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Area Calendar, Sept. 17-18

Monday, September 17College Men’s GolfBarton at Kiawah Island Invitational — Osprey Point Course, 8 a.m.Tuesday, September 18College Men’s GolfBarton at Kiawah Island Invitational …

Southern Nash High senior Zonovan Knight poses for a photo following the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas on Saturday at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. Knight ran for 155 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown, as he was named Offensive MVP for North Carolina in the 10-10 tie with South Carolina.

Knight makes his mark one last time

In a flash, the best players from the state of South Carolina got to experience Saturday in the 82nd annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas in Spartanburg, South Carolina, what so many high school …

Stacie Winner of Southern Nash pulls up for a 3-point attempt during a Jan. 26 game against Fike last season. Winner is the top returning scorer for the Ladybirds in 2018-19.

Southern Nash hoops has basis for optimism in 2018-19

For both Southern Nash High varsity basketball teams, the 2018-19 season has tipped off with a healthy dose of optimism. The Firebirds, once again under the direction of Robbie Kennedy, have …

School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Alissa Bailey

Alissa Bailey is a member of the Ladybirds swim team and is the Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Alissa helped the Ladybirds place fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay last …
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 …

Firebirds, Ladybirds teams conquer Nash Central

ROCKY MOUNT — Senior Stacie Winner hit two free throws with half a second remaining on the clock and the Southern Nash varsity girls basketball team completed its fourth-quarter rally to defeat …
Southern Nash’s Zonovan Knight (28) runs for one of his six touchdowns during Friday’s NCHSAA 3-A first-round playoff game at home against C.B. Aycock. Knight ran for 353 yards in the Firebirds’ 63-0 win, breaking the team’s single-season rushing record of 1,925 yards set by Alan Atwater in 2002. Also pictured are Firebirds quarterback Matt Foster (2) and Aycock’s Amir Fuller (52).

Knight sets record in Firebirds shutout

It wasn’t drawn up that way during practice, but Southern Nash’s state 3-A football first-round playoff game against C.B. Aycock on Friday night turned into The “Bam” Show. Firebirds …
Southern Nash's Zonovan Knight (28) runs ahead of offensive lineman Jordan Sam (55) during last week's win at Northern Nash. The Firebirds garnered the No. 2 seed in the NCHSAA 3-A bracket and host C.B. Aycock on Friday night in the first round.

Firebirds face Aycock to open playoffs

Undefeated Big East Conference champion Southern Nash and Eastern Plains Conference champ SouthWest Edgecombe each landed East Region No. 2 seeds in the North Carolina High School Athletic …
Southern Nash’s Kedric Anderson and Lamont Williams wrap up Northern Nash quarterback Davontae Wiggins (2) as Firebirds linebacker Justin Quintavalle looks on during Southern Nash’s 72-34 win Friday at Northern Nash.

Firebirds untouched in Big East again

ROCKY MOUNT — It might have resembled an eight-player scorefest, but the Southern Nash High varsity football team completed its third straight unbeaten 3-A Big East Conference season with a 72-50 …
Fike @ 50
In this Wilson Daily Times file photo taken by Craig Deanhardt, Fike fullback Zeke Church (31) picks up yardage in the Cyclones’ 14-0 win at Fayetteville on Sept. 13, 1968. It was Fike’s first win after an opening loss.
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 North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4-A champions, shut …
Community Sports
Carolyn Jordan, left, and Cathy Wilson earned first place in the first flight low gross competition at Wednesday's Wedgewood Ladies Golf Association Member-Guest tournament at Wedgewood Public Golf Course. Contributed photo

Wedgewood Ladies Golf Association holds Member-Guest tournament

Utilizing a Texas Scramble format, the Wedgewood Ladies Golf Association held its Member-Guest tournament Wednesday at Wedgewood Public Golf Course. Awards were handed out in low gross, first low …
Pro Sports

2017 SNMP champion Diaz to make NASCAR Xfinity Series debut Friday

Mason Diaz, the 2017 Southern National Motorsports Park champion, poses with his No. 90 car at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, where he will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut Friday, Sept. 21, in the Go Bowling 250.
Southern National Motorsports Park has been the training ground for such NASCAR Cup champions as Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin and now another SNMP racer, Mason Diaz, hopes to make his mark at a …
College Notebooks
NC State Notebook

Wolfpack ready to get back to action vs. Marshall

North Carolina State’s Matthew McKay (7) celebrates his touchdown with Damien Darden (47) while C.J. Riley (19) and Tyler Dabbs (37) look on during a game against Georgia State on Sept. 8 in Raleigh. With last Saturday’s game against West Virginia called off due to Hurricane Florence, the Wolfpack had an extra week to prepare for its game Saturday at Marshall. AP
N.C. State is focused on controlling the controllables.  After last weekend’s highly anticipated showdown with No. 12 West Virginia was scuttled due to Hurricane Florence, the Wolfpack …