Wilson Christian's Olivia Vick (11) drives past Greenfield's Kaelyn Wall in a 36-31 win for the Lady Chargers on Monday night. Vick hit two crucial free throws down the stretch in the fourth quarter to give her team the lead for good.

Lady Chargers hold off Lady Knights

The fourth quarter was the only one that mattered in the end. Playing at Greenfield on Monday night, the Wilson Christian girls basketball team and the Lady Knights both led a pair of quarters and …
Greenfield School senior Dji Bailey smiles after a ceremony Monday morning in the school gym to celebrate him signing a basketball scholarship to play for Wake Forest University.

Bailey delighted to be a Demon Deacon

In three-plus seasons at Greenfield School, Dji Bailey has already left a mark on the Knights basketball program. The 6-foot-5 senior guard added to his legacy as he joined an elite fraternity last …
Senior Moses Parker (35), going up for a shot against Hunt’s Davon Jones during a game Jan. 22 at Fike, is one of four players back for the Fike varsity boys basketball team this season.

Unknowns surround Fike basketball teams entering 2019-20 season

In several respects, both Fike High varsity basketball teams will be stepping into a world of unknowns in the 2019-20 season. The boys, under the direction of veteran head coach Brent Secrest, …
Beddingfield senior Jalil Hutcherson (3) looks for room to run behind the blocking of teammate Amantae Jones (55) during Friday’s game at Bartlett Yancey in Yanceyville. Hutcherson ran for 249 yards and four TDs in the Bruins’ 41-14 victory.

Hutcherson the big wheel  in Bruins’ playoff win Friday

Even for a team sport like football, it’s hard to deny just how big the individual contributions of senior running back Jalil Hutcherson were for the Beddingfield High varsity football team in …

Week 13's Finest

OCTAVIUS CARPENTER, Fike —  In his final career game, the senior showed no wish for his football days to end in a 49-20 loss to Fayetteville Terry Sanford. With Fike receiving the opening …
North Carolina guard Christian Keeling (55) and guard Cole Anthony (2) shake hands during the second half of Friday’s game against Gardner-Webb in Chapel Hill.

Tar Heels riding Anthony’s production early

“He’s the best point guard I’ve ever been around. Plain and simple. Period. The end.” UNC assistant coach and 12-year NBA veteran Hubert Davis had high praise for Cole Anthony …
Junior guard Arial Pearce, driving during a game at Beddingfield on Jan. 16, returns for the North Johnston varsity girls basketball team this season.

North Johnston prepping for challenging EPC slate

KENLY — With just eight players on the team, the North Johnston High varsity girls basketball team will live and die by how the Lady Panthers can work together to replace the production lost …

Area Calendar, Nov. 19-20

Tuesday, November 19   College Women’s Volleyball Conference Carolinas tournament, quarterfinals — Barton at Emmanuel, 6:30 p.m.   High School Varsity Boys …
Fike @ 50
Cycs rally to stop E.E. Smith
Even with state 4-A championships from the previous two seasons and nine victories in the 1969 regular season to their credit, the … Read More
Cycs roll to undefeated season
Fike High head football coach Henry Trevathan made sure to point out late in the 1969 season that the games kept getting harder and … Read More
Cycs subdue stubborn Cougs
In the eighth game of the 1969 varsity football season, Fike High was finally tested for the for the first time by a stubborn … Read More
School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Oc Bolt, Fike High

Oc Bolt’s stellar defensive play helped his Fike High varsity boys soccer team win a pair of state playoff games last week, making him this week’s Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys …
Football Forecast

Football Forecast

The playoffs are here,  which means the Forecast soldiers on until all area teams are done.
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 ROUNDUP: Knights hold off Henderson Collegiate in Phenom Hoops finale

RALEIGH — After seeing its 24-game winning streak come to an end Friday night, the Greenfield School varsity boys basketball team got back in the win column Saturday with a 71-70 win over …

Area Calendar, Nov. 18-19

Monday, November 18   High School Varsity Girls Basketball Wilson Christian at Greenfield, 7:30 p.m.   High School Wrestling Southern Nash, Southern Wayne at Bunn, 6 …
Beddingfield senior running back Jalil Hutcherson (3), running past defenders into the open field, rushed for four touchdowns and 249 yards on 22 carries in the Bruins 41-14 win over Bartlett Yancey on Friday night in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2-A playoffs.

