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Of the three Drive, Chip and Putt categories, Ella June Hannant, an 8-year-old from Pikeville, considers herself most accomplished as a putter. The putting segment was the last to be contested for … more
GOLDSBORO — Come Sunday morning, 8-year-old Ella June Hannant will be strutting the hallowed grounds of Augusta National Golf Club, home of the famed Masters, wearing provided attire of an … more
This may be something that might surprise you. Then again, it may not. As my career in outdoors writing and photography in general has grown over the last five years, it has dawned on me just how … more
The four-member team of Ricky Joyner, Tony Langston, Frank Ellis and Brady Pinner fired a 17-under-par 55 over the par 36-36—72 Wedgewood Public Golf Course layout to lead the First Flight and … more
Now, I am pretty sure anybody that knows me understands I like playing golf. Golf has been a major part of my life for as long as I can remember. I like everything about it — the challenge, the … more
Lucama followed its regular-season title with a tournament championship in the Wilson County Youth Athletic Association coed ages 9-10 basketball league. Team members are, front from left, Zay … more
Rock Ridge ruled the regular season and tournament for Wilson County Youth Athletic Association’s coed ages 7-8 basketball. Team members are, front from left, Blake Alford, Weston Mansfield and … more
Lucama won both the regular-season and tournament championships of the Wilson County Youth Athletic Association boys ages 13-15 basketball league. Team members are, front from left, Corey Kent Jr., … more
Greg Winborne remembers a time when baseball was a simpler game, played by kids in sandlots who didn’t know when to quit until the sun came down. But the 1987 Hunt High graduate and native of … more
The Wilson Parks and Recreation Department’s ages 9-10 all-star boys basketball team finished second in the North Carolina Parks and Recreation’s Statewide Athletic Committee (SWAC) sectional … more
The Wilson Youth Soccer Association Explosion boys U12 team registered its first win in the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association’s U12 Boys First Open Division East with a 4-1 … more
Dates have been announced for the 40th edition of the Larry Pittman Wilson County Junior Golf Tournament. The tournament will begin Monday, July 30, at Wilson Country Club and continue Tuesday, July … more
In 2011, or was it 2012? No, it was 2011. I think. Anyway, I made an epic journey in pursuit of one of my bucket list prey. Or maybe it should be called predator. I mean, it is the top of the food … more
“What time is practice over? I will pick you up.” I have probably asked that question and promised that ride home a thousand times over the last 15 years. If there is a gymnasium, soccer field … more
Registrations for Wilson County Youth Athletic Association spring soccer, baseball, softball and volleyball has been extended through Sunday, March 4. Players may register by mailing the … more
It used to be one of my favorite events of the year. Not that my feelings about it have changed; it is just I haven’t been able to attend the past few years. I’m talking about the grand … more
Youth basketball  Tournament Results Games from Feb. 19-21 Coed Ages 9-10 Mustangs – 18 Red Hawks – 12 Scores and highlights: Mustangs- Zephaniah Edmundson 13 … more
This past week, I received some upsetting news: Greg Carson had passed away. Greg was a beloved family member, a Special Olympics athlete, a member of the Diversified Opportunities family and a … more
A progression of late-inning pitching changes not only drag out Major League Baseball games but irk viewers. Spectators head home early. Former major-leaguer Al Holland, a visitor to the latest … more
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