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SouthWest Edgecombe senior Jada Battle, center, was honored during Friday’s home game against North Pitt after reaching the 1,000-point plateau in her career last week. Flanking Battle are, from left, assistant coach and aunt Pam Gorham, SWE head coach Sandra Langley, Battle; mother, Phyllis Battle and SWE principal Lauren Lampron.

AREA ROUNDUP: CCS conquers Grace Christian 70-60

From staff reports
| January 23, 2021

SANFORD — Avenging a 20-point loss just over two weeks ago, the Community Christian School varsity b...

Area Calendar, Jan. 23-25

January 23, 2021

Saturday, January 23 College Women’s Basketball Lees-McRae at Barton, 2 p.m. College Men’s Swimming...

In this file photo from the Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, edition of The Wilson Times, the Class A Carolina Mudcats, one of nine minor league teams operating in North Carolina, would be one of seven represented as the Wilson Hot Stove League would celebrate minor league baseball in the state at its 40th annual winter banquet.

TODAY IN TIMES SPORTS HISTORY

Seven of state’s 9 minor league teams to be represented at 40th annual Wilson Hot Stove banquet

From the Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, edition of The Wilson Times
| January 23, 2021

The long, rich history of minor league baseball in North Carolina would be celebrated at the 40th an...

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Purple Cyclones decked 58-42 at Grace

From staff reports
| January 23, 2021

SANFORD — The Community Christian School Purple boys basketball team has just two losses, both comin...

Barton junior forward Jami Tham-Morrobel prepares to shoot a free throw during the Lady Bulldogs’ home opener Friday against Lees-McRae at Wilson Gymnasium. Tham-Morrobel had 18 points and 11 rebounds in Barton’s 88-60 win. The teams play again Saturday at Wilson Gym.

Lady Bulldogs whip Bobcats in first of 2

From staff reports
| January 23, 2021

With 13 straight points in the first quarter, Barton College took control of its home opener and str...

Fike High graduate Jake Herring, now a freshman on the N.C. State men’s golf team, was named to the Tarheel Youth Golf Association’s North Carolina Boys All-State team for 2020, the association announced Friday.

Herring named to TYGA All-State unit

From staff reports
| January 23, 2021

With fewer opportunities to play in junior golf tournaments last summer due to COVID-19, Wilson resi...

North Carolina's Caleb Love (2) leaps to avoid N.C. State's Manny Bates (15) during a game in Raleigh on Dec. 22. The Wolfpack won 79-76 but the teams will meet again Saturday in Chapel Hill.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

No. 20 Clemson’s trip to FSU headlines ACC weekend slate

By Aaron Beard
| January 23, 2021

A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 20 Clemson...

JUNIOR VARSITY RESULT: Edwards triggers Knights’ romp

From staff reports
| January 23, 2021

GOLDSBORO — In what was quite a warmup act, Nik Edwards had 30 points and 13 rebounds as his Greenfi...

Beddingfield's Daneesha Briggs grabs a rebound between North Johnston's Jessie Gross (3) and Ashton Huddleston (10) during Thursday's game at Beddingfield. The Lady Bruins won 43-34.

Thompson, Lady Bruins grab first EPC win by beating North Johnston

By Jimmy Lewis
| January 23, 2021

A little bit of patience and a whole lot of senior Di’ziya Thompson handed the Beddingfield High var...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady leaves the field after the Buccaneers beat the New Orleans Saints 30-20 in an NFC divisional playoff game Sunday in New Orleans.

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Where else to start but Brady and Rodgers?

By Barry Wilner
| January 23, 2021

More than 100 players will suit up for Sunday’s NFC championship game, so try to ignore all those ta...

Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) celebrates after intercepting a pass during the second half of an AFC divisional playoff game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in Kansas City.

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Big offenses, overlooked defenses in Chiefs-Bills clash

By Barry Wilner
| January 23, 2021

Two teams so absent from championship history for so long until recently face off for the AFC champi...

Hall of Famer Hank Aaron waves to the crowd during Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 28, 2013. Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth but went on to break the career home run record in the pre-steroids era, died early Friday at age 86.

Hank Aaron, MLB legend and one-time home run king, dies at 86

By Paul Newberry
| January 23, 2021

ATLANTA — His name is all over the baseball record book and, indeed, Hank Aaron could do it all. Su...

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender James Reimer (47) celebrates defeating the Nashville Predators 4-2 with defenseman Haydn Fleury (4) after Monday's game in Nashville, Tenn.

Canes' season paused, while Caps play on without 4 regulars

By Stephen Whyno
| January 22, 2021

Rod Brind'Amour lamented Carolina's season coming to a screeching halt despite doing “a great job” adhering to pandemic protocols.

MIDDLE SCHOOL RESULT: Greenfield routs CCS 47-23

From staff reports
| January 22, 2021

The Greenfield School boys basketball team used 17 points from Mattox McKeel in coasting to a 47-23 victory over crosstown opponent Community Christian on Thursday.

MIDDLE SCHOOL RESULT: Greenfield routs CCS 47-23

From staff reports
| January 22, 2021

The Greenfield School boys basketball team used 17 points from Mattox McKeel in coasting to a 47-23 victory over crosstown opponent Community Christian on Thursday.

Area calendar, Jan. 22-23

January 22, 2021

Friday, January 22 College Women’s BasketballLees-McRae at Barton, 5 p.m. High School Varsity Boys B...

Lady Panthers overwhelmed at Farmville

From staff reports
| January 22, 2021

FARMVILLE — Tasked with a difficult start to 2-A Eastern Plains Conference play, the North Johnston varsity girls basketball team found the going arduous against host Farmville Central on Wednesday night in dropping a 67-27 decision.

Lady Panthers overwhelmed at Farmville

From staff reports
| January 22, 2021

FARMVILLE — Tasked with a difficult start to 2-A Eastern Plains Conference play, the North Johnston varsity girls basketball team found the going arduous against host Farmville Central on Wednesday night in dropping a 67-27 decision.

Capel gets best of mentor in latest meeting

By Tom Shanahan
| January 22, 2021

The days of Duke basketball sampling ACC teams like horsd'oeuvres while awaiting the main menu against Virginia, North Carolina and an upstart or two, depending on the season, appears to be an old menu.

Capel gets best of mentor in latest meeting

By Tom Shanahan
| January 22, 2021

The days of Duke basketball sampling ACC teams like horsd'oeuvres while awaiting the main menu against Virginia, North Carolina and an upstart or two, depending on the season, appears to be an old menu.


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