SouthWest Edgecombe varsity girls basketball head coach Sandra Langley gives directions to her players during a game at Beddingfield on Feb. 14. Langley, the all-time wins leader in high school girls basketball in the state with 790, was struck by a pickup truck in the Walmart parking lot in Tarboro on Sept. 18 but hopes to be back on the sideline when the 2021 season begins in January.

SWE’s Langley recuperating at home after being struck by truck

Rest assured, it’s going to take more than being hit by a truck to end the career of the most successful girls basketball coach in North Carolina history. However, SouthWest Edgecombe High …
Runners approach the finish line during the NCHSAA 2-A/3-A Eastern Super Regional meet May 14, 2016, at Fike High.

Track size not as important as building programs

Solutions are always preferable to differences of opinion. That seems to be the case with the current back-and-forth between the Wilson County Board of Education and Wilson County commissioners on …

AREA ROUNDUP: WCA clips Liberty in 79th on Mitchell’s goal

The Wilson Christian varsity boys soccer team cracked the code in the nick of time Monday night. With Durham Liberty Christian committing its defense to playing multiple players behind the ball, …

JV ROUNDUP: Greenfield sweeps Liberty Christian in CPIC opener

The Greenfield School varsity volleyball team was extended into extra time in both sets Monday, but emerged with a 26-24, 29-27 victory over first-year 1-A/2-A Coastal Plain Independents Conference …

Area Calendar, Sept. 29-30

Tuesday, September 29   High School Varsity Boys Soccer Wayne Christian at Greenfield, 6 p.m.   High School Varsity Volleyball Faith Christian at Wilson Christian, 5 p.m.; …

King gets Nov. 7 date for next fight

Perhaps, the wait for Kelvin King to return to the ring won’t be as long as his last. The Beddingfield High graduate, coming off a first-round TKO of Charleston Pou in August, will put his …
Tampa Bay Lightning players celebrate after defeating the Dallas Stars to win the Stanley Cup in Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday, Sept. 28.

Bubble hockey champions: Tampa Bay Lightning win Stanley Cup

EDMONTON, Alberta — The joyful yells from the bench could be heard in the empty arena in the final seconds and the roar from players when Commissioner Gary Bettman called for Steven Stamkos to …
Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman bats a lines out to right field on a pitch by Boston Red Sox pitcher Nick Pivetta, right, as Ozzie Albies plays off second base during the fifth inning of a game Sunday, Sept. 27,, in Atlanta. The Braves start the playoffs at home against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Lots of unfamiliar territory in 2020 baseball playoffs

CHICAGO — Mookie Betts, meet Devin Williams and his devastating changeup. Aaron Judge, take a closer look at a much improved Shane Bieber. Fernando Tatis Jr., say hello to Jack …
In these photos from the Monday, Sept. 29, 1952, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, are scenes from the NASCAR-sponsored Grand National Late Model Stock Car 100-mile race at Wilson Speedway. In the bottom two photos, winning driver Herb Thomas of Olivia, N.C., emerges from his car after the race.

Herb Thomas wins Grand National event

Herb Thomas took the lead on the 31st lap and stayed in front for the remainder of the 100-mile Grand National Late Model Stock Car race at Wilson Speedway. The Olivia, North Carolina, driver …
School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Ryann Jennings, Greenfield School

Ryann Jennings helped her Greenfield School varsity girls tennis team win the first two matches of its season last week, making her this week’s Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete …
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 Calendar, Sept. 28-29

Monday, September 28   High School Varsity Boys Soccer Greenfield at Richlands Liberty Christian, 5 p.m.; New Life Storm at Wilson Christian, 6 p.m.   High School Varsity …

Chargers win Lee Christian meet

SANFORD — Running on the eve of Wilson Christian’s first night race, the Chargers and Lady Chargers got in some extra legwork at a multi-team meet hosted by Lee Christian on …

AREA ROUNDUP: Greenfield swept by reigning NCISAA 1-A champs

The Greenfield School varsity volleyball team dropped a 25-13, 25-10, 25-14 nonconference decision to visiting Kerr-Vance Academy on Friday evening. Greenfield’s final contest before the …
Savannah Owens of Wilson Christian makes her way across the muddy terrain at Wilson Christian during the inaugural By the Moon's Light race at WCA on Friday. Owens finished third in leading the Lady Chargers to the team title.

