over Campbell. (Source: UNCW)Kep Brown hit two home runs for UNCW in Wednesday's win over Campbell. (Source: UNCW)

    Kep Brown went 4-for-5 and was one of three UNCW players to hit home runs during UNCW's 14-4 baseball victory over Campbell on Wednesday night at Brooks Field.

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    Kep Brown went 4-for-5 and was one of three UNCW players to hit home runs during UNCW's 14-4 baseball victory over Campbell on Wednesday night at Brooks Field.

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  • Seahawks' Anderson named CAA's women's golfer of the year

    Seahawks' Anderson named CAA's women's golfer of the year

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:20 PM EDT2018-04-25 17:20:43 GMT
    UNCW senior Lyberty Anderson has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Women's Golfer of the Year in a unanimous vote of the league's head coaches. (Source: WECT)UNCW senior Lyberty Anderson has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Women's Golfer of the Year in a unanimous vote of the league's head coaches. (Source: WECT)

    UNCW senior Lyberty Anderson has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Women's Golfer of the Year in a unanimous vote of the league's head coaches.

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    UNCW senior Lyberty Anderson has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Women's Golfer of the Year in a unanimous vote of the league's head coaches.

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  • Manfred encouraged by impact of mound visit rules

    Manfred encouraged by impact of mound visit rules

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-04-24 23:02:46 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:33:55 GMT
    (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP). Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred takes questions from the media before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.(Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP). Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred takes questions from the media before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
    MLB commissioner Rob Manfred 'positive' about impact of mound visits rule change, shorter inning breaks.More >>
    MLB commissioner Rob Manfred 'positive' about impact of mound visits rule change, shorter inning breaks.More >>
  • Ricky Benton Racing ready to tackle Talladega Superspeedway

    Ricky Benton Racing ready to tackle Talladega Superspeedway

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:28 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:28:39 GMT
    Ricky Benton Racing ready to tackle Talladega Superspeedway (Source: WECT)Ricky Benton Racing ready to tackle Talladega Superspeedway (Source: WECT)
    Ricky Benton Racing ready to tackle Talladega Superspeedway (Source: WECT)Ricky Benton Racing ready to tackle Talladega Superspeedway (Source: WECT)

    Charlotte is the home of NASCAR, but a team from little Cerro Gordo is ready to rub paint with the big boys. 

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    Charlotte is the home of NASCAR, but a team from little Cerro Gordo is ready to rub paint with the big boys. 

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  • UNCW men's basketball team lands 6-8 Valparaiso transfer

    UNCW men's basketball team lands 6-8 Valparaiso transfer

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:51:31 GMT
    UNCW's Lyberty Anderson leads after opening day of Charleston Invitational (Source: UNCW)UNCW's Lyberty Anderson leads after opening day of Charleston Invitational (Source: UNCW)

    The UNCW men’s basketball team has landed Valparaiso transfer Marten Linssen.

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    The UNCW men’s basketball team has landed Valparaiso transfer Marten Linssen.

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  • UNC's Luke Maye declaring for NBA draft without hiring agent

    UNC's Luke Maye declaring for NBA draft without hiring agent

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:46:14 GMT
    the Tar Heels 86-65 Sunday in the second round of the West Region. (Source: UNC)the Tar Heels 86-65 Sunday in the second round of the West Region. (Source: UNC)

    North Carolina junior Luke Maye has declared for the NBA draft but isn't hiring an agent. 

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    North Carolina junior Luke Maye has declared for the NBA draft but isn't hiring an agent. 

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  • Ashley High School hosts signing day

    Ashley High School hosts signing day

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:05:34 GMT
    Ashley High School hosts signing day (Source: WECT)Ashley High School hosts signing day (Source: WECT)
    Ashley High School hosts signing day (Source: WECT)Ashley High School hosts signing day (Source: WECT)

    Seven student-athletes signed national letters of intent Monday at Ashley High School.

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    Seven student-athletes signed national letters of intent Monday at Ashley High School.

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  • Whiteville hires new head football coach

    Whiteville hires new head football coach

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:11:13 GMT
    (Source: WECT)(Source: WECT)

    Whiteville High School has hired Jarrett "JP" Price as its new head football coach.

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    Whiteville High School has hired Jarrett "JP" Price as its new head football coach.

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  • After CAA tournament win, UNCW men's tennis readies for NCAA

    After CAA tournament win, UNCW men's tennis readies for NCAA

    Monday, April 23 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-04-23 19:46:50 GMT
    (Source: CAA Sports/Twitter)(Source: CAA Sports/Twitter)

    After his team captured its second straight Colonial Athletic Association tournament championship, UNCW men's tennis head coach Mait Dubois stopped by the WECT studios to chat about the victory.

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    After his team captured its second straight Colonial Athletic Association tournament championship, UNCW men's tennis head coach Mait Dubois stopped by the WECT studios to chat about the victory.

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  • Seahawks rally to take CAA men's golf title

    Seahawks rally to take CAA men's golf title

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:39 AM EDT2018-04-23 13:39:37 GMT
    The UNCW men's golf team overcame a 10-stroke deficit on the final day to win its first Colonial Athletic Association championship since 2013 on Sunday. (Source: CAA Sports)The UNCW men's golf team overcame a 10-stroke deficit on the final day to win its first Colonial Athletic Association championship since 2013 on Sunday. (Source: CAA Sports)

    The UNCW men's golf team overcame a 10-stroke deficit on the final day to win its first Colonial Athletic Association championship since 2013 on Sunday.

