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Hunt’s Blaize Keen (3) pump-fakes against Fike’s Trevon Atkinson (23) during the first half of Friday’s 3-A Big East Conference game at Hunt. Keen’s 3-pointer with 4.8 seconds left in overtime sent the Warriors to a 75-74 victory Friday night.

Warriors keep living right: Hunt pulls out 75-74 OT thriller over Fike on Keen’s 3

It all came down to how the ball bounced for varsity boys basketball teams from Fike and Hunt in Friday’s rivalry renewal on the Warriors’ floor. Junior Blaize Keen’s corner …
Hunt senior Bria Griffith (1) goes up for two of her career-high 31 points in the Lady Warriors’ 72-27 win at home against Fike on Friday night.

Quick knockout: Early Hunt 3s lead to romp past Fike

An early bombardment by Hunt High served to stun visiting Fike, leading to a runaway 72-27 3-A Big East Conference varsity girls basketball victory Friday night. Lady Warriors seniors Bria …
Former Fike High baseball coach Will Flowers, center, talks to Beddingfield coach Noah Edens, right, and the umpire prior to a game at Fike’s Gilbert Ferrell Field on March 5, 2010. Flowers, who retired after 31 seasons in 2013, will be inducted into the Fike High Athletic Hall of Fame along with Art Miller, Roc Canady, Dick Knox, Kenny Pridgen, Gus Andrews and Stephanie Otteson Corona on Saturday, May 2, at the school.

Fike to hold 10th hall-of-fame induction May 2

Four former coaches, including two who were also athletes, are part of the 10th induction class into the Fike High Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 2. Will Flowers, class of 1972, was a …

AREA ROUNDUP: Lady Bruins claim OT classic at SW Edgecombe, 66-59

PINETOPS — While Beddingfield and SouthWest Edgecombe have waged some memorable varsity girls basketball battles over the years, Lady Bruins head coach Debra Pegram appreciates the difficulty …

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Dean powers Lady Knights past Rocky Mount Academy

Darcy Dean had more than half of her Greenfield School girls basketball team’s points Friday as the Lady Knights defeated Rocky Mount Academy 23-11. Avery Williams added four points for …

Area Calendar, Jan. 25-26

Saturday, January 25   College Men’s Basketball Barton at Emmanuel, 4 p.m.   College Women’s Basketball Barton at Emmanuel, 2 p.m.   College Track …
Barton senior Angelos Mandilaris (19), shown in a season-opening match Wednedsay against Queens at Wilson Gym, tallied 15 kills and became the school’s all-time leader in kills with 1,187 in a 3-0 sweep Friday at Emmanuel in Franklin Springs, Ga.

Mandilaris breaks brother’s kills mark in Barton win

FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. —When Vasilis Mandilaris graduated from Barton College as the men’s volleyball program’s career leader in kills with 1,184, he knew that record wasn’t …
Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers (90), shown during a game Nov. 4, 2018, in Charlotte, was part of the 12-member N.C. Sports Hall of Fame’s 2020 induction class, announced Wednesday.

Peppers part of N.C. Sports Hall of Fame’s 2020 class

Wilson native and Southern Nash High graduate Julius Peppers is one of the headliners in the North Carolina Sport Hall of Fame’s 2020 induction class that was announced Wednesday. Peppers, …
Former major league baseball players in attendance at the 45th annual Wilson Hot Stove banquet Tuesday evening at Recreation Park Community Center were, from left, Left to right:  Billy Harris, Scott Pose, Monty Montgomery, Richard Such, Floyd Wicker, John Donaldson, Marion Talton and Mike Wallace.

Gliarmis tribute in the works

Lee Gliarmis, a pillar of the Wilson community who died last March at the age of 91, was the driving force in 1975 behind the formation and growth of Wilson Hot Stove League, the local organization …

Wilson Recreation Department Glance

Youth basketball RESULTS Ages 5-6   War Eagles – 43 Greyhounds – 14 Highlights: War Eagles – Nathan Wilson 17 points, Max Nichols 14 points; Greyhounds …
“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?

