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From left to right, Hunt’s Derek Stokes, A.J. Kovach and Aundrey Loftin confirm their choices to play college football during a ceremony at the school Monday, Loftin signed with Barton College, while Stokes and Kovach will head to the Division III ranks to play at Guilford College and Rhodes College, respectively.

Warriors’ Kovach, Stokes make next-level football decisions

By Jimmy Lewis
| June 15, 2021

A.J. Kovach and Derek Stokes lined up on opposite sides of the line of scrimmage for the Hunt High v...

Hunt senior Aundrey Loftin (11), drawing a bead on Fike quarterback during a game at Hunt on April 8, led the NCHSAA 3-A stats on with 141 tackles.

Hunt’s Loftin to take relentless motor to Barton

By Jimmy Lewis
| June 15, 2021

If there was a play to be made on the defensive side of the ball for the Hunt High varsity football ...

Area Calendar, June 15-16

June 15, 2021

Tuesday, June 15 High School Varsity Baseball NCHSAA playoffs, first round — 3-A: Northern Durham at...

Hunt High head coach Jon Smith talks to players Nick Worrell (21), Blaize Keen (1) and Drew Wells (11) during a game against Franklinton last Tuesday at Sid Boyette Field. The Warriors will host Northern Durham in the first round of the NCHSAA 3-A playoffs Tuesday.


Warriors draw 8 seed in 3-A East; Fike left out

By Paul Durham
| June 14, 2021

Teams knew going into this year of COVID-19 that the North Carolina High School Athletic Association...

Area Calendar, June 14-15

June 14, 2021

Monday, June 14 American Legion Softball Wilson Post 13 at Johnston County (Meadow School, Benson), ...

Fike senior Noah Joyner, being congratulated by teammates after scoring a run in the Golden Demons’ 9-3 win against Northern Nash on Tuesday at Gilbert Ferrell Field, pitched a five-inning complete game and had a pair of hits Friday as the Demons wrapped up the regular season with an 11-1 victory at Northern Nash.

Demons pound Knights, await postseason fate

From staff reports
| June 14, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — After dispatching of host Northern Nash 11-1 in five innings Friday afternoon, the Fik...


Times All-Area team thrives despite shortened season, uncertainty

By Jimmy Lewis
| June 12, 2021

The 2020-21 edition of The Wilson Times All-Area high school football team can lay claim to an array...

Hunt senior inside linebacker Aundrey Loftin, fighting off a Rocky Mount blocker during a game at Warrior Stadium on March 19, is The Wilson Times All-Area Defensive Player of the Year after posting a state-high 140 tackles in just seven games of the COVID-19-abbreviated spring 2021 season.


The ball stopped with Hunt’s Loftin

By Paul Durham
| June 12, 2021

A shift in focus to defense proved to be much less stressful for Hunt High senior inside linebacker ...

Southern Nash’s Jackson Vick, breaking into the clear for a long run during a game against Rocky Mount on April 3 at Firebird Stadium, is The Wilson Times All-Area Offensive Player of the Year after leading the area with 1,072 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns. Sheldon Vick | Special to the Times


SN’s Vick excels in a starring role

By Paul Durham
| June 14, 2021

Jackson Vick’s time had come in the Southern Nash offensive backfield and the speedy junior running ...

Beddingfield’s Raekwon Batts (20), looking for more yardage after trampling a pair of Farmville Central defenders during a game in Farmville on April 1, is The Wilson Times All-Area Ironman of the Year after starring on both sides of the ball for the Bruins.


Bruins couldn’t get enough Batts this season

By Paul Durham
| June 12, 2021

There was no question that Beddingfield High had a better varsity football team with Raekwon Batts o...

AREA ROUNDUP: Warriors take the ‘L’ at Franklinton

From staff reports
| June 11, 2021

FRANKLINTON — With the 3-A Big East Conference varsity baseball title wrapped up, along with a berth...

Mary Thomas Watkins of Fike hits a backhand during Wednesday’s 3-A Big East Conference doubles semifinal at Barton Tennis Complex. Watkins and partner Ashley Pendergrass reached the final by beating Hunt’s Emma Johnson-Emerson Mills in three sets.

HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOK: Regional tennis satisfaction makes the county rounds

By Jimmy Lewis
| June 11, 2021

It doesn’t take the proverbial rocket scientist to deduce that participation in high school sports h...

Area Calendar, June 11-12

June 11, 2021

Friday, June 11 High School Varsity Baseball North Pitt at North Johnston, 6 p.m.; Rocky Mount at So...

Caroline Adkins hits a backhand inside the service box to Fike teammate Ashley Pendergrass as partner Kathryn Adkins looks on during Wednesday's 3-A Big East Conference championship match at Barton Tennis Complex. The Adkins sisters won 8-0, remaining unbeaten through 12 matches this season.

Fike’s Adkins sisters win Big East doubles title

By Jimmy Lewis
| June 10, 2021

The final attraction of Wednesday’s 3-A Big East Conference girls tennis championship carried about ...

SouthWest Edgecombe High senior Jada Battle, seated, recently signed her National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Barton College. Battle, the Times Player of the Year this past season, was joined by, standing from left, her mother, Phyllis Battle; SouthWest Edgecombe head coach Sandra Langley, SWE assistant coach Delphine Mabry; her aunt and SWE volleyball coach Pam Gorham and SWE principal Lauren Lampron.

SWE’s Battle bringing her A game to BC

By Paul Durham
| June 10, 2021

Whether it was because of history or geography or chemistry, SouthWest Edgecombe High senior Jada Ba...

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