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Cycs top Quakes; Bulldogs triumph 12-11

From the Wednesday, April 29, 1953, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 29, 2021

The Charles L. Coon Cyclones kept their chances alive to win the Eastern AAA Conference baseball tit...

In this photo from the Monday, April 28, 1969, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Bill Taylor’s No. 9 Chevelle won the 40-lap Late Model Stock race at Wilson Speedway.

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Bill Taylor wins 40-lap race at Wilson Speedway

From the Monday, April 28, 1969, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 28, 2021

Bill Taylor survived not only two restarts under the red flag but also the skills of expert drivers ...

In this photo from the Tuesday, April 27, 1999, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Hunt High senior Chris McKeel won the 3-A Big Eight Conference individual title for the third year in a row as he helped the Warriors claim their sixth straight conference title.

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McKeel, Warriors rule 3-A Big East

From the Tuesday, April 27, 1999, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 27, 2021

PINETOPS — Hunt High senior Chris McKeel claimed his third straight 3-A Big Eight Conference boys go...

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Barnes hurls 4-hit game, loses

From the Friday, April 26, 1929, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 26, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — Charles L. Coon High pitcher Richard Barnes held HOST Rocky Mount to just four hits bu...

In this photo from the Friday, April 24, 2009, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Hunt senior midfielder Katie Wilson, right, kicks the ball as C.B. Aycock’s Jessica Price defends during a match at Hunt.

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Hunt breaks through

From the Friday, April 24, 2009, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 24, 2021

After 77 scoreless minutes in Hunt’s home girls soccer match against C.B. Aycock, the Lady Warriors ...

In this photo from the Thursday, April 23, 1998, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Greenfield junior Amy Sullivan (26) dribbles toward Wayne Country Day’s Laura Gable during a match at Greenfield.

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Damsels cruise by WCD

From the Thursday, April 23, 1998, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 23, 2021

Greenfield got just what it needed after a physical nonconference girls soccer loss to Ravenscroft with a 6-0 romp over 1-A Coastal Plain Independents Conference visitor Wayne Country Day.

In this photo from the Saturday, April 22, 1989, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, 10-year-old swimmer Will Thompson of Wilson was picked to compete on the North Carolina Swimming All-Stars team for a dual meet against the Virginia All-Stars in Richmond, Va.

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Thompson a splash as a swimmer

From the Saturday, April 22, 1989, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 22, 2021

Ten-year-old Will Thompson was making a name for himself in the pool as the Elvie Street School four...

In this photo from the Thursday, April 21, 2011, edition of The Wilson Times, Beddingfield’s Jayvonne O’Neal competes in the long jump during the Wilson County championship meet at Beddingfield.

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Bruins, Demons blow away competition at Wilson County championships

From the Thursday, April 21, 2011, edition of The Wilson Times
| April 21, 2021

Beddingfield used the distance running events to distance itself from Fike and Hunt as the Bruins ha...

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Fike Cyclones nip Broughton

From the Saturday, April 20, 1968, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 20, 2021

RALEIGH — Fike High took another step toward the Eastern 4-A Conference baseball pot of gold with a ...

In this photo from the Thursday, April 19, 1973, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Atlantic Christian sophomore pitcher Joe Brogden notched a complete-game win against Guilford College in the Bulldogs’ 8-1 victory at Fleming Stadium.

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Bulldogs near tourney spot, rap Guilford, 8-1

From the Thursday, April 19, 1973, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 19, 2021

Sophomore Joe Brogden went the distance on the mound as the Atlantic Christian College baseball team...

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Tobs open Class B Carolina loop slate at Danville

From the Tuesday, April 17, 1956, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 17, 2021

Minor league baseball was back in Wilson for the first time since 1952 as the Wilson Tobs launched t...

In this photo from the Tuesday, April 16, 2019, edition of The Wilson Times, Southern Nash’s Hunter Issette takes off with the baton after receiving it from teammate Darin Bailey in the boys 4x800-meter relay at the Scott Jones Memorial Classic as presented by The Wilson Times at Nash Central High.

Firebirds, Nash Central win Classic crowns

From the Tuesday, April 16, 2019, edition of The Wilson Times
| April 16, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — Southern Nash got points from many places as the Firebirds won the Scott Jones Memorial Classic as presented by The Wilson Times for the second time in four years.

In this file photo from the Friday, April 15, 1983, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Beddingfield senior Mark Davis was among the leaders in nearly every offensive category in the first release of Wilson County baseball statistics by the Daily Times.

