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Hunt’s Sophia Fox (1) makes a first-half run with Northern Nash’s Anna Vinson (23) and Kaleigh Lee (12) in pursuit during Monday’s 3-A Big East Conference opener at Hunt. Fox scored two goals in the Lady Warriors’ 3-1 victory.
Despite the first-half opportunities at hand, the lack of connecting passes, and more specifically, the finishes, was indicative of a Hunt High varsity girls soccer team that had not played in nine …

Greene Central’s Imajae Dodd (23), dunking against Farmville Central in the NCHSAA 2-A East Region final March 9 in Greenville, was named to the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association All-District first team.

9 area players named NCBCA All-District 3

A total of nine basketball players representing The Wilson Times readership area have been selected to the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association All-District 3 team, encompassing Pitt, …

AREA ROUNDUP: Bean, Demons demolish Firebirds 14-0 in Big East debut

Junior starting pitcher Chad Bean fired a five-inning one-hitter as Fike High opened 3-A Big East Conference varsity baseball play with a 14-0 romp against visiting Southern Nash on Monday …

School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Tanner Sullivan, Fike High

Tanner Sullivan played a big role in his Fike High varsity baseball team’s three wins last week to remain unbeaten, making him …
Life and Times Podcast

Life and Times Podcast Mar. 13, 2019

Sports editor Paul Durham, staff writer Jimmy Lewis and host Kai Jones go on the clock to talk about The Brittany XV, spring sports and basketball ending.
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, …

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Lady Wildcats douse Lady Dragons 9-0 for 3rd win without a loss

Springfield needed less than 20 minutes to dispatch South Edgecombe 9-0 via the mercy rule in girls soccer action Monday. The Lady Wildcats, now 3-0, set up an early season rematch against Elm …

Area Calendar, March 19-20

Tuesday, March 19College BaseballBarton at Queens, 6 p.m.College Men’s TennisBarton at Chowan, 2 p.m.College Women’s TennisBarton at Chowan, 2 p.m.College Women’s GolfBarton at …

Area Calendar, March 18-19

Monday, March 18College Men’s VolleyballHarvard at Barton, 7 p.m.College Women’s GolfBarton at Coker Spring Invitational, Hartsville, S.C.High School Varsity BaseballBeddingfield at …
Fike senior Myles Cyrus (2) pops up after sliding safely into third base in front of Falcons third baseman Xavier Meachem in the fourth inning of Friday’s game at Gilbert Ferrell Field. Fike rallied for a 6-5 win to improve to 6-0 on the season.

Putting it all together: Timely hitting, pitching, defense keeps Fike unbeaten with 6-5 win vs. South Central

Victories in the game of baseball, even by better teams, aren’t always overpowering or littered with intimidating double-digit run totals. But Friday afternoon at Gilbert Ferrell Field, the …

AREA ROUNDUP: Four-run 2nd inning sends Chargers past Bruins again

Freshman Dylan Farmer lashed a two-run single to highlight a four-run second inning Friday afternoon in sending the Wilson Christian varsity baseball team to a 5-2 victory over Beddingfield at …

Area Calendar, March 16-17

Saturday, March 16 College BaseballBelmont Abbey at Barton (DH), noon College SoftballBarton at Converse (DH), noon College Men’s VolleyballBarton at Emmanuel, 2 p.m. College Men’s …
Greenfield's Luke Flaherty leads off of first in the seventh inning as Kerr Vance RJ Johnson (19) awaits a pickoff throw in Thursday's contest at Nixon Field. The Knights lost 5-1, with Flaherty earning their only RBI. Kai Jones | Times

Part of the process: Knights hang with NCISAA 1-A champs, but come up short against Kerr-Vance

The Greenfield School varsity baseball team welcomed in the defending North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A state champion, Kerr-Vance Academy, on Thursday afternoon hoping to …
Wilson Christian's Kristen Reece, left and Kaelyn Wall of Greenfield battle for possession during Thursday's match on Forbes Field. The Lady Chargers won 2-0.

AREA ROUNDUP: Wilson Christian defense holds Greenfield at bay in 2-0 victory

Using a tally off a set piece and a second-half goal from sophomore Lea Gossett, the Wilson Christian varsity girls soccer team moved above the .500 mark with a 2-0 victory over Greenfield on …

Amerson named BC interim track coach

A Beddingfield High product and former Barton College runner will now have his chance to lead the Bulldogs into the outdoor track and field season. With cross-country and track coach Chad …

BC beats Harvard in 4

After losing the first set, host Barton rebounded for a four-game win — 23-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-23 — over Harvard on Monday night in Wilson Gym for the NCAA Division II Conference …
Community Sports

We will miss you, ‘Mr. G’

Wilson lost a little bit of its soul Thursday with the death of Lee Gliarmis. Most people probably knew him from Dick’s Hot Dog Stand, the world-famous restaurant that his father, Socrates, …
Pro Sports

Griffin posts best Web.com finish at Suncoast Classic

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. — Wilson’s John-Tyler (J.T.) Griffin, the co-leader at the midway point, posted his best finish in a Web.com Tour event by finishing fifth in the inaugural LECOM …
College Notebooks
ECU Notebook
Houston signs 3 more to give Pirates 21

New head coach Mike Houston and his East Carolina football staff entered National Signing Day with three specific targets in mind. At the end of the day on Feb. 6, all three had signed on the …

Duke Notebook
Williamson earns first National Player of the Year award

Duke freshman Zion Williamson was named the Sporting News National Player of the Year earlier this week, becoming the 11th Blue Devil to be named a National Player of the Year and winning the …

NC State Notebook
Wolfpack gets Lockett back in time for ACC Tournament

Eric Lockett has been reinstated to the N.C. State men’s basketball team ahead of the Wolfpack’s Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament opener Wednesday at noon against Clemson. The …

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