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Former East Carolina baseball coach Monte LIttle raises his hand as, from left on green, former Duke point guard Steve Vacendak, former principal and coach Jimmy Tillman, former Greenfield and ECU baseball player Dwanya Williams-Sutton, former Fike football coach Gus Andrews, former North Carolina football and baseball player Paul Miller and former MLB pitcher John Roper look during celebrity introductions Wednesday at the N.C. Baseball Museum’s 20th annual Celebrity Golf Tournament at Wedgewood.

Celebrity Golf Tourney like a family reunion

By Paul Durham
| May 19, 2022

The 20th annual gathering for the North Carolina Baseball Museum's annual warm weather fundraiser, t...

Walker Jackson of Farm Bureau – Brooks Harrell waits for a pitch during a recent Wilson City Little League game at Gillette Baseball Complex.

Wilson City Little League Glance May 18, 2022

May 19, 2022

Major League BOX SCORES Games from April 9-May 13 NC Baseball Museum - 8, Hwy 55 - 7 Hwy 55 Lineu...

Former Fike High baseball coach and athletic director Gilbert Ferrell, left, and former Winston-Salem Journal sports columnist and Wilson native Lenox Rawlings applaud during recognition of guests at the N.C. Baseball Museum’s Celebrity Golf Tournament on Aug. 25, 2021, at Wedgewood. Ferrell, who just turned 90, is expected to attend the 20th Celebrity Golf Tournament on Wednesday at Wedgewood along with a host of former professional and college athletes and coaches.

Back in the spring: 20th NCBM Celebrity Golf Tournament returns to original schedule

From staff reports
| May 17, 2022

The 20th rendition of the North Carolina Baseball Museum’s annual Celebrity Golf Tournament is back ...

Ayden Gillespie of Wide Awake Elite Track won the boys 8-under 100-meter dash at the Bershawn Batman Jackson Invitational meet in Durham on May 7-8.

Gillespie leads Wide Awake in Durham meet

From staff reports
| May 17, 2022

DURHAM — Ayden Gillespie was the sole event winner for his Wide Awake Elite track and field team at ...

Matt Ballance, left, and Presley Bissett will be back to lead their respective Wilson American Legion Post 13 baseball and softball teams this summer. The first tryouts for both teams are set for Saturday, May 14, at Barton College Athletic Complex at 10 a.m.

American Legion baseball, softball tryouts May 14

From staff reports
| May 7, 2022

American Legion baseball and softball tryouts for Wilson Post 13 teams will be held Saturday, May 14...

Players chase after a ball during a Wilson Parks and Recreation Department Girls Ages 9-10 match Saturday, April 30, at Gillette Soccer Complex.

Wilson Recreation Department Glance May 3, 2022

May 4, 2022

Youth soccer RESULTS Games from April 22-29 Boys Ages 5-6 Cheetahs 2 - Chance Pitts 1, Sebastian Wo...

Sometimes you go weeks without getting a bite and sometimes you end up catching fish two at a time, like these two brook trout caught and released at the North Mills River in Henderson County.

Be thankful whether they’re biting or not

By Paul Durham
| April 30, 2022

You know, one of the best things about fishing is that anybody — even me — can have a great day catc...

Wilson Recreation Glance April 27, 2022

April 27, 2022

Youth soccer RESULTS Games from April 11-14 Girls Ages 5-6 Angles 10- Ivory Maximiliano 3, Jaily Or...

Fike’s Katie Ash (8) runs with the ball as Hunt’s Jaziyah Jackson-Jones (2) defends during a girls lacrosse match April 11 at Hunt. There will be a free Try Lax clinic held at Hunt on July 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. hosted by Pitt County Youth Lacrosse (Pitt Lax).

Free Try Lax clinic set for July 27 at Hunt

From staff reports
| April 22, 2022

Pitt County Youth Lacrosse (Pitt Lax) will host a free lacrosse clinic at Hunt High on Wednesday, Ju...

