WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
Fike @ 50
Titletown’s crowning glory
From walking on the moon to Woodstock, the summer of 1969 provided more than its share of historic events, many of which have been the … Read More
Cyclones strike fast, often
As the 1969 high school football season opened, Fike High served powerful notice that any team with state championship notions would … Read More
Marker celebrates champion Cyclones, Coach Trevathan
A Wilson County Historical Association marker recognizing the Fike High School Cyclone football teams for their three state … Read More

A home away from home

Barton junior Kaytlin Elkins (6) watches the ball after hitting it over the net as a pair of Elizabeth City State players reach for it during Thursday’s match at Fike High. The Lady Bulldogs won in three sets.
With junior Kaytlin Elkins her usual spectacular self and Kelsey Riquelme, the only senior, responding with one of the best performances of her career, the Barton College women’s volleyball …
School Sports
Football Forecast

Football Forecast Week 4

The first undefeated week of the season goes to Paul Durham, who moves into a tie for …
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Avery Rose Brown, Fike High

Senior Avery Rose Brown helped her Fike High girls tennis team to a pair of victories to start 3-A Big East Conference play last week, making her this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys …
Guess Who?

Guess Who?

“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each week in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the photo, please leave a comment below.
“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each week in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the photo, …

Inexperience bites Wilson Prep volleyball

Wilson Prep’s Gloria Warren, left, watches as teammates, Trinity Mobley and Taylor Williams go for the volleyball as it approaches during a 3-1 loss to KIPP Pride on Tuesday at home.
The Wilson Preparatory Academy volleyball team’s 3-1 loss to Gaston KIPP Pride on Tuesday afternoon did not come from a lack of effort. With a loud and excitable student section reacting to …

Cougars climb to No. 5 in AP 2-A poll

Friday’s renewal of the “Function at the Junction” will feature a pair of teams ranked in the top five of their respective classifications in the North Carolina Associated Press …

AREA ROUNDUP: Singles play boosts Beddingfield past SWE 8-1

Bolstered by its best singles performance of the season in the opinion of head coach Jeremy Howard, the Beddingfield High girls tennis team engineered a brisk sweep of singles and captured two of …

MIDDLE SCHOOL RESULT: Elm City clips Red Oak 1-0

ROCKY MOUNT — An 11th-minute pass from Kevin Moran to Jayden Moses accounted for all the scoring the Elm City boys soccer team would need in a 1-0 victory at Red Oak onTuesday. Moran, Micah …

Area Calendar, Sept. 18-19

Wednesday, September 18College Men’s SoccerNorth Carolina Wesleyan at Barton, 7 p.m.High School Varsity Boys SoccerBunn at Southern Nash, 5 p.m.; Southern Nash at Hertford County, 5 p.m.; …
Batts

Friday's Finest

RAEKWON BATTS, Beddingfield — Continued to find his niche in Carl Smith’s power-I offense, running 28 times for 162 yards and a pair of TDs in the Bruins 26-24 win over Fike. Batts scored …

Life and Times Podcast, Aug. 14, 2019

As football season draws closer, the talk is from preseason practices and scrimmages as Paul, Jimmy and Jack discuss who has has done what. In "Don't @ Me!" Paul puts forth his opinion that Hunt …

College Sports

Beal’s game-winner lifts Lady Bulldogs in CC opener

BELMONT — Senior Rebekah Beal netted her first goal of the season in the 53rd minute Tuesday afternoon as the Barton College women’s soccer team came away victorious in its Conference …
Elkins

Barton’s Elkins player of the week for 5th time in career

For the fifth time in her accomplished career but for the first time this season, Barton College’s Kaytlin Elkins has been proclaimed NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Women’s …
WAWtix
Community Sports
Doug Barnes won his fourth straight Legends division crown in the Wilson County Amateur Championship after two rounds in the 70s at Wedgewood on Saturday and Sunday.

Barnes the only repeat winner at Wilson County Amateur Championship

Veteran Wilson County golfer Doug Barnes found himself the occupant of a lonesome category following the completion of the 41st annual H.W. Weatherford Memorial/Wilson County Amateur Championship …
Pro Sports
Lucama's Joseph Pittman poses for a picture in front of his winning car after capturing his first-ever track title in the Mini Stock division at Southern National Motorsports Park, the track located about half a mile from his house.

Pittman finally breaks through at SNMP as Mini Car points champion for 2019

Growing up so close to Southern National Motorsports Park, the sounds and smells of the track are familiar to Joseph Pittman. It’s likely that on some nights, the last noises the Lucama native …
College Notebooks
UNC Notebook

Spirits high for Tar Heels despite first loss

North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell (7) passes against Wake Forest during Friday's game in Winston-Salem. Wake Forest won 24-18.
As disappointing as North Carolina’s six-point loss at Wake Forest on Friday night was, the Tar Heels have definitely exceeded expectations so far in 2019. Few Tar Heel fans and (if they were …
Duke Notebook
Blue Devils look to learn more about themselves versus MTSU

DURHAM — Finding some middle ground at Middle Tennessee State might help Duke define what type of team it can be this year. So far, the Blue Devils failed to live up to expectations in their …

NC State Notebook
McKay better than OK so far for Wolfpack

Dave Doeren is not concerned with his starting quarterback.  The move to Matt McKay as the primary signal caller in 2019 is bound to have its ups and downs.  The redshirt sophomore is …

ECU Notebook
No quick start to pending ECU rebuild

Those who were hoping Mike Houston and his staff could sprinkle some magic dust on East Carolina’s football program and compete with one of the ACC’s more stable programs immediately got …