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Southern Nash High athletic director Robbie Kennedy has announced the dates of fall sports tryouts for the Firebirds. Most of the dates are set for Monday, July 30. Football, cheerleading, … more
North Johnston High athletic director Nicole Davis announced the opening tryout dates for the school’s fall sports teams. She reminds that all prospective athletes must be enrolled at North … more
Dedrick “Cisco” Payton remembers when Beddingfield High fielded competitive wrestling teams. In fact, the Bruins reigned as conference champions in 2011. Bruce Pike contends the program can … more
One of the perks of my job, I’ve always thought, is access to the sports photo archives here at The Wilson Times. Although they are far from comprehensive, there remains a good number of … more
GREENSBORO — While the extent of most fan involvement and knowledge at the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star Football Game boils down to the 48 minutes of play inside Grimsley … more
GREENSBORO — Fike High graduate John Gliarmis kicked a pair of extra points and his twin brother, Walker, added another for the East squad but it wasn’t enough as the West claimed a 23-21 … more
By her own admission, Cheryl Gardner is a little apprehensive as she faces her first assignment as a high school cross-country coach after two successful seasons coaching the sport at Elm City … more
As varsity football head coach and history teacher at Fike High, Tom Nelson wasn’t exactly looking for more things to do as he approaches his eighth season leading the Golden Demons. However, … more
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
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