First-place finishers for the Tee’d Off At Breast Cancer golf benefit tournament held April 9 at Wedgewood are, from left, Coy Carlyle, Darlene Rappa, Mary Bryan Carlyle and Rob Baker.

Tee’d Off At Breast Cancer winners announced

From staff reports
| April 18, 2022

The inaugural Tee’d Off At Breast Cancer benefit golf tournament was recently held at Wedgewood Publ...

Players line up during a Wilson Parks and Recreation Department girls ages 5-6 soccer game Saturday, April 9, at Gillette Soccer Complex.

Wilson Recreation Glance April 11, 2022

April 12, 2022

Youth soccer Results Games from April 9 Boys Ages 5-6 Cheetahs 2- Chance Pitts 1, Sebastian Woodhous...

Players and coaches stand for the national anthem during Wilson City Little League’s Opening Day ceremony Saturday morning at Southern Bank Stadium.

WILSON CITY LITTLE LEAGUE OPENING DAY PHOTO GALLERY

Time to play ball again!

April 11, 2022

In these photos taken by Wilson Parks and Recreation Department staff members, images were captured ...

Players run after the ball during a Wilson Parks and Recreation Department youth soccer match recently at Gillette Soccer Complex.

Wilson Recreation Department Glance April 9, 2022

April 9, 2022

Youth soccer RESULTS Games from April 2 Girls Ages 5-6 Galaxy 0- Explosion 8- Kloe-Elizabe Biamby 4...

Players from Farris & Farris walk into Southern Bank Stadium during the Parade of Teams to start the Wilson City Little League’s Opening Day ceremony April 6, 2019, the last time the league was able to hold an Opening Day ceremony until the 2022 season debut Saturday, April 9, at Gillette Baseball Complex.

WCLL ready to just play ball

By Paul Durham
| April 9, 2022

The first Opening Day ceremony in three years for Wilson City Little League will have some of its tr...

Players on the East Carolina Alpha Dawgs 9U youth football football display their rings. The team won its age group championship in North Carolina AAU youth football and finished second at the national tournament in Florida in December 2021.

Alpha Dawgs keep growing, ready for the long haul

By Paul Durham
| April 7, 2022

After a wildly successful first year of operation, the East Carolina Alpha Dawgs youth football orga...

Allison Bartlett of Wilson returns a shot against Lisa Groeschner of Wake Forest and Stephen Scala of Leland in the Mixed Doubles Advanced championship as Bartlett’s partner, Skylor Riley of Wilson, looks on during the Wilson County Open Pickleball Tournament on Sunday at Greater Wilson Rotary Park.

Pickleball tourney brings more players to town

By Paul Durham
| April 7, 2022

As the sport of Pickleball continues to grow in Wilson, its reach has extended beyond the city’s bor...

Ryan Clemmer of Truist fires a pitch to a batter from Coca-Cola of Greenville North State League during Saturday’s Dr. Jimmie R. Grimsley Memorial Highway 264 Challenge at Southern Bank Stadium.

High-scoring Greenville teams outpace WCLL in Highway 264 Challenge

From staff reports
| April 6, 2022

Behind an offensive onslaught over the weekend, the two Greenville Little Leagues — Tar Heel and Nor...

Garrett Godwin of EB Sports digs in at the plate during a game against Optimist in the Dr. Jimmie Grimsley Memorial Highway 264 Challenge on Friday at Southern Bank Stadium. Three more games will be played in Greenville and Wilson each on Saturday.

Greenville takes early lead in Highway 264 Challenge

From staff reports
| April 2, 2022

Thanks to a 9-8 victory by Optimist over EB Sports on Friday night at Southern Bank Stadium, the ear...

Wilson Recreation Department Glance, March 31, 2022

March 31, 2022

Youth soccer RESULTS Games from March 26 Boys Ages 5-6 Cheetahs 4- Chance Pitts 2, Sebastian Woodho...

The sight that any fisherman hopes to see in North Carolina as the weather warms up.

COMMENTARY

There’s always an excuse for not catching fish

By Paul Durham
| March 23, 2022

For most of December and all of January, I was not blessed with a lot of opportunities to go fishing...


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