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Louisburg College football players Brian Smith, top left (East Carolina), Ivoree Atkinson, top right (Johnston C. Smith), Jared Eure, bottom left (Winston-Salem State) and Jeremiah Bolling-Farrar, bottom right (Wagner) are pictured after signing to continue their football careers at four-year institutions.

8 Louisburg players advance to 4-year schools

LOUISBURG — Louisburg College head football coach Trevor Highfield has announced the commitment of eight student-athletes to continue their education and football careers …

School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Madalyn Bardowell

Madalyn Bardowell

Madalyn Bardowell is a member of the Firebirds swim team and the Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. In addition to the Southern Nash swim team, Madalyn also runs cross country, …
Guess Who?

Guess Who?

“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each Saturday 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 …
Hunt's TiQuez Taylor (4) pushes the pace against the Northern Nash defense, including Henry Richardson (12) in the first half of Friday's game against Northern Nash at Hunt. The Warriors lost 58-55.

Northern Nash spoils Hunt’s senior night

While the Hunt High varsity boys basketball team could not improve its 3-A Big East Conference tournament seeding during Friday’s rescheduled Senior Night game with regular-season champion Northern …

Wesleyan drops season finale to Methodist

FAYETTEVILLE — The N.C. Wesleyan College men’s basketball team fell in its final road game of the regular season on Saturday afternoon, going down 83-73 in Fayetteville to conference rival …
Southern Nash's Darius Edmundson tries to split the defense of Hunt's Tiquez Taylor, left, and Davon Jones on Feb. 1. The Firebirds won 69-65 to sweep the season series.

Firebirds seal tie for second place

FRANKLINTON — The visiting Southern Nash High varsity boys basketball team bounced back from a slow start to clinch a tie for second place in the 3-A Big East Conference regular season with a 61-52 …
Community Sports

Reaching again for the bow

This time of year used to bring a new kind of adrenaline rush for me. The last couple of years, things changed a bit due to work and health, leaving other things on my mind. This year however, a new …
Pro Sports
Julius Peppers was a three-sport star at Southern Nash High from 1995-1998 before going on to play football and basketball at North Carolina and then 17 seasons in the NFL.

Peppers’ greatness was obvious starting at Southern Nash

For the two men who were part of Julius Peppers’ football career nearly from the beginning, it was really no surprise that the gangly young man from Bailey who announced his retirement Friday …
College Notebooks
Duke Notebook
Duke guard Jordan Goldwire, left, and forward Cam Reddish celebrate following the team’s 71-69 victory over Louisville on Tuesday in Louisville, Ky.

A rally for the ages

At Louisville on Tuesday, Duke looked listless and like it wanted to be anywhere but the KFC Yum! Center for the first 30 minutes of play.  Down 59-36 with 9:55 remaining, the Blue Devils …
NC State Notebook
Short-handed Wolfpack not planning on slowing pace

N.C. State enters a portion of its men’s basketball schedule that on paper seems like it could be a respite from the grind of the last month. The Wolfpack will have to handle its own …

UNC Notebook
Tar Heels ramp up ahead of first Duke meeting

Last week’s late-game collapse against Virginia notwithstanding, North Carolina appears to have hit its stride just in time to visit archrival and top-ranked Duke on Wednesday.  Roy …

ECU Notebook
Houston signs 3 more to give Pirates 21

New head coach Mike Houston and his East Carolina football staff entered National Signing Day with three specific targets in mind. At the end of the day on Feb. 6, all three had signed on the …

Fike @ 50
Fike: A new brand of football
Friday the 13th of September, 1968, was not an unlucky day for the Fike High varsity football team. The Cyclones, the defending … Read More