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Hunt girls lacrosse players, front, pose with D.H. Conley after the Lady Warriors played their first game in program history March 5, 2020 in Greenville. Hunt was the only Wilson County school to play in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic began, leaving Fike and Beddingfield left to play its inaugural games.

WCS programs ready to dive deeper into lacrosse

By Jimmy Lewis
| January 22, 2021

The second first act for girls lacrosse — at least for two schools in Wilson County — is just about here.

Home opener for Barton men's basketball postponed

From staff reports
| January 22, 2021

The Barton College men’s basketball team will now have to wait until Tuesday to open the 2021 season.

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.

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.

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...

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.

In this file photo from the Thursday, Jan. 22, 1976, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, varsity girls basketball coaches Tommy Hawkins, left, of Saratoga Central and Eddie Summerlin of Elm City and their undefeated teams were set to face off in a showdown for 2-A Eastern Plains Conference and Wilson County supremacy.

TODAY IN TIMES SPORTS HISTORY

Battle of Vikings-Cougars lads may be upstaged

From the Thursday, Jan. 22, 1976, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 22, 2021

The always anticipated varsity boys basketball battle between Elm City and Saratoga Central would be...

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.

School Sports

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.

Hunt girls lacrosse players, front, pose with D.H. Conley after the Lady Warriors played their first game in program history March 5, 2020 in Greenville. Hunt was the only Wilson County school to play in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic began, leaving Fike and Beddingfield left to play its inaugural games.

WCS programs ready to dive deeper into lacrosse

By Jimmy Lewis
| January 22, 2021

The second first act for girls lacrosse — at least for two schools in Wilson County — is just about here.

Beddingfield’s Raekwon Batts (23) drives to the basket as Hunt’s C.J. Joyner defends during a Jan. 13 game against Hunt at Beddingfield. It was the last game played for both the Warriors and Bruins, as a positive COVID-19 test from a Beddingfield player the next day quarantined all three Wilson County public school boys teams through Jan. 23. Fike played the Bruins on Jan. 12.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK

Pandemic management hits home for area hoops

By Jimmy Lewis
| January 21, 2021

Varsity basketball teams in The Wilson Times readership area are now fully in the throes of manageme...

The referee is on top of the action as Beddingfield’s Daneesha Briggs (22) dribbles while Hunt’s Kennedi Smith defends during a game at Beddingfield on Jan. 13. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the need for game officials in high school sports, which had already seen a downward trend in available officials.

Making the calls gets tougher: Lack of game officials threatens high school sports

By Paul Durham
| January 21, 2021

While the number of game officials available for high school athletics has trended downward in recen...

Area Calendar, Jan. 21-22

January 21, 2021

Thursday, January 21 High School Varsity Boys Basketball C.B. Aycock at South Lenoir, 7 p.m. High S...

C.J. Alston (4) of Greenfield pushes the pace as he gets in front of Wayne Christian's Shiquan Etheridge (34) during Tuesday's game at Greenfield. The Knights won 91-51. Also defending for the Eagles is Devin Nixon.

Back again, Greenfield boys rout Wayne Christian 91-51

By Jimmy Lewis
| January 20, 2021

Greenfield School sophomore TyChaun Clay estimates that the ankle injury which has kept him out of t...

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