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School Sports

Lady Demons go 3-0 in opening week

Playing for the third time in four evenings, the Fike High varsity girls basketball team completed a perfect opening week to the 2017-18 season with a 44-36 triumph Friday night of a visiting East …

Football Forecast Week 13

Week 13 picks from The Wilson Times Football Forecast panel.

Not about to give up the fight

Since he became Fike High’s wrestling coach in 2011, Mike Wickham has tirelessly worked to promote the sport not only at Fike but throughout Wilson County as well. He instituted the County Vs. …

Fike @ 50

Defense sparks Cycs onward

The toughest game of Fike High’s 1967 state-championship season came from a Greensboro Dudley team in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4-A playoffs on Friday, …

‘It was a lot of fun,’ says Trevathan

In a no-pressure regular-season finale, the Fike High Cyclones had some fun in whipping first-year school Wilmington Hoggard 39-13 on Friday, Oct. 10, 1967, the Cyclones’ ninth straight victory …

Zo-o-o-m! And the Cycs were off

With an aerial show that more than made up for a lackluster defensive effort — at least by Fike High standards in the state 4-A football championship season of 1967 — the Cyclones won …

It was a beautiful inauguration-homecoming

The Fike High Cyclones christened their brand new football stadium Friday, Oct. 27, 1967, with their seventh straight win — a 23-0 conquest of Wilmington New Hanover — en route to the first of …

A community institution

Five decades after it first opened, the Fike High football stadium remains as a monument to community spirit than anything else. The first game was played in the concrete structure on Friday, Oct. …
COLLEGE SPORTS
Duke Notebook

So far, youthful Duke is the best around

Three games into the year, and Duke basketball has established itself as the best team in the country. While they came into the year as Vegas favorites and were No. 1 in both the preseason Associated …
ECU Notebook

Last home game looms Saturday for 27 Pirates

ECU NOTEBOOK This season hasn’t gone how any ECU football senior envisioned it, but that doesn’t take away from the emotion that the group playing its final game inside Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium …
NC State Notebook

Hines a big part of Wolfpack’s success

NC State Notebook These are exciting times for Nyheim Hines. With his effectiveness hampered as he was saddled with an injury in North Carolina State’s previous football two games, both …
UNC Notebook

Win at Pitt shows Tar Heels haven’t given up yet

Say what you want about North Carolina’s subpar 2017 football season, but one thing you can’t say is that this team quit fighting. Given the season’s many disappointments and implausibly bad …

Ice-cold Lady Bulldogs lose 70-40 in North Georgia Classic

DAHLONEGA, Ga. — The three-game winning streak to start the season ended with a thud Friday for the Barton College women’s basketball team. The Lady Bulldogs managed to make just 20.3 percent …

Bulldogs hold off Virginia Union 74-66 for first win of season

MOUNT OLIVE — After losing leads and the game in each of its first three outings to start the season, the Barton College men’s basketball team found a second-half surge Friday in toppling …
Community Sports

Life isn’t one big victory lap

“We used to have to walk two miles to school and home from school every day in the snow. And to make matters worse, it was uphill both ways.” We have all heard that story from older …

WYSA '06 Explosion claims division title

The Wilson Youth Soccer Association '06 Explosion won the U11 Boys Second Division East title in the North Carolina Youth Soccer Fall Classic League, going 7-1-1. The Explosion tied with …
Pro Sports

Daniels ends drought with Spooktacular win at Southern National

Rusty Daniels ended a winless streak dating back to May 2016 with his victory in Sunday night’s Spooktacular presented by NCDOT Click-It-Or-Ticket at Southern National Motorsports Park. The …
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Hunter Perry, Southern Nash High

Senior Hunter Perry was a major part of a defensive effort for his Southern Nash High varsity football team that overwhelmed visiting Fayetteville Westover on Friday night, making him this …