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Firmly in command

The 2016 3-A Big East Conference varsity volleyball regular-season championship is now Hunt High’s to claim. The Lady Warriors of rookie head coach Tiffany Rowe moved into position to dictate their destiny by outlasting visiting Rocky Mount …

Fike serves for 19 aces in league win

Fike serves for 19 aces in league win ROCKY MOUNT — The visiting Fike High varsity volleyball team climbed into a tie for second place in the 3-A Big East Conference with a 25-4, 25-17, 25-11 victory against Nash Central on Thursday …
School Sports

Firebirds inch up to 7th in 3-A rankings

After a 42-14 win Friday at Ayden-Grifton, Southern Nash has matched its highest ascension in The Associated Press high school football poll in head coach Brian Foster’s 19 seasons. The Firebirds, now 6-0, inched up to the No. 7 spot in …
Football Forecast

Football Forecast for Week 7

The Wilson Times Football Forecast for week 7 of the high school football season.

School Sports
Lady Demons dealt first loss

ROCKY MOUNT — With the outcomes of five matches reversed from the first meeting, the bid of the Fike High girls tennis team for an undefeated season ended with a 6-3 3-A Big East Conference loss to Rocky Mount on Thursday. The Lady Golden …

Junior varsity roundup

Hunt-Corinth Holders football now FridaySClB

Lady Panthers top Beddingfield in 3

Lady Panthers top Beddingfield in 3 KENLY — Host North Johnston kept Beddingfield High winless in 2-A Eastern Plains Conference varsity volleyball competition with a 25-14, 25-10, 25-14 conquest Thursday evening. The Lady Panthers, who …

Area calendar, Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Lady Panthers do not lose a game

Diaz’s hat trick sparks Beddingfield

Diaz’s hat trick sparks Beddingfield FARMVILLE — A hat trick (three goals) by senior Jonathan Diaz kicked the Beddingfield High varsity boys soccer team to a 3-1 2-A Eastern Plains Conference victory against Farmville Central on …

Lightning halts Hunt-Fike girls tennis

Down to their last strike

Community Sports

NC failing to embrace wildlife heritage

Visiting the state of Michigan for work, I noticed something. Billboards, posters and other markers are located everywhere promoting the outdoors. Not only are they promoting the outdoors, they are more specifically promoting hunting and fishing …
Community Sports

WSCC Parent-Child scheduled Saturday

Entries are still being accepted for the annual Willow Springs Country Club Parent-Child Tournament on Saturday. The event is without an age limit, meaning a grandparent will be permitted to partner with a grandchild. The format will be modified …
College Sports
Lady Bulldogs match with Wingate canceled due to lightning

The Barton College women’s soccer team fell behind by a goal in Wednesday’s NCAA Division II Southeast Region match with Wingate University, but a lightning delay that started in the sixth minute ultimately resulted in a suspension and …

ECU returns home to open AAC schedule

East Carolina couldn’t have ended non-conference play on a much more sour note, but the Pirates believe they have the formula to start American Athletic Conference action off the right way. The first part of the correct mix is the return …

Pro Sports
‘A Night of Pro Boxing’ postponed

A pair of local fighters will now have to wait more than a month to step back into the ring. Saturday’s regularly-scheduled “A Night of Pro Boxing” at Recreation Park Community Center has been postponed until Saturday, Oct. …

Hall, Bryant headline ‘A Night of Pro Boxing’ on Saturday

Hall, Bryant headline ‘A Night of Pro Boxing’ on Saturday

Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Tiwan Woodard, Beddingfield High

Tiwan Woodard had back-to-back personal-best times for the Beddingfield High boys cross-country team last week, making him this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Tiwan, a junior, helped the Bruins win their second …