Retiring high school football officials Harry Helmer and Charlie Bedgood pose for a photo following a roast in their honor Saturday evening at Wedgewood Public Golf Course’s banquet room. The two men have combined for 80 years officiating high school football in North Carolina.

The last whistle blows: Longtime football refs Helmer, Bedgood retire, get roasted

With 80 combined years of calling high school football games, retiring Wilson officials Harry Helmer and Charlie Bedgood got a send-off from family, friends, colleagues and even some former …
C.B. Aycock High wrestlers pose with the trophy after they won the Cleveland Ram Duals tournament Saturday at Cleveland High near Clayton.

AREA ROUNDUP: Evans’ buzzer-beater sends Knights by Burlington in MLK Classic

KINSTON — In the first half of Saturday’s game against The Burlington School in the MLK Classic, Greenfield School head coach Rob Salter called eighth grader Hampton Evans, who had missed …

Area Calendar, Jan. 20-21

Monday, January 20   College Men’s Basketball Barton at Erskine, 4 p.m   College Women’s Basketball Barton at Erskine, 2 p.m.   High School Varsity …
Barton senior guard Summer Baer, putting up a 3-point shot during a game against North Greenville on Jan. 11 at Wilson Gym, fired in a career-high 26 points, including seven 3-pointers, in the Lady Bulldogs’ 101-33 victory Saturday at Southern Wesleyan in Central, S.C.

BC women dominate Warriors, 101-33

CENTRAL, S.C. —The difference between the penthouse and the basement of the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas women’s basketball standings was illustrated in graphic fashion by Barton …

Bulldogs go down in a hail of 3s at Southern Wesleyan, 97-87

CENTRAL, S.C. — Host Southern Wesleyan University drained 13 3-pointers on the way to a 97-87 defeat of Barton College in Saturday’s NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas men’s …

BARTON ROUNDUP: Indoor track begins at JDL January Kickoff

WINSTON-SALEM — Barton College launched its men’s and women’s indoor track and field seasons Sunday at the JDL January College Indoor Kickoff meet at JDL Fast …
Louisville guard Samuell Williamson dunks over Duke guard Jordan Goldwire (14) during the first half of Saturday's game in Durham. The No. 11 Cardinals knocked off the No. 3 Blue Devils, handing them their second straight loss, 79-73.

No. 11 Cardinals hand No. 3 Duke second straight loss, 79-73

DURHAM – The scandal-ridden and rag-tag Louisville basketball program that Chris Mack took over just two years ago has the gait of a legitimate national title contender, after …
School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Devyn Bullock, Wilson Preparatory Academy

Devyn Bullock has been a key contributor to his Wilson Preparatory Academy varsity boys basketball team all season, making him this week’s Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of …
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 …

Ladybirds stun defending Big East champion Hunt, 58-50

Jermia Walker (4) of Southern Nash drives to the basket during Friday's game against Hunt in Stanhope. Walker had 21 points in Southern's 58-50 win.
STANHOPE — In five seasons, Jordan Bass has seen the peaks and valleys as it relates to his Southern Nash High varsity girls basketball team. Many, many valleys in fact. Few peaks. But …
Hunt's Shakei Hines has designs on finishing this revserse layup during Friday's 3-A Big East Conference game against Southern Nash in Stanhope. The Warriors won 64-54.

Streaking Warriors win 8th straight, deny Southern Nash 64-54

STANHOPE — Dwight Taylor didn’t have to go far in order to find the right buttons to push for his Hunt High varsity boys basketball team on Friday night at Southern …

AREA ROUNDUP: Knights take over 1st in CPIC with 70-54 win over WCD

In front of a packed gym at Greenfield School, the host Knights issued the first volley in the race for 1-A/2-A Coastal Plain Independents Conference varsity boys basketball supremacy Friday night …
Eric Barry of DASH United home school will further his soccer career at Barton College after signing with the NCAA Division II program recently.

