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Slamming the door shut

Hunt's Kristen Armstrong (17) watches her first-half shot try to get past Fike keeper Jah'Asia Pernell (22) during the first half of Thursday's 3-A Big East Conference match at Hunt. Pernell made the save, but Hunt went on to win 2-0. Also in the photo for Fike is Vallery Gore.
With five minutes remaining in Thursday’s Senior Night clash with archrival Fike, Hunt High senior goalkeeper Rachel Cox carried out her most exhausting save of the night. As the action took …

LeAnn Pittman delivers a pitch during Thursday's game at Hunt. Pittman was the winning pitcher after slamming a two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to propel the Lady Demons to a 7-4 victory Thursday at Hunt.

Fike, Pittman spoil Hunt’s Senior Night

With one swing of the bat, Fike High senior LeAnn Pittman dealt the host Hunt varsity girls softball team a classic case of Senior Night heartbreak in the 3-A Big East Conference clash for second …

Hunt head coach Jon Smith, right, talks to Blaize Keen after he was hit by a pitch during a game against Rocky Mount on April 10 at Hunt. Smith and the Warriors will face South Granville on Saturday in the first day of action at the sixth annual Golden Leaf Invitational.

Hard work goes into making the Golden Leaf a tradition

It takes hard work to establish tradition and the Golden Leaf Invitational high school baseball tournament is no exception. Conceived in 2014 by head coaches Jon Smith of Hunt and Buck Edmundson …

Barton men’s volleyball players celebrate after defeating King in five sets in the Conference Carolinas tournament championship Thursday evening at Wilson Gym. The Bulldogs won the league title for the second straight year.

Bulldogs get last bite

With the entire season on the line, the Barton College men’s volleyball team took down King University with a 17-15 fifth-set victory in the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas tournament …

School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Grace Ziegler, Wilson Preparatory Academy

Grace Ziegler scored five goals over four games for her Wilson Preparatory Academy girls soccer team last week, making her this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the …
Life and Times Podcast

Life and Times Podcast, April 11, 2019

Staff writer Jimmy Lewis and host Kai Jones go on the clock to talk about the 3-A Big East, 2-A Eastern Plains Conference and the NCAA Basketball Championship game.
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, …

AREA ROUNDUP: Bass fires Warriors past Franklinton 7-1

FRANKLINTON — Junior Tyson Bass worked five innings to get his team-leading sixth win of the year on the mound as the Hunt High varsity baseball team closed out its 3-A Big East Conference …
Members of Fike High’s 1999 state 3-A championship baseball team held a 20-year reunion Thursday, April 11, prior to the Golden Demons’ home game against Franklinton. Members of the team present were, from left, assistant coach Brent Secrest, pitching coach Randy Prince, Cliff Jenkins, Jonathan Stancil, Brock Godwin, Chris Clark, Brent Bissette, Craig Danielson, Chris Pridgen and head coach Will Flowers.

1999 Golden Demons reunite

Members of Fike High’s 1999 state 3-A championship baseball team held a 20-year reunion Thursday, April 11, prior to the Golden Demons’ home game against Franklinton at Gilbert Ferrell …

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Vikings boys, girls seize county cross-country titles

Both Elm City cross-country teams raced to victory in Wednesday’s Wilson County Championship meets. The Vikings boys totaled but 27 points for their top five runners, followed by Toisnot …

Area Calendar, April 19-20

Friday, April 19College BaseballSouthern Wesleyan at Barton (DH), 1 p.m.College Men’s TennisBarton at Limestone, 11 a.m.College Women’s TennisBarton at Limestone, 11 a.m.College Track and …
Fike's Jake Herring surged to a 5-under-par 67 to repeat as the Wilson County Championship individual winner on Wednesday at Wilson Country Club.

Leagues of their own

Observers noted that star Fike sophomore Jake Herring was struggling to demonstrate top form in the early going of the 2019 Wilson County Championship boys golf tournament at Wilson Country Club on a …
The North Johnston doubles tandem of Graham Walston and Carsse Lucas won the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference individual championship Wednesday afternoon in Kenly.

EPC TENNIS: NJ's Walston-Lucas win doubles crown

KENLY — From the No. 3 seed, the team of juniors Graham Walston-Carsse Lucas prevailed in an all-North Johnston High doubles final Wednesday at the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference boys tennis …
COLLEGE SPORTS

Bulldogs vault into CC men's volleyball final

The top-seeded Barton College men’s volleyball team zipped into the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas tournament championshilp match with a 25-17, 25-16, 25-19 sweep of No. 5 Limestone …
Barton's Aleksa Brkovic, celebrating during a Feb. 19 match against Mount Olive in Wilson Gym, was named Conference Carolinas defensive player of the year Wednesday.

The big bite

In the opinion of NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas men’s volleyball head coaches, Barton College is home to the best offensive and defensive player in the league. Those were just two of …
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Community Sports

WYSA ROUNDUP: ‘06 Explosion girls finish second in National League Piedmont Conference

The Wilson Youth Soccer Association ’06 Explosion 13U Girls team finished its first season in the U.S. Youth Soccer Association’s National League Piedmont Conference with an 8-1-2 mark, good for second place out of 12 teams throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
ROSWELL, Ga. — The Wilson Youth Soccer Association ‘06 Explosion 13U Girls team finished its first season in the U.S. Youth Soccer’s National League Piedmont Conference with a pair …
Pro Sports

Lutz's homer leads Mudcats to 7-5 win over Woodpeckers

FAYETTEVILLE — Tristen Lutz hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, leading the Carolina Mudcats to a 7-5 win over the Fayetteville Woodpeckers on Thursday. The home run by Lutz scored …
College Notebooks
Duke Notebook

Blue Devils’ late-game luck runs out

Michigan State forward Xavier Tillman (23) looks to pass the ball as he is covered by Duke center Marques Bolden (20) and guard Tre Jones (3) during the first half of the NCAA Tournament East Regional final in Washington on Sunday. The Blue Devils lost 68-67, ending the season with a 32-6 record.
After winning two consecutive games on last-second plays, Duke’s NCAA Tournament luck ran out in the Elite Eight as the overall top-seeded Blue Devils lost a 68-67 heartbreaker to Michigan …
NC State Notebook

Southern Nash product and N.C. State freshman running back Zonovan Knight carries the ball during a recent spring practice in Raleigh.

Spring game a chance for Knight to carve out spot

N.C. State will get its first look at the 2019 team when the program hosts its annual Kay Yow Spring Game on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium. The intrasquad contest will kick off at 1 …

UNC Notebook
Little declares for NBA Draft; White remains undecided

North Carolina freshman Nassir Little announced on Monday that he is leaving the university to enter the NBA Draft, where he is projected to be a first-round pick. That news is no surprise, as Little …

ECU Notebook
Houston signs 3 more to give Pirates 21

New head coach Mike Houston and his East Carolina football staff entered National Signing Day with three specific targets in mind. At the end of the day on Feb. 6, all three had signed on the …

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