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SouthWest Edgecombe's Larry Jones (3) runs with the football as Beddingfield's Altavious Barrett (30) gets in tackling position during last week's game for the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference championship at Beddingfield. The Cougars earned the automatic bid from the league and will face Roanoke Rapids in the first round of the NCHSAA 2-AA playoffs Friday in Pinetops.

Cougars get Roanoke Rapids in 2-AA playoff opener

By Jimmy Lewis
| April 16, 2021

A bumpy road to open the Carter Varnell era at SouthWest Edgecombe High has eased somewhat, and now the Cougars will take their newly minted Eastern Plains Conference championship into the opening round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2-AA playoffs Friday night.

AREA ROUNDUP: Gossett nets 100th career goal in WCA rout

From staff reports
| April 16, 2021

Senior Lea Gossett hit a milestone in her Wilson Christian varsity girls soccer career Thursday night, putting away her 100th goal in a Lady Chargers uniform en route to a hat trick and an overwhelming 10-0 victory over Fayetteville Berean Baptist Academy.

McCrae Knapp hit a three-run homer as part of a five-RBI showing over two games Friday as the Lady Bulldogs won their sixth game in a row with a sweep of Emmanuel at Jeffries Field.

BARTON ROUNDUP: Surging Lady Bulldogs win 6th in a row with sweep of Emmanuel

From staff reports
| April 10, 2021

The Barton College softball team finds itself on the brink of clinching its first winning season in 18 years following a doubleheader sweep of Emmanuel College on Friday afternoon at Jeffries Field.

AREA ROUNDUP: Quinn, Lewis toss Chargers past Wilmington

From staff reports
| April 10, 2021

WILMINGTON — The Wilson Christian varsity baseball team combined a four-run fifth inning with a quality start from eighth grader Simon Quinn on Friday to win its fourth straight game with a 5-1 victory over Wilmington Christian.

Fike quarterback Matthew Howell lofts a pass over Hunt defensive lineman Jailyn Smith(51) to teammate Evan Gregory during Thursday's game at Fike's Buddy Bedgood Stadium. The Warriors won 22-0.

JV RESULT: Warriors blank Demons to conclude spring season

From staff reports
| April 10, 2021

Hunt High closed out the football season with its most impressive victory of the season, a 22-0 whitewashing of host Fike on Wednesday that served as the de facto Wilson County championship game.

Wilson Times All-Area Honorable Mention

April 3, 2021

BOYS Hunt — Blaize Keen, C.J. Joyner, Lucas Robinson. Fike — Khalil Wright, Jahmar Jones. Beddingfie...

Barton's Chianti Ghee logged a top-10 finish in the discus throw at High Point University's VertKlasse Meeting on Friday.

Barton snags trio of top-10 showings to conclude VertKlasse Meeting

From staff reports
| April 3, 2021

HIGH POINT — Three Barton College performers combined to produce top-10 finishes Friday to conclude the Bulldogs’ stay at the VertKlasse Meeting, held at Dick Vert Stadium on the campus of High Point University.

Wilson Prep senior Nasiar Blackston fires a 3-point shot during the NCHSAA 1-A Eastern Regional final against Riverside Martin on March 2 at WPA. Making 3-pointers was one of many things Blackston did for the Tigers in leading them to the state title.

WPA’s ‘Unicorn,’ Blackston did it all for the Tigers

By Paul Durham
| April 3, 2021

There was nothing make-believe about Nasiar Blackston on the court for his Wilson Prep boys basketball team or the Tigers’ run to the state 1-A boys basketball championship in just their second year in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

SouthWest Edgecombe High senior Jada Battle, pushing the ball upcourt during a home game against North Pitt on Jan. 22, is The Wilson Times Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

SWE's Battle renews a family tradition

By Paul Durham
| April 3, 2021

A senior season that Jada Battle didn't know if she would even get to play ended with the SouthWest ...

