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School Sports

Staton, Pittman were the real deal

Within the sports realm, numbers don’t necessarily define greatness. Admittedly, they certainly help validate the process. But gaudy numbers are not the reason that Mark Pittman and Jerome …

Hunt’s Kyles takes his shot at Louisburg

For Hunt High senior Jamison Kyles, his athletic pursuit of choice at Louisburg College came down to a simple dollars and cents decision. While Kyles, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound lineman for the …

Area calendar, May 26-27

Saturday, May 26 High School Varsity Softball NCHSAA 2-A East Regional, game 2 — North Johnston at South Granville, 2 p.m.; Game 3 following, if necessary.   Sunday, May …

NJ, South Granville kick off 2-A East finals Friday

Finally, the North Johnston High varsity softball team knows its opponent for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2-A East Regional final. After multiple attempts to play the …

Hunt’s Thomas, Speight become Bishops at NCWC

When the traditional National Signing Day period arrived in February, Hunt High varsity football players Marcus Thomas and Derrick Speight found themselves spectators as a legion of their cohorts in …
COLLEGE SPORTS

Kuchmaner throws complete game as Pirates reach AAC championship

CLEARWATER, Fla. — With expected rain playing havoc with the American Athletic Conference tournament schedule and testing the resolve of pitching staffs, East Carolina received the best possible …
Community Sports

WSCC’s Vick cards second career ace

Long-time Wilson golfer Tommy Vick carded his second career hole-in-one in a round at Willow Springs Country Club on Monday. With an 8-iron his club of choice, Vick, a Willow Springs member, aced …

Beware of snakes

Many years ago, I read a story about former President Jimmy Carter hunting quail in his native state of Georgia. Carter was walking through a field of high grass when he stepped on something that …

‘Canes’ legend Kaiton delighted to make 1st trip to Celebrity Golf

Chuck Kaiton was not in his comfort zone Wednesday but you would never know it. The ebullient, long-time radio play-by-play announcer for the Carolina Hurricanes was not situated in the booth at …

Matthews-Carroll crowned WCC Ladies Member-Guest champion

Lisa Matthews, the reigning women’s champion, teamed with guest Penny Carroll to card low gross in the annual Ladies Member-Guest Tournament at Wilson Country Club this week. Matthews-Carroll …

McKeel-Jones duo captures WCC Member Invitational

Playing out of the second of five flights, the team of Chris McKeel-Dustin Jones captured the overall championship in the recent second Member Invitational at Wilson Country Club. McKeel-Jones …
Pro Sports

Howell places 2nd in WLDA event in Arizona

MARICOPA, Ariz. — Fresh off his first career win at the Cherry Bomb Long Drive Championship in Traverse City, Michigan, Wilson native Paul Howell finished second in the World Long Drive …
College Notebooks
Fike @ 50

A celebration 50 years in the making

The immense respect for head coach Gilbert Ferrell and assistant coach Ted Perry had not dimmed. Both both coaches would readily tell anybody that you play with whoever shows. Thus, 50 years …
A special time revisited
The ingredients of a championship season — talent, skill, coaching, perseverance, dedication, timing and luck — can be found in … Read More
Cyclones’ precious memories
Whatever paths their lives have traversed in the last half century, members of Fike High’s football team in 1967 are forever bonded … Read More