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Zach Hill begins his serving motion as partner Cian Bonner gets in a ready position during a March 29 match against Kinston Parks and Recreation at Barton Tennis Complex. Contributed photo

USTA YOUTH TENNIS RESULTS

April 17, 2021

pril 13 14U Lake Wilson 24, Greene County Tennis Association 3 Collins Pearson (LW) wins 6-0 Zach Hi...

Youngsters and their parents participate in the Wilson Parks and Recreation Department’s 3-Year-Old Smart Start Soccer Program this week at Gillette Soccer Complex.

Wilson Recreation Department Glance April 10-15

From staff reports
| April 17, 2021

Youth soccer Results Games from April 10-15 Boys Ages 5-6 Sharks 8, Stars 3 Sharks: Axel Day: 4, Ar...

Barton College seniors Nikki Norlin, left, and Clare McMahon were named to the 2021 All-Conference Carolinas Women’s Golf Team. Norlin was named to the second team while McMahon landed on the third team, the league announced Friday.

Barton’s Norlin, McMahon named to CC all-conference teams

From staff reports
| April 17, 2021

Following a fifth-place finish at the 2021 Conference Carolinas women’s golf championships, Barton C...

Marquette's Theo John (4) dunks against North Carolina during the second half of a game Feb. 24 in Chapel Hill. John  said via Twitter on Friday that “after conversations with my family, I have decided that next year I will be attending Duke University for my final year of eligibility.”

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Marquette basketball exodus: Theo John transferring to Duke

By The Associated Press
| April 17, 2021

DURHAM — Forward Theo John says he’s transferring from Marquette to Duke, yet another player to leav...

NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski greets fans during driver introductions prior to the NASCAR Cup Series auto race March 24, 2019, at the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Keselowski didn’t get the finish he hoped for last weekend of April 4 when NASCAR’s Cup Series ran on the dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway, but the 2012 champion didn’t dwell too long on his 11th-place finish.

NASCAR

NASCAR, motorsports approach to virus vaccine varies greatly

By Hank Kurz Jr.
| April 17, 2021

RICHMOND, Va.  — Bubba Wallace says get the shot, like he did. Brad Keselowski says he hasn’t decide...

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold rolls out to pass against the New England Patriots during the first half of a game Jan. 3 in Foxborough, Mass. The Jets will get back on the rookie quarterback roller coaster three years after trading up to take Darnold with the third pick. With New York holding the second selection in a quarterback-heavy draft, general manager Joe Douglas dealt Darnold to Carolina and now has his eyes on another potential franchise QB.

NFL FOOTBALL

Teams drafting, changing QBs at dizzying pace

By Josh Dubow
| April 17, 2021

One after another, quarterbacks once believed to be franchise cornerstones after being top five draf...

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) brings the ball up court as Indiana Pacers guard T.J. McConnell defends in the first half during a game Friday in Salt Lake City.

NBA CAPSULES

Mitchell exits with ankle sprain as Jazz beat Pacers 119-111

By The Associated Press
| April 17, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell scored 22 points before leaving the game with a sprained ankle in ...

Washington Nationals' Kyle Schwarber (12) celebrates his game-winning home run during the ninth inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Nationals Park on Friday in Washington. The Nationals won 1-0.

MLB CAPSULES

Schwarber walk-off HR lifts Nationals over Diamondbacks 1-0

By The Associated Press
| April 17, 2021

WASHINGTON — Kyle Schwarber hit a game-ending homer in the ninth inning, helping the Washington Nati...

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and director of basketball operations Nolan Smith watch the action during a game against North Carolina on March 6 at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill. Smith, a star on the Blue Devils’ 2010 national championship team, was promoted to assistant coach on Thursday.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Duke promotes former star Smith to assistant coach

By Tom Shanahan
| April 17, 2021

Normally a full season plays out — if not more — for those outside the team to observe what the head...

Wilson Christian center fielder Will Mercer ranges in to put away a fly ball for the second out of the first inning during Friday's game against Kinston Bethel Christian. The Chargers won 9-0.

WCA’s spring cleaning effort carries it past Bethel, 9-0

By Jimmy Lewis
| April 17, 2021

After a losing seven-error performance Thursday night prompted the Wilson Christian varsity baseball...

TODAY IN TIMES SPORTS HISTORY

Tobs open Class B Carolina loop slate at Danville

From the Tuesday, April 17, 1956, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 17, 2021

Minor league baseball was back in Wilson for the first time since 1952 as the Wilson Tobs launched t...

AREA ROUNDUP: Knights batter Wayne Christian to end skid

From staff reports
| April 17, 2021

GOLDSBORO — Junior right-handed pitcher Jacob Wiggs struck out 14 batters in five innings as his Gre...

SouthWest Edgecombe’s Ray Wooten (8) breaks free from Roanoke Rapids’ Jon Temple as Cougars’ Jaquan Wilkins (11) looks on during the second quarter of Friday’s NCHSAA 2-AA first-round playoff game. Wooten scored on the 70-yard pass play just before halftime as the Cougars won 33-12.

NCHSAA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

Cougars swat Yellow Jackets 33-12

From staff reports
| April 17, 2021

PINETOPS — SouthWest Edgecombe used stout defense early and some big plays to break open Friday’s st...

Area Calendar, April 17-18

April 17, 2021

Saturday, April 17 College Softball Barton at Chowan (DH), noon College Women’s Volleyball Conferen...

With the ball at the feet of Greenfield catcher Justin Holland, left, Sanford Grace Christian's Jesse Mitchell evades the empty tag on his way to score in the seventh inning of Thursday's game at Ralph Hodge Family Field. Greenfield lost 14-4.

Knights labor against Crusaders in 14-4 loss

By Jimmy Lewis
| April 16, 2021

If the Greenfield School varsity baseball team sees Sanford Grace Christian for a third time this season in the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A playoffs, the Knights will have to find a way to get a more efficient performance from their No. 1 arm.

With the ball at the feet of Greenfield catcher Justin Holland, left, Sanford Grace Christian's Jesse Mitchell evades the empty tag on his way to score in the seventh inning of Thursday's game at Ralph Hodge Family Field. Greenfield lost 14-4.

Knights labor against Crusaders in 14-4 loss

By Jimmy Lewis
| April 16, 2021

If the Greenfield School varsity baseball team sees Sanford Grace Christian for a third time this season in the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A playoffs, the Knights will have to find a way to get a more efficient performance from their No. 1 arm.

With the ball at the feet of Greenfield catcher Justin Holland, left, Sanford Grace Christian's Jesse Mitchell evades the empty tag on his way to score in the seventh inning of Thursday's game at Ralph Hodge Family Field. Greenfield lost 14-4.

Knights labor against Crusaders in 14-4 loss

By Jimmy Lewis
| April 16, 2021

If the Greenfield School varsity baseball team sees Sanford Grace Christian for a third time this season in the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A playoffs, the Knights will have to find a way to get a more efficient performance from their No. 1 arm.

With the ball at the feet of Greenfield catcher Justin Holland, left, Sanford Grace Christian's Jesse Mitchell evades the empty tag on his way to score in the seventh inning of Thursday's game at Ralph Hodge Family Field. Greenfield lost 14-4.

Knights labor against Crusaders in 14-4 loss

By Jimmy Lewis
| April 16, 2021

If the Greenfield School varsity baseball team sees Sanford Grace Christian for a third time this season in the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A playoffs, the Knights will have to find a way to get a more efficient performance from their No. 1 arm.

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.

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.


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