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Former Hunt High and East Carolina University standout Zach Houchins, now an infielder with the Los Angeles Angels’ Double-A affiliate Mobile BayBears, was named Southern League Player of the Week on Monday. Houchins batted .346 with 12 … more
An in-season basketball ban during gym class at Fike High has turned into the ultimate blessing in disguise for Tyler Poythress. Poythress, a 2013 Fike graduate, was a pitcher for the Golden Demons varsity baseball team. During his senior season … more
With his health no longer an issue, former Barton College All-American Daniel Claytor is playing the best golf of his professional career. With victories in his last two starts, the 26-year-old Claytor, playing professionally for the fourth year, … more
By the margin of a mere stroke, professional golfer J.T. (John-Tyler) Griffin, a Wilson native, missed qualifying for the U.S. Open in a sectional qualifier at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Georgia on Monday. Griffin, who plays on a couple of tours, … more
LUCAMA — Popular hometown racer Joseph Pittman stole the spotlight on Saturday night, scoring his first career win at Southern National Motorsports Park. The 32-year-old from Lucama has been racing at Southern National Motorsports Park for … more
During the week, Jeremy Bohne is enforcing laws, but, on weekends, he’s running wide open. Bohne, 30, is a deputy at the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office. He also competes in the Charger division at Southern National Motorsports Park, … more
DURHAM — Wilson boxer Jamar Freeman suffered a surprising setback as Jeremy Ramos pulled out a narrow, but unanimous decision 59-55, 59-55, 58-56 in their middleweight bout that served as the headliner for Top Catz Boxing/Raging Babe Thursday … more
Give Lewis Neal some credit. He knows how the game is played, which should come as no surprise given one of the best qualities attributed to the LSU defensive end in many NFL draft analyses is his intelligence on and off the field. Neal knew … more
FREDERICK, Md. — Trent Clark had a career-high five hits as the Carolina Mudcats pulled out a 10-8 victory in 12 innings over the Frederick Keys on Sunday in the finale of their Single-A Carolina League road series. Jake Gatewood’s … more
Lewis Neal’s name doesn’t come up in any of the dozens of NFL mock first-round drafts proliferating on the internet in recent days, but the former LSU defensive end is supremely confident that he’ll get his chance to play … more
The grind of the fight game at the professional level simply does not stop for Wilson boxers Jamar Freeman and Austin Bryant. After resounding knockout victories in their hometown in February as part of Wilson-based Top Catz Boxing’s … more
LUCAMA – Northern Virginia drivers and teammates Mason Diaz and Jonathan Findley each scored victories at Southern National Motorsports Park on Saturday night. Diaz started on the pole in the first of two Late Model Stock Car races and led … more
Wilson native Dedrick Payton has coached football at several different levels for nearly the past two decades, but he never dreamed it would take him halfway around the world. Payton, known nearly to all as “Cisco,” recently got that … more
ZEBULON — The Carolina Mudcats scored nine runs from the sixth inning on to power past the Frederick Keys 9-3 in Sunday’s Advanced-A Carolina League game in Five County Stadium. Troy Stokes Jr. clubbed a tying home run in the sixth … more
Brandon Ward’s victory in Saturday night’s Southern Modified Racing Series race at Southern National Motorsports Park was a sentimental one. Four years ago, his close friend and crew member Mike Sabiston passed away at the track prior … more
ZEBULON — Barring a trade at some point in their professional careers, the Carolina Mudcats that will toil in Five County Stadium beginning in 2017 have one goal: Earn a dugout seat for the sixth-inning sausage race at Milwaukee’s Miller … more
LUCAMA — Tyler Hughes held off Mason Diaz in a photo finish in the first of two Late Model races while Tim Allensworth survived a wild race to score the victory in the second race at Southern National Motorsports Park on Sunday. Hughes … more
The anticipation of rain in the area Saturday night has prompted Southern National Motorsports Park officials to postpone its season opener one week to Saturday, March 26. With forecast models predicting anywhere from a 70- to a 90-percent chance … more
Justin Gill has not been in action much in recent years, but he plans to be on the track much more in 2017, beginning with Saturday’s 150-lap Late Model Stock Car race at Southern National Motorsports Park. The 28-year-old from Wilson is a … more
In a state where professional boxing does not enjoy a sterling reputation, Wilson-based Top Catz Boxing held its inaugural card Saturday night at Bill Ellis Convention Center. From the outset, founder and promoter Tony Meeks promised something … more
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