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Cyclones still on top

Community Christian's Jimmy Forte, with basketball, slices past Oakwood defenders Jermaine Smith, left, and Khalil Blount during the third quarter of Thursday night's 61-58 CCS win in the ENCSD gym.
Junior Jimmy Forte was outscored by opposing senior Jermaine Smith in a spectacular individual shootout in Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf’s Barney Willimason Gymnasium on Thursday …

Community Christian's Abby Lenhard (14) pursues a second-half path to the basket against the defense of Oakwood's Isra Marcy (4) in the Lady Cyclones' 29-22 conference win Thursday night in the ENCSD gym.

Lady Cyclones generate enough offense to beat Eagles

Amidst the turnovers, held balls, fouls and wayward shots, the host Community Christian School varsity girls basketball team managed to generate enough offense to crank out a 29-22 North Carolina …

AREA ROUNDUP: Tigers emerge from wild 4th quarter, defeat Holy Rams

RALEIGH — A 34-26 fourth-quarter run led the Wilson Prep varsity boys basketball team past Raleigh Word of God on Thursday night, as the Tigers secured an 83-76 victory. Two Tiger (11-4) …

School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Chase Eaton, Fike High

Fike High junior Chase Eaton qualified for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-A indoor track and field championships at a meet last week, making him this week’s Thomas Law …
Guess Who?

Guess Who?

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

Barton, South Atlantic Conference agree to football scheduling alliance

As a new NCAA Division II football program without conference affiliation, filling out initial schedules can be a challenge. Barton College received a substantial boost in that regard …
Barton’s Michael Boykin (4), putting up a shot in a game against Lees-McRae on Jan. 2 at Wilson Gym, scored 20 points Wednesday as the Bulldogs won their fifth straight with a 91-79 triumph at archrival Mount Olive.

Surging Bulldogs triumph at Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE — All five starters scored in double figures to lead the surging Barton College men’s basketball team to a 91-79 conquest of host archrival University of Mount Olive on …
Community Sports

No excuse for bad behavior

I have defended, or at least argued, a case for more information many times when the public becomes outraged at a hunter or angler. Many times, it is due to the angle of the story where certain …
Pro Sports

SNMP track owner Michael Diaz, left, congratulates Matt McCall in victory lane after McCall won the 18th Thanksgiving Classic, his second straight, on Sunday at SNMP.

McCall holds off McCaskill to repeat as Classic winner

Matt McCall raced his way from the rear of the field to the lead in the final half of the Solid Rock Carriers Thanksgiving Classic, passing Deac McCaskill late and holding the four-time champion off …

College Notebooks
Duke Notebook

Blue Devils get good news on Tre Jones

Duke’s Tre Jones (3) tangles with Syracuse’s Frank Howard during the first half of Monday’s game in Durham. Jones was injured on the play, but his time away from the floor may not be as long as what was originally feared by the Blue Devils.
After the Syracuse game, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said that he expected Tre Jones to “be out for a while, I think…” But then Krzyzewski spoke with The Athletic’s Dana …
NC State Notebook

North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts shouts to his team during the second half of Tuesday’s game against Wake Forest in Winston-Salem.

Tough loss has Wolfpack still seeking consistency

A conference season will have its ebbs and flows. Eventually, a basketball team will settle into what is its true identity and the habits of a team will become its traits,  North Carolina …

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