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Should any cynic hold onto the belief that an elite student cannot be an elite athlete, then SouthWest Edgecombe High senior Jack Coltrane would like to have a talk with them. Not only does Coltrane rank second in his class with a weighted grade … more
Regardless of ability or external circumstances, every high school student begins each day with a full complement of 24 hours. Some will allow extraneous tasks to dominate their agenda, leaving little time for the grades and activities that … more
PEYTON BEAMAN, Greene Central High School A veritable two-sport star for the Lady Rams, was 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference player of the year in girls tennis and softball this year. … Played No. 1 singles and doubles all four years, never … more
Two years later, it’s finally in the family. When Beddingfield High senior Kenny Sims was announced as the 2017 recipient of the Tom Ham Athlete of the Year award as presented by The Wilson Times on Thursday morning, the nearly 6-foot tall … more
When the lights come on, no stage is too big for Kenny Sims. Applying that mindset, Sims, a senior multi-sport standout at Beddingfield High, defied nagging injuries, negative forecasts and a definite lack of size (5-foot-7, 150 pounds), to claim … more
Sooner or later, the Hunt High baseball program knew it would need the service of Bryson Worrell on the mound. As a sophomore and junior, Worrell, a standout centerfielder with the Warriors, showed glimpses of being effective as a … more
In terms of youth and experience, first-year Hunt High varsity softball coach Tiffany Rowe enjoyed the best of both worlds this season. The experience was brought in the pitching circle by senior right-hander Samantha Waddell, who fit every … more
SNOW HILL — Both Nyia Norwood and Peyton Beaman were at the forefront of a Greene Central High softball offense that put consistent pressure on opponents this season on the way to a share of the 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference … more
If the Hunt High varsity girls soccer team wasn’t playing on a grass field, one would almost mistake Lady Warriors senior goalkeeper Bryson Lee for a point guard in basketball. Indeed, Lee’s voice could be the one heard above all … more
Remember him as “Mr. Lucama” — with utmost respect. A fixture for nearly 50 years, Hugh M. Flowers was all that he could be for the tiny community located at the western tip of Wilson County. Flowers embraced Lucama as its … more
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