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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...

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.


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...

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.

AREA ROUNDUP: Gossett nets 100th career goal in WCA rout

From staff reports
| April 16, 2021

Senior Lea Gossett hit a milestone in her Wilson Christian varsity girls soccer career Thursday night, putting away her 100th goal in a Lady Chargers uniform en route to a hat trick and an overwhelming 10-0 victory over Fayetteville Berean Baptist Academy.

Area calendar, April 16-17

April 16, 2021

Friday, April 16 College Baseball Barton at Chowan (DH), noon College Women’s Tennis Barton at Conv...

AREA ROUNDUP: Fike’s Council continues Big East dominance

From staff reports
| April 15, 2021

Freshman Bree Council continued her march on the 3-A Big East Conference girls medalist as her Fike ...

Fike senior midfielder Annabelle Cardin (7) has her eyes on a loose ball during a match against Hunt on Feb. 4 at Fike’s Buddy Bedgood Stadium. It was the first girls lacrosse match in Wilson County Schools history and Cardin is set to become the first player from Wilson to play lacrosse at the collegiate level after being given a chance to play at Warren Wilson College, an NCAA Division III program near Asheville.

Breaking ground: Fike’s Cardin to play lax at Warren Wilson

By Paul Durham
| April 15, 2021

Fike High has played three matches in two seasons of girls lacrosse but the Lady Demons now have a c...

Area Calendar, April 15-16

April 15, 2021

Thursday, April 15 High School Varsity Baseball Sanford Grace Christian at Greenfield, 4 p.m.; Berea...

Hunt defenders Kaley Gesell (15) and Eva Fatzaun (6) celebrate after the final whistle sounds in Tuesday's 3-A Big East Conference encounter at Fike. The Lady Warriors won 2-1 in not allowing a goal during the run of play.

Lady Warriors clip Fike with Cranford’s game winner, 2-1

By Jimmy Lewis
| April 14, 2021

Mistakes preceded each goal during Tuesday’s first meeting of 3-A Big East Conference varsity girls ...

AREA ROUNDUP: Demons deck Warriors to seize Big East lead

From staff reports
| April 14, 2021

If the Fike High boys tennis team suffered any ill effects from a 12-day layoff, the Golden Demons d...

Hunt’s Jasmine Hendricks dives as she is called out after being tagged by Fike’s Ann Thorne Webb (15) during Tuesday’s game at Fike. The Lady Demons won 3-2 for their first victory.

Lady Demons push past Hunt for 1st win

From staff reports
| April 14, 2021

With a shot at the 3-A Big East Conference title and the accompanying automatic bid to the state pla...

Area Calendar, April 14-15

April 14, 2021

Wednesday, April 14 High School Varsity Softball C.B. Aycock at South Central, 5 p.m.; Beddingfield ...


Last cut the deepest for Bruins

By Paul Durham
| April 13, 2021

When the Beddingfield High players and coaches walked off the field Thursday after losing to SouthWe...

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Mr. and Mrs. Etheridge celebrate 50th anniversary

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