Duke guard Cassius Stanley (2) reacts following a basket against Virginia Tech during the first half of Saturday's game in Durham. Stanley had 21 points as the No. 6-ranked Blue Devils rolled to an 88-64 victory.

No. 6 Duke destroys Va. Tech 88-64

DURHAM — Three months ago, Virginia Tech's players celebrated wildly on the court in the Maui Invitational as the Hokies upset then-No. 3-ranked Michigan State. Virginia Tech was 6-0 under new …
Fike's Kyshon Atkinson (2) elevates for a shot over Northern Nash's Joshua Bullock (10) during the first half of Friday's 3-A Big East tournament championship game at Northern Nash. The Demons lost 74-64.

Not quite enough: Fike’s run ended by Northern Nash in Big East championship

ROCKY MOUNT — Prospective at-large playoff teams in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-A boys basketball ranks can finally breathe a little easier going into Sunday’s …
Imani Sutton (30) of Hunt dribbles by Rocky Mount's Caroline Thiel as Khala McNeil (2) looks on during Friday's 3-A Big East Conference tournament final at Northern Nash. Hunt lost 75-63.

Lady Warriors overpowered in Big East final by Rocky Mount

ROCKY MOUNT — While the 1-2 combination of freshman Kayla Haley and senior Dylia Lucas do not necessarily garner the game-in, game-out highlights for the Hunt High varsity girls basketball …
School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Madison Carnes, Wilson Christian Academy

Madison Carnes was a central factor in an undefeated week for her Wilson Christian Academy varsity girls basketball team, making her this week’s Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys …
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 …

Greenfield ousted in NCISAA 1-A semis

MATTHEWS — The bid for a repeat North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A championship for the Greenfield School varsity boys basketball team was upended in the semifinal …
Fike High senior Aaron Bancroft has Eastern Guilford’s Isaiah Manning on the mat during their first-round match at 170 pounds in the NCHSAA 3-A championship tournament Friday at the Greensboro Coliseum. Bancroft won by technical fall, one of five Golden Demons to win their first matches.

Staying alive in Greensboro: Fike’s Bancroft, Settles, CBA duo reach 3-A semis

GREENSBORO — While all seven Fike High wrestlers competing in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-A wrestling championship tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum on Friday …

NCCSA ROUNDUP: Lady Chargers back in state 2-A final

WALKERTOWN — Wilson Christian has played in two North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A varsity girls basketball championship games since the Lady Chargers last won a state title in …

Area Calendar, Feb. 22-23

Saturday, February 22   College Men’s Basketball Southern Wesleyan at Barton, 4 p.m.   College Women’s Basketball Southern Wesleyan at Barton, 2 …
Beddingfield’s Daneesha Briggs (23) passes over the defense of SouthWest Edgecombe’s Jada Battle (3) during Wednesday’s 2-A Eastern Plains Conference semifinal at Beddingfield. The Lady Bruins will travel to Farmville Central on Saturday at 5 to play for the league tournament title

EPC finals set for Saturday, Big East to play Friday night

Conference championship implications will be at stake in the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference on Saturday night. As for the 3-A Big East Conference, it’s wait and see. With the North …

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

Barton teams close out regular-season home schedule Saturday vs. SWU

Barton senior Jeff Gordon, driving during a game against Belmont Abbey on Jan. 2 at Wilson Gym, will be honored, along with fellow seniors Michael Boykin and Isaiah Buck-Lowman, before Saturday’s final regular-season home game against Southern Wesleyan.
The Barton College men’s basketball team will play its final regular-season game Saturday but the Bulldogs are hoping to book a return trip to Wilson Gymnasium. Barton currently sits in …

Barton beats Queens, picks up 5th straight win

CHARLOTTE — Barton College racked up its fifth straight men’s volleyball victory Friday with a four-set nonconference win at Queens University. The NCAA Division II Conference …
Community Sports
Bill Howard

Taking action with a crisis

I wrote about the crisis currently going on in the United States with declining hunting and fishing license sales, despite a growth in population over the past couple of decades. The dollars …
Pro Sports
Charlotte Hornets forward Marvin Williams (2), dribbling against Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans (42) during a game Jan. 30 in Washington, was released by the Hornets on Saturday and has signed with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Charlotte looks to get younger after releasing vets Williams, MKG

CHARLOTTE — The inevitable moves happened Saturday as a pair of long-time Charlotte Hornets were jettisoned to make way for a commitment to the youth movement. Marvin Williams and Michael …
College Notebooks
Duke Notebook
Duke guard Cassius Stanley (2) dribbles against North Carolina State during the second half of Wednesday’s game in Raleigh.

For Duke, NC State loss is a one-off

RALEIGH — The last two times Duke won national championships in 2010 and 2015, the Blue Devils’ regular season included a double-digit loss at N.C. State’s arena. The Wolfpack won …
UNC Notebook

With Roy Williams looking on, far left, Notre Dame’s Nate Laszewski (14) celebrates after winning Monday’s game at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Ind.

Same bad ending for Tar Heels

UNC fans can be forgiven if they feel like they’re living the plot of Groundhog Day, watching the same game on repeat. North Carolina gets a second-half lead and appears to be in control, then …

NC State Notebook

North Carolina State head coach Kevin Keatts yells to his players in the second half of a game against Syracuse in Syracuse, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 11. The Wolfpack enter this week with games against No. 6 Duke and No. 8 Florida State that are critical to their NCAA hopes.

Wolfpack enters week needing to make their NCAA case

The NET ratings, strength of schedules, win-loss records within certain quadrants, and other mitigating factors that determine the NCAA Tournament worthiness of a team are not needing dissection at …

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