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Fike @ 50
Crumpler directs 35-8 Fike win; Bears are victim No. 6
He wasn’t the homecoming king but Fike High senior Carlester Crumpler ruled over the Cyclones homecoming and the visiting New Bern … Read More
Monument to greatness
While the Fike High football program’s state championship run of the late 1960s had many components, the unmistakable face of the … Read More
Cyclones overcome Caps
Just three years earlier, it would have been unthinkable for Fike High to hand Raleigh Broughton a 33-0 defeat in varsity football but … Read More

Beddingfield's Jalil Hutcherson (3) gets outside for a sizable gain as North Pitt's Khalil Everett (7) pursues during first-half action of the Bruins' 21-12 homecoming win Friday night.

Harrowing homecoming for Bruins

A crisp Friday night proved ideal for homecoming and harrowing but eventually OK for the Beddingfield High varsity football team. And the occasion was simply senior Jah’Quez Artis’ …

Community Christian quarterback Noah Pierce fights for yardage in a crowd of Halifax Academy defenders during a 54-20 season-ending defeat on Friday night. Pierce ran for a touchdown and threw for another in the loss.

Cyclones stay positive in winless campaign

A winless season can be a tough pill to swallow, but the Community Christian School eight-player football team is trying to see the positive in a season full of losses. Plagued by inexperience and …

Southern Nash senior Quinton Cooley (20) attempts to elude the grasp of a Northern Nash defender as he runs behind linemen Daniel Batchelor (44) and Zach Baker (75) during Friday’s game at Southern Nash. Cooley ran for 243 yards and six touchdowns in the Firebirds’ 55-23 win.

Cooley’s 6 TDs spark Firebirds past Knights

STANHOPE — Playing at home for the first time in almost a month, Southern Nash rode yet another big performance by senior Quinton Cooley to a 55-23 varsity football win against Northern Nash on …

Hunt's Chris Artis (2) turns for the goal line on his way to a 7-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter of Friday's game against Rocky Mount. Artis also added a 67-yard punt return for a touchdown in Hunt's 43-21 loss.

Warriors upended by Rocky Mount, 43-21

ROCKY MOUNT — There are peaks, and then there are valleys. Currently, the Hunt High varsity football team finds itself in such a valley that happens to coincide with the first half of the …

No. 6 Cougars blank Nash Central, 36-0

PINETOPS — Junior Demari Mabry rushed for 163 yards and a touchdown, and a rugged defense limited Nash Central to seven first downs in the SouthWest Edgecombe High varsity football team’s …

Friday’s High School Football Scores

Alexander Central 63, McDowell County 0 Anson County 34, Mount Pleasant 21 Apex Middle Creek 27, Holly Springs 21 Ashe County 55, Wilkes Central 29 Asheville Reynolds 62, Asheville …

Fike’s Octavius Carpenter (3) runs behind the blocking of teammate Tyrell Boykin (25) during Friday’s game at Franklinton. The Golden Demons won 21-6.

Demons capture first Big East victory over Franklinton

FRANKLINTON — A pair of touchdowns in the first half gave the Fike football team a 14-0 lead that it never relinquished in a 21-6 win over Franklinton on Friday night in 3-A Big East Conference …

Late Rose TD pass sinks CBA, 28-21

PIKEVILLE — After rallying from a 14-7 deficit to lead 21-14 in the third quarter, the host C.B. Aycock High varsity football team, observing Senior Night, lost a 28-21 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina …

North Johnston conquers Farmville Central, 38-26

KENLY — The North Johnston High varsity football team got all parties involved on offense in a 38-26 2-A Eastern Plains Conference victory over Farmville Central on Friday night. “It …

School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Lauren Pate, Community Christian School

Senior Lauren Pate helped her Community Christian School varsity volleyball team win a conference tournament match last week, making her this week’s Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys …
Football Forecast

Football Forecast Week 9

Tom Ham secures a rarity in the form of a 12-0 week, but still trails the leader by 4 …
Guess Who?

Guess Who?

“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each week in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the photo, please leave a comment below.
“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each week in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the photo, …

AREA ROUNDUP: Fike's Adkins-Hill earn berth in NCHSAA 3-A tourney

ROCKY MOUNT — The Fike High doubles team of senior Logan Adkins and freshman Chandler Hill claimed one of the four spots from the East Region for the North Carolina High School Athletic …

Area Calendar, Oct. 19-20

Saturday, October 19College Men’s SoccerErskine at Barton, 4 p.m. College Women’s SoccerErskine at Barton, 1:30 p.m.College Women’s VolleyballBarton at Converse, 2 p.m.High School …
Greenfield's Kaelyn Wall (13) delivers one of her 31 kills against Pungo Christian's Haley Elliott (1) during Thursday's second-round state playoffs match in the Greenfield School gym. Despite Wall's sterling performance, the Lady Knights' season ended in four sets.