Bruins set up date with Clinton, rout Buccaneers 41-14

YANCEYVILLE — A two-hour drive northwest to Bartlett Yancey was well worth the bus window time for the Beddingfield High football program on Friday night. Spurred by a four-touchdown, …
Hunt running back C.J. Joyner (22) gets a key block from Lee Williams against Austin Kimrey (44) in bulling into the end zone for his TD in the closing minutes of Friday night's first-round playoffs game at Eastern Alamance. Watching after handing the ball off is quarterback A.J. Kovach (10).

Joyner shines, but Warriors humbled in return to playoffs

MEBANE — Sophomore Hunt High running back C.J. Joyner has never performed more impressively since donning a varsity football uniform his freshman season. Still, his milestone performance …
Leonard Baker, in green visor, shown coaching the combined NC Schools for the Deaf eight-player football team during a Nov. 3, 2018 game against Georgia School for the Deaf, retired from his position before the start of the school year.

Stepping away from the grind

Leonard Baker wasn’t fully prepared to embrace retirement as athletic director at Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf. But the task of keeping a struggling program afloat, coupled …

AREA ROUNDUP: Tigers blitz Bethel Christian 75-25

ERWIN —Juniors Eric Wynn and Devyn Bullock each finished with double-doubles, and the Wilson Preparatory Academy varsity boys basketball team dominated its way into the championship round of …

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Cyclones conquer Patriots in first game

Jake Farmer had 12 points and Cale Pittman added 10 to send the Community Christian School boys basketball team to a 34-26 win over Faith Christian of Rocky Mount at Peace Church on Friday …

The Life and Times Podcast, Nov. 12, 2019

It's the time of the season for changing seasons as the boys downshift seamlessly between football playoffs and the start of basketball. 

College Sports
Barton’s Jami Tham-Morrobel, left,  drives the baseline as Elizabeth City State’s Iya Holley-Reid (3) loses her footing during Saturday’s game at Wilson Gym. Tham-Morrobel had 14 points and 15 rebounds in the Lady Bulldogs’ 65-54 win.

Lady Bulldogs shut down ECSU 65-54

It took the entirety of the first quarter, but the Barton College women’s basketball team found a way to siphon off Elizabeth City State’s primary mode of attack during Saturday’s …

Bulldogs top VSU to go 2-0 in Pickle Classic

MOUNT OLIVE — Led by its senior trio of Michael Boykin, Isaiah Buck-Lowman and Jeff Gordon, the Barton College men’s basketball team outlasted Virginia State 88-78 in the final day of the …
Community Sports
Bill Howard

Bill would give tax breaks on donated meat

Earlier this year there was a bill proposed to the state legislature of North Carolina. As with most bills that don’t involve which bathroom you have to use, very few have heard about it. …
The Wilson Youth Soccer Association ’06 Explosion won its last two games to finish third in the U.S. Youth Soccer’s National League Piedmont Conference with a 7-3-1 mark.

WYSA ROUNDUP: ‘06 Explosion finishes Piedmont Conference play with 2 wins

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Wilson Youth Soccer Association ‘06 Explosion finished its second season in the U.S. Youth Soccer National League Piedmont Conference’s U14 Girls Premier …
Pro Sports
Chicago Bulls guard Coby White, right, drives against Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk in the first half of Wednesday’s game in Charlotte. The Bulls lost 126-125 as White had 17 points and seven assists in his debut.

The education of Coby White

CHARLOTTE — One day at an undetermined point in the future, Coby White will have the basketball in his hands as the Chicago Bulls attempt to win a game in the closing stages. That just …
College Notebooks
Duke Notebook

No. 2 Blue Devils testing out early lineup combos

Duke center Vernon Carey Jr. (1) and guard Tre Jones (3) react during the first half of Tuesday’s game against Central Arkansas in Durham. Both Carey and Jones have been in the starting lineup for all three of the Blue Devils’ games in which head coach Mike Krzyzewski has experimented with different starting lineups.
DURHAM — Duke’s third starting lineup three games into the basketball season resulted in Tuesday’s 105-57 romp over Central Arkansas, but head coach Mike Krzyzewski cautioned not to …
ECU Notebook
Snead coming up big for Pirates

Tyler Snead can pretty much guarantee he will be the smallest man on the football field each time he laces up his cleats on game day. But that size hasn’t stopped him from becoming one of …

NC State Notebook
Bates fills role for Wolfpack

In the past two seasons under Kevin Keatts, N.C. State has played the type of defense that lends itself to allowing high-shooting percentages from the opposition. The Wolfpack may have finally …

UNC Notebook
Anthony lives up to hype for Tar Heels

If you thought the preseason hype for freshman superstar Cole Anthony might be too much to live up to, Anthony has only worn the blue of Carolina for two games and he’s already accomplished …