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Tickets are now on sale for an exciting night of professional boxing, Top Catz Boxing’s “Wilson Fight Night,” featuring Wilson residents Jamar Freeman and Austin Bryant, on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Bill Ellis Convention … more
Jamar Freeman and Pablo Velez Jr. are no strangers to one another in the boxing world. As sparring partners “back in the days,” as Freeman puts it, each has some degree of familiarity with the style of the other. But on Saturday, … more
Lee Pulliam looked like he was on his way to a second consecutive Thanksgiving Classic victory at Southern National Motorsports Park on Sunday evening, but a late race caution set up a wild sequence of events which ended with Tommy Lemons Jr. in … 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
Matt Craig took the lead from Matt Wallace on lap 28 of Saturday night’s 150-lap PASS South Super Late Model race and never looked back, as he scored his second Southern National Motorsports Park win of the year in dominant fashion. Craig, … more
OWENSBORO, Ky. — Tyler Poythress will have to wait at least another year to lay claim to the coveted American Cornhole Organization “King of Cornhole” title. The Fike High graduate, coming off Player of the Year accolades in the … more
ZEBULON — Beginning with the 2017 season, the Carolina Mudcats of the Class A Advanced Carolina League will be affiliated with the Milwaukee Brewers of the National League. The announcement came Friday from Mudcats President and Majority … more
Results from Wilson Fight Night, held Saturday at Bill Ellis Convention Center. Each fighter’s updated record, where available, is in parentheses. CRUISERWEIGHT (200 pounds) — Austin Bryant (3-0), Wilson KO Akeen Brown (0-2), Concord, … more
While the customary three ringside judges dutifully attended to their posts during Wilson Fight Night on Saturday, their presence proved to be a mere formality in the return of professional boxing to Wilson. As part of the first-ever card for … more
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