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The grind of the fight game at the professional level simply does not stop for Wilson boxers Jamar Freeman and Austin Bryant. After resounding knockout victories in their hometown in February as part of Wilson-based Top Catz Boxing’s … more
LUCAMA – Northern Virginia drivers and teammates Mason Diaz and Jonathan Findley each scored victories at Southern National Motorsports Park on Saturday night. Diaz started on the pole in the first of two Late Model Stock Car races and led … more
Wilson native Dedrick Payton has coached football at several different levels for nearly the past two decades, but he never dreamed it would take him halfway around the world. Payton, known nearly to all as “Cisco,” recently got that … more
ZEBULON — The Carolina Mudcats scored nine runs from the sixth inning on to power past the Frederick Keys 9-3 in Sunday’s Advanced-A Carolina League game in Five County Stadium. Troy Stokes Jr. clubbed a tying home run in the sixth … more
Brandon Ward’s victory in Saturday night’s Southern Modified Racing Series race at Southern National Motorsports Park was a sentimental one. Four years ago, his close friend and crew member Mike Sabiston passed away at the track prior … more
ZEBULON — Barring a trade at some point in their professional careers, the Carolina Mudcats that will toil in Five County Stadium beginning in 2017 have one goal: Earn a dugout seat for the sixth-inning sausage race at Milwaukee’s Miller … more
LUCAMA — Tyler Hughes held off Mason Diaz in a photo finish in the first of two Late Model races while Tim Allensworth survived a wild race to score the victory in the second race at Southern National Motorsports Park on Sunday. Hughes … more
The anticipation of rain in the area Saturday night has prompted Southern National Motorsports Park officials to postpone its season opener one week to Saturday, March 26. With forecast models predicting anywhere from a 70- to a 90-percent chance … more
Justin Gill has not been in action much in recent years, but he plans to be on the track much more in 2017, beginning with Saturday’s 150-lap Late Model Stock Car race at Southern National Motorsports Park. The 28-year-old from Wilson is a … more
In a state where professional boxing does not enjoy a sterling reputation, Wilson-based Top Catz Boxing held its inaugural card Saturday night at Bill Ellis Convention Center. From the outset, founder and promoter Tony Meeks promised something … more
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