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Hunt High head coach Tiffany Rowe walks along the sideline during a break in the action of a home match against Southern Nash on Oct. 21, 2019. Rowe’s Lady Warriors won the 3-A Big East Conference tournament and shared the regular-season title a year ago but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought numerous changes this season, which starts Monday.

Volleyball tips off amid uncertainty, optimism

The first North Carolina High School Athletic Association contests in eight months come Monday as volleyball tips off the 2020 season. The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the start of the season back to …
Hunt libero Kinslee Braddy hits the ball during an NCHSAA 3-A playoff match Oct. 26, 2019, at Hunt. Braddy, now a senior, and the Lady Warriors tip off their season Monday at Northern Nash.
3-A BIG EAST CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL

Lady Warriors hope to stay on top

Hunt High has been part of the volleyball championship conversation in the 3-A Big East Conference since it joined the league in 2009 and that shouldn’t change for a 2020 season that is already …
Veteran Wilson Christian girls basketball head coach Brian Trull gives instructions during a Nov. 12, 2019 game against Sanford Grace Christian at WCA. The Lady Chargers, defending NCCSA 2-A champions, bid for title No. 6 in school history this season.
SEASON PREVIEW

Options, potential abounds for Wilson Christian basketball

If there’s a common theme surrounding varsity basketball teams at Wilson Christian Academy this season, they will be malleable and versatile enough to adapt to rapidly changing …

Area Calendar, Nov. 13-14

Friday, November 13 High School Varsity Boys Basketball Wilson Christian at Cary Academy, 8 p.m.   High School Varsity Girls Basketball Wilson Christian at Cary Academy, 6:30 …

Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Kinslee Braddy, Hunt High

Kinslee Braddy has been a leader for her Hunt High volleyball team the past three seasons, making her this week’s Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Kinslee, a …
Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman watches his two-run home run during the fourth inning in Game 2 of a baseball National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Oct. 13, in Arlington, Texas. Freeman was announced as the recipient of the 2020 National League MVP award Thursday.
MLB AWARDS

Braves’ Freeman wins NL MVP; White Sox slugger Abreu gets AL honor

NEW YORK — As opening day finally approached, Freddie Freeman had far bigger concerns than perfecting his swing and practicing his scoops. Just being able to walk a few steps was hard …
Paul Casey works on his grip while Patrick Reed's caddie Kessler Karain lies on the fifth green to line up a putt during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, Nov. 12, in Augusta, Ga.
THE MASTERS

Casey rides the buzz of history to 65 and early lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Already seven months behind schedule because of the pandemic, the most unusual Masters was 30 minutes old Thursday when the silence was interrupted by a rumble down by Amen …
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, left, runs against Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay Jr. during the first half of a game in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday, Nov. 8.
CAROLINA PANTHERS

Brady, Bucs look to rebound from lopsided loss vs. Panthers

CHARLOTTE — The Carolina Panthers are expecting to see a highly motivated Tom Brady on Sunday. Brady and the Buccaneers are looking to bounce back after an embarrassing 38-3 loss to the New …
Bill Howard

Follow these tips to avoid hiking weirdness

Recently there was a happy ending to a story. Well, kinda. A young lady from California went missing in Zion National Park after setting out on a hike. She recently lost her job, reportedly due to …
In this file photo from the Saturday, Nov. 13, 1982, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Greenfield’s Badie Clark (3) and Tom Peters (16) go up for a header during an NCISAA semifinals clash against Forsyth Country Day at Duke University’s soccer field. The Knights lost 1-0.
TODAY IN TIMES SPORTS HISTORY

Greenfield ousted

DURHAM — Greenfield School matched its deepest foray into the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association boys soccer playoffs but the road ended for the Knights again in the …
School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Cabell Metts, Greenfield School

Cabell Metts ended his Greenfield School soccer career last week by helping the Knights win a 16th state championship, making him this week’s Farris & Thomas Student-Athlete of the …
Guess Who?

Guess Who?

"Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each week in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the photo, please leave a comment below.
"Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each week in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the photo, …

Area Calendar, Nov. 12-13

Thursday, November 12 High School Varsity Boys Basketball Central Alamance Prep at Greenfield, 6 p.m. ? Friday, November 13 High School Eight-Player Football NCISAA 1-A …
Hampton Evans (35), shooting during an NCISAA 1-A playoff game against Terra Ceia on Feb. 13, made a splash as an eighth grader for Greenfield last season but the 6-foot-5 freshman will be a starter in a revamped Knights lineup.
SEASON PREVIEW

Youth bubbles up for Greenfield teams

There is a youth movement afoot at Greenfield School, in the gymnasium namely. There are underclassmen aplenty populating the varsity girls and boys basketball rosters as the Knights and Lady …
Fike High senior Jake Herring is flanked by his father, Charlie; mother, Lori, and sister, Caroline, as he signed his National Letter of Intent to play golf at N.C. State during a ceremony Wednesday evening at Wilson Country Club.

