WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
School Sports

The Cup stays put

The Wells Fargo Conference Cup, the symbol for 3-A Big East Conference overall athletic supremacy, will not be changing locations to kick off the 2018-19 school year. That much was assured Monday …

Area calendar, June 19-20

Tuesday, June 19   American Legion Junior Baseball Wake Forest at Wilson Post 13 (Beddingfield High), 7 p.m.   Wednesday, June 20   American Legion …

Area calendar, June 18-19

Monday, June 18 American Legion Baseball Wilson Post 13 at Wayne County Post 11 (Goldsboro High), 7 p.m.   American Legion Junior Baseball Wilson Post 13 at Clayton (Corinth …

NJ’s Santiago tabbed EPC Player of the Year

The name of the game was fast-pitch softball at the high school level, but Jada Santiago’s numbers at the plate were indicative of an era that ended 20 years ago, when the North Carolina High …

Hunt grad Evans ready for ‘different experience’ playing volleyball at Chowan

Kimberly Evans proved to be a reliable back-line player and libero for her Hunt High volleyball team as well as for the Wilson Elite Volleyball Club team for the past four years. She’s …
COLLEGE SPORTS

Bulldog football is on the way back

Maybe the Bo-Hun-Kus won’t make a comeback but Bulldogs football sure is. Barton College, nearly 70 years after it retired the sport for the second time, has another football coach in place …

Pilots cool off Tobs 8-6, ending win streak

Mark Chesnutt’s 2009 hit country song expressed that steamy weather experienced by spectators turning out for Tuesday night’s Coastal Plain League North Division showdown between the …
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Community Sports

Post 13 falls 9-1 at Wayne County

GOLDSBORO — Wilson batters struck out 13 times in seven innings against three pitchers as Post 13 dropped a 9-1 American Legion baseball decision against host Wayne County Post 11 on the …

Area Calendar, June 20-21

Wednesday, June 20American Legion BaseballPitt County Post 39 at Wilson Post 13 (Fleming Stadium), 7 p.m.Thursday, June 21American Legion BaseballWilson Post 13 at Ahoskie Post 102 (Hertford County …

WSCC, Wedgewood pace junior golf opener

Teams from Willow Springs Country Club and Wedgewood Public Golf Course emerged victorious in the opening match of the 2018 Eastern North Carolina Junior Golf League season, held Tuesday …

AREA BRIEFS: WCYAA summer volleyball registrations begin

Wilson County Youth Athletic Association summer volleyball registrations will begin Tuesday in three separate divisions. Players may register online or at Trophies By Design, located at 703 W. …

Post 13 juniors foiled by Clayton 2-0

The Wilson Post 13 junior American Legion baseball team was held to just one hit, and a pair of walks came around to score in the third and sixth innings on the way to a 2-0 loss to Clayton Post 71 …
Pro Sports

Claytor’s climbing the pro golf ladder

He’s poised, prepared and certainly confident. His beloved 2008 Honda Accord, despite 230,000 miles, remains reliable and, most importantly, he’s healthy. Life is good as a professional golfer …

Bulldogs’ Fennell drafted by Rockies in 24th round

Wednesday was a big day for Barton College senior baseball player Trent Fennell, but Monday will be huge. Mid-afternoon Wednesday, Fennell, a right-handed pitcher, was informed he had been drafted …
College Notebooks
Fike @ 50

A celebration 50 years in the making

The immense respect for head coach Gilbert Ferrell and assistant coach Ted Perry had not dimmed. Both both coaches would readily tell anybody that you play with whoever shows. Thus, 50 years …
A special time revisited
The ingredients of a championship season — talent, skill, coaching, perseverance, dedication, timing and luck — can be found in … Read More
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 … Read More