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Matt Mercer kicks a stack of wood planks during testing and eventual promotion for his sixth-degree black belt in May.

Humble master: Mercer attains sixth-degree black belt

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 …
ShaKei Hines of Hunt will continue his basketball and academic careers at the University of Mount Olive after signing with the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Trojans this week.

Hunt’s Hines signs with Mount Olive

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 …
Right-hander Ryan Miller of North Carolina Central University is one of three pitchers signed by the Wilson Tobs for the 2020 Coastal Plain League season.

Tobs add 3 right-handers as season nears

The Wilson Tobs recently added a trio of right-handed pitchers to their roster as the summer collegiate baseball Coastal Plain League season approaches. Joining the team for its 24th season as a …
“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?

"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 …
In this photo that appeared in the June 6, 1970, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Marianne Mattox and Jean Walston prepare to play each other in the Wilson Junior Invitational Tennis Tournament at Fike High.
TODAY IN TIMES SPORTS HISTORY

Junior tennis tourney concludes

The Wilson Junior Invitational Tennis Tournament concluded after press deadline on the Fike High courts. Advancing in the girls 18-under second round were Linda Slawson, Ellen Warren and Patricia …
School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Reece Nelson, Fike High

Fike High senior Reece Nelson is the Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Reece played four sports at Fike but was twice named to the 3-A Big East Conference …
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 …
Bria Griffith of Hunt, going up in the paint during a Dec. 5, 2019 game against East Wake at Hunt, will play at the same school as her mother, Barbara, after signing with Livingstone College.

Hunt’s Griffith set to follow in familiar footsteps at Livingstone

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 …
Fike head coach Buck Edmundson talks to seniors Mason Lee, left, and Cooper Porter prior to the Golden Demons’ first at-bat against Greenville Rose on March 13 at Gilbert Ferrell Field. The Demons won what turned out to be the last game of the season that started with state championship hopes for Fike.

The lost season: Fike’s state title dreams fade in pandemic

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 …
Beddingfield's Makayla Everette, shooting over Hunt's Imani Sutton during a Jan. 3 game at Beddingfield, was one of three area athletes selected to take part in the NCCA East-West All-Star Games that have now been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pandemic forces cancellation of East-West All-Star Games

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 …
Greenfield senior Collin Guilford will continue his basketball and academic careers at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., after recently signing with the NCAA Division III Old Dominion Athletic Conference program.

Knights’ Guilford lands at Randolph-Macon

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 …
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In this photo from the June 5, 2001, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, John Hearn Walston swings during the first day of action at the 23rd annual Larry Pittman Memorial Wilson County Junior Golf Championship at Wilson Country Club.

Larry Pittman Memorial tees off

The 23rd rendition of the Larry Pittman Memorial Wilson County Junior Golf Championship teed off with Jacob de Keyzer taking the lead in the Boys Ages 17-18 division with a round of 70 at Wilson …

The Life and Times Podcast, Dec. 11, 2019

It's the state championship edition of The Life and Times Podcast as the boys discuss Southern Nash impending title game against Charlotte Catholic as well as a quick overview of what's happened so …

College Sports

Social media post puts Barton student’s admission under review

An incoming Barton College freshman continues to hold an admission offer from the school in the wake of a racially insensitive comment posted to social media. However, that acceptance is currently …
Barton point guard Esty Flores, driving during a game at Wilson Gym against Pfeiffer during the 2007-08 season, will be among the five individuals inducted into the college’s athletic hall of fame Oct. 16. An All-America selection in her senior season, Flores was twice named Conference Carolinas Player of the Year.

Flores, McInerny, Hackney highlight Barton HOF class for 2020

Two stars of a fairly recent vintage, along with a former coach, headline Barton College’s 2020 induction class into its athletic hall of fame. Former basketball player Esty Flores, an …
Charlotte Sting guard Tynesha Lewis (20) drives to the basket against Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi during the first half of a WNBA game, June 11, 2004, in Phoenix. Lewis, a graduate of SouthWest Edgecombe High and North Carolina State University, was recently hired as the women's basketball head coach at Elizabeth City State University.

Lewis takes small-town roots to Elizabeth City State

A college head coaching job wasn’t on the immediate radar for SouthWest Edgecombe High graduate Tynesha Lewis. With stints as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Illinois State and North …
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Community Sports

McCartney to take on all tennis comers for COVID-19 relief

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 …
Pro Sports
Kelvin King, left, poses with trainer Luis "Chiro" Perez during training camp in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. King is scheduled to return to the ring July 11 against Angel Lopez of Orlando, Fla.

King to face Angel Lopez on July 11

Kelvin King can now put a face and a name to his next opponent. The Beddingfield High graduate and 25-year-old professional boxer will make his return to the ring following a layoff of over 16 …
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Fike @ 50
The quiet superstar: Unassuming Crumpler the central player of Fike dynasty
Carlester Crumpler. Car-les-ter. Crump-ler. The alliterative rhythm of the name lends to the overall legend of its owner, who … Read More
Wilson Fike: State champs of the 4-A football circuit
In the end, it was just like head coach Henry Trevathan said it would for his Fike High Cyclones football team in 1969. The veteran … Read More
Plan of attack: Fike’s formations played a major role in championship seasons
Wedged among the layers that make up the remarkable tale of Fike High School’s three straight state 4-A championships in … Read More