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ENCAOA spring volleyball registration has begun

From staff reports
| January 18, 2022

Registration is under way for the ENCAOA’s spring volleyball season. The fee per player is $55 and m...

Joe Bland, surveying a putt at the Happy Valley Country Club championship Aug. 19, 2012, was a top-notch golfer as well as a public servant and devoted family. Bland recently died at the age of 87.


Golf prowess only part of Bland’s legacy

By Tom Ham
| January 13, 2022

Joe Bland, a Wilson County amateur golf legend and a member of the Wilson police force for more than...

Wilson Prep players leave the court at Wheatmore High in Trinity after defeating Lincoln Charter to win the NCHSAA 1-A championship March 7. It was the first NCHSAA boys basketball title for a Wilson school since Fike in 1984.

Oh, what a year 2021 was for area sports

By Paul Durham
| December 31, 2021

While 2020 justifiably was the wildest year on The Wilson Times readership area’s sports scene proba...

Mike May of Sims, left, and fishing partner Dale Winstead of Battleboro placed 20th out of 350 teams at the inaugural Johnny Morris Bass Pro Shops National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championships, held Nov. 19-21 at Table Rock Lake, Missouri.

Always angling: Area duo finishes in the money at Bass Pro Shops National Amateur Team Championships

By Paul Durham
| December 24, 2021

If 2022 is better than 2021 for Mike May and fishing partner Dale Winstead, the duo might be leaving...

Action from the third For The Love of the City alumni basketball games, an annual Team Power Foundation production held Saturday, Dec. 18, at Greenfield School.

For The Love of the City photo gallery Dec 18, 2021

December 20, 2021

After taking a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Team Power Foundation's annual Christmas fundr...

Andrew Schnittker


Reflecting on my first two months in Wilson

By Andrew Schnittker
| December 15, 2021

With a light week of local sports action due to exams this week, and my tenure as a sports writer fo...

Jeremy Jeffers, left, shoots over Xkeem Jones during the second For the Love of the City basketball benefit games at Fike High on Dec. 22, 2019. The event, created by the Team Power Foundation of Jeffers and Darian Cahill, returns Saturday, Dec. 18, at Greenfield School after missing last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘For The Love of the City’ will feature boxing and hoops in return

By Paul Durham
| December 11, 2021

After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Team Power Foundation’s “For The Love of the City” ba...

Godwin rules Willow Springs club championship
Brandon Godwin, left, won the recent Willow Springs Country Club Men’s golf championship. Other age-group winners were, second from left, Legends champion Donnie Page, Super Seniors champion Ricky Vick and Seniors champion Bert Ferrell.

Godwin claims Willow Springs Men's championship

November 25, 2021

Brandon Godwin, left, won the recent Willow Springs Country Club Men’s golf championship. Other age-...

Former Rocky Mount Senior High basketball coach Reggie Henderson, center, stands with two of his players from the Gryphons’ state 4-A championship team in 1978, Reggie Barrett, left, and Buck Williams. Henderson, a Wilson native and resident, was inducted into the Twin Counties Hall of Fame earlier this month.

Wilson's Henderson a Twin County Hall of Famer

By Paul Durham
| November 25, 2021

Wilson native Redrick “Reggie” Henderson did not, as his wife will say, sleep in Rocky Mount but he ...

WYSA U16 Girls’ Cappa Bunn, right, kicks the ball during a match over the weekend at the NCFC Girls Showcase in Wake County. WYSA won all three matches to remain unbeaten this fall.

WYSA U16 Girls go 3-0 at NCFC Girls Showcase

From staff reports
| November 23, 2021

With its North Carolina Youth Soccer Association State Cup in hand, the Wilson Youth Soccer Associat...

WYSA U16 Girls’ Karys Wheeler, left, cuts off an opposing player as teammate Eva Fatzaun, back, looks on during a NC Youth Soccer State Cup match earlier this month at OrthoCarolina Sportsplex in Pineville.


WYSA’s been doing it for a while and getting better

By Paul Durham
| November 21, 2021

When two Wilson Youth Soccer Association teams won state championships Sunday, it was a major accomp...

Wilson Youth Soccer Association U16 Girls players celebrate after winning the NC Youth Soccer State Cup for their age division Sunday at Gillette Soccer Complex.

Groundbreakers! WYSA U16 Girls claim State Cup title in unbeaten fashion

By Paul Durham
| November 18, 2021

All they do is win. The Wilson Youth Soccer Association ‘06 girls team added another layer of victor...

WYSA Explosion Blue players, from left, Natalie Baldwin, Hannah Mosley, Mackenzie Renfrow and Corrine Denham celebrate following a goal during the NC Youth Soccer’s Kepner Cup final four at Gillette Athletic Complex. Wilson won the U19 Girls to earn a spot in the US Youth Soccer’s President Cup Southern Regionals in Dallas next summer.

Explosion Blue claim U18/U19 Girls Kepner Cup title

From staff reports
| November 18, 2021

Timing was everything for the Explosion Blue girls who took their place in Wilson Youth Soccer Association history with a Kepner Presidents State Cup ...

East Carolina head coach Cliff Godwin, center, poses with Pirates senior outfielder Bryson Worrell, left, and All-America pitcher Gavin Williams at Tuesday’s 46th annual Wilson Hot Stove banquet at Recreation Park Community Center.

HOT STOVE NOTEBOOK: Pirates pair glad they came back

By Paul Durham
| November 11, 2021

If 2020 would have been a normal year for college baseball, it likely would have been the last one a...

Former East Carolina pitcher Gavin Williams, a first-round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians (now Guardians) in June, signs autographs at Tuesday’s 46th annual Wilson Hot Stove banquet at Recreation Park Community Center.

Hot Stove lineup features big hitters in 46th annual bash

By Paul Durham
| November 10, 2021

As far as Wilson Hot Stove banquets go, the 46th annual offseason salute to baseball Tuesday at Recr...

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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