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In this photo from the Monday, March 9, 1959, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, the Wilson Daily Times’ All-Wilson County girls basketball first team was, from left, Saratoga’s Kay Little, Mary Lamm and Carol Thigpen and Lucama’s Peggy Dail, Dorothy Dail and Janie Pope, who was the only unanimous pick

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Lucama, Saratoga sweep berths on girls all-county team

From the Monday, March 9, 1959, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 9, 2021

Led by Lucama High’s Janie Pope, the only unanimous selection, the Daily Times unveiled its All-Wils...

In this Raines and Cox photo from the Tuesday, March 8, 1949, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Wilson high school stars Billy Lyles, left, and Len Brooks needed an adding machine to total up their scoring for the Cyclones, who relied on the duo for 53% of the team’s scoring that season.

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Wilson stars scare opposition with point-making cage antics

From the Tuesday, March 8, 1949, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 8, 2021

The numbers kept adding up for Wilson co-captains Billy Lyles and Len Brooks, who combined for 278 p...

In this photo from the Saturday, March 6, 1982, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Fike’s Jerry Lamm slides safely home as Raleigh Broughton catcher Harrison Murray looks for the ball during a game at Fleming Stadium.

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Broughton 12, Fike 10 in baseball marathon

From the Saturday, March 6, 1982, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 6, 2021

The season opener for the Fike High varsity baseball team seemed like it lasted half the season as t...

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Darden’s Trojans battle Ligon

From the Thursday, March 5, 1964, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 5, 2021

A first-place finish in the North Carolina High School Athletic Conference 4-A District No. 1 boys basketball standings sent the Darden High Trojans directly into the tournament semifinals against Raleigh Ligon.

In this file photo from the Saturday, March 4, 1972, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, South Edgecombe’s Boysie Jackson (30) takes a shot during the state 1-A semifinals game against Belhaven Wilkinson at Broughton High’s Holliday Gymnasium in Raleigh.

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South Edgecombe plays for state title

From the Saturday, March 4, 1972, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 4, 2021

RALEIGH — A missed free throw by Cleveton Arthur of Belhaven John Wilkinson High with no time left a...

In this photo from the Monday, March 3, 2008, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Barton’s Jeff Dalce goes up for a layup during a game against Mount Olive at Wilson Gym.

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Big time! Bulldogs fend off arch rival Mount Olive in instant classic

From the Monday, March 3, 2008, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 3, 2021

In front of a national television audience and a packed house at Wilson Gymnasium, Barton College su...

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Locals’ string of victories snapped

From the Thursday, March 2, 1933, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 2, 2021

The five-game winning streak of the Charles L. Coon High Blue and Gold Cyclone was snapped by an opp...

In this photo from the Friday, March 1, 1991, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, C.B. Aycock junior guard Jody O’Neal hit a pair of free throws with four seconds left to send the Golden Falcons past host East Duplin in the 2-A East Central Conference tournament semifinals.

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BC women denied 80-76

From the Friday, March 1, 1991, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 1, 2021

The Barton College women’s basketball team’s hopes for a first trip to the NAIA national tournament ...

In this photo from the Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, edition of The Wilson Times, Fike’s Antonio Hinnant (44) puts up a shot as James Carlton of South Central goes for the block at an NCHSAA 3-A sectional final in Winterville.

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Demons done in by South Central 77-57

From the Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, edition of The Wilson Times
| February 27, 2021

WINTERVILLE — Fike High’s varsity boys basketball season ended in the third round of the North Carol...

In this photo from the Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1963, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Fike High senior Jimmy Shackelford was the leading scorer in the Eastern 4-A Conference at 25.7 points per game.

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Cycs visit Rocky Mount tonight

From the Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1963, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 26, 2021

Arch rivals Fike and Rocky Mount were set to meet for a third time during the Eastern 4-A Conference varsity boys basketball season with a berth in the conference tournament semifinals at stake.

In this photo from the Thursday, Feb. 25, 1988, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Hunt wrestlers, from left, Henry Coleman, George Daniels and Tommy Edmundson were set to compete at the NCHSAA championship tournament in Winston-Salem.

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Hunt mat trio aims to achieve at state

From the Thursday, Feb. 25, 1988, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 25, 2021

Seniors Henry Coleman and George Daniels, along with junior Tommy Edmundson, weren’t satisfied just ...

In this photo taken by Claude Anthony in the Monday, Feb. 24, 1958, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Atlantic Christian center Walker Gillikin drives between East Carolina defenders Joe Plaster, left, and Harold Ingram, right, during a game in Greenville.

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‘Dogs bow to Bucs in finale, play Panthers in tourney

From the Monday, Feb. 24, 1958, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 24, 2021

GREENVILLE — East Carolina’s Charlie Adams hit four free throws in the final 14 seconds as the Pirat...

In this file photo from the Monday, Feb. 23, 1970, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Atlantic Christian’s Jimmy Jones (50) goes up for a layup during a game against Newberry at Wilson Gym.

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Onward to CC tournament: AC loses to Newberry

From the Monday, Feb. 23, 1970, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 23, 2021

Atlantic Christian College finished its men’s basketball regular season with a 92-87 loss to Newberry at Wilson Gym, but it established the Bulldogs as the darkhorses in the Carolinas Conference tournament that was set to start.

In this file photo from the Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, SouthWest Edgecombe guard Renee Battle (22) dribbles during a state 3-A playoff game at Havelock.

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High sparks ‘Birds to victory

From the Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 22, 2021

STANHOPE — Kimberly High was more than visiting Pender County could handle as the sophomore led her Southern Nash girls basketball team to a 64-49 victory in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-A playoffs.