A Wall of a final effort

Greenfield School senior Kaelyn Wall turned in a sensational performance and the opposing coach was quick to acknowledge as much. But balance and its get-it-back style propelled the Pungo …
Fike's Chandler Hill hits a backhand at No. 4 singles during Thursday's match against Greenville Rose in the first round of the NCHSAA 3-A dual team playoffs. Hill won her match in straight sets, but the Lady Golden Demons suffered a 6-3 defeat

Fike ousted by Rose 6-3 in opening round of NCHSAA 3-A playoffs

A three-set loss in singles and a pair of tough doubles defeats sent the Fike High girls tennis team to a 6-3 loss to Greenville Rose in the opening round of the North Carolina High School Athletic …
Fike's Mike Rand (4) gets into the open field as Southern Nash's Jackson Vick pursues during last week's game in Buddy Bedgood Stadium. Fike travels to Franklinton on Friday, while Southern Nash is home to Northern Nash for Homecoming.

Contention and redemption themes for area teams

For most teams in The Wilson Times readership area, the second week of conference play represents an opportunity to strengthen a position towards contention for a league title, or a chance to avoid …

AREA ROUNDUP: Firebirds take second in home Big East meet

STANHOPE — Southern Nash runner Jadiza Jimenez set the pace in the girls race and Shamir Small took second in the boys race, powering the Firebirds to two second place finishes in the final 3-A …

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Toisnot shuts out Springfield, remains undefeated

The Toisnot football team rattled off another victory in a 30-0 shutout of Springfield on Thursday that saw scoring contributions from all three phases of the game — offense, defense and …

Area calendar, Oct. 18-19

Friday, October 18   College Women’s Volleyball Barton at Limestone, 7 p.m.   College Cross-Country Barton at ECU Pirate Invitational — Lake Kristi, …

The Life and Times Podcast, Sept. 25, 2019

Jimmy is duly recognized for his accurate prediction of Beddingfield as Wilson County Champion following the Bruins' wins over Fike and Hunt on back-to-back weeks as The Life and Times Podcast …

College Sports

Hall of champions

Seven new members of the Barton College Athletic Hall of Fame were inducted Friday night in a banquet at Hardy Alumni Hall. Inductees are, from left, Doug Godwin, accepting on behalf of his former Bulldogs baseball coach, the late Jack “Doc” Sanford, who passed away in 2005; Barton athletic director and former baseball coach Todd Wilkinson; former Bulldogs golfer Carey Pittman; former Lady Bulldogs basketball player Jackie Williford Copeland; former soccer player Shea Seagle Awad and former men’s tennis player Oscar Blacutt. Former men’s soccer player Elfatih Eltom was inducted but was not present.
Beyond their individual greatness as athletes or coaches, entering the Barton College Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday were seven individuals who were also champions. The five former athletes …

Barton loses first league road match

GAFFNEY, S.C. — The first NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas road assignment for the Barton College women’s volleyball team resulted in a 25-18, 25-22, 26-14 loss to Limestone College …
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Community Sports

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Wilson Doughnut Shop was the champion of the Wilson Parks and Recreation Department’s youth flag football league this season. Team members are, from left, DJ Spruill, Daylen Sherrod, Jaceyon Taylor, Joseph Davis, Joshua Carpenter and Stetson Price.
Youth Soccer RESULTS Matches from Oct. 7-12   Boys Ages 5-6 United 7 – Eagles 4:   United- Thomas Layton 1, Zander Williams 1, Luke Hutchens 1, Colby Wilson 1; …

Before ‘I ain’t’ turns into ‘I can’t’

Back in my high school days at Greenville Rose, I was fortunate to play on a golf team that had a lot of really good players. Tom Ham covered us when we came to Wilson to play. He can tell you how …
Pro Sports
Carolina Panthers’ Christian McCaffery (22) breaks free from the tackle attempt of Jacksonville Jaguars’ linebacker Myles Jack for an 18-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter of Sunday’s game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. McCaffery scored three TDs in the Panthers’ 34-27 victory.

Panthers back to pounding

CHARLOTTE — The Carolina Panthers motto is to “Keep Pounding.” They did just that on Sunday, finding a running play they liked and exploiting it time and time again. Using a …
College Notebooks
Duke Notebook
Duke’s Quentin Harris (18) carries the ball past Georgia Tech’s Bruce Jordan-Swilling (12) during Saturday’s game in Durham. The Blue Devils take to the road to face Virginia this week.

Harris seeks to continue strong play at Virginia

DURHAM — “Be quick but don’t hurry.” Duke football coach David Cutcliffe invoked a popular teaching phrase from John Wooden, the late and iconic UCLA basketball coach, to …
ECU Notebook
Tough test upcoming for Pirates at UCF

East Carolina has faced some good teams this season, but the test head coach Mike Houston’s squad will face this Saturday night in Orlando, Florida, will likely be its stiffest yet. The …

NC State Notebook
Wolfpack expects battle in the trenches vs. Boston College

To put it succinctly, the battle between N.C. State and Boston College on Saturday will be decided in the trenches. That applies to both sides of the ball.  The annual matchup between the …

UNC Notebook
After a break, a look at Brown's rebuild

The UNC football team begins the second half of its schedule at Virginia Tech on Saturday after this weekend’s open date, making this as good a time as any to assess the progress of Mack …