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Shaky Sharks hold off Wilson 4-3

After a run that saw them win seven of eight games, the Wilson Tobs came crashing down over the weekend that was supposed to be celebratory in nature. The Wilmington Sharks handed Wilson a 4-3 loss Sunday afternoon in Fleming Stadium, the third …

Tobs clipped in 11 innings by HiToms, 4-3, Saturday

Twice in the waning stages of Saturday’s Coastal Plain League game inside Fleming Stadium, the Wilson Tobs received exactly what they wanted. Facing the West Division-leading High Point-Thomasville HiToms, Wilson loaded the bases in the ninth …
College Sports
Rain halts Tobs in 9-5, 7-inning loss to Generals

PETERSBURG — If you win by the rain, you lose by the rain. That’s the circumstance that has besieged the Wilson Tobs in their last two Coastal Plain League games. After Wilson won a 4-0 rain-shortened game in five innings Thursday night, …

Fine in five

Tobs 20th-year team to be recognized Saturday

Eyes on the ball

If Spencer Brickhouse carries the “can’t miss” tag as a baseball prospect, much of that has to do with the recent Bunn High graduate’s can’t-miss ability at the plate. “He has a special hitting ability and …
School Sports

All-state one more time

Beddingfield High’s Allison Pate, along with Olivia Narron of North Johnston, were each named to the sprawling North Carolina Softball Coaches Association 2-A all-state team that was released this week. It was the second straight honor for …

Legendary coaching trio honored

Former Wilson high school coaches, from left, Gilbert Ferrell, Bob Pope and Tommy Hawkins were honored for their years of service during the Wilson County Schools’ Coaches Appreciation Day on June …

Riba takes over at North Johnston

The month of June is not the ideal time to take over a high school varsity football program. But in the case of North Johnston High, the summer transition will be aided by keeping its opening within the family. That’s what the Panthers decided …
Community Sports

Area Calendar June 27-28

Monday, June 27 American Legion Baseball Edenton Post 40 at Wilson Post (DH) (Fleming Stadium), 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 American Legion Baseball Wilson Post 13 at Pitt County Post 39 (Pitt Community College), 7 p.m. American Legion Junior Baseball …
Community Sports
Area Briefs

YMCA Youth Triathlon registration under way Registration is under way for the seventh annual Wilson Family YMCA Youth Triathlon, to be held Saturday, Aug. 20, at Recreation Park Community Center on Sunset Road. The event is open to ages 5-17 with …

Powell reigns as NC Junior champion

Area Calendar June 25-27

Pro Sports

White, Hughes win Late Model races at Southern National

LUCAMA — Tyler Hughes and Louis White directed their respective cars to Late Model victory lane Saturday night as part of the Schools Out 200, held at Southern National Motorsports Park. In the first of two 40-lap segments, Hughes claimed the …
Pro Sports
Is LeBron the GOAT? Not yet

The debate raging for the past two days over the airwaves and the internet has been about LeBron James’ legacy. Certainly his performance in leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first NBA championship after trailing the defending champion …

Who will win Game 7?

Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Allison Shingleton, C.B. Aycock High

Junior Allison Shingleton was one of the reasons her C.B. Aycock High softball team won its third regional title in five years last week, making her this week’s Thomas Law Attorney Student-Athlete of the Week. In the Lady Falcons’ win …