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Beddingfield's Zach Adams, with ball, prepares to take on the tackle of SouthWest Edgecombe's Ray Wooten during their Nov. 1 game at Beddingfield. Both the Bruins and SouthWest will be in action Friday night in the first round of the playoffs, with Beddingfield visiting East Bladen in first-round 2-A action and SouthWest, the Eastern Plains Conference champion, hosting Washington in the 2-AA bracket.
At Southern Nash High and SouthWest Edgecombe, respectively, Brian Foster and Jonathan Cobb have their teams in enviable positions as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association football …
MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Wilson Prep clips Wilson Christian

The visiting Wilson Prepatory Academy boys basketball team bolted to a 30-10 halftime lead and breezed to a 45-36 victory against Wilson Christian Academy on Thursday. Leading scorers for the …

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Football Forecast

Football Forecast Week 14

The playoffs are underway, but can anyone chase down Sheldon Vick before the last area team bows out?
The playoffs are underway, but can anyone chase down Sheldon Vick before the last area team bows out?
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 of the online version at www.wilsontimes.com.
“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo …

AREA ROUNDUP: Hunt swims to win in Big East opener

ROCKY MOUNT — The Hunt High boys swim team picked right up from where it left off last season by swimming to victory in the opening 3-A Big East Conference meet of the season Wednesday in the …
With Hunt head coach Richard Frazier in the background, Camille Ruiz, left, and Rachel Cox confirm their intent to play women's soccer at Barton College beginning with the 2019-20 school year.

Same colors, but new school

Before families, friends, teammates, coaches and administrators, a pair of Hunt High girls soccer players and the school’s most accomplished female runner announced their intent to continue …

Area calendar, Nov. 16-17

Friday, November 16College Men’s Basketball53rd Annual Pickle Classic at Mount Olive — Barton vs. UNC Pembroke, 5 p.m.High School Varsity FootballNCHSAA playoffs, first round — 2-A: …

Doing the right thing not always easy

It wasn’t the way Marcaus Harris envisioned his 17th birthday wrapping up. The Fike High junior was looking forward to celebrating with his football teammates following after the Golden …
North Johnston High senior softball teammates, from left, Blayke Batten, Amberlynn Pearce, Jordyn Scott, Lindsey Massengill and Olivia Gachuz signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to continue their careers at the collegiate level.

Lady Panthers’ party of five

KENLY — An emphatic statement to the success of the North Johnston High softball program was delivered during an informal gathering in the school auditorium Wednesday morning. Five senior …

AREA ROUNDUP: Knights can’t close out Ravens in 53-51 loss

RALEIGH — Despite chances to tie or take the lead in the final minute of Wednesday’s varsity boys basketball game, Greenfield School just couldn’t get a shot to fall, just as it had …
Fike @ 50
In this Wilson Daily Times file photo by Craig Deanhardt, Fike’s Ricky Barnes (40) scores a touchdown against Wilmington Hoggard as the Cyclones finished the regular season with a 26-0 victory in Cyclone Country Stadium on Oct. 7, 1968.
FIKE@50

Many names, many faces play in Cyclones’ victory

The Fike High Cyclones finished the 1968 varsity football regular season with a glimpse of the 1969 season as Fike pounded Wilmington Hoggard 26-0, using a bevy of players up from the junior varsity …
The second half: A new contest
Fike High celebrated homecoming on Nov. 1, 1968, with a 28-14 varsity football win over visiting Enloe High of Raleigh that didn’t … Read More
Trevathan: ‘A new season has begun for Cyclones’
With 13 points in the first quarter and a 27-0 lead at halftime, the Fike High Cyclones took a big step toward defending their state … Read More
COLLEGE SPORTS

Post power sends BC past St. Aug’s

Barton's Dinah Neal briskly works her way past Saint Augustine's defenders Nia Moore (15) and Shankia Clark (22) during the first half of Tuesday night's Lady Bulldogs home opener in Wilson Gym.
Kianna Wynn, a 6-foot senior, dominated inside with a double-double of a game-high 31-point explosion and 10 rebounds. However, Wynn was complemented by plenty of power in the post in the …

Unbeaten Bulldogs wreck Coker’s season opener, 98-61

HARTSVILLE, S.C. — The strong-starting Barton College men’s basketball team needed just two and one-half minutes to seize the lead for keeps in wrecking Coker College’s season …
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Community Sports

AREA BRIEFS: SPOT hoops registration ends Tuesday

Registration for The SPOT’s East Carolina Elite Basketball ages 8-13 youth league ends Tuesday. Registration is $30 per player and can be done online at www.thewilsonspot.org. There will …
Pro Sports
Barton College graduate Daniel Claytor will continue his bid to qualify for the Web.com Tour when he travels to McKinney, Texas for the second leg of the process Nov. 6-9.

Climbing the pro ladder

The appearance is the seventh for JT (John-Tyler) Griffin and the first for Daniel Claytor. The mission is the same for the Wilson-area professional golfers. Griffin and Claytor continue their …