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Sophomore catcher Justin Holland persuaded sophomore right-handed pitcher Nathan Woodard to join him in the Greenfield School varsity baseball program this past season. A championship complexion … more
The Wells Fargo Conference Cup for the 3-A Big East will remain where it currently resides — off Harrison Drive. On the heels of a spring season that saw Fike High win a pair of conference … more
As a young boy growing up in Pinetops, football saved Carl Smith and paved the way to a playing career as a running back at Campbell University. Now, at the tender age of 29, he’ll sink his … more
If Greenfield School is on the verge of transitioning out of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A ranks, then the Knights will take at least one more piece of hardware … more
A sweep of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference Player of the Year honors headlined the end-of-season accolades for the North Johnston High softball and baseball teams after a pair of deep runs into the … more
Growing up, there was a saying my father frequently told my brothers and me, particularly as it related to homework and chores, but also to life — work hard and play hard, but in that … more
The awards continue to pile up for accomplished junior baseball players Chad Bean of Fike High and Tyson Bass of Hunt. And Thursday, Bean’s teammate Hunter Stokely, also a junior, joined … more
High schools in The Wilson Times readership area typically send several athletes each summer to the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star Games for football, girls and boys basketball … more
KENLY — North Johnston graduate Maira Teruel faced a dilemma her senior year. She wanted to be a chef, but she also didn’t want to stop playing soccer.  “It was really hard … more
SNOW HILL — Greene Central senior girls basketball player Kaliya Sutton thought it was coming. But when it did, she was still surprised. The “it” was an offer to play basketball … more
From season to season, Christy Jones brought the same traits to each of her Wilson Christian Academy teams this year — determination, hard work, hustle and a joy for whatever sport she was … more
With an armful of plaques and trophies following Fike High’s Awards Day on May 20, the usually sure-handed Myles Cyrus let one plaque slip through his hands but, before it hit the floor, the … more
EMMA FATZAUN, Hunt High School A member of the Lady Warriors cross-country, swimming, track and field and soccer teams, she received the Coaches Award in cross-country. … Finished … more
Fike senior point guard Jaylen Ward was doing everything right. He was winning games, playing well and had a 3.8 grade-point average, but no college coaches had taken notice. Ward said he was … more
Greenfield School rising senior Nicholas Sessoms was named as the recipient of The J. Christopher Gauss Memorial Scholarship Award at the school’s academic and spring sports assembly May 30. … more
Wilson Prep Academy graduate Cody Taylor didn’t catch the eye of many college basketball coaches, but he did catch the attention of Johnston Community College second-year head coach Hollis … more
Southern Nash High will host its annual Firebird Basketball Camp on Friday and Saturday, June 17-18, from 6-8 p.m. The camp is for boys and girls who will be in grades 4-8 for next school year. … more
Wilson Prep graduate Tyronne Whitaker Jr. recently signed to play basketball at Catawba Valley Community College, but he doesn’t plan to be there too long. “My process is one and done, … more
A pair of savvy juniors stepped past a group of high-achieving seniors to land the top 2019 3-A Big East Conference baseball awards. Junior pitcher-third baseman Tyson Bass of runner-up Hunt High … more
Many athletes choose the best offer available, but Wilson Prep senior Righteous Tomlin preferred the best fit for him when selecting where to continue his basketball life. Tomlin had offers and … more
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