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June swoon continues

The frustrations and losses continued to mount for the Wilson Tobs, who couldn’t convert a solid pitching performance into a win Sunday. The Tobs got a strong effort from starting pitcher Cody Smith but their offense didn’t follow …
College Sports

Tobs seek second chance in second half

The second half represents the realistic shot for the Wilson Tobs to salvage the 2017 Coastal Plain League summer collegiate baseball season. Winning the East Division first half although occupying the cellar and trailing the front-runner by …
Shelling the fish

Wilson Tobs hitters responded with their most impressive slugging display of the season in claiming a 9-5 Coastal Plain League summer collegiate baseball victory against the Morehead City Marlins in Fleming Stadium on Friday night. The Tobs, …

School Sports

Kent lands at CCS as girls basketball coach

Community Christian School is granting Wilson’s Mark Kent an opportunity to return to coaching. Athletic director Bryan Walker announced the 47-year-old Kent, a 1987 Fike High graduate, has accepted the position of varsity girls basketball …

Raiders remember

Forty years later, specifics from the sensational 1977 athletic year for the former Rock Ridge High School have slipped into a vague state for baseball and football players of that year. At the 40th reunion celebrated Saturday afternoon at Marsh …
Community Sports

Area Calendar, June 26-27

Monday, June 26 American Legion Baseball Post 13 at Farmville Post 151 (Farmville Central High), 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 American Legion Baseball Post 13 at Pitt County Post 39 (Pitt C.C.), 7 p.m. American Legion Junior …

Post 13 rained out Saturday, faces busy week to end regular season

Wilson Post 13’s American Legion baseball game against Apex Post 124, scheduled for Saturday in Fleming Stadium, was rained out. The nondivision game will not be rescheduled. Post 13, now 6-3 overall and 6-2 in Area I East Division play, …
Pro Sports

Diaz looks to protect Late Model Stock lead at SNMP

Points battles are heating up at Southern National Motorsports Park as the first half of the 2017 regular season comes to a close on Saturday, June 24. Mason Diaz continues to dominate in the Late Model Stock Car division with four wins this …
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Jada Santiago, North Johnston High

Jada Santiago’s big bat helped her North Johnston High varsity softball team reach the fourth round of the state 2-A playoffs last week, making her this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Jada, a junior third …