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The last couple of weeks have been hectic and exciting for recent Southern Nash High graduate Abe Rodriguez. Earlier this month, the former Firebirds offensive lineman signed a scholarship offer … more
Chloe Howard made quite a splash in her first season with the Greenfield School varsity girls soccer team this past spring. The seventh-grader set a Lady Knights single-season record with 52 goals, … more
A couple of years ago, Wayne Hardy turned the Hunt High boys and girls tennis programs over to Debbie Williamson Bass. Now, the 58-year-old Hardy is returning to the courts as Bass’ … more
Lots of things start to happen in the high school years for student-athletes. Girls. Guys. Cars. Knowledge of everything, meaning that by this age our little ones know everything about everything. … more
After 21 years as a head coach at two different schools, Jay Poole hasn’t lost his edge as it relates to being a basketball junkie. His latest assignment as an assistant coach for the 44th … more
Debbie Williamson Bass embraced her opportunity to coach tennis at Hunt High, but the opportunity to return to her “home away from home” appealed even more. Thus, after two seasons on … more
Sometimes, those fortune cookies do come true. Such was the case for recent Fike High graduate Malik Piersaul. As the Golden Demon track athlete indulged in a plate of Chinese food late last … more
PIKEVILLE — Whether it was patrolling the girls golf links with a stride of confidence, or engaging colleagues and students within the halls of Charles B. Aycock, Roger Rhodes had a smile and an … more
Runner-up North Johnston High, third-place SouthWest Edgecombe and last-place Beddingfield combined to land eight players on the 2018 All-Eastern Plains Conference baseball team. Regular-season … more
When it comes to the football careers of Walker and John Gliarmis, it’s impossible to get one without the other. Descending from a rich lineage of collegiate kickers, the twins supplied Fike … more
The hulking rolls of the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association All-State team recently counted six North Johnston High players amongst its membership. Junior Blayke Batten, senior Lexi … more
For a guy who’s been nearly everywhere with his job, Anthony Thompson was mighty happy to be back home in Wilson. Thompson, who has lived in Europe for nearly three decades after moving to … more
Dwight Taylor hinted of a desire to return to coaching. With the resignation of Wayne Hardy, Hunt High needed a basketball coach. Thus, Taylor, with nearly 30 years of high school coaching … more
Quite literally, Phil Long was in the right place at the right time to assume leadership of the Hunt High varsity boys soccer program. The 2002 Hunt graduate was unaware that the Warriors were … more
Friday, June 29   American Legion Baseball Wilson Post 13 at Ahoskie Post 102, 7 p.m.   Saturday, June 30   American Legion Baseball Wayne County Post 11 at … more
Beddingfield High graduate Marcus Parker, the 2017 Wilson Times Ironman of the Year, has been removed from the East roster for the 70th annual North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star … more
Recent Hunt High graduate Tyler Wells received the Earl Boykin Most Outstanding … more
Coming into the 2018 varsity baseball season Fike High teammates Justice Lynn and Chad Bean had vastly different outlooks. Lynn, the Golden Demons senior center fielder, was ready to make a splash … more
The Wells Fargo Conference Cup, the symbol for 3-A Big East Conference overall athletic supremacy, will not be changing locations to kick off the 2018-19 school year. That much was assured Monday … more
The name of the game was fast-pitch softball at the high school level, but Jada Santiago’s numbers at the plate were indicative of an era that ended 20 years ago, when the North Carolina High … more
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