WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896

Lady Chargers thump Faith Christian, 56-19

While the Wilson Christian varsity girls basketball team raised its overall record to 11-8 with a thorough 56-19 victory over Faith Christian of Goldsboro on Friday night, the Lady Chargers are …

School Sports

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: WCA Gold girls drub Faith Christian 34-16

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP GOLDSBORO — The Wilson Christian Gold girls basketball team notched its second win against five losses with a runaway 34-16 defeat of host Faith Christian on Friday. The …
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Abbey Rogers, Fike High

Senior Abbey Rogers helped her Fike High girls swim team stay unbeaten in the 3-A Big East Conference at last week’s meet, making her this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of …

Area Calendar, Jan. 20-21

Saturday, January 20 College Men’s Basketball Barton at Emmanuel, 4 p.m. College Women’s Basketball Barton at Emmanuel, 2 p.m. College Men’s Volleyball Barton at BYU, 10 …

Big East basketball tourneys now on ice

The 3-A Big East Conference boys and girls basketball tournaments will not be contested in 2018. As the proverbial perfect storm of winter weather closings and exam schedules wreaked havoc with …
COLLEGE SPORTS
Duke Notebook

Devils now streaking in ACC play

After failing to put together consecutive wins over its first three conference games, Duke has started to gel as the ACC schedule has trudged on, building on its dominating win over Pittsburgh by …
ECU Notebook

Pirates’ future taking shape with Southside expansion

A vision is beginning to become a reality for Jeff Compher and the rest of ECU’s athletic administration. The Pirate athletics director stood in front of a group of dozens of high-ranking ECU …
NC State Notebook

Lighter schedule? Wolfpack in no mood to hear about it

N.C. State enters what may be considered a softer portion of its conference schedule on paper. Just do not try telling that to the Wolfpack. After a seemingly endless slew of battles against …
UNC Notebook

Tar Heels regain footing in ACC with two wins

UNC Notebook After two consecutive road losses, North Carolina regained its footing with two ACC wins last week, but the concerns that have surfaced in the Tar Heels’ four losses have not yet …

Stenborg has 29 as BC rolls

CENTRAL, S.C. — After two frustrating losses in a row, the Barton men’s basketball team unloaded on host Southern Wesleyan 92-68 on Monday night. The 24-point win, Barton’s most one-sided …

Lady Bulldogs rout SWU for 9th win

CENTRAL, S.C. — The ninth straight victory for the Barton women’s basketball came with little resistance from host Southern Wesleyan as the Lady Bulldogs stormed to a 72-43 Conference Carolinas …
Community Sports

Area baseball feted at banquet

The intent of the Wilson Hot Stove League is to touch proverbial base and support all levels of baseball in the Wilson County area. Then, at each annual banquet, …

It’s simply too cold

“Cold! If the thermometer had been an inch longer we’d have frozen to death. – Mark Twain” Yes, we just endured what winter is here for — to promote anguish and disgust for all things …
Pro Sports

Big league arm with a small-town heart

Chris Hatcher will begin his eighth season as a major league baseball pitcher in a few weeks but that doesn’t mean he has an extravagant lifestyle with fancy cars and exotic vacations. Nope, …
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 …