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One fish, two fish, big fish, blue fish

The team of Wilson-based boat Whitecaps won the 22nd annual Big Rock Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament, held June 8 out of Morehead City. From left are team advisor Carter White, Collins White, Lauren Forbes Good, Crystal Barnes Boykin, Wortley Forbes Whitehead, Blythe Bracey, Eliza Pittman Stephenson and Stephanie White Smith.
Truly great fish tales are about a lot more than what’s on the end of the line.  For the women aboard the fishing vessel Whitecaps at the Big Rock Kelli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament on …

Connor Lewis leads the line of Wilson players exchaning high-fives with head coach Kevin Cash and his Clayton players following the Wilson All-Stars' 14-1 win in four innings in the District 6 tournament in Southern Bank Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

Wilson 8-10s romp into district finals

Winning three consecutive North Carolina Little League District 6 baseball championships wasn’t supposed to be easy. Fighting for survival in the losers’ bracket, the group that …

Fike High soccer players Kevin Mendoza, left, and Gavin Wheeler participated on the East Region team at the Powerade State Games of North Carolina on June 22-23, helping the team to a third-place finish.

Fike pair participates in State Games soccer

Fike High boys soccer players Gavin Wheeler and Kevin Mendoza represented the East Region at the Powerade State Games of North Carolina on June 22-23 in Charlotte. “I’m very happy both …

School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Samantha Davis, North Johnston High

Samantha Davis helped her North Johnston High softball team reach the quarterfinals of the North Carolina High School Athletic …
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, …
Recent Hunt High graduate Tatiana Smith will continue her academic and basketball careers at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory.

Second chance takes Hunt’s Smith to Catawba Valley

An ankle injury in the girls championship game of last year’s Farris & Farris Holiday Tournament threatened the basketball career of senior Hunt High point guard Tatiana Smith. Aided by …

Head of the class

Rachel Cox never saw it coming. The Hunt High graduate, who will continue her soccer career at NCAA Division II Barton College as a goalkeeper, headlined the inaugural Wilson Youth Soccer …

Life and Times May 24, 2019

Sports editor Paul Durham, Staff writer Jimmy Lewis and host Kai Jones go on the clock to talk about the playoffs and postseason awards.

College Sports

Lanier powers Tobs to crucial 7-2 win over Copperheads

ASHEBORO — The Wilson Tobs assured themselves of a winning record the first half of the 2019 Coastal Plain League summer collegiate baseball season and retained their North Division lead with a …

Tobs lose, but cling to division lead

HAMPTON, VA. — After battling the Peninsula Pilots to a 3-3 tie through five innings, the Wilson Tobs allowed five runs in the bottom of the sixth and dropped a 12-6 Coastal Plain League …
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Community Sports

Area Calendar, June 26-27

Wednesday, June 26American Legion BaseballKinston Post 43 at Wilson Post 13, 7 p.m.Thursday, June 27No events scheduled.
Pro Sports
Former Barton College golfer Daniel Claytor tied for seventh at the SwingThought Tour professional golf stop last week at Belmont Lake Golf Course in Rocky Mount.

Claytor finishes 7th in SwingThought Tour event

ROCKY MOUNT — Young golfers just out of college typically don’t get the opportunity to play on the Web.Com Tour, much less the PGA Tour. Usually they start on one of the “mini …
College Notebooks
Fike @ 50
Commitment to greatness
Even though it happened five decades ago, Fike High’s run of three straight state 4-A football championships is still considered not … Read More
Fike rolls back Green Wave 21-7; takes 2nd straight title
In typical fashion, the 1968 Fike High football team showed its championship colors with a stirring second-half rally to defeat … Read More
How to contribute to Trevathan monument, scholarship fund
If you would like to contribute to the fundraising effort to honor former Fike High football head coach Henry Trevathan and help … Read More