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Demons golden on homecoming

A Fike High varsity football team growing in confidence followed its sharpest all-around performance of the season with a “statement” triumph Friday night before a large homecoming and …
School Sports

Firebirds special in beating Hunt

The Southern Nash High varsity football team already possesses a potent running game to go along with a hard-hitting defense. It’s a basic gridiron formula that has the Firebirds situated at No. 7 …

Return of Jones can’t lift Bruins by Bulldogs

ROCKY MOUNT — Bolstered by the return of senior quarterback Sean Jones, the Beddingfield High varsity football team engaged in a display of fireworks with new 2-A Eastern Plains Conference opponent …

Football Forecast Week 10

Week 10 picks from The Wilson Times Football Forecast panel.

Rams blank S. Lenoir 55-0

SNOW HILL — The Greene Central High varsity football team climbed above .500 in the 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference with a 55-0 Homecoming win over South Lenoir (1-9, 0-5 ECC) on Friday …
Fike @ 50

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 …

Those brilliant Cycs did it again: Humbled No. 1

If there were any doubts the Fike High varsity football team was a state title contender in 1967, the Cyclones laid them to rest on Friday, Oct. 13, with an impressive 14-6 victory over previously …

Cyclones 'Crumpler' Rocky Mount

Carlester Crumpler, the player synonymous with Fike High’s three straight state 4-A football championships in the late 1960s, had a coming out party in the Cyclones’ 14-0 win at archrival Rocky …

Trevathan’s Cyclones still relevant today

Trevathan. The name inspired both awe and dread in me as an eighth-grader playing tackle football for the first time at Charles L. Coon Middle School in the fall of 1979. Sure, I had heard …
COLLEGE SPORTS
Duke Notebook

Duke basketball debuts on Friday night with Countdown to Craziness

Countdown to Craziness, Duke’s annual practice and exhibition night celebrating the unofficial tipoff of the Duke basketball season, tips off on Friday night at 8 p.m. inside Cameron Indoor …
ECU Notebook

Montgomery to fans: Support the Pirates

With the struggling on-field results continuing and attendance dropping, ECU head coach Scottie Montgomery made a plea to Pirate fans ahead of this weekend’s homecoming matchup.The message …
NC State Notebook

Wolfpack has pair of big games ahead

The future is still in doubt but one thing is clear: North Carolina State will be playing meaningful football in November.  The No. 16 Wolfpack has fought for bowl berths, played important …
UNC Notebook

Tar Heels relieved NCAA investigation is finally over

UNC 1, NCAA 0.  Regardless of what happened on the court or field of play, the last week has provided a monumental win for UNC, as the NCAA announced that the Tar Heel athletic department …

Kiptoo finishes third, Lagat seventh at Conference Carolinas Championships

CONCORD — A pair of Barton College cross-county seniors — Joel Lagat and Sharon Kiptoo — notched top-10 finishes at Friday’s NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas …
Community Sports

Little Demons varsity wins 2 ENCFL games

Wilson Recreation Department The Wilson Parks and Recreation Department Little Demons youth tackle football program went into its open date on the schedule last weekend after a trio of Eastern …
Pro Sports

McCaskill finds victory lane in return to Southern National

Earlier this season, Ashlyn McCaskill, the daughter of the iconic four-time Southern National Motorsports Park track champion Deac McCaskill, was involved in an accident in qualifying ahead of the …
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Jay Grissom, Wilson Christian Academy

Senior Jay Grissom helped his Wilson Christian Academy varsity boys soccer team pick up two key victories last week, making him this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week.Jay, …