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A summer of baseball, created out of some of the most challenging circumstances, found life when the Wilson Tobs and Wilson Team Elite elected to give players an opportunity to play this season … more
The loss of an in-state program has helped lead to a gain for swimming teams at Barton College. Following the depature of the only head coach in program history after Tyler Ziegler elected to take … more
The Atlantic Coast Conference reworked its football schedule Wednesday to allow each team to play 11 games and to incorporate Notre Dame, which is giving up its cherished independence in a year … more
A summer collegiate baseball season that was beset by obstacles from the beginning stopped abruptly Wednesday afternoon for the Wilson Tobs. The Tobs, one of just seven Coastal Plain League teams … more
With rare exceptions, there were no gold gloves to be handed out for the defense of the Wilson Tobs on Monday night at Fleming Stadium. Cast-iron skillets were more appropriate. Opposing the … more
HAMPTON, Va. — With one more game left to be played against the rival Peninsula Pilots, the Wilson Tobs seized the season series with a 7-4 victory Sunday night at War Memorial Stadium. The … more
Twelve Coastal Plain League games are now in the books for the Wilson Tobs, and the Peninsula Pilots team they encountered to open the 2020 season — the one that had 40 runs dropped on it in … more
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — If the proceedings of an unorthodox 2020 Coastal Plain League season have indicated anything, it’s never to count the offense of the Wilson Tobs out of a game. That … more
Despite the South Atlantic Conference announcing Friday that it would delay the start of its fall sports season and only play conference opponents during that span due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the … more
For the bulk of the 2020 season for the Wilson Tobs, the focus has been on a rampaging offense that has had little trouble threatening double-digit run totals. It was pitching’s turn to take … more
Conference Carolinas, an NCAA Division II league of which Barton College is a charter member, announced Wednesday that will move forward with fall athletic competitions, starting no earlier than … more
This time the Wilson Tobs didn’t need a late-inning rally — or need to survive one by the opposition — as the Coastal Plain League club rolled to a 14-1 win, shortened to seven … more
For the second night in a row Sunday, the Wilson Tobs flirted with the danger of losing a sizable lead. Opposing the independent semi-pro East Coast Weekenders, Wilson answered an early run to … more
For 3 1/3 innings Saturday night, the Wilson Tobs had all the makings of a cruise-control performance against the High Point-Thomasville HiToms. Then, the evening turned into a disaster. Wilson … more
    THOMASVILLE — Playing the High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms for the first time since 2016, the visiting Wilson Tobs pushed across an unearned run in the top of the fifth inning … more
Right now, it’s Dusty Baker’s world and the rest of summer collegiate baseball is just living in it. The Wilson Tobs outfielder continued his torrid streak at the plate in … more
East Carolina University has “temporarily paused” all athletic activities, per athletic director Jon Gilbert’s announcement Tuesday afternoon. “The health and safety of our … more
While this summer collegiate baseball season might go down as the most bizarre in the Coastal Plain League’s 24 years, it hasn’t taken much of it for the Wilson Tobs players to develop … more
Several collegiate and high school coaches and administrators in North Carolina — including Duke football coach David Cutcliffe and High Point men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith — … more
The Wilson Tobs gave the few fans that were allowed into Fleming Stadium a happy ending Sunday with a 7-6 walk-off victory over the Peninsula Pilots in 10 innings. It was the second straight night … more
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