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Hunt’s Blaize Keen (3) pump-fakes against Fike’s Trevon Atkinson (23) during the first half of Friday’s 3-A Big East Conference game at Hunt. Keen’s 3-pointer with 4.8 seconds left in overtime sent the Warriors to a 75-74 victory Friday night.

Warriors keep living right: Hunt pulls out 75-74 OT thriller over Fike on Keen’s 3

It all came down to how the ball bounced for varsity boys basketball teams from Fike and Hunt in Friday’s rivalry renewal on the Warriors’ floor. Junior Blaize Keen’s corner …
Hunt senior Bria Griffith (1) goes up for two of her career-high 31 points in the Lady Warriors’ 72-27 win at home against Fike on Friday night.

Quick knockout: Early Hunt 3s lead to romp past Fike

An early bombardment by Hunt High served to stun visiting Fike, leading to a runaway 72-27 3-A Big East Conference varsity girls basketball victory Friday night. Lady Warriors seniors Bria …
Former Fike High baseball coach Will Flowers, center, talks to Beddingfield coach Noah Edens, right, and the umpire prior to a game at Fike’s Gilbert Ferrell Field on March 5, 2010. Flowers, who retired after 31 seasons in 2013, will be inducted into the Fike High Athletic Hall of Fame along with Art Miller, Roc Canady, Dick Knox, Kenny Pridgen, Gus Andrews and Stephanie Otteson Corona on Saturday, May 2, at the school.

Fike to hold 10th hall-of-fame induction May 2

Four former coaches, including two who were also athletes, are part of the 10th induction class into the Fike High Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 2. Will Flowers, class of 1972, was a …

AREA ROUNDUP: Lady Bruins claim OT classic at SW Edgecombe, 66-59

PINETOPS — While Beddingfield and SouthWest Edgecombe have waged some memorable varsity girls basketball battles over the years, Lady Bruins head coach Debra Pegram appreciates the difficulty …

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Dean powers Lady Knights past Rocky Mount Academy

Darcy Dean had more than half of her Greenfield School girls basketball team’s points Friday as the Lady Knights defeated Rocky Mount Academy 23-11. Avery Williams added four points for …

Area Calendar, Jan. 25-26

Saturday, January 25   College Men’s Basketball Barton at Emmanuel, 4 p.m.   College Women’s Basketball Barton at Emmanuel, 2 p.m.   College Track …
Barton senior Angelos Mandilaris (19), shown in a season-opening match Wednedsay against Queens at Wilson Gym, tallied 15 kills and became the school’s all-time leader in kills with 1,187 in a 3-0 sweep Friday at Emmanuel in Franklin Springs, Ga.

Mandilaris breaks brother’s kills mark in Barton win

FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. —When Vasilis Mandilaris graduated from Barton College as the men’s volleyball program’s career leader in kills with 1,184, he knew that record wasn’t …
Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers (90), shown during a game Nov. 4, 2018, in Charlotte, was part of the 12-member N.C. Sports Hall of Fame’s 2020 induction class, announced Wednesday.

Peppers part of N.C. Sports Hall of Fame’s 2020 class

Wilson native and Southern Nash High graduate Julius Peppers is one of the headliners in the North Carolina Sport Hall of Fame’s 2020 induction class that was announced Wednesday. Peppers, …
Former major league baseball players in attendance at the 45th annual Wilson Hot Stove banquet Tuesday evening at Recreation Park Community Center were, from left, Left to right:  Billy Harris, Scott Pose, Monty Montgomery, Richard Such, Floyd Wicker, John Donaldson, Marion Talton and Mike Wallace.

Gliarmis tribute in the works

Lee Gliarmis, a pillar of the Wilson community who died last March at the age of 91, was the driving force in 1975 behind the formation and growth of Wilson Hot Stove League, the local organization …

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Youth basketball RESULTS Ages 5-6   War Eagles – 43 Greyhounds – 14 Highlights: War Eagles – Nathan Wilson 17 points, Max Nichols 14 points; Greyhounds …
“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each week in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the photo, please leave a comment below.

Guess Who?

“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each week in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the …
School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Tristian Foster, Southern Nash High

Tristian Foster has helped her Southern Nash High varsity girls basketball team get off to one of its best starts ever in 3-A Big East Conference play, making her this week’s Farris & …
Guess Who?

Guess Who?

“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each week in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the photo, please leave a comment below.
“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each week in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the …
Hunt senior Ethan Maddrey motions toward his teammates like he's shooting an arrow at the sky after winning the 50-yard freestyle on Thursday afternoon at the Harrison Family YMCA in Rocky Mount. After helping his Warrior boys team to its fourth-consecutive 3-A Big East Conference title, Maddrey was named Male Swimmer of the Year. Jack Frederick | Times

Four-peat! Hunt boys capture 4th straight Big East crown

ROCKY MOUNT — At the final 3-A Big East Conference swim meet of the year, no one could knock the Hunt boys swim team from the mountain top. Aided by a strong finish and a sweep of the …

AREA ROUNDUP: Streaking Cyclones deck Lee Christian for 4th straight win

SANFORD — After several losing streaks this season, the Community Christian varsity boys basketball team suddenly has a winning streak. The Cyclones posted their season-best fourth straight win …

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Wildcats drub Vikings for 9th victory

