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High School Football

Hunt drubs Eastern Wayne in Sulkowski’s debut

Hunt's Tiquez Taylor breaks away for a 64-yard touchdown jaunt in the second half of his team's 36-13 season-opening win against Eastern Wayne in Warrior Stadium on Friday night. Left in Taylor's wake is Eastern Wayne defender J.J. Murray.
Following Friday night’s game debut as the program’s head coach, Ryan Sulkowski viewed his Hunt High varsity football team’s resounding 36-13 conquest of Eastern Wayne in Warrior …

Firebirds roll to open season

STANHOPE — If there was any doubt as to whether or not Southern Nash High senior running back Quinton Cooley was prepared to become the feature back for the Firebirds this season, consider …

Mudcats drop last 2 of series vs. Dash

WINSTON-SALEM — Despite hitting a pair of late home runs, the Carolina Mudcats fell 7-5 to the Winston-Salem Dash in Sunday’s Advanced-A Carolina League series finale at BB&T Park. The …

Firebirds roll to open season

STANHOPE — If there was any doubt as to whether or not Southern Nash High senior running back Quinton Cooley was prepared to become the feature back for the Firebirds this season, consider …

School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Matt Foster

Matt Foster

Matt Foster is a member of the Firebirds varsity track team and the Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Foster helped Southern Nash secure a second=place finish in the Big East …
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 feeling good on first days

Southern Nash players learn to stay low as they work on a conditioning drill during Friday morning’s practice at the school. Paul Durham | The Wilson Times
BAILEY — Much cooler temperatures and a slight breeze greeted prospective Southern Nash High football players on the second of six mandatory conditioning practices Friday morning, making for a good …
Southern Nash players work on an offensive drill during Friday morning’s practice at the school. The Firebirds, who have won three straight 3-A Big East Conference titles, will participate in the Muddy Water Jamboree on Aug. 14 at Smithfield-Selma High.

Firebirds feeling good on day 2

STANHOPE — Much cooler temperatures and a slight breeze greeted Southern Nash High prospective football players on the second of six mandatory conditioning practices Friday morning, making for …
College Sports

Wesleyan tennis teams win conference titles

LAGRANGE, Ga. — The top-seeded and 23rd-ranked N.C. Wesleyan College men’s tennis team ran through second-seeded rival Methodist University 5-0 to win its 11th straight USA South Conference title …
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 …
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Community Sports
Bill Howard

Investing in the future

Not long ago I was in Des Moines, Iowa for a commercial photoshoot. Driving to the location, I noticed a little park and knew immediately I wanted to stop there once the shoot was over for the …
Pro Sports

Mudcats falter, drop series to Salem

ZEBULON — After a modest three-game winning streak, the Carolina Mudcats’ offense deserted them again in back-to-back Advanced-A Carolina League losses to the Salem Red Sox over the …
College Notebooks
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