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Closer and closer

For the Wilson Post 13 American Legion baseball team, one arm has embraced the role of a closer in 2017. Wednesday’s 6-2 win for Wilson inside Fleming Stadium over Kinston Post 43 marked the fifth time Post 13 has notched a save this …
School Sports

Howard leaves Fike varsity girls post

As much as Kim Howard has loved coaching the varsity girls basketball team at Fike High the past five seasons, it would seem to require an act of God to make her want to leave the job. Well, almost. Howard submitted her resignation earlier …

Holiday hoops tourney to move ahead of Christmas

If you’re a high school basketball fan in Wilson County, add another item to your pre-Christmas to-do list this year. The Farris & Farris Holiday Tournament, which has been played traditionally right after Christmas throughout its …
College Sports

Coastal Plain League glance

The Coastal Plain League standings through Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
Tobs suffer season-worst fifth straight loss

MOREHEAD CITY — The first half of the Coastal Plain League season can’t come fast enough for the Wilson Tobs, who will be happy to see the slate wiped clean for the second half, which begins Sunday. The Tobs plunged to their fifth …

Community Sports

Moody claims taekwondo double gold at State Games

Parker Moody was a double gold medalist in the 2017 Powerade State Games of North Carolina as the Wilson resident won both the Male Ages 14-15 taekwondo black belt poomsae and creative breaking competitions held June 17 in Greensboro Coliseum. He …

Area Calendar, June 29-30

Thursday, June 29 American Legion Baseball Post 13 at Wayne County Post 11 (Mount Olive), 7 p.m. American Legion Junior Baseball Post 13 at Windsor Rebels (Bertie High), 6 p.m. Friday, June 30 No events scheduled.
Pro Sports

Diaz looks to protect Late Model Stock lead at SNMP

Points battles are heating up at Southern National Motorsports Park as the first half of the 2017 regular season comes to a close on Saturday, June 24. Mason Diaz continues to dominate in the Late Model Stock Car division with four wins this …
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Jada Santiago, North Johnston High

Jada Santiago’s big bat helped her North Johnston High varsity softball team reach the fourth round of the state 2-A playoffs last week, making her this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Jada, a junior third …