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As Robbie Kennedy approaches his 17th year as a head coach in high school basketball — all at Southern Nash — the Firebirds’ sideline general has just a little more on his plate … more
After leading their programs to successful seasons, five players from The Wilson Times readership area were named to the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association All-State team that was announced … more
From cleaning toilets on his first day on the job, Joe Dvozenja did it all as a teacher and coach in 13 years  at Beddingfield High. But, saying that it was finally time for a change, the … more
Fike High boys soccer players Gavin Wheeler and Kevin Mendoza represented the East Region at the Powerade State Games of North Carolina on June 22-23 in Charlotte. “I’m very happy both … more
An ankle injury in the girls championship game of last year’s Farris & Farris Holiday Tournament threatened the basketball career of senior Hunt High point guard Tatiana Smith. Aided by … more
Rachel Cox never saw it coming. The Hunt High graduate, who will continue her soccer career at NCAA Division II Barton College as a goalkeeper, headlined the inaugural Wilson Youth Soccer … more
The Region 1 team, representing Northeastern North Carolina from Wilson to the Outer Banks, captured a silver medal at the Powerade State Games of North Carolina high school baseball tournament last … more
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Sophomore catcher Justin Holland persuaded sophomore right-handed pitcher Nathan Woodard to join him in the Greenfield School varsity baseball program this past season. A championship complexion … more
The Wells Fargo Conference Cup for the 3-A Big East will remain where it currently resides — off Harrison Drive. On the heels of a spring season that saw Fike High win a pair of conference … more
As a young boy growing up in Pinetops, football saved Carl Smith and paved the way to a playing career as a running back at Campbell University. Now, at the tender age of 29, he’ll sink his … more
If Greenfield School is on the verge of transitioning out of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A ranks, then the Knights will take at least one more piece of hardware … more
A sweep of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference Player of the Year honors headlined the end-of-season accolades for the North Johnston High softball and baseball teams after a pair of deep runs into the … more
Growing up, there was a saying my father frequently told my brothers and me, particularly as it related to homework and chores, but also to life — work hard and play hard, but in that … more
The awards continue to pile up for accomplished junior baseball players Chad Bean of Fike High and Tyson Bass of Hunt. And Thursday, Bean’s teammate Hunter Stokely, also a junior, joined … more
High schools in The Wilson Times readership area typically send several athletes each summer to the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star Games for football, girls and boys basketball … more
KENLY — North Johnston graduate Maira Teruel faced a dilemma her senior year. She wanted to be a chef, but she also didn’t want to stop playing soccer.  “It was really hard … more
SNOW HILL — Greene Central senior girls basketball player Kaliya Sutton thought it was coming. But when it did, she was still surprised. The “it” was an offer to play basketball … more
From season to season, Christy Jones brought the same traits to each of her Wilson Christian Academy teams this year — determination, hard work, hustle and a joy for whatever sport she was … more
With an armful of plaques and trophies following Fike High’s Awards Day on May 20, the usually sure-handed Myles Cyrus let one plaque slip through his hands but, before it hit the floor, the … more
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