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Davis, Rodri, Mercer, Walston lead initial county statistical release

From the Friday, April 15, 1983, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 15, 2021

Seniors Christy Rodri and Tommy Walston of Hunt and senior Mark Davis and junior Woody Mercer of Bed...

In this photo from the Monday, April 14, 1941, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, UNC baseball head coach Bunn Hearn was observing his 32nd year in the sport as either a player or coach at the college or pro level. Hearn, a Wilson resident, previously played and coached the semi-professional Wilson Bugs.

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Carolina coach begins 32nd year in baseball

From the Monday, April 14, 1941, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 14, 2021

CHAPEL HILL — With the start of baseball season at the University of North Carolina, Wilson resident...

In this photo from the Tuesday, April 13, 1993, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Fike’s Joe Godwin arrives too late to beat the throw to Southern Nash first baseman Jason Jones during a game in the Breakfast Optimist Easter Invitational Tournament at Rocky Mount’s Gryphon Stadium.

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Defending champion Southern Nash trims Fike, 4-3, to reach title game again

From the Tuesday, April 13, 1993, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 13, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT – A failed bunt attempt by catcher David Denton proved to be beneficial to his Southern ...

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Lucama will battle Rock Ridge; Panthers have date with Rebs

From the Thursday, April 12, 1962, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 12, 2021

Rock Ridge’s sole ownership of first place in the Wilson County Conference baseball standings was at...

In this photo from the Tuesday, April 10, 2001, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Fike sophomore Richie Hunt waits between holes during a 3-A Big Eight Conference match at Wedgewood Public Golf Course.

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Good day to be a ‘Hunt’

From the Tuesday, April 10, 2001, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 10, 2021

The Hunt High boys golf team put forth a record-tying performance at the second of five 3-A Big Eight Conference outings while another Hunt, Fike sophomore Richie Hunt, had his own record-setting day at Wedgewood Public Golf Course.

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Local highs blanked by Weldon nine, 2 to 0

From the Wednesday, April 9, 1930, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 9, 2021

WELDON — The Charles L. Coon High baseball team was victimized by a pair of home runs in a 2-0 win b...

In these photos from the Thursday, April 8, 1976, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Lee Woodard seniors Tim Bardin, left, and Luis Gonzalez were among the top hitters for the Panthers.

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Lee Woodard responding well to championship expectations

From the Thursday, April 8, 1976, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 8, 2021

The Lee Woodard High baseball team was showing signs of dominance after the Panthers of head coach W...

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Cycs play at Rocky Mount, seek fourth conference win

From the Monday, April 7, 1952, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 7, 2021

Head coach Irv Dickens’ Charles L. Coon High Cyclones were riding high in first place in the Eastern...

In this photo from the Friday, April 6, 2018, edition of The Wilson Times, C.B. Aycock’s Nick Aycock (7) singles during a Golden Leaf Invitational game against Cardinal Gibbons at Fleming Stadium. The Golden Falcons won the 2018 Golden Leaf title.

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Golden Leaf tourney has staying power

From the Friday, April 6, 2018, edition of The Wilson Times
| April 6, 2021

C.B. Aycock High added its name to the list of winning teams in the fifth rendition of the Golden Le...

In this photo from the Saturday, April 5, 1980, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, hurdlers, from left, Greg Edwards of Fike, Norman Mitchell of Southern Nash and Marvin Jones of Tarboro compete during a meet at Fike.

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Area tracksters make honor roll

From the Saturday, April 5, 1980, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 5, 2021

Several high school track and field athletes who competed in a just-held meet at Fike High showed up...

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Cycs tangle with Dunn High nine at Dunn

From the Thursday, April 3, 1947, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 3, 2021

Head coach Red Benton would take his Charles L. Coon High baseball team to a game at Dunn before the Blue and Gold Cyclones would host Dunn the following week in a pair of nonconference game. Pitchers Horne and Griffin were expected to be given the starting nod by Benton.

In this photo from the Tuesday, April 2, 1996, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Hunt's Brian Pridgen watches his shot during a 3-A Big Eight Conference match at Maccripine Country Club in Pinetops. (In this photo from the Tuesday, April 2, 1996, e

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Webb’s 1-under 70 at Maccripine achieves position to challenge

From the Tuesday, April 2, 1996, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 2, 2021

PINETOPS — SouthWest Edgecombe junior golfer Chad Webb shot a 1-under-par 70 at Maccripine Country C...