DASH’S Barry opts to stay home, become a Bulldog

For Eric Barry, the decision of where to play soccer in college came down to what made the most sense for him, academically and athletically. The former Downeast Association of Sports for …

Area Calendar, Jan. 18-19

Saturday, January 18   College Men’s Basketball Barton at Southern Wesleyan, 4 p.m.   College Women’s Basketball Barton at Southern Wesleyan, 2 …

The Life and Times Podcast, Dec. 11, 2019

It's the state championship edition of The Life and Times Podcast as the boys discuss Southern Nash impending title game against Charlotte Catholic as well as a quick overview of what's happened so …

College Sports

Tham-Morrobel, Lady Bulldogs work past Converse for 4th straight win

Akira Wiggins (2) of Barton hurries to the Lady Bulldogs' end of the court as Converse's Lindsey Hardin and Bhrianna Jackson (2) scramble to keep pace during the second half of the Lady Bulldogs' 72-47 win in Wilson Gymnasium on Wednesday night.
The Barton College women’s basketball team counts upon Jami Tham-Morrobel, a 5-foot-11 sophomore, to play hard and to play steady. That’s her signature. Furthermore, Tham-Morrobel was …
Barton’s Michael Boykin (4) goes up for a layup as North Greenville’s C.J. Jamison watches during the first half of Saturday’s game at Wilson Gym. Boykin had 15 points in the Bulldogs’ 77-72 win.

Bulldogs return to win column, clip Crusaders 77-72

Cohesion, consistency and chemistry. Due to a seemingly revolving door of injuries, those three “C’s” have been in short supply for the Barton College men’s basketball team …
Community Sports

Memories of Coach E.D. Hall

The late E.D. Hall, back right, played for the semi-professional Black Creek Dodgers, organized by Tommy Batts, during the early 1980s along with several of Hall’s former Lee Woodard and Beddingfield high school players. The rest of the Dodgers were, front from left, Mack Smith, Dexter Simms, Batts, David Lawhon, Jeff Lucas and Doug Godwin. Back row: Willie Woodard, Jeff Davis, Ricky Batts, Darvis Simms, Tim Bardin and Hall.
This column is about the late E.D. Hall, the first Beddingfield High baseball coach and a longtime member of the Wilson Hot Stove and North Carolina Baseball Museum advisory board, who died in …
Pro Sports
Jimmy Lewis

The plan for Coby White? It’s full of Bull

The second half of Coby White’s rookie season in the NBA tipped off Wednesday night, and already, the Greenfield School product has hit the wall. No, it isn’t the famed “rookie …
College Notebooks
NC State Notebook

Wolfpack still seeking consistency as ACC heats up

Virginia Tech’s Wabissa Bede (3) and North Carolina State’s Markell Johnson (11) battle for a loose ball in the first half of a game Saturday in Blacksburg, Va.
N.C. State has reached the quarter mark of the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball campaign and the Wolfpack has yet to find any consistency, except when it comes to players missing …
UNC Notebook

North Carolina’s Brandon Robinson (4) reacts after missing a 3-point shot at the buzzer in overtime of Saturday’s game against Clemson at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels lost 73-65, the first home loss to the Tigers in 60 games.

Tar Heels’ troubles continue with historic loss to Clemson

Roy Williams is nothing if not honest in his assessments both of himself and his team. Williams made national headlines last week when he called this North Carolina team “probably the least …

Duke Notebook

Clemson’s Aamir Simms grabs a rebound while defended by Duke’s Vernon Carey Jr. during the first half of Tuesday’s game, in Clemson, S.C. Duke lost 79-72.

Tighter rotations mean less margin for error for Blue Devils

Well, what did we learn from Duke’s surprising loss at Clemson? Perhaps the most revealing information was Duke’s 10-man rotation has been more than “coachspeak” from Blue …

ECU Notebook

East Carolina signee Mason Garcia of Carolina Forest High warms up before a game in Myrtle Beach on Sept. 20, 2019. Garcia is one of three quarterbacks signed by the Pirates in this year’s recruiting class.

Pirates load up on QBs in early signing class

It’s atypical to see a college football program sign three scholarship quarterbacks in one recruiting class, but East Carolina felt the talented trio the Pirates inked as part of the 2020 cycle …

Fike @ 50
The quiet superstar: Unassuming Crumpler the central player of Fike dynasty
Carlester Crumpler. Car-les-ter. Crump-ler. The alliterative rhythm of the name lends to the overall legend of its owner, who … Read More
Wilson Fike: State champs of the 4-A football circuit
In the end, it was just like head coach Henry Trevathan said it would for his Fike High Cyclones football team in 1969. The veteran … Read More
Plan of attack: Fike’s formations played a major role in championship seasons
Wedged among the layers that make up the remarkable tale of Fike High School’s three straight state 4-A championships in … Read More