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Cycs roll to undefeated season
Fike High head football coach Henry Trevathan made sure to point out late in the 1969 season that the games kept getting harder and … Read More
Cycs subdue stubborn Cougs
In the eighth game of the 1969 varsity football season, Fike High was finally tested for the for the first time by a stubborn … Read More
Fike tops Hillside, 27-6
The Fike High Cyclones weren’t really ever in danger of losing the seventh game of the 1969 varsity football season but the host … Read More

Demons stay relentless

Fike's Kevin Mendoza gets his foot into a shot between Gray's Creek defenders Dakota Bessey (13) and James Faatz (18) during Saturday's 3-A second-round match at Fike. The Demons won 2-1.
With 40 minutes to erase an 1-0 deficit and continue a championship season, the Fike High varsity boys soccer team performed with inspired urgency in rallying to a 2-1 victory against …

Wilson Prep goalkeeper Cameron Bryant deflects a North Moore shot out of bounds during Saturday's NCHSAA 1-A second-round playoff match at Wilson Prep. The Tigers lost 2-0.

Despite Bryant’s heroics, Tigers bow to North Moore 2-0

While Wilson Preparatory Academy sophomore goalkeeper Cameron Bryant probably deserved a better fate that what awaited him in Saturday’s second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic …

Six area teams qualify for NCHSAA football playoffs

In the end, the final night of the regular season opened the door for six varsity football teams from The Wilson Times readership area to qualify for the North Carolina High School Athletic …

School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Holland Miller, Wilson Christian Academy

Freshman Holland Miller helped her Wilson Christian Academy girls cross-country team win a fourth North Carolina Christian School Association championship last week, making her this week’s …
Football Forecast

Football Forecast Week 12

The final week of the regular season does little to settle the race at the top of the …
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, …

Area calendar, Nov. 11-12

Monday, November 11 No events scheduled.   Tuesday, November 12   College Men’s Basketball Barton at Elizabeth City State, 7 p.m.   High School Varsity …
SouthWest Edgecombe's Demari Mabry springs loose for a 48-yard TD scamper on the second play from scrimmage in the Cougars' 60-22 victory against Beddingfield in the conference championship game at SouthWest on Friday night. Bruins chasing are Willie Wilder (5), Jalil Hutcherson (3) and Montavius Pigford (66).

Cougars complete ‘drive for five’

PINETOPS — The SouthWest Edgecombe High varsity football team, on a cold Friday night, modestly celebrated at least a share of a conference championship for the fifth consecutive year on its …
Southern Nash senior quarterback Matt Foster (2) fights for yardage in Friday’s game against Franklinton. Foster ran for a career-high 147 yards and scored three touchdowns in the Firebirds’ 49-20 victory to complete an unbeaten regular season.

Firebirds run over Red Rams 49-20 to finish perfect regular season

STANHOPE — For the third time in four varsity football regular seasons, Southern Nash High finished with an unbeaten record as the Firebirds thumped visiting Franklinton 49-20 in Friday’s …
Fike's Mike Rand (4) breaks away from the Hunt defense during Friday's game in Buddy Bedgood Stadium. Rand finished with 188 yards on 13 carries and a pair of TDs in a 38-7 victory.

Happy ending for Demons

After a regular season of close calls and tightly contested outcomes that went against the Fike High varsity football team, Friday night’s rout of archrival Hunt could well have qualified as an …

Panthers pull off OT upset in finale

ROCKY MOUNT — First-year head coach Michael Barnett promised his North Johnston High seniors they would remember their final game. But even Barnett admits he did not expect what transpired …

Life and Times Podcast, Oct. 31, 2019

The Life and Times Podcast returns with a look at Greenfield's recent NCISAA 1-A boys soccer championship and Wilson Christian's NCCSA 2-A boys soccer runner-up finish as well as discussion about the …

College Sports

Barton swim teams split with Catawba

SALISBURY — Buoyed by a win in the 200-yard freestyle relay, the Barton College men’s swimming team came away with a dual meet victory Saturday by topping host Catawba by a 131.1-124.5 …

Barton goes winless in 45-Second Classic

Barton's Cam Savage (2) tries to drive by Augusta's Darren Lucas-White (11) during Saturday's game in the 45-Second Classic in Wilson Gym. The Bulldogs lost 88-85.
The host Barton College men’s basketball team was left the only winless member of the four competing in the annual season-opening 45-Second Classic with an 88-85 loss to Augusta (Georgia) …

Lady Bulldogs dominate UNC Pembroke, 65-39

CENTRAL, S.C.— The Barton College women’s basketball team completed a 2-0 showing in the season-opening Peach Belt Conference/Conference Carolinas Challenge with a 65-39 rout of the …
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Community Sports

WYSA ROUNDUP: ‘06 Explosion finishes Piedmont Conference play with 2 wins

The Wilson Youth Soccer Association ’06 Explosion won its last two games to finish third in the U.S. Youth Soccer’s National League Piedmont Conference with a 7-3-1 mark.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Wilson Youth Soccer Association ‘06 Explosion finished its second season in the U.S. Youth Soccer National League Piedmont Conference’s U14 Girls Premier …
Among the winners in the Wilson Ladies League finals at Wilson Country Club were, from left, Melba Martin, Jean Pochis, Mary Ann Sutton, Beth Rhyne and Patch Wilkinson.

AREA GOLF BRIEFS: Wilkinson, Rhyne, McGuire lead WLL finals field

The Wilson Country Club duo of Patch Wilkinson and Beth Rhyne and Willow Springs Country Club’s Sue McGuire claimed top honors in the Wilson Ladies League golf finals at Wilson Country Club on …
Pro Sports
Chicago Bulls guard Coby White, right, drives against Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk in the first half of Wednesday’s game in Charlotte. The Bulls lost 126-125 as White had 17 points and seven assists in his debut.

The education of Coby White

CHARLOTTE — One day at an undetermined point in the future, Coby White will have the basketball in his hands as the Chicago Bulls attempt to win a game in the closing stages. That just …
College Notebooks
Duke Notebook

Blue Devils await shades of green against Notre Dame

North Carolina defensive back Greg Ross (10) reaches for Duke wide receiver Scott Bracey (11) during the second half of a game in Chapel Hill on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Blue Devils host Notre Dame on Saturday.
DURHAM — Notre Dame football’s fan base “travels.”  For Irish partisans, tickets — the metaphorical pot of gold at the end of a rainbow — are easier to …
NC State Notebook
No. 4 Tigers next up for slumping Wolfpack

N.C. State is slumping at the wrong time, but the Wolfpack is looking at its next challenge as an open-ended opportunity. Clemson could end up being the worst possible opponent at the worst …

ECU Notebook

East Carolina’s C.J. Johnson (5) runs away from Cincinnati’s Darrick Forrest (5) after catching the ball during the first half of Saturday’s game in Greenville. Johnson accumulated 273 yards in reception, setting new ECU and AAC records in the 46-43 loss for the Pirates.

Big night for Pirates’ offense in loss to No. 17 Cincy

East Carolina’s offensive explosion in this past weekend’s 46-43 loss to Cincinnati came as a shock to nearly everyone. After sputtering for much of the season when it came to moving …

UNC Notebook
Tar Heels can’t cope with Cavs’ aerial game

North Carolina knew coming into The South’s Oldest Rivalry on Saturday night that its success hinged on slowing down one man: Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins, the Cavaliers’ season …