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Duke quarterback Gunnar Holmberg (12) looks to pass against North Carolina A&T during a Friday, Sept. 10 game in Durham.

Duke's Holmberg awaits test from Power 5

By Tom Shanahan
| September 17, 2021

ACC Network analyst Eric Mac Lain offered more than a routine breakdown of the conference’s top five quarterbacks through the first two weeks of the season. He listed his QBs on Tuesday morning’s Packer and Durham Show.

JV ROUNDUP: Lady Chargers foiled in 3 sets by DASH

From staff reports
| September 17, 2021

The Wilson Christian volleyball team won the opening set of Thursday’s home match with DASH United, but couldn’t muster the final push en route to a 16-25, 25-12, 15-6 defeat.

AREA ROUNDUP: Hunt loses first QCC set, but rallies by West Johnston for league lead

From staff reports
| September 17, 2021

BENSON — Despite dropping a set for the first time in 3-A Quad County Conference play, the Hunt High varsity volleyball team remained undeterred and claimed sole possession of first place in the conference by storming back for a 17-25, 28-26, 25-22, 25-11 victory at West Johnston on Thursday night.

Fourth quarter dooms Cyclones against Brunswick Academy

From staff reports
| September 11, 2021

Inconsistent tackling and the inability to recover a pair of crucial onside kicks spelled doom for the Community Christian School eight-player football team Friday night in a 56-44 loss to Brunswick (Virginia) Academy.

Fike senior Will Fogleman turned in a fifth-place finish in the first 3-A Quad County Conference boys cross-country meet of the season Wednesday at Smithfield-Selma.

AREA ROUNDUP: Fike, CBA claim Quad County XC opener

From staff reports
| September 10, 2021

SMITHFIELD — A quartet of top-10 finishes enabled the Fike High girls cross-country team to gain the edge over West Johnston and secure the inaugural 3-A Quad County Conference meet of the new North Carolina High School Athletic Association realignment period Wednesday afternoon.

In this Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Duke quarterback Quentin Harris (18) carries the ball as North Carolina Central's Jaquell Taylor (27) looks for a tackle during the first half of a game in Durham. The Blue Devils welcome North Carolina A&T to town on Friday, continuing a string of early season contests against HBCU programs under the David Cutcliffe regime.

Trendsetting Duke continues HBCU scheduling tradition

By Tom Shanahan
| September 10, 2021

DURHAM — In July, The Athletic posted a story praising UCLA football — and rightly so — for scheduling future games with two HBCU schools, Alabama State in 2022 and North Carolina Central in 2023.

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Amerson resigns as Barton cross-country coach; Foster gets interim title

From staff reports
| September 10, 2021

One meet into the 2021 season has produced a coaching change at the helm of Barton College cross-country.

AREA ROUNDUP: Greenfeld outlasts Cape Fear Christian 5-4

From staff reports
| September 4, 2021

Victories on the final two doubles courts enabled the Greenfield School girls tennis team to eke past visiting Cape Fear Christian for a tense 5-4 conquest of Cape Fear Christian on Friday at Laura Leslie Crudup Tennis Complex.

Cyclones overwhelm Warriors 50-6 for first win

From staff reports
| September 4, 2021

Jumping out to a commanding 38-0 lead at halftime, the independent Community Christian School eight-player football team rang up 460 yards of total offense Friday night to secure its first win of the season with a 50-6 conquest of the combined team from Lawrence Academy and Albemarle School.

Southern Nash quarterback Brock Alford (10) gets off a throw under pressure from a C.B. Aycock defender during Friday's game in Stanhope. The Firebirds won 43-8. Jyronn Brinkley | Special to the Times

Firebirds run past Aycock, 43-8

From staff reports
| September 4, 2021

STANHOPE ­— Making the most of a challenging week in terms of logistics, the Southern Nash High varsity football team first avoided going two weeks without a game, then turned its double-wing offense loose against Charles B. Aycock in sprinting to a 43-8 victory Friday night at Firebirds Stadium.

