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Playoff picture clear

The waiting for North Carolina High School Athletic Association basketball playoff assignments dragged well into Sunday but that turned into good news for five girls teams and four boys squads in The Wilson Times readership area. Fike will host …
Area Calendar, Feb. 21-22

Tuesday, February 21 College Men’s Basketball Lees-McRae at Barton, 7:30 p.m. College Women’s Basketball Lees-McRae at Barton, 5:30 p.m. College Baseball Barton at Chowan, 1 p.m. College Women’s …

School Sports

No margin for error for Settles

GREENSBORO — Saturday’s state championship match started well for Fike High senior Rae’Sae Settles against Justin Payne of Asheville Erwin but before the first period had ended, a flurry of points by Payne proved to be too much to …

Lacey’s return sparks Knights into 1-A semis

Welcome back, Octavious Lacey! Sideline for some two months with a knee injury, Lacey, a 6-foot-5 junior, returned to action Saturday afternoon and turned in a solid performance of 11 points and seven rebounds as his Greenfield School varsity …
College Sports

Tar Heels shine on D in rout of Virginia

Not expecting much push back, North Carolina went to Raleigh last Wednesday and put away N.C. State 97-73 in what would spell the end for Wolfpack head coach Mark Gottfried. He would be fired the next day after going 3-11 so far in the Atlantic …

Russell, Morris lead BC at CC championships

WINSTON-SALEM — Sophomore Larry Russell responded with national top-10 performances in the long jump and high jump in leading the Barton College men’s indoor track team to a third-place finish, while freshman Jamina Morris’ three …
NC State Notebook

Wolfpack season still up in the air

The hammer finally fell and yet there is still longer to go. N.C. State’s eventual dismissal of men’s basketball head coach Mark Gottfried has been on the fast track of late, particularly once WTVD’s Mark Armstrong issued a …
Duke Notebook

Blue Devils finish strong to beat UNC — again

Duke fans love two things more than anything — watching the Blue Devils win and watching North Carolina lose. Last Thursday night, they got to see both at the same time and another thrilling installment in the best rivalry in sports. In a …
UNC Notebook
Tar Heels had their chances, but couldn’t close against Blue Devils

North Carolina had chances against Duke on Thursday night inside a packed and rowdy Cameron Indoor, but fell short in the final minutes and lost 86-78. It was hard-fought game featuring all the intensity of a classic Tobacco Road battle. The …

ECU Notebook
Excitement builds toward Pirates’ season opener

High expectations are running rampant for East Carolina’s baseball team, but with just more than a week until the season opener, head coach Cliff Godwin knows he and his team have plenty of work to do before its Feb. 17 opener at Ole Miss. …

Community Sports

It was a blessing to know Winstead

I stopped at Country Restaurant a while back for a meal at the lunch counter. I was soon joined by a gentleman my senior in age. We were somewhat familiar with one another and he was aware of my association with The Wilson Times sports …
Pro Sports

Despite Top Catz glitz, boxing in NC still needs work

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 …
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Kaelyn Wall, Greenfield School

Kaelyn Wall helped her Greenfield School varsity girls basketball team to a big victory last week, making her this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Kaelyn, a freshman point guard, led the Lady Knights past Wayne …