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Debra Pegram knew Makayla Everette was going to be a special player the first time the Beddingfield High varsity girls basketball coach met her future star at a summer basketball camp about seven … more
While professional sports leagues and the NCAA will count financial losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars because of the shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the squeeze felt by … more
As far as days on the sports field go, last Thursday wasn’t a good one in Wilson County. Mere minutes after the North Carolina High School Athletic Association released its decision to … more
PINETOPS — Like just about any high school athlete preparing to make the jump to the next level, the spring and summer was shaping up to a busy period of preparation for SouthWest Edgecombe … more
Amidst the upheaval of the sports calendar due to COVID-19 concerns, the prospect of holding the 2020 Golden Leaf Invitational high school baseball tournament hasn’t been ruled out just yet. … more
Tyson Bass wasn’t hearing any of it. His Hunt High varsity baseball team had just finished up an 11-1 win over Bunn in five innings Friday night at Fleming Stadium, mere hours before the … more
Sports editor Paul Durham good naturedly (at least, that was my impression) chided me last Friday night upon wrapping up my detailed account of the day’s earlier classic — the Fike High … more
With both varsity girls soccer teams set to play this weekend in The Brittany XVI, which was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, Hunt and West Johnston convened Friday at Hunt for one last game … more
The Fike High varsity baseball team scrapped to an emotion-charged 4-2 victory on the Gilbert Ferrell Field diamond  Friday evening in the kind of game that stirrs fans to come back for … more
If Senior Day came early for the Hunt High varsity baseball team, then the Warriors saved some of their best baseball for a premature ending Friday night at Fleming Stadium. Entering play against … more
The news of suspensions and cancellations in the sports world hit like mortars, each one destroying months of planning and organization, on Wednesday and Thursday, leaving little time to digest the … more
ROCKY MOUNT — With a shutdown of all sports imminent due to the threat of an outbreak of the coronavirus, varsity girls soccer teams from Nash Central and Southern Nash moved their scheduled … more
Following the lead from professional and collegiate sports leagues, the fallout from COVID-19 reached the high school and local levels Thursday afternoon. On a day where the NCAA announced it … more
The host Wilson Christian Academy varsity girls soccer team needed less than 32 minutes to bombard the Greenville Christian Academy net for nine goals in claiming a 9-0 North Carolina Christian … more
Bonner pair caps Lake Wilson victory ROCKY MOUNT — The Lake Wilson Tennis Club’s Aidan Bonner-Cian Bonner landed an opportunity to play their first match and responded with an 8-4 win … more
The Wilson Christian Academy varsity baseball bats finally came alive Thursday afternoon, lashing 13 hits in a 15-3 North Carolina Christian Schools Association 2-A East Region conquest of visiting … more
Friday, March 13 High School Varsity Baseball C.B. Aycock at Southern Wayne, 5 p.m.; Fayetteville Berean Baptist Academy at Wilson Christian, 5 p.m.; Greenville Rose at Fike, 5 p.m.;  … more
The Fike High softball team’s bats wasted no time setting a power dynamic that defined the Lady Demons’ 11-0 shutout of East Wake Academy at home Wednesday afternoon. Fike (3-1) … more
PIKEVILLE — The Charles B. Aycock High varsity baseball was not as sharp following a delay of more than an hour for lightning and rain. Hunt showed more life after spending more than an hour on … more
PIKEVILLE — It was a far cry from the lopsided outcome that opened the regular season for varsity softball teams from Hunt High and C.B. Aycock. But it was an abbreviated finish … more
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