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Demons done in

Fike head coach Buck Edmundson talks to his players during a mound conference in Friday’s NCHSAA 3-A fourth-round playoff game at D.H. Conley in Winterville. The Golden Demons were defeated 9-1, finishing the season with a 22-2 record. For more coverage, visit www.wilsontimes.com.
GREENVILLE — For the Fike High varsity baseball team, misfortune seemingly loomed around every bend Friday night against D.H. Conley in its first appearance in the fourth round of the North …

North Johnston’s Amberlynn Pearce (5) gets ready to make a pitch as Lady Panthers third baseman Lindsey Massengill moves into position during Friday’s NCHSAA 2-A fourth-round playoff game at South Granville. The Lady Panthers lost 6-5.

Heartbreak in Creedmoor for Lady Panthers

CREEDMOOR — Throughout history, there have been teams that may have been good enough to win a championship, but couldn’t get past that one team to win it. For the North Johnston High …

Beddingfield's Makayla Everett throws the discus during the NCHSAA 2-A championship meet Friday at N.C. A&T State University's Irwin Belk Track in Greensboro. She produced a personal-best throw of 118-9 to finish fifth.

Everette, Ward post area’s top state meet performances

GREENSBORO — Beddingfield sophomore Makayla Everette and Hunt senior C.J. Ward enjoyed the best performances of any athlete from The Wilson Times readership area Friday at the North Carolina …

School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Bryce Hughes, Wilson Christian Academy

Bryce Hughes helped his Wilson Christian Academy varsity baseball team return to the state championship …
Life and Times Podcast

Life and Times May 15, 2019

Sports editor Paul Durham, Staff writer Jimmy Lewis and host Kai Jones go on the clock to talk about the playoffs and football coaching changes.
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 …

North Johnston’s Allen, Wall sign to play volleyball

North Johnston seniors Jessica Wall, left, and Chloe Allen , right, signed to play college volleyball on Wednesday, May 15. Wall will attend Pitt Community College and Allen will attend Methodist University.
KENLY — The road to playing college athletics is a road with many different paths to the same destination.  A good example of that is North Johnston senior volleyball players Chloe …
The Elm City girls soccer team won the Wilson County championship and finished 13-1 after losing to Springfield in the championship game of the Tricounties Athletic Conference tournament. Team members are, front from left, Kathryn Adkins, Ashlyn Brunette, Natalie Capps, Reagan Nelson, Avery Lentz, Mallory Jenkins, Karys Wheeler, Eva Wheeler. Back row: Coach Jeff Autry, Caroline Adkins, Madyson Cooke, Natalie Garcia, Kimberly Ramirez, Kate Conoley, Hayley Self, Sarah Manavi, Ridley Harrison and Sadeel Hamad. Contributed photo

Lady Vikings rule county

The Elm City girls soccer team won the Wilson County championship and finished 13-1 after losing to Springfield in the championship game of the Tricounties Athletic Conference tournament. Team …

Lady Tigers place 7 on TAC all-conference girls soccer team

Coming off a 6-6 season that concluded with a first-round departure in the Carolina Athletic Association for Schools of Choice playoffs, the Wilson Prep girls soccer team placed seven selections on …

Area Calendar, May 18-19

Saturday, May 18High School Track and FieldNCHSAA 1-A championship meet, Greensboro, 10 a.m.Sunday, May 19No events scheduled.
Fike's Hunter Stokely (19) prepares to bump fists with Tyler Gurganus, second from left, after scoring a run in the fourth inning of Tuesday's NCHSAA third-round game against Southern Lee at Gilbert Ferrell Field. It was the first run for the Demons in their 4-1 win, which propelled them to Friday's fourth-round game at D.H. Conley. Also in the photo are Noah Joyner (6), Mason Lee (3), catcher Garrett Browder, Ethan Williams and Tanner Sullivan (18). Sheldon Vick | Special to the Times

Fighting for a series

While it isn’t the mindset espoused by every baseball coach in the fourth round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association baseball playoffs, Friday’s reward for the winner of …
Fike's Davis Nicol begins his approach in the pole vault at the NCHSAA 3-A East Regional at Franklinton High on Saturday. Nicol, who won the regional title, is tied for the No. 9 seed with his clearance of 12 feet.

Area athletes in contention at NCHSAA championship meets

Will the 2019 North Carolina High School Athletic Association track and field championships yield an individual champion from The Wilson Times readership area? That question will begin to …
Hunt's Nathan Lemons, left and ShyHeim DeBerry will add to the inaugural football recruiting class at Barton College after both signed with the Bulldogs. Barton begins competition in the fall of 2020.

Hunt’s Lemons, DeBerry add to local haul at Barton

Injuries interrupted the senior varsity football seasons of the Hunt High duo of quarterback Nathan Lemons and safety ShyHeim DeBerry. Both are healthy now but, nonetheless, each welcomes the …
College Sports

BC’s Clemons earns all-region in three events

Barton College junior Micah Clemons 2019 earned USTFCCCA NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region honors in outdoor men’s track and field in three events: hammer, shot put and discus.
Barton College junior Micah Clemons, the 2019 Conference Carolinas Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year, parlayed a pair of conference championships in the hammer throw and discus into …
Barton's Bryson Boyette, measuring a putt during the final round of the 2019 Conference Carolinas Championships at Cutter Creek Golf Club in Snow Hill, was named a PING Division II All-Southeast Region selection on Thursday afternoon.

Barton’s Boyette tabbed Div. II PING All-Southeast Region

Standout Barton College sophomore men’s golfer Bryson Boyette remains bothered by a back injury that prevented him from competing in the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional in Florida …
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Community Sports

ENCAOA seeking volleyball officials

The Eastern North Carolina Athletic Officials Association is seeking new volleyball officials for the 2019 middle and high school seasons. The association furnishes officials for 103 middle, …
Pro Sports

Clark leads Carolina over Lynchburg 4-1

  LYNCHBURG, Va. — Zach Clark had three hits and two RBI as the Carolina Mudcats topped the Lynchburg Hillcats 4-1 on Thursday. Carolina (24-16), which split the four-game …
College Notebooks
Duke Notebook

Jones makes history for Blue Devils at No. 6 pick

Duke quarterback Daniel Jones left school one year early with a number of first-round guarantees from NFL organizations. The gamble paid off, as Jones heard his name called by commissioner Roger …

UNC Notebook

Tar Heels’ backcourt undergoes massive restructuring after busy week

The last week for North Carolina basketball has been about as eventful as an offseason week can get.  On Tuesday, the Tar Heels signed Cole Anthony (Oak Hill …

ECU Notebook

Houston installs new system, culture for Pirates

New East Carolina head coach Mike Houston didn’t shy away from transparency throughout his first spring with the Pirates. When ECU had a bad practice, like the team’s first day in pads …

NC State Notebook

Spring game a chance for Knight to carve out spot

N.C. State will get its first look at the 2019 team when the program hosts its annual Kay Yow Spring Game on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium. The intrasquad contest will kick off at 1 …

Fike @ 50
Commitment to greatness
Even though it happened five decades ago, Fike High’s run of three straight state 4-A football championships is still considered not … Read More
Fike rolls back Green Wave 21-7; takes 2nd straight title
In typical fashion, the 1968 Fike High football team showed its championship colors with a stirring second-half rally to defeat … Read More
How to contribute to Trevathan monument, scholarship fund
If you would like to contribute to the fundraising effort to honor former Fike High football head coach Henry Trevathan and help … Read More