In this photo from the Thursday, April 1, 1965, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Atlantic Christian college courtesy runner Donnie Howell slides safely into third base at Fleming Stadium after advancing on an errant pickoff attempt by the Elon pitcher in a 5-4 win for the Bulldogs.

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Atlantic Christian raps Elon, 5-4, in league opener

From the Thursday, April 1, 1965, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| April 1, 2021

Freshman pitcher Frank Harper proved clutch in a relief role for his Atlantic Christian College base...

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Bruins get what they need — win

From the Wednesday, March 31, 2004, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 31, 2021

Beddingfield used mistakes by visiting Hunt and solid pitching by Jeremy Oxendine and Phillip Johnso...

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Guilford Quakers defeat Bulldogs

From the Friday, March 30, 1934, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 30, 2021

Guilford College pitcher Swain won his duel with Atlantic Christian College’s Jernigan as the Quakers notched a 4-2 victory over the Bulldogs on the Charles L. Coon High diamond.

In this photo from the Tuesday, March 29, 1977, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Fike High's Brian Carr clears the hurdle in easy, fluid fashion on his way to victory in a home meet against Elizabeth City Northeastern.

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Fike wins in track meet over Eagles

From the Tuesday, March 29, 1977, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 29, 2021

Fike High needed a strong effort in the two-mile run to pull out a victory in a home track and field triangular meet against Elizabeth City Northeastern and Perquimans.

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Stantonsburg nips Elm City 5-4 in only county tilt played

From the Wednesday, March 27, 1957, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 27, 2021

Wet weather postponed all but one early season Wilson County Conference baseball action as head coac...

In this photo from the Tuesday, March 26, 2013, edition of The Wilson Times, Fike senior Regan Collins (14) heads the ball as Southern Nash's Calyn Hight braces during a match at Fike.

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Head games: Fike blanks Ladybirds 3-0 in Big East girls soccer

From the Tuesday, March 26, 2013, edition of The Wilson Times
| March 26, 2021

Despite cranking out 31 shots to none by visiting Southern Nash, it took the Fike girls soccer team until the second half to get more than one goal before the Lady Demons eventually prevailed 3-0 in the 3-A Big East Conference opener.

In these photos from the Tuesday, March 25, 1986, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Fike high jumper Doug Sessoms, left, and Hunt triple-jumper Stacy Harrison are shown in a meet at Fike.

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Fike thinclads leave Hunt 4th straight victim

From the Tuesday, March 25, 1986, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 25, 2021

The Fike High track and field team won its fourth straight meet, this time claiming 4-A Big East Con...

In this photo from the Friday, March 24, 1961, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Wilson Tobs’ new promotional director Earl McFarlane, left, gets some pointers from National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues field director Eddie Gilliland on his visit to Wilson prior to the season.

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Gilliland here to give Tobs boost, helped Wilson stay in baseball

From the Friday, March 24, 1961, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 24, 2021

Eddie Gilliland, who once helped minor league baseball stay in Wilson, returned to the city as a con...

In this photo from the Thursday, March 23, 2006, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Barton senior Casey Moore (14) puts up a shot against Winona State in the Elite Eight game at MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass.  (In this photo from the Thursday

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Greatest Bulldogs season ends with loss in Elite Eight

From the Thursday, March 23, 2006, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 23, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The greatest season in Barton College men’s basketball history came to an end i...

In this photo from the Thursday, March 22, 1990, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Southern Nash's Scott Hopkins watches a double go off his bat during a game against Hunt at Fleming Stadium. (In this photo from the Thursday, March 22, 1990, editio

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Firebirds ‘awe’ coach, pound Hunt in nonconference victory

From the Thursday, March 22, 1990, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 22, 2021

Southern Nash High baseball head coach Tommy Warrick said he was “awed” by his team’s offensive disp...

In this photo from the Monday, March 20, 1978, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Fike base runner Greg Hopkins kicks up dust after scoring during a game against Lucama High at Fike. The Cobras catcher is Sandy Johnson.

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‘Piece of the rock’ enables Lamm, Fike nine to emerge with freakish 7-6 victory vs. Lucama

From the Monday, March 20, 1978, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 19, 2021

Fike High junior right-hander Mike Lamm not only picked up his third pitching win of the week, but a...

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Cyclones host Red Devils; Lee Woodard visits Gardners nine

From the Friday, March 19, 1954, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 19, 2021

Following a 17-4 loss at Roanoke Rapids to open the season, the Charles L. Coon High baseball team, the defending champion of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Eastern AAA Conference, was set to host the Kinston High Red Devils.

