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School Sports

Ladybirds drop opener to Bunn

BUNN — Improvement is expected from the Southern Nash High varsity girls basketball team in 2017-18. And indications were the expectations are well-founded in Thursday night’s season …

Football Forecast Week 13

Week 13 picks from The Wilson Times Football Forecast panel.

Demons start with 2 one-sided wins

Fike opened its 2017-18 wrestling season with wins against Bunn and North Lenoir in a tri-match at Hunt The Golden Demons, who did not compete against their 3-A Big East Conference and county …

Fike @ 50

‘It was a lot of fun,’ says Trevathan

In a no-pressure regular-season finale, the Fike High Cyclones had some fun in whipping first-year school Wilmington Hoggard 39-13 on Friday, Oct. 10, 1967, the Cyclones’ ninth straight victory …

Zo-o-o-m! And the Cycs were off

With an aerial show that more than made up for a lackluster defensive effort — at least by Fike High standards in the state 4-A football championship season of 1967 — the Cyclones won …

It was a beautiful inauguration-homecoming

The Fike High Cyclones christened their brand new football stadium Friday, Oct. 27, 1967, with their seventh straight win — a 23-0 conquest of Wilmington New Hanover — en route to the first of …

A community institution

Five decades after it first opened, the Fike High football stadium remains as a monument to community spirit than anything else. The first game was played in the concrete structure on Friday, Oct. …

Favored Fike rallies to nip inspired Quakes, 13-7

GOLDSBORO — In a varsity football season in which many past debts were repaid by the Fike High Cyclones, perhaps none was as hard-fought or ultimately satisfying during their 1967 state 4-A …
COLLEGE SPORTS
Duke Notebook

So far, youthful Duke is the best around

Three games into the year, and Duke basketball has established itself as the best team in the country. While they came into the year as Vegas favorites and were No. 1 in both the preseason Associated …
ECU Notebook

Last home game looms Saturday for 27 Pirates

ECU NOTEBOOK This season hasn’t gone how any ECU football senior envisioned it, but that doesn’t take away from the emotion that the group playing its final game inside Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium …
NC State Notebook

Hines a big part of Wolfpack’s success

NC State Notebook These are exciting times for Nyheim Hines. With his effectiveness hampered as he was saddled with an injury in North Carolina State’s previous football two games, both …
UNC Notebook

Win at Pitt shows Tar Heels haven’t given up yet

Say what you want about North Carolina’s subpar 2017 football season, but one thing you can’t say is that this team quit fighting. Given the season’s many disappointments and implausibly bad …

Thursday was Cliff Godwin day in Snow Hill

SNOW HILL — The occasion was fit for a king. And, perhaps, Cliff Godwin reigns as king in the small town of Snow Hill and Greene County these days. Entering his fourth season as East Carolina …

Bulldogs lose at ECSU

ELIZABETH CITY — The Barton men’s basketball team is still in search of its first 2017-18 victory after watching an 11-point lead dissipate on the road Tuesday night in an 86-82 loss at Elizabeth …
Community Sports

WYSA '06 Explosion claims division title

The Wilson Youth Soccer Association '06 Explosion won the U11 Boys Second Division East title in the North Carolina Youth Soccer Fall Classic League, going 7-1-1. The Explosion tied with …

Fall is the peak season for area endurance athletes

With fall peaking over the last two weeks, so to have the activities of many area endurance athletes as at least a dozen members of Wilson Endurance Club (formerly Wilson Triathlon Club) or Wilson …
Pro Sports

Daniels ends drought with Spooktacular win at Southern National

Rusty Daniels ended a winless streak dating back to May 2016 with his victory in Sunday night’s Spooktacular presented by NCDOT Click-It-Or-Ticket at Southern National Motorsports Park. The …
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Hunter Perry, Southern Nash High

Senior Hunter Perry was a major part of a defensive effort for his Southern Nash High varsity football team that overwhelmed visiting Fayetteville Westover on Friday night, making him this …