WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896

Do the right thing, NCHSAA

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association sent a memo to athletic directors at its member schools Wednesday, addressing for the first time what should be done about the missing practice …

Lending a hand

With Nash and Wilson counties largely spared from the impact of Hurricane Florence’s visit here last week, people are looking for ways to help those in need in areas of the state that were less …

School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Jack Ortiz, Wilson Christian Academy

Sophomore Jack Ortiz helped his Wilson Christian Academy varsity boys soccer team to a pair of victories last week, making him this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the …
Guess Who?

Guess Who?

“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run …
Football Forecast

Football Forecast Week 4

A fiery 10-2 week pulls Paul Durham into a first-place tie with Tom Ham. Jimmy Lewis …

Third-set rally seals Hunt sweep of Ladybirds

The host Hunt High varsity volleyball team, idled nearly a week by the threat and effects of Hurricane Florence, wanted no part of a fourth set in returning to action Wednesday afternoon. Trailing …

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Barnes’ hat trick steadies Bucks in opening win over West Edgecombe

Zahir Barnes put away three goals Wednesday afternoon, and his hat trick was good enough for the Forest Hills boys soccer team to record a 3-2 win over West Edgecombe in the season opener for both …

Area Calendar, Sept. 20-21

Thursday, September 20High School Varsity Boys SoccerGreenfield at Ridgecroft, 5 p.m.; Beddingfield at North Johnston, 6 p.m.; Kinston Bethel Christian at Wilson Christian, 6 p.m.; SW Edgecombe at …

AREA ROUNDUP: Lady Warriors outlast Ladybirds 5-4 to get first win

It took more than a week from start to finish — and with a hurricane in the middle — but the Hunt High girls tennis team finally got its first win of the season. The Lady Warriors …

Fike sophomore Jake Herring tenders verbal commit to NC State golf program

Wilson junior golf phenom Jake Herring insists he has known all along that he wanted North Carolina State University to be the next stop in his educational process and the next step in his golf …

Area Calendar, Sept. 19-20

Wednesday, September 19High School Varsity VolleyballSouthern Nash at Hunt, 5 p.m.; Rocky Mount at Fike, 5 p.m.; Beddingfield at North Pitt, 5:30 p.m.High School Varsity Boys SoccerTarboro at SW …

MIDDLE SCHOOL: Lady Chargers handed first loss by DASH

Playing at home for the first time in eight matches, the Wilson Christian volleyball team absorbed a 20-25, 25-22, 15-11 loss, its first of the year, at the hands of DASH Homeschool on …

AREA ROUNDUP: Lady Cyclones survive Halifax in 5 sets

Junior Lauren Pate hammered down 22 kills Tuesday night as the Community Christian School varsity volleyball team halted a three-game losing streak by defeating 1-A/2-A Coastal Independents …

Idle Firebirds move up 2 spots in AP poll

For Southern Nash, doing nothing is better than winning — at least in the minds of the voters in The Associated Press high school football rankings for North Carolina. The Firebirds, who had …
Fike @ 50
FIKE @ 50

Fike: A new brand of football

Friday the 13th of September, 1968, was not an unlucky day for the Fike High varsity football team. The Cyclones, the defending North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4-A champions, shut …
Earl Killebrew was the 1968 Fike Cyclones’ Friday night light
They are rarely the fastest or the biggest or even the strongest members of the team, but there’s a certain type of football player … Read More
Cyclones might have won, but ...
The 1968 varsity football season began in the same manner as the 1967 campaign for Fike High School and the Cyclones were left hoping … Read More
COLLEGE SPORTS

Area Calendar, Sept. 17-18

Monday, September 17College Men’s GolfBarton at Kiawah Island Invitational — Osprey Point Course, 8 a.m.Tuesday, September 18College Men’s GolfBarton at Kiawah Island Invitational …

Abbey hands Bulldogs 1st loss

Barton College came into Saturday’s NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas opener in men’s soccer with a head of steam, having knocked off nationally No. 16-ranked District of Columbia on …
Community Sports

Wedgewood Ladies Golf Association holds Member-Guest tournament

Utilizing a Texas Scramble format, the Wedgewood Ladies Golf Association held its Member-Guest tournament Wednesday at Wedgewood Public Golf Course. Awards were handed out in low gross, first low …
Pro Sports

2017 SNMP champion Diaz to make NASCAR Xfinity Series debut Friday

Southern National Motorsports Park has been the training ground for such NASCAR Cup champions as Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin and now another SNMP racer, Mason Diaz, hopes to make his mark at a …
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College Notebooks
NC State Notebook

Wolfpack ready to get back to action vs. Marshall

N.C. State is focused on controlling the controllables.  After last weekend’s highly anticipated showdown with No. 12 West Virginia was scuttled due to Hurricane Florence, the Wolfpack …
UNC Notebook

Tar Heels catch a break with canceled game

As eastern North Carolina continues to recover in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, UNC football fans can be thankful for at least one result of the storm: the cancellation of Saturday’s …

ECU Notebook

Pirates leave early for USF to avoid Florence

East Carolina’s football team left town on Wednesday morning, but not to travel to Blacksburg, Virginia, for this weekend’s previously scheduled game at Virginia Tech. Following the …

Duke Notebook

Blue Devils take on Canada in preseason trip

While the college basketball season is still two months away, the Duke Blue Devils ran through three opponents in the middle of August in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, dispatching …