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Fresh faces abound for Mudcats

Outfielder Tristen Lutz, left, and catcher Payton Henry, answering questions during Carolina Mudcats Media Day on Tuesday at Five County Stadium, are two of the top Milwaukee Brewers prospects set to open the 2019 season with the club. The Mudcats open the Carolina League season Thursday night in Kinston against the Down East Wood Ducks.
ZEBULON — Eight years into the Carolina Mudcats’ existence as a Carolina League Single-A Advanced franchise, the won-loss numbers aren’t overwhelming. Two winning records. No …
Golden Leaf Invitational

Postseason success fuels All-Area Team

Basketball is widely regarded as a tournament sport. In that vein, when the lights came on and it was time for high school teams from The Wilson Times readership area to prove their mettle in …
GOLDEN LEAF INVITATIONAL ROUNDUP

CBA clips Farmville Central, 4-3, to finish 2-1 in tourney

FARMVILLE — Freshman Austin Booth had a three-run homer, and senior Davis Carroll drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the top of the sixth inning as the C.B. Aycock High varsity baseball …

Firebirds clinch share of Big East title

The Southern Nash High varsity boys tennis team clinched a share of the 3-A Big East Conference title with a home win over Franklinton on Thursday, 8-1. The Firebirds finished the regular season …
Southern Nash High senior Jason Montague will continue his academic and baseball careers at North Carolina Wesleyan College after signing with the NCAA Division III Battling Bishops last week. Paul Durham | The Wilson Times

Firebirds’ Montague signs with Wesleyan

A chance to play close to home was the tipping point for Southern Nash High senior Jason Montague, who has opted to continue his baseball career at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky …
School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Caroline Winstead

Student-Athlete of the week

Caroline Winstead is a pitcher and plays third base for the Ladybirds softball team, and she is the Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. The Ladybirds won 9-8 against Franklinton last …
Life and Times Podcast
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 …
Darius Edmundson, a senior three-sport standout at Southern Nash, will play football at Louisburg College after signing with the NJCAA Hurricanes on April 10.  Paul Durham | The Wilson Times

Edmundson picks football over hoops

For Southern Nash High senior Darius Edmundson, 100 yards, not 94 feet, is the length of his future. The Firebirds’ three-sport standout decided that football, not basketball, would be his path …

Firebirds, Ladybirds take 2nd in championship

ROCKY MOUNT — Both Southern Nash High track teams walked away with runner-up finishes at Monday’s Nash County Championships, contested at Nash Central. The Firebirds, with 92.5 points, …
Southern Nash's Kierstin Cooper rounds third base on her way to score in the second inning of a 3-A Big East Conference game at Hunt on March 26. The Ladybirds won 14-6. The Hunt third baseman is Allyson Matthews. Jimmy Lewis | The Wilson Times

Ladybirds hit their way past Hunt

On a cold, windy night for softball, the championship maturity of Southern Nash High was put to the test in the middle innings against Hunt on March 26. With the Ladybirds holding an 12-2 …
Hunt’s Nathan Lemons is safe at first on an errant throw to Southern Nash first baseman Luke Watson during the fifth inning of Friday’s game at Southern Nash..Tom Ham | The Wilson Times

Hunt shreds Southern Nash in 21-1 hit parade

Friday night’s 3-A Big East Conference varsity baseball rematch between visiting Hunt and Southern Nash opened with Firebirds starting pitcher A.J. Jones retiring the first two Warriors batters and …
Southern Nash's Kierstin Cooper rounds third base on her way to score in the second inning of Tuesday's 3-A Big East Conference game at Hunt. The Ladybirds won 14-6. The Hunt third baseman is Allyson Matthews.

Ladybirds hit their way past error-prone Hunt, 14-6

On a cold, windy night for softball, the championship maturity of Southern Nash High was put to the test in the middle innings against Hunt on Tuesday. With the Ladybirds holding an 12-2 …
Southern Nash's A.J. Jones, shown here scoring a run in an April 2018 game against Roxboro Community School, struck out two in his inning of relief duty during the Firebirds' 15-3 win over Smithfield-Selma on Monday. Paul Durham | The Wilson Times file photo

Firebirds thrash Spartans Monday

The suddenly streaking Southern Nash varsity baseball team got its third win in a row with sophomore pitcher Trey Mizzelle also notching his third straight victory in the host Firebirds 15-3 thumping …
COLLEGE SPORTS
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Community Sports

Public key in limiting Chronic Wasting Disease

There is some good news regarding our deer and elk herds in North Carolina. In 1999, the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission began testing for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) amongst our …
Pro Sports
Outfielder Tristen Lutz, left, and catcher Payton Henry, answering questions during Carolina Mudcats Media Day April 2 at Five-County Stadium, are two of the top Milwaukee Brewers prospects set to open the 2019 season with the club. Jimmy Lewis | The Wilson Times

Fresh faces abound for the Mudcats

ZEBULON — Eight years into the Carolina Mudcats’ existence as a Carolina League Single-A Advanced franchise, the won-loss numbers aren’t overwhelming. Two winning records. No playoff …
College Notebooks
Duke Notebook

Hokies await Blue Devils after a tough NCAA opening weekend

Duke guard Tre Jones (3) attempts a shot against UCF center Tacko Fall (24) during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA tournament Sunday in Columbia, S.C.
It wasn’t easy, but Duke won both of its games in Columbia, South Carolina to return to the Sweet 16 for the third time in the last four seasons.  As the No. 1 overall seed entering the …
NC State Notebook

Southern Nash product and N.C. State freshman running back Zonovan Knight carries the ball during a recent spring practice in Raleigh.

Spring game a chance for Knight to carve out spot

N.C. State will get its first look at the 2019 team when the program hosts its annual Kay Yow Spring Game on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium. The intrasquad contest will kick off at 1 …

UNC Notebook
Little declares for NBA Draft; White remains undecided

North Carolina freshman Nassir Little announced on Monday that he is leaving the university to enter the NBA Draft, where he is projected to be a first-round pick. That news is no surprise, as Little …

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