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WYSA ‘06 Explosion closes in on Piedmont Conference crown

From staff reports
| September 24, 2021

A 2-0 showing on a rare home weekend in National League Piedmont Conference play for the Wilson Youth Soccer Association ‘06 Explosion has the club on the verge of a history-making precedent.

Godwin outduels Abrams for county golf crown

By Tom Ham
| September 16, 2021

The marquee (final) threesome on Sunday in the — 43rd annual H.W. Weatherford Memorial/Wilson County...

County golf championship registration ends Friday

From staff reports
| September 8, 2021

Entries are still being accepted for the annual H.W. Weatherford Memorial/Wilson County Men’s and Wo...

The winning team at the North Carolina Baseball Museum’s 19th annual Celebrity Golf Tournament, played Aug. 25 at Wedgewood, was, from left, Daniel Claytor, Jonathan Bissette, Steve Vacendak and Bryan Howell.

Chuck Finklea State Farm foursome claims NCBM Celebrity Golf win

From staff reports
| September 7, 2021

A pair of former collegiate stars helped the Chuck Finklea State Farm Insurance foursome to victory ...

Taylor, Mich.'s Jackson Surma (22) hits a double off Hamilton, Ohio's Chance Retherford, driving in two runs, during the first inning of the Little League World Series Championship game in South Williamsport, Pa., on Sunday.

Lake Superior: Michigan beats Ohio for Little League title

By Andrew Destin
| August 30, 2021

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Twice, Jackson Surma walked to the plate with runners in scoring position in the biggest game of his young life. Both times he delivered.

Wilson Country Club captured a record 11th championship in the 28th annual Wilson Cup interclub golf competition that concluded Sunday afternoon at Wedgewood Public Golf Course. WCC edged Wedgewood 12 1/2-11 1/2. Club members, front from left, are Derek Hamm, John Hearn Walston, Bill Boles Jr., Kent Williams, Jonathan Bissette and Dwayne Baker. Back row: Seth Pattan, Clint O'Hara, head professional Reid Hill, Kyle Norville, Matt Figg and Todd Wilkinson.


WCC captures record 11th Wilson Cup championship

By Tom Ham
| August 30, 2021

The 2021 turnout for the Seniors and Super Seniors division somewhat disappointed Kent Williams, a Wilson Cup interclub golf founder and a mainstay in the Wilson Country Club lineup for more than two decades.

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).

Justin Hayes, left, and Brock Godwin chat after they combined for a birdie on the 15th green Saturday afternoon at Wilson Country Club in the 28th annual Wilson Cup.

WCC, Wedgewood advance to Wilson Cup championship

By Tom Ham
| August 29, 2021

A blistering opening round Saturday morning left host Wilson Country Club's advance into Sunday's championship round of the 28th annual Wilson Cup interclub golf competition a mere formality in the relentless heat.

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.


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.

Members of the 1968 N.C. State baseball team that reached the College World Series were on hand Wednesday at the North Carolina Baseball Museum’s 19th annual Celebrity Golf Tournament at Wedgewood Public Golf Course. Pictured  are, front from left, Francis Combs, Mike Caldwell and Freddie Combs. Back: Alex Cheek, John Lancaster and Tommy Smith.

A reunion of the heart: 19th Celebrity Golf Tournament smaller but full of smiles

By Paul Durham
| August 26, 2021

The celebrity turnout was a bit smaller, with a few no-shows at the North Carolina Baseball Museum’s...

LOCAL BRIEF: ENCAOA accepting volleyball registrations

From staff reports
| August 24, 2021

The Eastern North Carolina Athletic Officials Assocation is still accepting registrations for its re...

Honolulu, Hawaii's Ryan Keanu (27) slides safely into third base as Hastings, Neb.'s Benjamin Wibbels waits for a late throw from right field during the first inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., on Sunday.


Small crowds, big noise at Little League World Series

By Andrew Destin
| August 24, 2021

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Hunter Nepple’s game-tying three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inni...

Members of the Wilson Wide Awake Elite Track Club 4x100-meter relay in the Girls Ages 13-14 division, from left, Serenity Frieson, Jaeda Frazier, alternate Jah’Niya Jenkins, Ty’Nasia Emory and Dariyah Bell competed in the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in Jacksonville, Fla., in late July.

