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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
Thank goodness Denny Hamlin is a fan of collecting large sums of cash. Otherwise, Hamlin would be fully engrossed in the longest competitive vacation of the 2016 NASCAR season. When Hamlin edged Martin Truex Jr. — literally by a fender — … 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
Wilson boxing trainer Leroy Gray will showcase his stable of fighters Saturday in the Recreation Park Community Center gymnasium with “A Night of Pro Boxing,” presented by Calvin Barnes of Hardcore Promotions and Gray’s Hardcore … more
Matt Craig of Kannapolis edged Tanner Gray to claim the season-opening Scott Farms Sweet Potato Pro Late Model 7 Series race Saturday at Southern National Motorsports Park. Craig’s C&C Boiler Chevrolet led a top-five group of finishers, … more
SALEM, VA. — After 10 scoreless innings, the Carolina Mudcats exploded for five runs in the top of the 11th inning and claimed a 5-0 Advanced-A Carolina League victory against Salem in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday afternoon. Salem … more
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