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It’s a Big Knight for SN

Southern Nash’s Zonovan Knight (28) runs for one of his six touchdowns during Friday’s NCHSAA 3-A first-round playoff game at home against C.B. Aycock. Knight ran for 353 yards in the Firebirds’ 63-0 win, breaking the team’s single-season rushing record of 1,925 yards set by Alan Atwater in 2002. Also pictured are Firebirds quarterback Matt Foster (2) and Aycock’s Amir Fuller (52).
STANHOPE — It wasn’t drawn up that way this week during practice but Southern Nash’s state 3-A football first-round playoff game against C.B. Aycock on Friday night turned into The …

Seniors Malik Jones (78, rear), Tacoby Coleman (52, kneeling) and Willie Bridgers (54) and head coach James Ward celebrate a first-round playoff win at East Bladen on Friday night. The Bruins reached the nine-win plateau for the first time since 2005.

Bruins hold off East Bladen in opening round

ELIZABETHTOWN — Beddingfield stuffed East Bladen on a two-point conversion in the second half to hold onto a 14-12 lead in their North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2-A football …

School Sports
Football Forecast

Football Forecast Week 14

The playoffs are underway, but can anyone chase down Sheldon Vick before the last area team bows out?
The playoffs are underway, but can anyone chase down Sheldon Vick before the last area team bows out?
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, …

Council, Clayton lead SWE past Washington

SouthWest Edgecombe running back Darntrell Council (3) looks to turn the corner as teammate Jordan Clayton (5) blocks Washington's Stephen Hartley during Friday's game in Pinetops. The Cougars won 50-21 to advance in the 2-AA bracket.
PINETOPS — Senior running backs Darntrell Council and Jordan Clayton combined for seven touchdowns for the Eastern Plains Conference champion SouthWest Edgecombe High varsity football team that …
Former Fike High wrestling coach Mike Wickham, watching practice Feb. 7, 2017, died in January. His creation, the Demon Duals, will be renamed the Wickham Duals for their fifth incarnation with nine teams participating Saturday, Nov. 17, at Fike.

Wickham Duals debuts Saturday

Mike Wickham might not be excited to know his name is on it but he would be happy that his creation, the Demon Duals, will take place for a fifth year. Three mats will be in use in the Fike High …
Greenfield's Creighton Lebo, pushing the ball up the floor during the Knights' season-opening win over the Raleigh Hawks, had 26 points to lead the Knights to a 71-58 win over Sanford Grace Christian in the Phenom Hoops National High School Showcase on Friday.

AREA ROUNDUP: Knights take down Grace Christian in Phenom Showcase, 71-58

GREENSBORO — The Greenfield School varsity boys basketball team experienced success in its first neutral-court game of the season Friday afternoon, using 26 points from junior Creighton Lebo in …

Area Calendar, Nov. 17-18

Saturday, November 17College Men’s Basketball53rd Annual Pickle Classic at Mount Olive — Barton vs. Clayton State, 5 p.m.College Women’s BasketballBarton at Coker, 2 p.m.College …

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Wilson Prep clips Wilson Christian

The visiting Wilson Prepatory Academy boys basketball team bolted to a 30-10 halftime lead and breezed to a 45-36 victory against Wilson Christian Academy on Thursday. Leading scorers for the …

AREA ROUNDUP: Hunt swims to win in Big East opener

ROCKY MOUNT — The Hunt High boys swim team picked right up from where it left off last season by swimming to victory in the opening 3-A Big East Conference meet of the season Wednesday in the …
Fike @ 50
In this Wilson Daily Times file photo taken Nov. 15, 1968, by Craig Deanhardt, Fike’s Larry Barnes (23) follows the block from teammate Zeke Church during a NCHSAA 4-A first-round playoff game at High Point Central. The Cyclones won 13-7 en route to the second of their three straight state 4-A titles.
FIKE@50

Oh, those Cyclones were magnificent!

Nothing comes easy in the postseason as the Fike High Cyclones discovered in their North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4-A football playoff opener. It wasn’t an easy victory for …
Many names, many faces play in Cyclones’ victory
The Fike High Cyclones finished the 1968 varsity football regular season with a glimpse of the 1969 season as Fike pounded Wilmington … Read More
The second half: A new contest
Fike High celebrated homecoming on Nov. 1, 1968, with a 28-14 varsity football win over visiting Enloe High of Raleigh that didn’t … Read More
COLLEGE SPORTS

Barton rallies past UNC Pembroke in Pickle Classic

MOUNT OLIVE — If preseason polls are to be believed, then the Barton College men’s basketball team sent a resonating message across the NCAA Division II Southeast region Friday …

Post power sends BC past St. Aug’s

Barton's Dinah Neal briskly works her way past Saint Augustine's defenders Nia Moore (15) and Shankia Clark (22) during the first half of Tuesday night's Lady Bulldogs home opener in Wilson Gym.
Kianna Wynn, a 6-foot senior, dominated inside with a double-double of a game-high 31-point explosion and 10 rebounds. However, Wynn was complemented by plenty of power in the post in the …
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Community Sports

AREA BRIEFS: SPOT hoops registration ends Tuesday

Registration for The SPOT’s East Carolina Elite Basketball ages 8-13 youth league ends Tuesday. Registration is $30 per player and can be done online at www.thewilsonspot.org. There will …
Pro Sports
Barton College graduate Daniel Claytor will continue his bid to qualify for the Web.com Tour when he travels to McKinney, Texas for the second leg of the process Nov. 6-9.

Climbing the pro ladder

The appearance is the seventh for JT (John-Tyler) Griffin and the first for Daniel Claytor. The mission is the same for the Wilson-area professional golfers. Griffin and Claytor continue their …