In this file photo from the Friday, March 18, 2016, edition of The Wilson Times, Fike junior Michael Anders hits a shot during his No. 4 singles match against Nash Central at Fike.

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Fike routs Bulldogs

From the Friday, March 18, 2016, edition of The Wilson Times
| March 18, 2021

Sophomore A.J. Gunter capitalized on his chance to start at the No. 6 singles spot for the Fike High...

In this photo from the Thursday, March 17, 1921, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Wilson wrestler John Ellis issued a challenge to fellow grapplers Kid Ellis and George Romanoff to wrestle him.

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Romanoff meets Kid Ellis at Farmer's Warehouse

From the Thursday, March 17, 1921, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 17, 2021

Farmers Warehouse was the place to be as the third Turberville wrestling series show featured popula...

In this photo from the Monday, March 16, 1987, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Fike’s Elliott Hicks (9) slides safely into home plate as he scores on a double by Doug Flowers, beating the throw to SouthWest Edgecombe catcher Mike Owens.

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Seventh-inning error boosts Fike past SWE

From the Monday, March 16, 1987, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 16, 2021

Errors, eight of them, proved costly for the SouthWest Edgecombe High varsity baseball team in an 8-...

In this photo from the Wednesday, March 15, 1967, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Darden High boys basketball head coach Sam Gray studies his lineup during practice as the Trojans prepared for the NCHSAC 4-A state tournament in Greensboro.

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Balance key to success for tourney-bound Darden

From the Wednesday, March 15, 1967, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 15, 2021

Darden High boys basketball head coach Sam Gray had a problem any coach would like to have — decidin...

In this photo from the Wednesday, March 13, 2002, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Barton’s Ben Bridgers watches his tee shot during the final round of the Lee Nissan Barton Intercollegiate at Wilson Country Club.

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Bulldogs win tournament crown

From the Wednesday, March 13, 2002, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 13, 2021

After a downpour delayed the final round of the Lee Nissan Barton College Intercollegiate at Wilson ...

In this photo from the Tuesday, March 12, 1974, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, former Boston Celtics star Sam Jones, third from left, is flanked by Fike High basketball players, from left, Gee Sauls, Thomas Blue, Jones, Michael Parks, William Plyler, Jimmy Banks and Sam Hinnant at the Titans’ annual awards banquet. Jones, then the head coach at N.C. Central, was the guest speaker.

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Blue honored as Titans' cage MVP

From the Tuesday, March 12, 1974, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 12, 2021

For the second year in a row, Thomas Blue was saluted as the Fike High varsity boys basketball MVP at the team’s annual awards banquet, which featured former Boston Celtics great and then North Carolina Central head coach Sam Jones as the guest speaker.

In these file photos from the Tuesday, March 11, 1997, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, head coach Eddie Summerlin of Fike, left, and David Bagwell of North Johnston had their teams in the NCHSAA East Regional tournaments in Greenville.

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Fike offers ‘perfect combo’; North Johnston among newcomers

From the Tuesday, March 11, 1997, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| March 11, 2021

GREENVILLE — With three freshmen in the starting lineup, Fike High had perhaps the youngest team as ...

In this photo from the Monday, March 10, 2015, edition of The Wilson Times, Wilson Christian’s Maxton Brown jumps in the air after beating out a bunt single during the Chargers’ season-opening win against Faith Christian of Rocky Mount.

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WCA vaults Faith

From the Tuesday, March 10, 2015, edition of The Wilson Times
| March 10, 2021

A potential base-running mistake turned out just fine for Wilson Christian, which rallied to win its...

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, Barton’s Jackie Williford (10) looks for a passing outlet as Belmont Abbey’s Tanya Russell defends during the NAIA Carolinas Conference tournament final in Belmont.

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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, Southern Nash’s Rhonda Deans (34) finds her path blocked by Pender County’s Ashley Jones during a state 3-A playoff game at Southern Nash.

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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...

In this wire photo from the Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1943, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, North Carolina senior Dan Marks, the only member of the team from Chapel Hill, worked his way into a starting berth in UNC’s game against Clemson. The Carolina freshman five would face the state champion Durham High Bulldogs in the prelim game.

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Cyclones tangle with Hugh Morson High in Coon gym

From the Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1943, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| February 2, 2021

In what amounted to an elimination game for the loser, varsity boys basketball teams from Charles L. Coon and Hugh Morson high schools were set to battle at the Coon gym.

