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School Sports

Late innings doom WCA against Unity

  The Wilson Christian softball team carried a 6-5 lead into the sixth inning of Friday’s nonconference game with Chocowinity Unity Christian, but the Lady Chargers saw the visitors …
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Claire Dixon, Fike High

Claire Dixon played a pivotal role in her Fike High varsity girls soccer team’s two wins last last week, making her this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. A …

CBA’s Faulkner finds volleyball fit at NCCU

PIKEVILLE — Similar to a chemistry experiment, the union of a high school athlete and their college choice boils down to forming the perfect elixir. Charles B. Aycock High multi-sport standout …

MIDDLE SCHOOLS: Elm City baseball now 7-0

The Elm City baseball team now stands at 7-0 following victories on successive days. One day prior to slugging its way past Speight on Thursday, the Vikings picked up a comprehensive effort at the …

Area calendar, April 23-24

Monday, April 23   High School Varsity Baseball Community Christian at Greenfield — Fleming Stadium, 6 p.m.; Henderson Crossroads Christian at Wilson Christian, 6:30 p.m.; …

CBA's Butler signs with JCC

PIKEVILLE — Charles B. Aycock High varsity boys basketball coach Dave Elmore knew it was coming. Wearing the jersey of Southern Wayne, shooting guard Rakilen Butler, true to the scouting …
COLLEGE SPORTS
NC State Notebook

Former Hunt High star Wright ready for 5th year with Wolfpack

Time flies for everyone — even the fifth-year senior. Dexter Wright remembers vividly when he first arrived to North Carolina State after graduating from Hunt High. It seems surreal to Wright, …
Duke Notebook

Carter completes Blue Devils’ exodus

Although it was expected, Wendell Carter provided the most drama for Duke fans as they awaited the final NBA draft decision from the team’s star freshmen. That finally came Monday as Carter …
UNC Notebook

White one of two Tar Heels in McDonalds All-American Game

At least two future Tar Heels will participate in Wednesday evening’s McDonald’s All-American Game, which features 24 of the nation’s top senior high school basketball …
ECU Notebook

Pirates will begin new era with Compher buyout

Weeks of speculation and rumors turned to reality this past Friday when ECU Director of Athletics Jeff Compher agreed to a buyout to step down from his position, effective May 1. The settlement, …

BARTON ROUNDUP: Bulldogs swept by King in CC finals

BRISTOL, TENN. — The Barton College men’s volleyball team, the defending champion, was unable to dethrone the king. The Bulldogs’ bid for a second NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas …

Barton starts strong but bows to North Greenville, 15-3

The host Barton College women’s lacrosse team netted the first two goals before dropping a 15-3 NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas decision to North Greenville (South Carolina) University on …

Bulldogs fall twice to No. 4 Crusaders

Through five innings of Friday’s opening game of a doubleheader in Fleming Stadium, the Barton College baseball team trailed North Greenville University, No. 4-ranked in NCAA Division II, only …
Community Sports

Wilson City Little League Glance

RESULTS   Games from April 9-14   Tee-ball League Ages 3-4 Land of Learning Stone Creek Masonry  Leading Hitters- Land of Learning: Easton Riley, Marquel Baker …

WSCC to start junior golf academy

Citing the need to direct more emphasis to junior golf, owner/golf professional Jimmy Gurkin announced this week that the Willow Springs Junior Academy is being established at Willow Springs Country …

Coble to hold Eagle Scout wrestling clinic to benefit St. Therese Catholic Church

Southern Nash High senior Zachary Coble will host a wrestling clinic Saturday, April 21, to benefit St. Therese Catholic Church in Wilson. The clinic, part of Coble’s Boy Scouts of America …

Four area wrestlers earn way to national championships

CHAPEL HILL — Fike High wrestlers Aaron Bancroft and Linton Holmes, along with Rosewood High’s Christian and Timothy Decatur, all won their respective weight classes at the 41st annual …

AREA BRIEFS: Wilson Ladies Golf League issues invites for May 1 outing

The Wilson Ladies Golf League will hold its next monthly round Tuesday, May 1, at Willow Springs Country Club, starting at 9:30 a.m. The league is open to any Wilson lady golfer. The cost for the …
Pro Sports

Former SNMP champ Head to race Saturday

Brandon Head, the 2005 Southern National Motorsports Park track champion, is heading back to the high banks for the first time since 2007 as he will compete in the Howell Racing Products Charger …
Fike @ 50

Cyclones’ precious memories

Whatever paths their lives have traversed in the last half century, members of Fike High’s football team in 1967 are forever bonded by an experience that had an impact far beyond winning the state …

1967 Fike High Cyclones seniors

STEVE BARNES — Starting offensive/defensive lineman. Worked in the roofing industry. Died October 2013. SARVIS BASS — Starting pulling guard. Graduated from N.C. State University. Has …

Fike Cyclones reign as 1967 state champs

Whether it was destiny or determination, the Fike High Cyclones became state champions with a stirring second-half comeback to defeat South Mecklenburg 28-14 in the North Carolina High School …