A wet, muddy Moon: Lady Chargers win inaugural By the Moon’s Light race; Trull claims boys event

As the girls took their positions for the start of the inaugural By the Moon’s Light night race at Wilson Christian Academy on Friday evening, Mother Nature had a generous gift for the …

Emily Brown reached the proverbial mountaintop by being part of five NCCSA championship teams as a student-athlete at Wilson Christian Academy in the late 2000s. Now a data analytics consultant in Washington, D.C., Brown, shown here in the mountains of Virginia, spends her free time getting to the top of actual mountains as an outdoors enthusiast.

Former WCA standout Brown rises to new heights

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Former WCA standout Brown rises to new heights By Paul Durham paul@wilsontimes.com | 265-7808 Emily Brown made it to the proverbial mountaintop as a student-athlete at …


In this photo from the Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1977, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Atlantic Christian fullback Larry Barker sends the ball upfield during the Bulldogs’ 9-1 rout of Elon College at Fleming Stadium.

Atlantic Christian unstoppable in 9-1 rout of Elon College

Nothing seemed to go wrong for the Atlantic Christian College Bulldogs in their 9-1 men’s soccer victory against visiting Elon College. Allan Daniell, a junior fullback from Wilson, scored …

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

Duke turnovers pave way for loss at Virginia

Duke head coach David Cutcliffe reacts after his team was called for a penalty in a game against Boston College on Sept. 19 at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham. The Blue Devils fell victim to more of their own mistakes in Saturday's 38-20 loss at Virginia, dropping them to 0-3 on the season.
Duke’s promising season-opening loss to Notre Dame now seems like it was played in an alternative universe. In a COVID-19 Twilight Zone college football season, that’s not unusual, but it …
Second-year ECU head coach Mike Houston patrols the sideline during Saturday’s season opener against No. 13 UCF at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville. ECU lost 51-28.

Generous ECU offense doesn’t keep pace with No. 13 UCF

GREENVILLE — Mike Houston’s quest for his first signature win at East Carolina opened as well as he could have hoped for Saturday afternoon versus No. 13 UCF at Dowdy-Ficklen …
Virginia Tech's Tayvion Robinson, left, catches a touchdown pass in front of North Carolina State's Malik Dunlap, right, during the second quarter of a game Saturday, Sept. 26, in Blacksburg, Va. The Wolfpack lost 45-24.

Execution woes doom Wolfpack in loss to Hokies

N.C. State is a young team. Then No. 20 Virginia Tech gave the Wolfpack several lessons Saturday that must be heeded if it is to improve. Playing their season opener, the host Hokies jumped out …
Community Sports

Wedgewood Ladies Golf Association holds inaugural Member-Member tourney

The team of Harriette Bennett, left, and Ginger Burke won first gross honors at the first Member-Member tournament of the Wedgewood Ladies Golf Association, held Wednesday. Bennett-Burke had a 69 to lead the field.
The Wedgewood Ladies Golf Association held its first Member-Member tournament Wednesday, with 32 participants and 16 teams divided into two flights. Utilizing a Texas Scramble format, competitions …
Pro Sports
Kurt Busch celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday, Sept. 27, in Las Vegas. It was his first win in 22 tries at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, his home track.

Kurt Busch ends 0-for-21 skid to finally win at home track

LAS VEGAS — Luck finally fell Kurt Busch’s way at his home track, where he pulled out an upset Sunday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to sneak his way into the third round of the NASCAR …
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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