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Locals in final conference tilt

From the Friday, Feb. 20, 1931, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 20, 2021

The Charles L. Coon High boys basketball team was set to host rival Rocky Mount in the regular-season finale as the Cyclones eyed a chance to share the Eastern Class A Conference title.

In this file photo from the Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, edition of The Wilson Times, Beddingfield’s Krystle Jenkins (12) dribbles around North Johnston’s Samantha Richardson during a game at Beddingfield.

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Back on top: Lady Bruins seal EPC’s No. 1 playoff spot

From the Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, edition of The Wilson Times
| February 19, 2021

For the first time in four years, Beddingfield High ruled as 2-A Eastern Plains Conference girls basketball champion as the Lady Bruins crunched visiting North Johnston 63-30 to lock up at least a share of the title.

In this file photo from the Saturday, Feb. 18, 1995, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, SouthWest Edgecombe’s Kendra Jones, left, shoots over Carla Bowens of Fike during a game at SouthWest.

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Fike girls denied by No. 1 SWE

From the Saturday, Feb. 18, 1995, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 18, 2021

PINETOPS — In a battle of super sophomores, Fike’s Roc Canady won the personal matchup but SouthWest...

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Bulldogs’ title hopes lessen as Bears top Christians

From the Thursday, Feb. 17, 1955, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 17, 2021

The dream of a North State Conference championship for the Atlantic Christian College men’s basketba...

In these photos from the Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1984, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, three well-known, accomplished local sports figures, from left, Carson Davis, Eddie Cooke and Tommy Batts, died in automobile accidents within 11 days of one another.

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Deaths devastate sports scene

From the Thursday, Feb. 16, 1984, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 16, 2021

In his column, “Off The Record,” Daily Times sports editor Tom Ham lamented the recent loss of three...

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Lucama rips Saratoga, 65-56, on early rally

From the Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1966, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 15, 2021

Bill Langston scored 14 of his Lucama High boys basketball team’s 22 points in the opening quarter a...

In this file photo from the Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1979, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Northern Nash’s Nathan Arrington drives past David Howell of Fike for a layup during a game at Northern Nash.

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Northern Nash sweeps past Fike

From the Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1979, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 13, 2021

RED OAK — The first-place dreams of both Fike High varsity basketball teams were swept aside by host...

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Hunt: Winner, still champion

From the Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 12, 2021

Hunt High took the drama out of the 3-A Big Eight North Conference varsity boys basketball race with a dominant final 13 minutes to down host Beddingfield 76-61 in the final regular-season game.

In this wire photo from the Friday, Feb. 11, 1944, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Duke All-America football player Bill Milner joined the Blue Devils wrestling team and stood 1-1 at that point. The Waynesville product was expected to get a match as the Blue Devils hosted the Cherry Point Marines in Durham.

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Blackbirds-Cyclones mix in conference go

From the Friday, Feb. 11, 1944, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 11, 2021

The Cyclones of Charles L. Coon High sought revenge for a one-point loss earlier that season to Rock...

In this photo from the Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, edition of The Wilson Times, Hunt High senior Shawn Hunter won the boys 200-yard individual medley and the boys 100 freestyle at the NCHSAA 3-A championship meet in Cary.

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Give him two!

From the Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, edition of The Wilson Times
| February 10, 2021

CARY — Hunt High senior Shawn Hunter ended his high school swimming career with not one, but two sta...

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Stantonsburg is defeated by Lucama in Wilson County cage activity

From the Thursday, Feb. 9, 1950, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 9, 2021

The home court wasn’t enough for the Stantonsburg High boys and girls basketball teams as Lucama swe...

In this photo from the Thursday, Feb. 8, 1994, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Selby Davis, left, was honored at the 19th annual Wilson Hot Stove League banquet for his 21 years of service to the American Legion baseball program. Also honored at the banquet with the presentation of Red Barrett Special Achievement awards were, from right, Hugh Flowers, Gilbert Ferrell, Jim Hemby and Willie Woodard.

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Humor stokes Hot Stove coals

From the Thursday, Feb. 8, 1994, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 8, 2021

Featured speakers Al Forman, a former National League umpire, and J.T. Knowles, a Wake County histor...

In this file photo from the Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1985, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Fike High forward Anthony Thompson comes up with the ball under a Kinston defender as teammates Stanley Shipman (21) and Charles Howard (24) watch during a game at Fike.

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Nine points separates Fike from tripleheader sweep

From the Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1985, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 6, 2021

KINSTON -— It took a supreme effort from Kinston High senior star Charles Shackleford to upend visit...

In this photo from the Friday, Feb. 5, 1960, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Polly Glover, a freshman at Atlantic Christian College, was chosed as queen of the North State Conference basketball tournament that was to be played at the Lexington YMCA gym. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Glover of Sims.

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Exchange Club to sponsor sale of Tobs season tickets

From the Friday, Feb. 5, 1960, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 5, 2021

The Wilson Exchange Club announced it would sponsor the sale of season tickets for Wilson Tobs baseball home games for the 1960 Carolina League season.

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Magnolia trims local sextette

From the Saturday, Feb. 4, 1928, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 4, 2021

Magnolia prevailed over the “local high school lassies” by a 40-25 score “in a one-sided and raggedl...

In this file photo from the Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1971, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Lee Woodard’s Ken Barnes grabs a rebound away from Kelly Lamm of Lucama as Greg Spells of Lee Woodard and Dwight Kirby of Lucama watch during a game at Lee Woodard.

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Lucama rallies for victory; Eagles top West in triple OT

From the Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1971, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 3, 2021

Lucama High rallied late in the third quarter to stun host Lee Woodard with a 61-50 varsity boys bas...

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