Wide Awake Elite Track Club a success in first summer

By Paul Durham
| August 10, 2021

The first summer of the Wilson Wide Awake Elite Track Club was a success by any measure, especially ...

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt, watches the action during a game against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco on July 6. Shildt will be the featured speaker at the Wilson Hot Stove League’s 46th annual banquet, which has been moved to Nov. 9 at the Recreation Park Community Center.

Cards manager Shildt to speak at Hot Stove banquet

By Paul Durham
| August 5, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed down the Wilson Hot Stove League over the past 12 months but i...

WYSA ROUNDUP: ‘03 Explosion earns spot in Kepner Cup

From staff reports
| February 1, 2021

GOLDSBORO — The Wilson Youth Soccer Association ‘03 Explosion finished its fall season in North Carolina Youth Soccer Association’s 17U Girls Second Division East with a 3-0 defeat …

Deer can be deadly

By Bill Howard Special to the Times
| January 26, 2021

Africa has a beast known as ‘Black Death.’ No, it isn’t the plague or other disease. It is an animal. The Cape buffalo is notoriously ornery and vindictive, and if one cannot handle …


October 15, 2019

The youngster catching the most fish in the recent Kids Day at the Pond outing was actually only 5-years-old. Avery Roberts, among 70 participants, caught the most fish (21). Avery was listed in …

WCC quartet wins Four-Lady Superball

From staff reports
| October 15, 2019

The Wilson Country Club quartet of Patch Wilkinson, Priscilla Brewer, Beth Rhyne and Lisa Matthews continued to thrive in fall golf competition, winning low gross in Saturday’s Wedgewood Ladies …

Buckhorn Reservoir Regatta begins Friday

From staff reports
| October 4, 2019

The 15th annual Buckhorn Reservoir Regatta makes its return to Wilson with a three-day showing at Buckhorn Lake beginning Friday and running through Sunday. Admission is free. Outboard powerboat …

Wilson Recreation Department Scores

September 20, 2019

Youth Soccer  RESULTS Games from Sept. 14 Boys Ages 5-6 Eagles 4 – Coyotes 7: Eagles- Javier Ramirez 2, Yassin Ramandan 1, Simon Larkin 1; Coyotes- Aiden Ellis 6, Oliver …

Webb, Hunt sink holes-in-one

From staff reports
| September 4, 2019

Wilson-area golfer Russell Webb carded his eighth career hole-in-one in a round at Willow Springs Country Club on Sunday. Webb, a Willow Springs member, celebrated the ace on the par-3, 130-yard, …

Registration is underway for county golf championship

From staff reports
| August 30, 2019

Entries are being accepted for the annual H.W. Weatherford Memorial/Wilson County Amateur Men’s and Women’s Golf Championship. The two-round or 36-hole event is scheduled for Saturday …

Wilson Gladiators place third at NYAA cheerleading championships

July 23, 2019

The Wilson Gladiators, affiliated with Champions in Motion, turned in a third-place Division 4 finish at Sunday’s National Youth Activities Association cheerleading championships in Orlando, Fla. …

Jones wins flight at Downeast Jamboree

From staff reports
| July 23, 2019

SNOW HILL — Brayden Jones of the Lake Wilson Tennis Club Otters won his two singles matches at the No. 3 flight to win the division at Wednesday’s United States Tennis Association 12U …

Area Calendar, July 10-11

July 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 10American Legion BaseballArea I East Division playoffs, semifinals — Game 2: Kinston Post 43 at Post 13 (Fleming Stadium), 7 p.m.Thursday, July 11American Legion BaseballArea I …

Area Calendar, July 9-10

July 9, 2019

Area Calendar, July 8-9

July 8, 2019

Monday, July 8No events scheduled.Tuesday, July 9American Legion BaseballArea I East Division playoffs, semifinals — Game 1: Post 13 at Kinston Post 43 (Kinston High), 7 p.m.

Area Calendar, July 6-7

July 6, 2019

Area calendar, July 5-6

July 5, 2019

Friday, July 5 American Legion Baseball Area I East Division playoffs, first round — Game 1: Post 13 at Farmville Post 151 (Farmville Central High), 7 p.m.   Saturday, July …

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