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The opening of fall sports workouts in Wilson County Schools has been delayed one week, from July 6 to July 13. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Carolina High School Athletic … more
  The wrestling program at UNC Pembroke stands to benefit greatly from a friendship forged years ago between Aaron Bancroft and Christian Decatur. The recent graduates of Fike and C.B. … more
The memories are still as clear as a bell for me, nearly 40 years later. I will never forget watching No. 20 in the white jersey for Hunt High shred Fike for four touchdowns (on his 17th birthday, … more
No matter what jerseys or team colors Juan Jackson has worn since he starred for the Hunt High football team in the early 1980s, he’s always been a Warrior at heart. Now one of the most … more
Size didn’t matter for Octavius Carpenter in his football career at Fike High and now the speedy slotback is hoping to continue to play bigger than his 5-foot-7, 140-pound frame next season at … more
Marcus Johnson proved himself as a versatile student-athlete at Fike High more than a decade ago. Now the former Golden Demon standout is demonstrating that same adaptability as Johnson has come full … more
It’s safe to say that the 2020 fall sports season at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s member schools will be unlike any in recent memory. The COVID-19 pandemic is … more
Fike High senior Kevin Mendoza’s technical skills with the soccer ball pattering at his feet have few equals in The Wilson Times readership area. The reigning “Mr. Soccer,” as … more
Wilson County Schools announced Thursday that it will resume athletic activities in a limited capacity on Monday, July 6, following the release of guidelines by North Carolina High School Athletic … more
Jody O’Neal continues to build a legendary reputation, well, as followers of high school sports legends. The latest endeavor for the 46-year-old O’Neal is succeeding girls coaching … more
CHAPEL HILL — Morgan Smalls of Panther Creek High in Cary and Jefferson Boaz of East Surry were named the Female and Male Athletes of the Year, respectively, by the North Carolina High School … more
As four of his fellow seniors on the Greenfield School varsity boys basketball team’s starting lineup joined college programs, Jordan Lynch thought he would be happy just attending … more
The Fike High volleyball head coaching job as been a bit of a revolving door of late with three different people in that role over the past three seasons. But Jeff Nelson, who most recently was … more
KENLY — Seven graduating seniors at North Johnston High made official their college choices during a signing ceremony held at the school Thursday, June 4. Caroline Leegins signed with NCAA … more
ShaKei Hines responded to the challenge of greater leadership this season for his Hunt High varsity boys basketball team by helping the Warriors to 17 wins and being named 3-A Big East Conference … more
In more ways than one, family will surround Bria Griffith at her college destination. The Hunt High senior is preparing to embrace an opportunity that will not only have her playing in front of … more
As it appears now, the baseball calendar on the North Carolina High School Athletic Association website reflects the key dates for the 2021 season. The 2020 season has been wiped clean. There is … more
The ongoing consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have silenced another high school sports tradition for at least a year. The North Carolina Coaches Association announced Thursday that it would … more
There’s no question that Collin Guilford made an impact on the Greenfield School boys basketball program in the two years the Winterville resident played for the Knights. Upon transferring … more
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association tacked on at least an additional two weeks to its ongoing COVID-19 dead period Tuesday and offered the opportunity for a return to athletic … more
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