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Tobs explode, blank Greenville 8-0

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After neither team registered a hit until the bottom of the fourth inning, the Wilson Tobs exploded for six hits and six runs in the sixth inning en route to an 8-0 summer collegiate baseball Coastal Plain League victory against the Greenville Yard Gnomes in Fleming Stadium on Tuesday night. The Tobs rapped 11 hits with designated hitter Cole Robinson […]

Coastal Plain League Glance, May 28, 2024

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EAST DIVISION Team                                       W            L               Pct.        GB Wilmington                            3          […]

B&S Wholesale Tire nips Sunset Slush for WCLL Minors crown

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B&S Wholesale Tire used a five-run fifth inning to rally past Sunset Slush and win the Wilson City Little League Minors championship game Thursday, May 23, at Southern Bank Stadium. B&S, the top seed that finished 11-1 overall, trailed from the top of the first inning when Sunset Slush (7-6) scored five runs, including a three-run double by Henry Shreve. […]

Area Calendar, May 29-30, 2024

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Wednesday, May 29 American Legion Baseball Fuquay-Varina Post 116 at Wilson Post 13, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30 American Legion Baseball Ahoskie Post 102 at Wilson Post 13 (Beddingfield High), 7 p.m. Summer Collegiate Baseball Wilmington Sharks at Wilson Tobs, 7 p.m.

Post 13 drubs Moore Co. 24-6

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GOLDSBORO — Wilson Post 13 launched a busy, ambitious week of American Legion baseball with a 24-6 defeat of Moore County Post 12 that was halted after four innings Monday evening at C35 Sports Complex. Wilson displayed a potent offense that was an upgrade from Friday’s 5-3 season-opening win over Game Time Prospects 17-U National team. Led by Hunt High […]

Wainwright slugs 3 HRs as Tobs cut Yard Gnomes down to size

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GREENVILLE — The Wilson Tobs’ first-ever foray to Greenville proved successful on a beautiful Memorial Day evening with a 9-4 defeat of the Yard Gnomes, the newest entry into the summer collegiate baseball Coastal Plain League. Tobs left fielder Mackenzie Wainwright slugged three home runs, part of a 12-hit parade at cozy Guy Smith Stadium, as Wilson climbed to 3-1 […]

Coastal Plain League Glance, May 27, 2024

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EAST DIVISION Team                                       W            L               Pct.        GB Wilmington                            2          […]

Coastal Plain League Glance, May 26, 2024

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EAST DIVISION Team W L Pct. GB Wilmington 2 0 1.000 — TOBS 2 1 .667 1/2 Holly Springs 2 2 .500 1 Morehead City 1 2 .333 1 1/2 Greenville 1 2 .333 1 1/2 Peninsula 1 2 .333 1 1/2 Tri-City 1 3 .250 2 WEST DIVISION Team W L Pct. GB Martinsville 2 0 1.000 — Florence […]

Tobs lose lead, game at Florence

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FLORENCE, S.C. — The bats continued to produce for the Wilson Tobs on Saturday but the summer collegiate baseball team’s bullpen failed to protect a lead for the first time in three games in a 10-9 walk-off loss to the Florence Flamingos. The Tobs, now 2-1 in the Coastal Plain League, fought back from a 7-3 deficit to go up […]

FARRIS & THOMAS LAW FEMALE STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE YEAR: Fike’s Adkins sisters were high achievers all around

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Whether it’s because each had the other to push towards a common goal, twin sisters Caroline and Kathryn Adkins set extremely high standards for themselves — and each other — and achieved most of their goals as graduation from Fike High awaits. The twins, who sit atop the all-time wins pile for Fike girls tennis and are tied for No. […]

FARRIS & THOMAS LAW MALE STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Wilson Christian’s Scott makes a run at greatness

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Some runners are born to greatness, while most have to work hard for it — some more so than others. Wilson Christian Academy senior Lin Scott might fit each description above. Naturally gifted academically and blessed by a sheer determination to improve, Scott worked hard to pull himself from mediocrity as a middle school runner just starting into a truly […]

2023-24 Farris & Thomas Law Academic All-Area Team as presented by The Wilson Times

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Female YASMINE BULLUCK, Greenfield School A three-sport captain for the Knights, helped them reach the NCISAA 2-A playoffs in volleyball, basketball and soccer despite dealing with injuries each of her last two years … Twice named to the All-Coastal Plain Independents Conference in soccer with this year’s awards yet to be announced … Twice named Knights offensive player of the […]

Post 13 unveils arms; offense needs tweaking

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In its first 2024 opportunity to face live pitching and hitting, the Wilson American Legion baseball team neither won nor lost in Fleming Stadium on a humid Friday night. Maybe that was too bad. The score that didn’t matter after the planned exhibition of nine innings read: Post 13 5-3 over the Game Time Prospects 17-Under National team. The Prospects, […]

Tobs rally for 10-5 win at Peninsula

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HAMPTON, Va. — After a successful start to the summer collegiate baseball Coastal Plain League season Thursday night at friendly Fleming Stadium, the Wilson Tobs returned home Friday with a 2-0 record after rallying to beat the Peninsula Pilots 10-5 at War Memorial Stadium. The Tobs trailed 5-1 after the Pilots (0-2) scored four runs in the bottom of the […]

Fourth round proves again to be stumbling block for Warriors

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ELON UNIVERSITY — Facing the unbeaten, top-seeded defending state 3-A champion on its own field, the Hunt High varsity girls soccer team seemed poised to break past the fourth round of the NCHSAA 3-A playoffs Thursday night at Western Alamance. An early goal for the 3-A Quad County Conference-champion Warriors, seeded No. 4 in the 3-A East bracket, wouldn’t stand, […]

Tobs top Marlins 3-1 in season debut

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With more Barton College players than any other institution on the opening roster for the Wilson Tobs, the summer collegiate team relied heavily on some of those Bulldogs in a 3-1 season-opening win over the Morehead City Marlins on Thursday night at Fleming Stadium. Five of the six Barton players saw action, including starting pitcher Tanner Halvorson, who played for […]

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Fike’s Pope takes home big trophy after historic year

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From the time she stepped onto the track last spring as a junior, Fike High’s Erin Pope has made distance running an exciting endeavor. Despite the fact that soccer is her primary sport and the one that the Golden Demons senior will attend Lenoir-Rhyne University to play, Pope zipped to the upper echelon of female distance runners in the NCHSAA […]

Hard work + natural talent = greatness for Pope

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Every so often, a high school athlete comes along who transcends the moment and steps into history. Not just the best from one particular year or even their four-years, these special athletes post themselves as all-time standards through their hard work, dedication, natural-born talent and a slew of other qualities and factors that make up greatness. As someone who has […]

Post 13 must mesh quickly

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The schedule and the roster are the largest in the five seasons Matt Ballance has been at the helm of the Wilson American Legion Post 13 baseball team. The Robert B. Anderson nine begins Ballance’s fifth season Friday night at 7 in Fleming Stadium against the Game Time Prospects’ 17-U National team. Post 13 was originally scheduled to open against […]

Farris & Thomas Law Student-Athlete of the Week: Faith Jones, Community Christian School

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Faith Jones was a solid contributor to her varsity volleyball and girls soccer teams for Community Christian School this year, making her this week’s Farris & Thomas Law Student-Athlete of the Week. Faith, who was saluted as the CCS Female Athlete of the Year last week, earned Mid-Atlantic Christian Athletic Association All-North Region honors and the team Defensive Player of […]


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