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Bruins back with a ‘W’

Beddingfield’s Andrew Gattis (15) puts up a jump shot over the reach of North Johnston’s Rakuan Rodrigues during Wednesday’s game at Beddingfield. Gattis scored 22 points in the Bruins’ 79-68 victory.
A 12-0 run in the first quarter paced the Beddingfield High varsity boys basketball team to a 79-68 home win over 2-A Eastern Plains Conference foe North Johnston on Wednesday night. The Panthers …

North Johnston's Arial Pearce (5) responds with one of her numerous drives, racing past Beddingfield's Aa'Niyah Sherrod during Wednesday night's conference game in the Beddingfield High gym.

NJ tops Lady Bruins, 53-37

A 11-2 run to end the third quarter enabled the North Johnston varsity girls basketball team to pull away to a 53-37 2-A Eastern Plains Conference victory at Beddingfield on Wednesday night. Both …

Hunt head coach Keith Byrum watches from the sidelines during the Warriors home game against Beddingfield on Sept. 2, 2018. Byrum resigned after three years as head coach on Tuesday.

Byrum steps down as Hunt football head coach

Keith Byrum confirmed Wednesday evening that he has resigned as the varsity football head coach at Hunt High, where he has coached for 20 years. Byrum, who became the Warriors’ sixth head …

School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Chase Eaton, Fike High

Fike High junior Chase Eaton qualified for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-A indoor track and field championships at a meet last week, making him this week’s Thomas Law …
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, please leave a comment in the comments section below.
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, …
COLLEGE SPORTS
Barton’s Michael Boykin (4), putting up a shot in a game against Lees-McRae on Jan. 2 at Wilson Gym, scored 20 points Wednesday as the Bulldogs won their fifth straight with a 91-79 triumph at archrival Mount Olive.

Surging Bulldogs triumph at Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE — All five starters scored in double figures to lead the surging Barton College men’s basketball team to a 91-79 conquest of host archrival University of Mount Olive on …
Barton senior guard Dinah Neal, dribbling the ball a game against King on Jan. 8 at Wilson Gym, matched her career high with 27 points in the Lady Bulldogs’ 88-71 victory Wednesday at Mount Olive.

Neal matches career high to spark Barton past Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE — Behind some good, old-fashioned rebounding and defense, a great night at the foul line and the hot hand of senior guard Dinah Neal, the Barton College women’s basketball …
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Community Sports

Still a boy of summer

Cleveland Indians’ Lonnie Chisenhall, left, celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a double during a game June 11, 2018, against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. Chisenhall, a Carteret County native who signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates in December, will be the featured speaker at the 44th annual Wilson Hot Stove banquet Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Recreation Park Community Center.
Lonnie Chisenhall wants to hear your questions. The Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder and Newport native will be the guest speaker at the 44th annual Wilson Hot Stove banquet Tuesday, Jan. 22, at …
Pro Sports

SNMP track owner Michael Diaz, left, congratulates Matt McCall in victory lane after McCall won the 18th Thanksgiving Classic, his second straight, on Sunday at SNMP.

McCall holds off McCaskill to repeat as Classic winner

Matt McCall raced his way from the rear of the field to the lead in the final half of the Solid Rock Carriers Thanksgiving Classic, passing Deac McCaskill late and holding the four-time champion off …

College Notebooks
NC State Notebook

Tough loss has Wolfpack still seeking consistency

North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts shouts to his team during the second half of Tuesday’s game against Wake Forest in Winston-Salem.
A conference season will have its ebbs and flows. Eventually, a basketball team will settle into what is its true identity and the habits of a team will become its traits,  North Carolina …
UNC Notebook
Tar Heels put worst foot forward vs. Cards

Asked whether he had a particular area of concern with his team after Saturday’s embarrassing home loss to Louisville — the worst in his tenure as the North Carolina head coach — …

Fike @ 50
Commitment to greatness
Even though it happened five decades ago, Fike High’s run of three straight state 4-A football championships is still considered not … Read More
Fike rolls back Green Wave 21-7; takes 2nd straight title
In typical fashion, the 1968 Fike High football team showed its championship colors with a stirring second-half rally to defeat … Read More
How to contribute to Trevathan monument, scholarship fund
If you would like to contribute to the fundraising effort to honor former Fike High football head coach Henry Trevathan and help … Read More