WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896

Barton's synthetic turf field will see its first intercollegiate action Friday night when the Lady Bulldogs' women's lacrosse team faces Coker College. The first-year men's lacrosse program faces the Cobras on Saturday afternoon.

Bulldogs ready to bark in new home

A glimpse into the future of Barton College athletics will, at long last, be visible to the general public Friday night. After breaking ground 261 days ago, Barton’s new synthetic turf …

School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Kaelyn Wall, Greenfield School

Kaelyn Wall helped push her Greenfield School varsity girls basketball team into the quarterfinals of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A playoffs last week, making her …
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 of the online version at www.wilsontimes.com.
“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, …
Wilson Christian's Brice Murray (1) dives for a ball as Cramerton Christian's Josiah Murphy (4) pursues during Thursday night's North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A quarterfinal game at Wilson Christian. Murray had 13 points in the 69-55 loss.

Hunter, Wilson Christian’s comeback falls short in NCCSA quarterfinals

The storied career of Wilson Christian Academy varsity boys basketball point guard Zach Hunter, and six other senior teammates, came to an end Thursday night as the Chargers lost 69-55 to Cramerton …

Area calendar, Feb. 22-23

Friday, February 22   College Baseball Barton at North Greenville, 2:30 p.m.   College Women’s Lacrosse Coker at Barton, 6 p.m.   High School Varsity Boys …
Hunt's Imani Sutton (30) shoots over Northern Nash's Kanasia Arrington (22) in the 3-A Big East Conference tournament semifinals Wednesday at the Rocky Mount Event Center. Sutton finished with a game-high 18 points in the Lady Warriors' 58-46 win.

Hunt girls headed to Big East championship game

ROCKY MOUNT — For the first time in the Tiffany Parks era, the Hunt High girls basketball team is headed to the 3-A Big East Conference tournament championship after a 58-46 win over Northern …
COLLEGE SPORTS

With Zion injured, No. 8 UNC routs No. 1 Duke 88-72

Duke's Zion Williamson (1) falls to the floor with an injury while chasing the ball with North Carolina's Luke Maye (32) during the first minutes of Wednesday game at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham. Williamson left with what Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski called a "mild sprain" and didn't return as Maye had 30 points and 15 rebounds to lead the No. 8 Tar Heels to an 88-72 victory over the top-ranked Blue Devils.
DURHAM — Zion Williamson blew out his shoe, and then No. 8 North Carolina blew out top-ranked Duke. Luke Maye took full advantage of a freak injury to the freshman sensation, finishing with …
North Carolina State's Devon Daniels (24) shoots as Boston College's Luka Kraljevic (13) defends during the first half of Wednesday's game in Raleigh. The Wolfpack won 89-80 in overtime as Daniels finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Daniels, Dorn help NC State beat Boston College 89-80 in OT

RALEIGH — North Carolina State waited until after it had blown a big lead and survived a shot at the regulation horn to put together its best stretch of basketball Wednesday night. The …
Barton freshman Adrian Iglesias (9) hits the ball past Mount Olive’s Nicholas Laxar during Tuesday’s match at Wilson Gym. Iglesia had 12 kills and six digs as the Bulldogs won in four sets to hold onto the Conference Carolinas lead.

Believing in themselves: BC perseveres past Trojans in 4 sets to hold onto CC lead

What was on pace to be a brisk three-set sweep for the Barton College men’s volleyball team Tuesday night against archrival University of Mount Olive took a sharp turn late in the second …
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Community Sports
Duke assistant coach Re’quan Boyette, a former Fike and Blue Devils standout, will be the featured speaker at the City of Wilson’s 48th Human Relations Commission awards banquet Friday, Feb. 22, at Darden Alumni Center.

Boyette to speak at Wilson Human Relations banquet

While he will always be a Wilsonian, Re’quan Boyette’s has found his home at Duke University. The former Fike High three-sport star played football for the Blue Devils for five seasons …
Pro Sports

Griffin posts best Web.com finish at Suncoast Classic

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. — Wilson’s John-Tyler (J.T.) Griffin, the co-leader at the midway point, posted his best finish in a Web.com Tour event by finishing fifth in the inaugural LECOM …
College Notebooks
Duke Notebook

Despite tough night, Reddish continues production for Duke

Duke’s Cam Reddish (2) struggles for a rebound with North Carolina’s Luke Maye (32), Brandon Robinson (4) and Cameron Johnson (13) during the second half of Wednesday’s game in Durham. UNC won 88-72.
After Zion Williamson went down with a knee injury, the production of Cam Reddish became even more important for Duke to get the win over UNC on Wednesday night. While it wasn’t enough in …
NC State Notebook
Short-handed Wolfpack not planning on slowing pace

N.C. State enters a portion of its men’s basketball schedule that on paper seems like it could be a respite from the grind of the last month. The Wolfpack will have to handle its own …

UNC Notebook
Tar Heels ramp up ahead of first Duke meeting

Last week’s late-game collapse against Virginia notwithstanding, North Carolina appears to have hit its stride just in time to visit archrival and top-ranked Duke on Wednesday.  Roy …

ECU Notebook
Houston signs 3 more to give Pirates 21

New head coach Mike Houston and his East Carolina football staff entered National Signing Day with three specific targets in mind. At the end of the day on Feb. 6, all three had signed on the …

Fike @ 50
Commitment to greatness
Even though it happened five decades ago, Fike High’s run of three straight state 4-A football championships is still considered not … Read More
Fike rolls back Green Wave 21-7; takes 2nd straight title
In typical fashion, the 1968 Fike High football team showed its championship colors with a stirring second-half rally to defeat … Read More
How to contribute to Trevathan monument, scholarship fund
If you would like to contribute to the fundraising effort to honor former Fike High football head coach Henry Trevathan and help … Read More