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Community Sports

Look, but don’t approach

It should probably go without saying, but it can’t. Do not approach wildlife. Wildlife can be dangerous. Especially the dangerous wildlife. But even the not-so-dangerous wildlife can be …

The Bank is closed

A Wilson City Little League All-Star team again saw a state-championship bid thwarted by a Greenville Tar Heel team Thursday evening before an enthusiastic turnout in Southern Bank Stadium. The …

It’s try, try again for Wilson

The first inning set the tone in Wednesday afternoon’s North Carolina Little League State Ages 9-11 State Tournament championship game 1 at Southern Bank Stadium. The first three Greenville Tar …

WSCC girls, Wedgewood boys lead ENCJGL

NASHVILLE — The Willow Springs Country Club girls team and the Wedgewood Public Golf Course boys squad boosted their overall leads in Tuesday’s Eastern North Carolina Junior Golf League match at …

LWTC sweeps pair of Junior Team Tennis matches

With overwhelming efficiency in singles contests, teams from Lake Wilson Tennis Club were successful in USTA Junior Team Tennis Downeast League matches this week. The 18U edition improved to 4-1 …
Pro Sports

Rountree, Gael Nation edged in second round of TBT

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Southern Durham High product Julian Gamble hit a game-winning free throw to invoke the “Elam Ending” and send Armored Athlete to a 75-73 victory over Gael Nation in the second …

OBP + SLG = Angels clip his wings

On-base percentage plus slugging percentage equals OPS. Baseball introduced the statistical term only a few years ago but, already, OPS is defining careers and serving as a measuring stick for …
School Sports
Guess Who?

Guess Who?

“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each Saturday in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the photo, …

Firebirds set fall tryout times

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, …

NJ announces fall sports tryout schedule

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 …

‘Cisco’ back to being Bruin

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 …

Old Times photos get new purpose

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 …

EAST-WEST FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Gliarmis twins endure growing pains at East-West football game

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 …
COLLEGE SPORTS

Tobs split with Pilots to maintain North Division lead

Spectacular defensive plays from Wilson Tobs left fielder Nick Smith and shortstop Drew Brooks in the first inning limited the Peninsula Pilots to one run. But a sensational response with the …

Tobs fend off Salamanders in 10

HOLLY SPRINGS — Wilson Tobs right fielder Carson Freeman gunned down Peyton Isaacson at the plate for the final out of Friday’s Coastal Plain League game, allowing the Tobs to escape with a 4-3 …
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College Notebooks
Fike @ 50

A celebration 50 years in the making

The immense respect for head coach Gilbert Ferrell and assistant coach Ted Perry had not dimmed. Both both coaches would readily tell anybody that you play with whoever shows. Thus, 50 years …
A special time revisited
The ingredients of a championship season — talent, skill, coaching, perseverance, dedication, timing and luck — can be found in … Read More
Cyclones’ precious memories
Whatever paths their lives have traversed in the last half century, members of Fike High’s football team in 1967 are forever bonded … Read More