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As a Kenly native and resident for most of his life, Matt Cuddington isn’t exactly coming back home as the new varsity boys basketball coach at North Johnston High, but he’s been waiting … more
A few months ago, Hunt High senior Greysen Evans had a plan — play volleyball for one year at Pitt Community College and then transfer to a college that offered her preferred major, … more
While there is an increasingly slimmer chance there will be high school sports played this fall in North Carolina, the better odds are with private schools, not public, taking the field or … more
If there are to be public high school sports in North Carolina this year, they won’t start until “at least” Sept. 1. That was the announcement Wednesday afternoon from the North … more
Tuesday’s announcement by Gov. Roy Cooper on the reopening of public schools for the 2020-21 year shed a little more light on the topic of playing school sports this year. Cooper’s … more
With the expected announcement from Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday, there should be a lot more clarity on the plan for public schools opening this year. Or maybe not. I have no particular insight … more
Several collegiate and high school coaches and administrators in North Carolina — including Duke football coach David Cutcliffe and High Point men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith — … more
Should the North Carolina High School Athletic Association ultimately decide to move its fall sports calendar to the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it won’t be done solely at the behest … more
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
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