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ROCKY MOUNT — Twenty innings at the plate have elapsed for Wilson Team Elite to date, and through three contests, the independent summer league baseball team has yet to have an inning where it … more
In pandemic-era baseball, it takes a village to keep some sense of normalcy afloat. That’s been put on display in the summer of 2020 by the Coastal Plain League and representatives of … more
Jody O’Neal, the golf coach and athletic director at Beddingfield High, registered a hole-in-one on the Bruins’ home course, Wedgewood Public Golf Course, on June 28. Playing a 7 iron … more
GOLDSBORO — Attempting to take the extra base when the rare opportunity presented itself didn’t rank as the worst of choices for Wilson Team Elite in its second independent summer league … more
ROCKY MOUNT — A three-plus month absence from the baseball in a competitive capacity for members of Wilson Team Elite showed on occasion during Monday’s independent summer league opener … more
Overlanding. That is probably a word you are not familiar with unless you do it. Overland camping is one aspect of overlanding. Basically, overland camping is a fusion of off-roading and camping. … more
Well, would you look at that! After a three-month period of no sports to be found at the local level, events are beginning to trickle back onto the calendar for The Wilson Times readership … more
Amid lingering restrictions associated with the coronavirus pandemic, the   Wilson Cup men’s interclub golf competition is a go for 2020. Cup founder Kent Williams recently announced … more
After a three-month wait to return to a baseball field in a competitive setting, what’s five more days for the newly formed Wilson Team Elite? That’s the predicament in front of the … more
Wilson Team Elite, a reimagined version of the Wilson American Legion baseball program, moved a step closer to taking the field with the release Sunday of a 15-game schedule, starting June 20 against … more
This past weekend the wife and I decided to go camping. Bear in mind that the temperatures were expected to be around 90 degrees for the high, and there was a really strong chance of … more
Wilson Team Elite head coach Matt Ballance announces that tryouts for the independent summer baseball league roster will be held Wednesday, June 17, at Eastern Carolina Athletic Park in Goldsboro … more
If you build it, they will come. While a cornfield in Iowa isn’t the motivation for representatives from seven different areas to cobble together a plan for summer baseball, the ongoing … more
While the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all activity for U.S. Youth Soccer Association programs, the Wilson Youth Soccer Association hopes to hit the field soon with tryouts for the 2020-21 … more
For one extra degree of separation, Matt Mercer walked a long road. As the owner of Dong’s Martial Arts School in Wilson, the 42-year old fifth-degree black belt is not one to have an … more
Former Barton College men’s tennis standout Jake McCartney will undergo an extensive workout Saturday at Lake Wilson Tennis Club. In raising monies for the United Way Coronavirus Relief … more
Do something. Say something. Stand for something. That’s the message this week as America once again is forced to confront its most uncomfortable issue — racism. I’m not … more
I have watched Little League baseball for many years now across this state. I’ve always wondered who could be the kid that’s in the Little League logo, like Harmon Killebrew supposedly … more
When I was young, like really young, I received a small duckling from a neighbor. Rats had killed several of the small ducks and the adult ducks were no longer around. Now, as any really young person … more
The dates for Barton College’s youth baseball camps have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both camps are for youngsters in kindergarten through eighth grade. Softball players are … more
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