WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896

Southern Nash's Zonovan Knight, running with the ball during an Oct. 5 game against Fike, leads the Firebirds back onto the field for the first time in two weeks Friday when Hunt visits for homecoming.

Firebirds get reeling Hunt for homecoming

From the outside, the trajectories of the Hunt High and Southern Nash varsity football teams couldn’t be any different heading into Friday’s 3-A Big East Conference affair inside …

Barton dealt another OT league loss

Not again! For the fifth time in eight NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas women’s soccer matches, Barton College was extended into overtime on a Thursday night when it honored seniors …

School Sports
Guess Who?

Guess Who?

“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each Saturday in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the photo, please leave a comment in the comments section below.
“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each Saturday in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the photo, …
Football Forecast

Football Forecast Week 10

With 11 games last week, Sheldon Vick moves into second place as this week sees little deviation in picks.

AREA ROUNDUP: Franklinton bests Hunt for Big East tournament championship

  FRANKLINTON — The 3-A Big East Conference varsity volleyball season, in regards to Franklinton and Hunt, followed the same script for the second straight year. Franklinton, in its …
The football scoreboard at Toisnot Middle, though not turned on here, was up and running Thursday for the Hawks' 46-0 victory over Springfield.

Toisnot moves to 5-0, routs Springfield

The undefeated Toisnot football team left Springfield its fifth victim by a 46-0 margin Thursday in remaining atop the South Division in the Tri Counties Conference. Scoring …
The athletic complex, including a soccer field, track and baseball diamond, behind Wilson Preparatory Academy is taking shape with hopes of having a soccer match played there before the end of the season. The facility is expected to be fully operational by spring..Bennett Durham | Special to the Times

Growing by leaps and bounds

“Good, better, best! Never let it rest until your good is better and your better’s best. Never settle for less than God’s best.” It’s a saying with which students and teachers at Wilson …

AREA ROUNDUP: Fike stops Jacksonvillle 5-1 in 3-A tennis playoff first round

JACKSONVILLE — Junior Reagan Brown, who learned Monday she would be in the starting lineup, registered the clinching point for the 3-A Big East Conference champion Fike High girls tennis team that …
Fike junior Mason Lee (3) manuevers with the ball against the defense of Hunt’s Max Santes during Wednesday’s final regular-season match at Fike. The Demons won 4-0 to finish unbeaten in the 3-A Big East Conference..Matt Proseus | Special to the Times

Fike to the finish

The Fike High varsity boys soccer team wrapped up a dominating 2018 season against archrival Hunt — and the rest of the 3-A Big East Conference — with a 4-0 Senior Night triumph Wednesday …

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Wildcats, Vikings end in a draw again

For the second time this season, boys soccer teams from Elm City and Springfield battled to a tie. The host Vikings and Wildcats finished 2-2 after two 30-minute halves …

Short-handed NCSsD blasted by South Carolina SD 40-14

MORGANTON — The combined North Carolina Schools for the Deaf eight-player football team dropped to 0-2 on the season with a 40-14 loss to South Carolina School for the Deaf on Oct. 6 on the campus …
Fike @ 50
In this Wilson Daily Times file photo by Craig Deanhardt on Oct. 11, 1968, Fike High’s Larry Barnes (23) covers the ball in the end zone after catching a 10-yard pass from quarterback John Wooten for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Cyclones’ 21-6 loss to Durham High at Durham County Stadium.
FIKE@50

The story: Durham 21, Wilson 6

The Fike High Cyclones got a dose of reality from a familiar source in the sixth game of the 1968 varsity football season. Fike, on its way to the second of its three straight North Carolina High …
A lovely night in Cyc Country
From the game’s first play of scrimmage, the air space over the field at Cyclone Country Stadium at Fike High belonged to the … Read More
Cycs suddenly changed
FIKE @ 50 After spotting host Raleigh Broughton an early touchdown, the Fike High Cyclones played impeccably on both sides of the … Read More
COLLEGE SPORTS

Saintsing headlines Barton Hall of Fame five-member induction class Friday

Wendee Saintsing, entering her 30th season as Barton women’s basketball coach, won her 500th game in March and has taken the Lady Bulldogs to the NCAA Division II Tournament seven times.
Veteran women’s basketball coach Wendee Saintsing heads the five-member induction class for the Barton College Athletic Hall of Fame that will be enshrined Friday evening. Saintsing, heading …

Dahl leads Bulldogs in Donald Ross Intercollegiate

MORGANTON — The Barton College men’s golf program entered five players but did not compete as a team in the Donald Ross Intercollegiate at Mimosa Hills Golf and Country Club on Monday and …
WAWtix
Community Sports

Walston Martin part of USTA 18&Over 4.5 national champions

Mary Katherine Walston Martin, front row second from right, was on the Raleigh team that captured the USTA Adult 18 & Over 4.5 women's national championship Sunday in Arlington, Texas. Walston Martin, a product of Fike High, won consecutive NCHSAA 3-A doubles championships with Alli Benton in 2001 and 2002.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Mary Katherine Walston Martin, a 2004 graduate of Fike High and a two-time North Carolina High School Athletic Association doubles champion, was part of a Raleigh-based team …

Area calendar, Oct. 19-20

Friday, October 19   College Women’s Volleyball Emmanuel at Barton, 5 p.m.   High School Varsity Football C.B. Aycock at Southern Wayne, 7 p.m.; Farmville Central at …
Pro Sports

Freeman comes up short in NABF title shot

LAS VEGAS — Despite going the distance in Saturday’s bout for the vacant North American Boxing Federation junior middleweight title, Wilson boxer Jamar Freeman lost an eight-round …
College Notebooks
NC State Notebook

Wolfpack can take the next step with victory at Clemson

North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren, on the sideline during the second half of a game against Boston College in Raleigh on Oct. 6, has the No. 16 Wolfpack at 5-0 and ready for a showdown at No. 3 Clemson on Saturday with the winner taking control of the ACC’s Atlantic Division.
N.C. State has put itself in a position where a magical season is attainable. To open doors to possibilities of division or conference titles, and perhaps beyond, the Wolfpack has to finish a …
UNC Notebook

North Carolina quarterback Cade Fortin (6) passes against Virginia Tech during the first half of Saturday's game in Chapel Hill.

Tar Heels haunted by missed opportunities

Some losses definitely hurt more than others, and Saturday’s last-second loss to Virginia Tech …