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PINETOPS — On a SouthWest Edgecombe High varsity boys basketball team where instant offense always seemed to be a pass or two away, senior guard Slate Hinton stood at the ready to make … more
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, … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
Recruiting is the lifeblood of any college football program. During what is now the month of December, hundreds upon hundreds of players sign National Letters of Intent to populate NCAA Division I … more
Greene Central High seniors Perry Tingen and Madalyn Radford were two of 35 student-athletes from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association ranks to garner the association’s … more
While she’s not currently running for president (although maybe someday she will), Trinity Mobley has a plan for her future at least. That plan became a step closer to reality this week when … more
The North Carolina Christian School Association became the first state organization to cancel the remainder of its spring sports season Tuesday as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Citing … more
Once upon a time, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association put football squarely in the same category as all its other fall sports. Any and all football activity was to begin on Aug. 1, … more
When Wilson Prep Academy senior Leo Giddens heads off to Belmont Abbey College in August, he’ll be putting two of his talents to use for the Crusaders. Giddens recently signed his National … more
Destiny Norris is a self-made softball player, with the batter’s box vocals to match. The Hunt High senior spent her freshman and junior years in the Lady Warrior program exceeding the .400 … more
Opponents of the Hunt High varsity softball team could often correlate their won-loss ledger against the Lady Warriors on the basis of one simple question. How successful were they in keeping … more
Jake Herring, a 16-year-old junior at Fike High, possesses the competitive drive and certainly the talent to follow in the footsteps of John-Tyler Griffin and Bryson Boyette as Fike’s only … more
In the midst of an abbreviated sixth season as the head varsity softball coach at Fike High and beforehand as an assistant, Josh Jenkins has seen a few faces cycle through the outfield of the Lady … more
Seniors Bria Griffith of Hunt and Keishon Porter of SouthWest Edgecombe lead a contingent of eight players from The Wilson Times readership area to earn All-District 3 acclaim from the North Carolina … more
Chris Meyers, Jared Carr, Hunter Gore, J.T. Stone, Reese Farmer, Chase Wullenweber and Coleman Sawyer — call them the “Lucky Seven” They have been so dubbed because they are the … more
The chance for high school sports to return this spring in North Carolina took another hit Monday when Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order closing all public schools in the state through May 15 … more
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