“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 …
School Sports
Student-athlete of the week
Guess Who?

Firebirds overwhelm Lady Bulldogs

ROXBORO — Falls Lake Academy beat Roxboro Community School by a final score of 71-33 on Jan. 15. The Firebirds jumped out to a 28-8 lead in the first quarter behind 12 points from leading scorer …
Terence Harcum tries to make a one-hander in the lane. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Vikings remain undefeated

STEM — South Granville remained undefeated with a 83-71 win over Granville Central before a packed house on Tuesday. The Vikings posted an 18-0 overall record and stood at 6-0 in conference play. …
Carmen Moore scrambles to get the loose ball before three Oxford Prep players can surround her. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Lady Firebirds roast Oxford Prep

CREEDMOOR — The Falls Lake Academy Lady Firebirds defense was on top of its game Jan. 14 in a 63-29 conference win over Oxford Preparatory. Falls Lake took an early lead with Julia Zupicich …

Firebirds hold off Bulldogs in final minutes

ROXBORO — Even though Roxboro Community School came back from down 77-59 in the fourth quarter and closed the deficit to 77-70 on a Jalen Bailey and-one with 37.3 seconds remaining, Falls Lake held …
Aubri Bryan makes a running one-hander for the Lady Vikings. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Lady Panthers hold off South Granville

STEM — Granville Central took an early lead and managed to hold off South Granville in the late stages of a 56-47 conference win on Tuesday. Granville Central picked up its first win over South …
College Sports
Community Sports

Balanced Vikings cruise past Warriors

Wy'kise Allen dishes on the run for South Granville. Allen had a double-double, 20 points and 10 rebounds. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News
CREEDMOOR — South Granville cruised to a 93-59 win over conference opponent Louisburg in the Jan. 10 tilt. Balanced scoring headlined the Vikings’ game with four players finishing in double …
Pro Sports
Outfielder Tristen Lutz, left, and catcher Payton Henry, answering questions during Carolina Mudcats Media Day on Tuesday at Five County Stadium, are two of the top Milwaukee Brewers prospects set to open the 2019 season with the club. The Mudcats open the Carolina League season Thursday night in Kinston against the Down East Wood Ducks.

Fresh faces abound for Mudcats

ZEBULON — Eight years into the Carolina Mudcats’ existence as a Carolina League Single-A Advanced franchise, the won-loss numbers aren’t overwhelming. Two winning records. No …
College Notebooks
Duke Notebook
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, who was drafted No. 6 overall, throws a pass during NFL football rookie camp, Friday, May 3, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Jones makes history for Blue Devils at No. 6 pick

Duke quarterback Daniel Jones left school one year early with a number of first-round guarantees from NFL organizations. The gamble paid off, as Jones heard his name called by commissioner Roger …
NC State Notebook

Southern Nash product and N.C. State freshman running back Zonovan Knight carries the ball during a recent spring practice in Raleigh.

Spring game a chance for Knight to carve out spot

N.C. State will get its first look at the 2019 team when the program hosts its annual Kay Yow Spring Game on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium. The intrasquad contest will kick off at 1 …

UNC Notebook

North Carolina’s Seventh Woods (0), shooting against Auburn during an NCAA Tournament game March 29 in Kansas City, Mo., announced last week that he was transferring for his senior season, part of a busy week for the Tar Heels backcourt.

Tar Heels’ backcourt undergoes massive restructuring after busy week

The last week for North Carolina basketball has been about as eventful as an offseason week can get.  On Tuesday, the Tar Heels signed Cole Anthony (Oak Hill …

ECU Notebook

ECU first-year head coach Mike Houston addresses his team at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium following a spring scrimmage in late March.

Houston installs new system, culture for Pirates

New East Carolina head coach Mike Houston didn’t shy away from transparency throughout his first spring with the Pirates. When ECU had a bad practice, like the team’s first day in pads …

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