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    The UNCW men's golf team overcame a 10-stroke deficit on the final day to win its first Colonial Athletic Association championship since 2013 on Sunday.

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  • UNCW takes series from Towson with clutch hitting

    UNCW takes series from Towson with clutch hitting

    Sunday, April 22 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-04-23 02:05:37 GMT

    Noah Liles’ pinch-hit single in the seventh drove in the eventual winning run as UNCW plated four runs over the seventh and eighth innings for a 5-1 win over visiting Towson on Sunday at Brooks Field. 

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    Noah Liles’ pinch-hit single in the seventh drove in the eventual winning run as UNCW plated four runs over the seventh and eighth innings for a 5-1 win over visiting Towson on Sunday at Brooks Field. 

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  • UNCW captures sixth CAA men's tennis championship in past decade

    UNCW captures sixth CAA men's tennis championship in past decade

    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-04-22 18:57:11 GMT
    UNCW's Lyberty Anderson leads after opening day of Charleston Invitational (Source: UNCW)UNCW's Lyberty Anderson leads after opening day of Charleston Invitational (Source: UNCW)

    Third-seeded UNCW captured its second straight CAA Men’s Tennis Championship with a hard-fought 4-2 victory over top-seeded William & Mary on Sunday afternoon at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center on the campus of Elon University.

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    Third-seeded UNCW captured its second straight CAA Men’s Tennis Championship with a hard-fought 4-2 victory over top-seeded William & Mary on Sunday afternoon at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center on the campus of Elon University.

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  • Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries 'lawful lynching'

    Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries 'lawful lynching'

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:14 PM EDT2018-04-21 16:14:15 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:42 PM EDT2018-04-22 01:42:02 GMT

    Human rights organization Amnesty International has honored former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with its Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, lauding his peaceful protests against racial inequality.

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    Human rights organization Amnesty International has honored former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with its Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, lauding his peaceful protests against racial inequality.

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  • Seahawks punch ticket to CAA finals

    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-04-21 20:26:19 GMT
    Drexel on Saturday afternoon. (Source: UNCW)Drexel on Saturday afternoon. (Source: UNCW)

    Third-seeded UNCW is going back to the CAA Men’s Tennis Championships finals for the second straight year after dominating No. 2 seed Elon, 4-1, in the semifinals of the eight-team bracket on Saturday at Elon’s Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.

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    Third-seeded UNCW is going back to the CAA Men’s Tennis Championships finals for the second straight year after dominating No. 2 seed Elon, 4-1, in the semifinals of the eight-team bracket on Saturday at Elon’s Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.

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  • UNCW takes Game 1 of series with Towson

    UNCW takes Game 1 of series with Towson

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-04-21 02:37:47 GMT
    Alex Royalty earned the win in Friday's game against Towson. (Source: UNCW)Alex Royalty earned the win in Friday's game against Towson. (Source: UNCW)
    Alex Royalty earned the win in Friday's game against Towson. (Source: UNCW)Alex Royalty earned the win in Friday's game against Towson. (Source: UNCW)

    A four-run third inning and solid pitching performances from starter Alex Royalty and reliever Justin Walke helped lead UNCW to a 5-2 victory over Towson in a Colonial Athletic Association baseball game on Friday at Brooks Field.

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    A four-run third inning and solid pitching performances from starter Alex Royalty and reliever Justin Walke helped lead UNCW to a 5-2 victory over Towson in a Colonial Athletic Association baseball game on Friday at Brooks Field.

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  • Cover, McShea pace UNCW at CAA men's golf championship

    Cover, McShea pace UNCW at CAA men's golf championship

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:31:32 GMT
    Cover and McShea pace UNCW at CAA men's golf championship (Source: WECT)Cover and McShea pace UNCW at CAA men's golf championship (Source: WECT)

    The UNCW men’s team is in second place after the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association golf championship at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh on Friday.

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    The UNCW men’s team is in second place after the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association golf championship at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh on Friday.

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  • UNCW men's tennis advances to CAA tournament semifinals

    UNCW men's tennis advances to CAA tournament semifinals

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:40:37 GMT
    UNCW men's tennis advanced to semifinal of CAA tournament (Source: WECT)UNCW men's tennis advanced to semifinal of CAA tournament (Source: WECT)

    The No. 3-seeded UNCW men’s tennis team beat sixth-seed College of Charleston 4-0 in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament Friday at Elon’s Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.

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    The No. 3-seeded UNCW men’s tennis team beat sixth-seed College of Charleston 4-0 in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament Friday at Elon’s Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.

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  • UNCW women's tennis season ends at CAA tournament

    UNCW women's tennis season ends at CAA tournament

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:38:25 GMT
    UNCW women's tennis season ends at CAA tournament (Source: UNCW)UNCW women's tennis season ends at CAA tournament (Source: UNCW)
    UNCW women's tennis season ends at CAA tournament (Source: UNCW)UNCW women's tennis season ends at CAA tournament (Source: UNCW)

    The No. 2-seeded James Madison women’s tennis team defeated seventh-seeded UNCW 4-0 in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association championship Friday at Burlington Tennis Center.

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    The No. 2-seeded James Madison women’s tennis team defeated seventh-seeded UNCW 4-0 in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association championship Friday at Burlington Tennis Center.

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  • Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters resigns

    Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters resigns

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:58:36 GMT
    The Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters has resigned position  the team announced Friday. (Source: WNCN)The Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters has resigned position  the team announced Friday. (Source: WNCN)

    The Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters has resigned position  the team announced Friday.

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    The Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters has resigned position  the team announced Friday.

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