Wilson Christian’s Kayla Tant 94) drives in for a layup as Olivia Bowling of Faith Christian of Rocky Mount defends during Saturday’s girls championship game of the Charger Christmas Classic at Wilson Christian. The Lady Chargers won 61-33.

Lady Chargers pretty in pink: Hartsfield leads WCA to 1st Charger Christmas Classic crown since 2015

Playing pretty in pink, the Wilson Christian Academy varsity girls basketball seized the championship of the school’s holiday tournament, the Charger Christmas Classic, for the first time since …

Wilson Christian boys go winless in Christmas Classic

The 17th annual Charger Christmas Classic holiday basketball tournament ended Saturday afternoon and host Wilson Christian Academy remains without a boys championship. And the 2019 tournament …
Six Fike wrestlers placed in the top four of their respective weight classes Saturday at the Pierce-Davis Memorial Tournament at North Pitt, including senior Aaron Bancroft and junior Jayleen Bullock, who won titles. From left are head coach Brad Watson, Garrett Weaver, Bullock, Cameron McCullen, Jahmez Settles, Antwan Macedo, Bancroft and assistant coach George Bancroft.

AREA ROUNDUP: Bancroft, Bullock win titles at Pierce-Davis Memorial

BETHEL — Fike High senior wrestler Aaron Bancroft claimed a weight-class championship for the fourth straight year at the 28th Pierce-Davis Memorial Tournament on Saturday at North Pitt …

Area Calendar, Dec. 9-10

Monday, December 9   High School Varsity Boys Basketball DASH United at Wilson Prep, 7 p.m.   High School Varsity Girls Basketball DASH United at Wilson Prep, 6 p.m.; …
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
School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Andrew Woodard, Fike High

Andrew Woodard has helped his Fike High wrestling team get off a 6-2 start this season, making him this week’s Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Andrew, a …
Football Forecast

Football Forecast Playoffs Week 4

One or two weeks remain in the Forecast, contingent on the Southern Nash Firebirds.
One or two weeks remain in the Forecast, contingent on the Southern Nash Firebirds.
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, …

Championship duties: Coaches come together for state finals press conference

At Monday’s NCHSAA football championship media session in Raleigh were, from left, Southern Nash principal Hugh Scott, head coach Brian Foster, Nash County-Rocky Mount Schools athletic director Angie Miller and Southern Nash athletic director Robbie Kennedy. Foster and the Firebirds (15-0) will be playing in their first state title game in school history, taking on Charlotte Catholic at Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 14.
RALEIGH — A few days after collapsing on the sidelines, Brian Foster is back on his feet. On Monday morning, the head coach of Southern Nash football team started his week peering out of the …
Southern Nash senior Quinton Cooley carries the ball as Eastern Alamance’s Joey Teixeira (24) and Evan Powell (32) go for the tackle during Friday’s NCHSAA 3-A East final at Southern Nash. A year after rushing for a school-record 413 yards in a 57-56 loss to the Eagles, Cooley ran for 344 yards to lead the Firebirds to a 32-29 win and their first state championship-game appearance.

Cooley puts up another epic performance to send Firebirds to state championship

Stopping Southern Nash senior Quinton Cooley was going to be the No. 1 priority for the Eastern Alamance football team in Friday’s North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-A East …


QUINTON COOLEY, Southern Nash — Senior running back had his best rushing night of the season to lead the Firebirds to a 32-29 victory over Eastern Alamance in the NCHSAA 3-A East championship game. …

AREA ROUNDUP: Wilson Prep boys shoot down DASH

Behind a pair of double-doubles from Eric Wynn and Devyn Bullock, Wilson Prep motored to a 76-32 varsity boys basketball victory over visiting Rocky Mount/Wilson DASH home school on Monday. Wynn …


The Wilson Prep boys basketball team outscored DASH 50-13 on Monday to coast to victory. David Ellis was the Tigers’ (5-0) leading scorer with eight points, while Isaih Buck chipped in …

The Life and Times Podcast, Nov. 27, 2019

A look back at the three playoff games involving Times readership area football teams last week and a look ahead at the two games this week: Elizabeth City Northeastern at SouthWest Edgecombe and …

College Sports
Barton's Michael Boykin (4) attempts to scoop up an accurate shot against the defense of Limestone's Joseph Battle (0) in the second half of Tuesday night's 82-57 Bulldogs' win in Wilson Gymnasium.

Senior trio sparks 82-57 Bulldogs win

The Barton College men’s basketball team’s three seniors (Isaiah Buck-Lowman, Michael Boykin and Jeff Gordon) emerged as more than leaders Tuesday night in Wilson Gymnasium. The trio …
Barton's Jami Tham-Morrobel (33) had a career high of 26 points and eight rebounds in Tuesday's 74-64 win over Limestone in Wilson Gym.

Lady Bulldogs ward off Saints, 74-64

A Barton College women’s basketball team in control of the proceedings through three quarters flirted with disaster and giving an early Christmas gift to NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas …
Community Sports

Tyson cards 5th career hole-in-one

Veteran Wilson golfer M.A. Tyson posted his fifth career hole-in-one in a round at Willow Springs Country Club on Monday. With a 9-iron his club of choice, Tyson aced the 115-yard, par-3, No. 18 …
Pro Sports
Kyle Busch holds up his trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy Cup Series championship on Sunday, Nov. 17 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Busch will race in the Super Late Model Division as part of the Thanksgiving Classic at Southern National Motorsports Park.

Southern National postpones Thanksgiving Classic

Rain arrived sooner than expected, prompting Southern National Motorsports Park to call off Saturday's on-track activity.  The race has been moved to March 1 —  a week before the CARS …
College Notebooks
NC State Notebook

Wolfpack looks to charge past Badgers this time around

North Carolina State head coach Kevin Keatts watches the action during a game against Memphis in the Barclays Center Classic on Nov. 28 in New York.
Last season N.C. State charged its way into the ACC/Big Ten Challenge looking for a signature win and the Wolfpack ultimately charged its way to a close loss that made a difference when Selection …
Duke Notebook
Blue Devils set to face small Hokies lineup

Duke finally opens ACC play after having already dispatched two ranked opponents, Kansas in the Champions Classic and Michigan State on Tuesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. But the lid-lifter …

UNC Notebook

It was a tough week for North Carolina basketball, as the Tar Heels failed to break 50 points in losses to Ohio State (74-49) and at Virginia (56-47), the first time UNC has failed to score 50 in …

ECU Notebook
Despite final loss, Pirates look forward to future with Houston

It was the complete opposite of a storybook ending for East Carolina’s senior class, but the players participating in their final game in the purple and gold maintained following the 49-24 loss …