MIDDLE SCHOOL RESULT: Lady Cyclones sweep Sallie B. Howard

From staff reports
| August 31, 2021

The Community Christian School volleyball team made it 2 for 2 in its encounters with Sallie B. Howard on Monday, securing a 25-16, 25-7 victory inside the SBH gym. Both wins for CCS (2-0) this season have come at the hands of the Lady Eagles.

AREA ROUNDUP: Hunt keeps pace in Quad County, vanquishes Lady Saints

From staff reports
| August 31, 2021

The Hunt High girls tennis team maintained lockstep with archrival Fike at the top of the 3-A Quad County Conference standings on Monday with a 7-2 win over Southern Wayne on the courts of Beddingfield High.

Members of the Wilson Christian boys cross-country team gather during Saturday's meet at Hope Mills Gray's Creek. Contributed photo

AREA ROUNDUP: WCA’s Scott finishes second at Creek Run Invitational

From staff reports
| August 30, 2021

HOPE MILLS — Encountering a formidable field of North Carolina High School Athletic Association programs, the Wilson Christian boys cross-country team used three top-10 finishes and a second-place run from sophomore Lin Scott to post a respectable fourth-place showing at Saturday’s season-opening Creek Run Invitational, hosted by Hope Mills Gray’s Creek.

No relief for Willow Springs championship drought at Wilson Cup

By Tom Ham
| August 29, 2021

Going into Sunday's 36-hole showdown for the championship of the 28th annual Wilson Cup interclub golf competition, Willow Springs Country Club remains deadlocked with Wilson Country Club for the most titles (10).

JV ROUNDUP: Sallie B. Howard outlasts Wayne Prep in 5 sets

From staff reports
| August 27, 2021

Behind the 14 service points of Kaitlyn Redmond, the Sallie B. Howard School volleyball team made its way past Wayne Prep on Thursday afternoon, claiming a five-set encounter in the Peace Church gymnasium.

AREA ROUNDUP: Greenfield remains undefeated, wins CPIC opener

From staff reports
| August 27, 2021

The Greenfield School varsity volleyball team continued its early season winning ways Thursday, requiring only the minimum three sets to dispense with 1-A/2-A Coastal Plain Independents Conference foe Wayne Christian by a 25-9, 25-16, 25-19 score.

Upward volleyball registration ends Tuesday

From staff reports
| August 27, 2021

Registration for the first year of Upward Sports volleyball is ongoing and will last through Tuesday. Open to girls in fourth through eighth grades, evaluations will take place at Daniels Chapel Church on Thursday, Sept. 9 beginning at 6 p.m.

Wedgewood teammates David Lee, left, and Jody O’Neal look over a putt during the final day of competition of the Wilson Cup on Aug. 30, 2020, at Willow Springs Country Club. Wedgewood will attempt to defend its title at the 2021 Wilson Cup, which will be played Saturday and Sunday.

WILSON CUP PREVIEW

Blistering conditions await Wilson Cup competitors

By Tom Ham
| August 28, 2021

The 2021 champion will not only survive two stern, hungry opponents but arguably record temperatures in the 28th annual Wilson Cup interclub golf competition scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

Football Forecast 2021 Week 1

August 20, 2021

Week 1 picks for the 2021 season from The Wilson Times Football Forecast panel....

Greenfield libero Mackenzie Landers (20) rises to hit the ball during Thursday's season-opening match for the Lady Knights at Lawrence Academy. Greenfield prevailed in straight sets.

AREA ROUNDUP: Greenfield volleyball opens with sweep of Lawrence

From staff reports
| August 20, 2021

MERRY HILL — Junior Ysabella Saldi compiled a double-double of 24 assists and 10 digs to send the Greenfield School varsity volleyball team to a season-opening 25-23, 25-14, 25-16 conquest of Lawrence Academy on Thursday.


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