Red dawn: Fike’s Herring signs with Wolfpack, will enroll in January

There was no dramatic reveal of his college choice as Fike High senior Jake Herring made such official by signing his National Letter of Intent in front of a small gathering of family and friends …
Southern Nash seniors Ricki Bartley, left, and Kierstin Cooper signed their National Letters of Intent to play softball at Barton College on Wednesday.

SN’s Cooper, Bartley take winning pedigree to Barton

When the 2021 NCAA Division II softball season begins, it will be 18 years since Barton College ended a season with a winning record. Such a stretch requires a diligent search for winners at the …
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Former Hunt High football star Josh Joyner, right, poses with fellow Hunt graduates and current business partners Megan Coleman, left, and Cecilia Coleman at their new clothing store, Raw Heat, located at Gateway Plaza. Joyner, still the Warriors’ all-time leading rusher, teaches physical education at East Garner Middle School and is working on his doctorate degree in sports management.

Former Warriors great Joyner still seizing the moment

When Josh Joyner was on his way to becoming the all-time leading rusher in the Hunt High football program, he was quick to recognize an opportunity for a yardage gain on the field. Now almost …

TODAY IN TIMES SPORTS HISTORY

In this file photo from the Thursday, Nov. 12, 1964, edition of The Wilson Daily Time, South Blue quarterback Briggs Sherwood (11) demonstrates how to grip the football as North Red signal-caller Lynn Daniell (12) looks on. Also pictured are Blue’s Harold Wilkerson (40) and Sarvis Bass (64) and Red’s Clarence Jova (40).

Trevathan: Going after one TD, let defense do rest

The goal was simple for Fike High first-year head coach Henry Trevathan as his Cyclones approached the final game of the season at Enloe High in Raleigh. “We’re going after one …

THE LIFE AND THE TIMES

The Life and Times Podcast, Dec. 11, 2019

It's the state championship edition of The Life and Times Podcast as the boys discuss Southern Nash impending title game against Charlotte Catholic as well as a quick overview of what's happened so …

College Sports
These are 2020 file photos showing, from top left, left, Jared Butler, Cade Cunningham, Luka Garza, Ayo Dosunmu, Corey Kispert and Remy Martin. Seniors Luke Garza of Iowa and Baylor's Jared Butler headline The Associated Press 2020-21 preseason All-America team. Garza was the lone unanimous choice, receiving all 64 votes from a media panel on the team released Wednesday, Nov. 11. They were joined by Oklahoma State freshman Cade Cunningham, Illinois junior Ayo Dosunmu, Gonzaga senior Corey Kispert and Arizona State senior Remy Martin. Kispert and Martin tied for the final spot with 26 votes each.

Garza, Butler headline AP preseason All-America team

The coronavirus pandemic initially clouded Luka Garza’s decision whether to stay at Iowa or leave for the NBA. The uncertainty of the 2020-21 college basketball season and NBA draft made a …
N.C. State linebacker Vi Jones (31) sacks Miami quarterback D'Eriq King (1) during the first half of N.C. State’s game against Miami at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh on Friday night. The Wolfpack will face another mobile quarterback Saturday in Jordan Travis of Florida State.
NC STATE FOOTBALL

Wolfpack looks to rebound against 2-5 FSU

North Carolina State looked like a team that had regrouped nicely from its loss at North Carolina, but then D’Eriq King made sure the Wolfpack did not return to the win column. King torched …
Gonzaga's Joel Ayayi (11) celebrates after scoring against Saint Mary's in the second half of the final of the West Coast Conference men's tournament Tuesday, March 10, in Las Vegas. The Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 for the first time.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL

No. 1 Zags: Gonzaga begins season atop Top 25 for first time

Just about the only thing Gonzaga has left to accomplish under Mark Few is win a national championship. The ‘Zags scratched another first off the list Monday: They will open the season at …
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Community Sports

Greenlight doubles up E.B. Sports to claim Little League title

Greenlight's Connor Wolfe comes home to score on a double by teammate Jake Joyner in the third inning of Monday's WCLL city championship game versus E.B. Sports at Southern Bank Stadium. Greenlight won 6-3. The E.B. Sports catcher is Landon Cuddington.
The first time through the Greenlight batting order was a feeling-out process against E.B. Sports starting pitcher Brayden Parker. The second crack for the lineup transformed into full-on …
Pro Sports
Bryson DeChambeau hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during a practice round at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Augusta, Ga.

The Masters in November gives golf a big sendoff

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Any optimism that the next Masters will be restored to its full glory of spring blooms and the endless chorus of cheers was dampened only by the reality of the calendar and the …
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Fike @ 50
The quiet superstar: Unassuming Crumpler the central player of Fike dynasty
Carlester Crumpler. Car-les-ter. Crump-ler. The alliterative rhythm of the name lends to the overall legend of its owner, who … Read More
Wilson Fike: State champs of the 4-A football circuit
In the end, it was just like head coach Henry Trevathan said it would for his Fike High Cyclones football team in 1969. The veteran … Read More
Plan of attack: Fike’s formations played a major role in championship seasons
Wedged among the layers that make up the remarkable tale of Fike High School’s three straight state 4-A championships in … Read More
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