Behind 18 points from Daidien Sutton and 17 from Drew Pittman, the Springfield boys basketball team won for the ninth time in 10 games this season with a 51-27 blowout of host Elm City on Thursday …

Area Calendar, Jan. 24-25

Friday, January 24   College Men’s Volleyball Barton at Emmanuel, 7 p.m.   College Track and Field Barton at Liberty Indoor Kickoff   College …

Lady Cyclones fall flat at Faith Christian

ROCKY MOUNT — Described as an “off night” by head coach Kenneth Atkinson, the Community Christian School varsity girls basketball team saw its main threat in Olivia Walker held to …

The Life and Times Podcast, Dec. 11, 2019

It's the state championship edition of The Life and Times Podcast as the boys discuss Southern Nash impending title game against Charlotte Catholic as well as a quick overview of what's happened so …

College Sports

Barton rallies to down Queens in season opener

Angelos Mandilaris (9) of Barton goes for a tip over the defense of Queens' Nick Cavallaro (8) and  Aleksandar Perisic (12) during Wednesday's match in Wilson Gym. The Bulldogs won in five sets to claim their season opener.
Trailing entering the fourth set Wednesday night, the Barton College men’s volleyball team kicked off its 2020 season by claiming the final two sets and rallying for a 25-20, 21-25, 18-25, …
Duke forward Matthew Hurt (21) drives to the basket against Miami during the second half of Tuesday's game in Durham.

No. 8 Duke runs roughshod over Miami, 89-59

DURHAM — The 30-point Blue Devils are back, ending their two-game losing streak with their fourth 30-point romp in their last five victories. Eighth-ranked Duke (16-3, 6-2 ACC) won 89-59 …
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Community Sports

Pelicans on parade at banquet

Wilson attorney Earl Taylor, right, was presented the Willis Hackney Award for his contributions to baseball in the community at the 45th annual Wilson Hot Stove banquet Tuesday at Recreation Park Community Center. Also present were many of Taylor’s former players on the youth baseball team, the Wilson Pelicans, that he started with Roger Smith of Goldsboro, including Taylor’s twin sons, Jake and Luke. Pictured are, from left, Dwanya Williams-Sutton, Roger Smith, Adrian Brickhouse, the father of former Pelicans player Spencer Brickhouse; Zach Smith, Luke Taylor, D.J. Daniels, Isaiah White, Luke Taylor and Earl Taylor.
Earl Taylor was in his element Tuesday at the 45th Wilson Hot Stove banquet, but not because the Wilson attorney was being honored with the Willis Hackney Award for his contributions to baseball in …
Pro Sports
Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk, right, drives past Orlando Magic forward Wes Iwundu in the first half of Monday's game in Charlotte. The Hornets lost, 106-83, their seventh straight defeat as they prepare to depart for Paris, where they will meet the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.

Listless Hornets leave for Paris on a skid

CHARLOTTE — After Charlotte knocked off the Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks on the road to open the 2020 calendar year it appeared that the Hornets had turned a corner. Seven straight …
College Notebooks
Duke Notebook

Blue Devils’ O-line gets upgrade with Frey

Florida State run-game coordinator/offensive line coach Greg Frey is seen in a smartphone image as he is interviewed during media day Aug. 19, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. Frey, who spent last season on the staff at Florida, was hired this week by Duke head coach David Cutcliffe to coach the Blue Devils’ offensive line, which has underperformed the past two seasons.
Daniel Jones proved he was a better quarterback than NFL fans judged him at Duke upon taking over the New York Giants’ starting role as the sixth pick of the NFL draft. Quentin Harris, a …
NC State Notebook

Virginia center Jay Huff (30) and North Carolina State forward D.J.Funderburk (0) battle for a rebound during the second half of Monday’s game in Charlottesville, Va. The Wolfpack won 53-51.

Wolfpack shows toughness in grinding victory at Virginia

If there was a game that encapsulates what it will take for N.C. State to emerge as one of the top teams in this season’s ACC standings, it would have to be the Wolfpack’s win Monday at …

UNC Notebook

North Carolina’s Garrison Brooks (15) tumbles over Pittsburgh’s Trey McGowens after trying a shot during the first half of Saturday’s game in Pittsburgh.

Tar Heels tumble into losing mark in January for 1st time since 2001-02 season

It has been a long time since North Carolina has looked as helpless and hapless on the basketball floor as they have over the past month, as the Heels now have their first losing record (8-9) since …

ECU Notebook

East Carolina signee Mason Garcia of Carolina Forest High warms up before a game in Myrtle Beach on Sept. 20, 2019. Garcia is one of three quarterbacks signed by the Pirates in this year’s recruiting class.

Pirates load up on QBs in early signing class

It’s atypical to see a college football program sign three scholarship quarterbacks in one recruiting class, but East Carolina felt the talented trio the Pirates inked as part of the 2020 cycle …

Fike @ 50
The quiet superstar: Unassuming Crumpler the central player of Fike dynasty
Carlester Crumpler. Car-les-ter. Crump-ler. The alliterative rhythm of the name lends to the overall legend of its owner, who … Read More
Wilson Fike: State champs of the 4-A football circuit
In the end, it was just like head coach Henry Trevathan said it would for his Fike High Cyclones football team in 1969. The veteran … Read More
Plan of attack: Fike’s formations played a major role in championship seasons
Wedged among the layers that make up the remarkable tale of Fike High School’s three straight state 4-A championships in … Read More