In this file photo from the Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, edition of The Wilson Times, Fike’s Samson Strickland, left, works under a Nash Central defender during a game at Fike.

Demons have their way

From the Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, edition of The Wilson Times
| February 1, 2021

Behind seniors Tyshaud Lucas and Ricky Fuller, Fike jumped out to a quick lead and then held on to beat 3-A Big East Conference visitor Nash Central 67-53.

In this file photo from the Thursday, Jan. 30, 1992, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Wilson automobile dealership owner John Lee was attempting to land a spot in the Daytona Dash 200, the first stop of the year for the NASCAR Dash Series.

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Lee chases a dream in Daytona 200 Dash

From the Thursday, Jan. 30, 1992, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 30, 2021

Wilson native John Lee made his first runs on the superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama, in his quest ...

In this file photo from the Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Beddingfield’s X-keem Jones (24) lifts a shot over Gary Woodard of Southern Wayne during a game at Beddingfield.

Bruins pushed into third place by Southern Wayne

From the Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 29, 2021

With no time to savor its upset of state No. 1-ranked Kinston, the Beddingfield High varsity boys basketball missed out on its chance to move into a tie for first place in the 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference with a 66-63 home loss to Southern Wayne.

In this file photo from the Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1981, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Beddingfield Vento Collins, top, takes control of Hunt’s Ricky Edmundson during a dual match in front the student body at Beddingfield.

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Beddingfield wrestlers overpower Hunt

From the Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1981, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 28, 2021

Wrestling in front of the entire student body, the Beddingfield High wrestling team maintained its p...

In this file photo from the Monday, Jan. 27, 1969, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Western Carolina’s Greg Wittman (31) goes up for a shot as Atlantic Christian’s Clyde Stallsmith (24) and Ed Carraway (10) watch during a game at Wilson Gym.

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AC Bulldogs enjoy WC’s visit

From the Monday, Jan. 27, 1969, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 27, 2021

Fresh off a 101-72 romp past Western Carolina at Wilson Gymnasium, the Atlantic Christian College me...

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ACC scores two easy triumphs

From the Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1937, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 26, 2021

The varsity and freshman basketball teams of Atlantic Christian College picked up easy victories in ...

In this file photo from the Saturday, Jan. 25, 1975, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Saratoga Central guard Robert Atkinson (11) lifts a shot in the lane during the Cougars’ 55-53 win at home against West Edgecombe. Looking on are  Saratoga’s Monty DeRatt (20), John Langston (31) and Johnny Eason (33) and John Powell (14) of West Edgecombe.

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Fourth-quarter heroics save Saratoga triumph

From the Saturday, Jan. 25, 1975, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 25, 2021

A wild finish broke the way of host Saratoga Central as the Cougars staved off West Edgecombe to pre...

In this file photo from the Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, edition of The Wilson Times, the Class A Carolina Mudcats, one of nine minor league teams operating in North Carolina, would be one of seven represented as the Wilson Hot Stove League would celebrate minor league baseball in the state at its 40th annual winter banquet.

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Seven of state’s 9 minor league teams to be represented at 40th annual Wilson Hot Stove banquet

From the Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, edition of The Wilson Times
| January 23, 2021

The long, rich history of minor league baseball in North Carolina would be celebrated at the 40th an...

In this file photo from the Thursday, Jan. 22, 1976, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, varsity girls basketball coaches Tommy Hawkins, left, of Saratoga Central and Eddie Summerlin of Elm City and their undefeated teams were set to face off in a showdown for 2-A Eastern Plains Conference and Wilson County supremacy.

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Battle of Vikings-Cougars lads may be upstaged

From the Thursday, Jan. 22, 1976, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 22, 2021

The always anticipated varsity boys basketball battle between Elm City and Saratoga Central would be...

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ACC Bulldogs play Campbell College here

From the Monday, Jan. 21, 1946, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 21, 2021

In these file photos from the Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, senior Earnest Foster, left, and junior Cody Jeffcoat were expected to be in the starting lineup for the Fike boys basketball team in a crucial home game against Bertie.

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Fike faces crucial Big Eight test

From the Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 20, 2021

Fike High head coach George Drawhorn was convinced his Golden Demons were better than what his fello...

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Three-way cage race looms in county boys league

From the Monday, Jan. 19, 1953, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 19, 2021

While Elm City High was still the team to beat in the Wilson  County Conference girls basketball rac...

