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Wilson Post 13’s Trey Dail jumps up in the air after scoring a run while teammate Josh Fuller looks on during an American Legion Area I East Division playoff game against Farmviille Post 151 on July 6, 2019. While American Legion Baseball announced Tuesday the cancellation of its 2020 national tournaments due to the coronavirus pandemic, Post 13 and other teams in North Carolina are still hoping to play this summer, even with a partial season.

American Legion Baseball cancels national tourneys; season still a possibility in NC

While American Legion Baseball announced the cancellation Tuesday of its 2020 regional championships and World Series due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wilson Post 13 and the rest of the teams in North …
In this undated Times file photo, Wilson baseball fan Bryant “Bryan Bryan” Nowell sits in the stands at Fleming Stadium. Nowell, known his trademark phrase, “Hey! Hey!” was a common sight at baseball games in Wilson until his death at age 81 in 1988.

‘Take me out to the ball game’: Holleys, Nowell legends among Wilson baseball fans

While Wilson has a long and storied baseball history all the way back to the 19th century, the town has had its share of colorful, passionate fans over the years. Dating back to when the Wilson Tobs …
Barton’s Angelos Mandilaris gets off a shot during a match against Queens on Jan. 22 at Wilson Gymnasium. The senior right side hitter was named Conference Carolinas Co-Offensive Player of the Year for men’s volleyball, earning the honor for the third straight year.

Barton’s Mandilaris named CC Offensive Player of the Year for third straight year

One will never know the amount of kills Barton College senior right-side hitter Angelos Mandilaris would have racked up had his final record-setting campaign in a Bulldogs uniform proceeded to a …

Distraught and disappointed for senior athletes

I am really distraught and disappointed that our spring sports season was suspended. Distraught because of how I had to relay the message to our track and field teams after practice on that day, …
School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Max Holland, Wilson Christian Academy

Max Holland got off to a great start for his Wilson Christian Academy varsity baseball team this season, making him this week’s Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the …
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 …
Beddingfield's Makayla Everette, backing down Alonee Smalllwood of SouthWest Edgecombe during a Feb. 14 game at Beddingfield, repeated as girls Player of the Year in the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference.

Beddingfield’s Everette, Pegram sweep major EPC girls hoops honors

Despite completing her career as the most imposing low-post presence in the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference, Beddingfield High senior Makayla Everette wasn’t sure if her performance would merit a …
Keishon Porter of SouthWest Edgecombe pulls up for a jumper during a Feb. 14 game at Beddingfield. Porter, who has signed with Radford University, is the 2019-20 2-A Eastern Plains Conference Boys Player of the Year.

SWE’s Porter adds to largesse, named EPC Player of the Year

In sharing a conference with a defending state champion, standing out individually amongst peers does not rank as the easiest of accomplishments. But SouthWest Edgecombe High senior Keishon …
SouthWest Edgecombe senior Keishon Porter (1), going up for a dunk during a game at Beddingfield on Feb. 14, is The Wilson Times Boys Basketball Player of the Year after leading the Cougars to a 19-7 mark while averaging 21.5 points per game.
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SWE’s Porter leads boys All-Area cast

For the teammates of SouthWest Edgecombe High senior Keishon Porter, there was nowhere to hide. While the 6-foot-5 senior maintained a busy basketball schedule outside of the Cougars in his quest …
Beddingfield senior center Makayla Everette, working in the paint for a shot during a home game against SouthWest Edgecombe on Feb. 14, is The Wilson Times Girls Basketball Player of the Year after leading the Lady Bruins to 18 victories and the second round of the NCHSAA 2-A playoffs.
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Lady Bruins’ Everette emerges as unstoppable force as girls player of the year

Once the gentle giant decided to assert her imposing presence and turn aggressive, she proved all but unstoppable. Makayla Everette, a 6-foot-4 senior described by her Beddingfield High head …
In this contributed photo taken in 2018, Creighton Lebo, then a sophomore at J.H. Rose High in Greenville, poses with North Carolina head coach Roy Williams. Lebo, now a senior at Greenfield School, was given a chance to walk-on for the Tar Heels, for whom his father, Jeff Lebo, played in the 1980s.

Knights’ Lebo follows familiar path to UNC

As Greenfield School senior Creighton Lebo suspected it would, life sometimes just sorts itself out. Despite two great seasons with the Knights, the 6-foot-1 guard had yet to attract any real …

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
JoJo Allen

Seven Bulldogs seniors named to All-Conference Carolinas baseball team

Seven Barton College baseball seniors, including shortstop JoJo Allen, were accorded All-Conference Carolinas status by the NCAA Division II league Friday, continuing its process of honoring only …
Logan Zimarino

Bulldogs’ trio receives All-CC acclaim

Three players from the Barton College men’s golf team have been named to the NCAA Division II All-Conference Carolinas senior men’s golf team for the abbreviated 2020 season. The …
Nikki Norlin

Lady Bulldogs’ Norlin, McMahon named all-conference

Hailing from Canada and residing a mere 20 minutes apart, Nikki Norlin and Clare McMahon traveled to North Carolina to enroll at Barton College and become key performers for the women’s golf …
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Community Sports

AREA GOLF BRIEF: Council notches 1st career ace

Already a Wilson County Junior Golf Championship age-group winner, Wilson’s Bree Council added to her golf resume with a hole-in-one in a round at Willow Springs Country Club on …
Pro Sports
Former Hunt High standout Malik Williams takes a break during a run at Lake Wilson on Wednesday. Williams, who graduated from Louisville, has been cut by NFL teams each of the past two preseasons but is hoping for another shot this summer — if it isn’t derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Still overcoming obstacles: Former Hunt star Williams hopes to get another NFL shot

Having overcome countless obstacles on his quest to play in the National Football League, Malik Williams has learned to be patient as he tries to keep that dream alive amid the coronavirus …
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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