AREA ROUNDUP: Armstrong's hat trick boosts Hunt past Ladybirds

From staff reports
| March 30, 2021

Senior Kristen Armstong ran her season scoring output to seven goals Monday night, putting away a hat trick to lead the Hunt High girls soccer team to a 6-0 victory over 3-A Big East Conference opponent Southern Nash.

TODAY IN TIMES SPORTS HISTORY

Guilford Quakers defeat Bulldogs

From the Friday, March 30, 1934, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 30, 2021

Guilford College pitcher Swain won his duel with Atlantic Christian College’s Jernigan as the Quakers notched a 4-2 victory over the Bulldogs on the Charles L. Coon High diamond.

BARTON ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs rally to beat North Greenville

From staff reports
| March 29, 2021

Junior Hailey Russell’s accurate long-range effort from 35 yards out sent the Barton College women’s soccer team to a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Conference Carolinas foe North Greenville at Truist Stadium on Sunday.

Duke Blue Devils quarterback Gunnar Holmberg (12) drops back to pass against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the second half at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 7 , 2020, in Durham.

Holmberg back in line to challenge as Duke starting QB

By Tom Shanahan
| March 29, 2021

For Gunnar Holmberg, quarterback and patience were unrelated words in his high school career. Holmberg earned the starting quarterback job as a sophomore at Heritage High in Wake Forest.

AREA ROUNDUP: Chargers rally past New Life Camp with four-run 6th

From staff reports
| March 26, 2021

Trailing 4-1 with just six outs remaining, the Wilson Christian varsity baseball team went to work and pushed across four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning Thursday night to post a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over New Life Camp.

Fike's Kevin Moran (2) dribbles against the defense of Chapel Hill's Charlie Kim during the first round of the NCHSAA 3-A boys soccer playoffs Mar. 19 at Gillette Soccer Complex. Gillette will be a host site for the 2021 NCAA Division I men's and women's soccer championships, according to a Thursday announcement by the NCAA. The entire tournament will be contested in North Carolina.

Gillette to serve as site for NCAA Division I men’s, women’s soccer tourney

From staff reports
| March 26, 2021

In an effort to consolidate its geographic footprint due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA will bring its marquee soccer events to Gillette Athletic Complex.

Football Forecast Week 4

March 19, 2021

TODAY IN TIMES SPORTS HISTORY

Cyclones host Red Devils; Lee Woodard visits Gardners nine

From the Friday, March 19, 1954, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 19, 2021

Following a 17-4 loss at Roanoke Rapids to open the season, the Charles L. Coon High baseball team, the defending champion of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Eastern AAA Conference, was set to host the Kinston High Red Devils.

MIDDLE SCHOOL RESULT: Lady Chargers get shutout of Hilltop, 4-0

From staff reports
| March 12, 2021

FUQUAY-VARINA — The Wilson Christian girls soccer team elevated their record to 2-1 overall with a 4-0 victory over Hilltop Christian on Thursday afternoon.

Fike's Demari Daniels (12) tries to escape the ankle tackle of Greenville Rose's Jahquarious Brown during last week's game in Buddy Bedgood Stadium. The NCHSAA has suspended the use of the endowment game in cutting the football regular season to 10 contests, as well as introducing the use of RPI to seed teams for the playoffs and to select wild cards beginning with the 2021-22 season.

NCHSAA approves RPI for playoff seeding use, realignment finalized

By Jimmy Lewis
| March 12, 2021

Starting with the 2021-22 school year, predetermined playoff brackets and the Adjusted MaxPreps Ranking to determine playoff berths in North Carolina High School Athletic Association-sponsored sports will be a thing of the past — at least for one year.

AREA ROUNDUP: Lady Knights stay unbeaten by kicking Lawrence, 7-0

From staff reports
| March 12, 2021

Six different players found the back of the net for the Greenfield School varsity girls soccer team Thursday as the Lady Knights won their fourth match in as many outings with a 7-0 victory over Lawrence Academy on Forbes Field.


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