In this file photo from the Monday, Jan. 18, 1988, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Atlantic Christian’s Keith Seegars (20) tries to get a shot over Guilford’s Ian Russell during a game in Greensboro.

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Quakers stun Dogs with 11-point rally

From the Monday, Jan. 18, 1988, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 18, 2021

GREENSBORO — An 11-point lead for the Atlantic Christian College men’s basketball team wouldn’t last...

In this file photo from the Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Beddingfield’s Everette Brown dunks during the Bruins’ win at home against West Johnston.

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Bruins sweep West Johnston

From the Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 16, 2021

Beddingfield High varsity basketball teams issued a not-so-welcome greeting to the newest member of ...

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Bears blast Bulldogs, 108-64

From the Monday, Jan. 15, 1973, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 15, 2021

Visiting Lenoir-Rhyne let Atlantic Christian hang around for about seven minutes before the Bears took off for a 108-64 men’s basketball victory at Wilson Gym.

In this file photo from the Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, edition of The Wilson Times, Barton freshman Nyeshea Willie, right, tries to take the ball away from a Coker player as teammate Jolanda Mitchell watches during a game at Wilson Gym.

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BC women take command

From the Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, edition of The Wilson Times
| January 14, 2021

Barton College roared to a 17-2 start and coasted to a 78-42 defeat of visiting Coker College in an ...

In this file photo from the Saturday, Jan. 13, 1940, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, former Charles L. Coon High standout athlete Bill Bell set an unofficial state record in the bench press when he cleared 200 pounds an exhibition at the Coon gym.

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Cyclones rack up victory in initial championship battle, 39 to 22

From the Saturday, Jan. 13, 1940, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 13, 2021

Head coach Leon Brogden’s Blue and Gold Cyclones took the first step toward the Eastern Class A bask...

In this file photo from the Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1982, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Fike High senior Lee Gliarmis was presented a plaque signifying his selection to the Parade Magazine High School All-America Team by Golden Demons head coach Gus Andrews during halftime of a basketball game against Hunt.

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Parade Magazine All-America honor provides fitting finish for Gliarmis

From the Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1982, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 12, 2021

Fike High senior Lee Gliarmis was presented with his plaque signifying his status as a Parade Magazi...

In this file photo from the Friday, Jan. 11, 1963, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Atlantic Christian’s John Eskew goes up for a rebound during the Bulldogs’ 104-56 win over St. Andrews at the Recreation Park Community Center gym.

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Atlantic Christian bombards St. Andrews by 104-56

From the Friday, Jan. 11, 1963, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 11, 2021

The Atlantic Christian College men’s basketball team enjoyed the end of its losing streak with a 104...

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Bulldogs battle Indians

From the Thursday, Jan. 5, 1933, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 7, 2021

The Bulldogs of Atlantic Christian College were set to tip off their Little Seven Conference opener against Catawba College in the Charles L. Coon High gym.

In these file photos from the Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, the teams of Hunt boys head coach Dwight Taylor, left, Beddingfield girls head coach Debra Pegram, center, and Fike girls head coach John Gay were picked to win the 3-A Big Eight Conference in a poll of league coaches conducted by the Daily Times sports staff. Beddingfield and Fike deadlocked for first place in the girls poll.

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Hunt boys picked No. 1

From the Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 4, 2021

In a poll conducted by the Daily Times sports staff, 3-A Big Eight Conference basketball coaches picked the Hunt boys to win the league for a fourth straight year while deadlocking on Fike and Beddingfield in the girls race.

Preps usher in new year with busy slate

From the Monday, Jan. 2, 1989, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| January 2, 2021

Three days into the new year of 1989, area high school basketball courts and wrestling mats would be busy as teams returned to action from the holiday break.

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Wilson’s grid heroes arrive home

From the Thursday, Jan. 1, 1953, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| December 31, 2020

The 25 youngsters who played for Wilson in the Santa Claus Bowl football game in Lakeland, Florida, arrived back home by train — sleepy, but happy, as they were greeted by family and friends at the Atlantic Coast Line station here at 3:15 a.m.

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SWE denied by Tarboro

From the Monday, Dec. 31, 1990, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| December 31, 2020

ROCKY MOUNT — Tarboro High, not SouthWest Edgecombe, was the Edgecombe County school taking home the...

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Clarks-Hartleys to play for family title

From the Thursday, Dec. 30, 1948, edition of The Wilson Daily Times
| December 30, 2020

The 1948 version of the National Family Basketball Tournament would be a chalk final as the top-seed...

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