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Johnston Community College, and former North Johnston guard, Adam Tucker (55) tries to drive on Pitt Community forward Reginald Clark (32) as teammate and former Smithfield-Selma guard Rashad Potts (23) trails and head coach Hollis "Jay" Creechy watches in the background of Wednesday's game inside the Smithfield Recreations and Aquatics Center.

Jaguars looking to build a foundation

SMITHFIELD — As the clock ran down, Johnston Community College first-year men’s basketball head coach Hollis “Jay” Creechy looked up as his team was losing 97-58 to Pitt Community College — …

Princeton's Takiria Cummings passes the ball past a Rosewood defender in Thursday's 61-50 senior night win for the Lady Bulldogs. Cummings dropped 19 points in the 1-A Carolina Conference clincher.

Princeton clinches conference crown

PRINCETON — With the game seemingly in hand, 61-50, the Princeton High girls varsity basketball team seemed to be well on their way to clinching the 1-A Carolina Conference championship against …

School Sports
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 …
Neuse Charter senior Isaiah Deck works to escape from East Surry’s Joseph Becker in the 1-A 170-pound consolation final Saturday at the NCHSAA tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum. Deck won a 14-4 major decision to finish third in the weight class.

Cougars’ Deck, Pirates’ Doss finish 3rd at state tourney

GREENSBORO — Neuse Charter senior Isaiah Deck and Corinth Holders sophomore Andrew Doss each capped his wrestling season by finishing third in their respective weight classes at the North Carolina …
Smithfield-Selma's Anthony Council (1) dribbles baseline in Tuesday night's senior night game against Clayton, in which the Spartans won 60-57. Council had 21 points.

Senior night helps Spartans win

SMITHFIELD — Smithfield-Selma High used the emotional high of Tuesday’s senior night to defeat Clayton High, 60-57, to force a three-way tie in the 3-A Greater Neuse River Conference varsity boys …
Smithfield-Selma's kicker Jesse Vallecillo signed to play at St. Augustine University Monday morning in the school's auditorium.

Selma High kicking down barriers

SMITHFIELD — Smithfield-Selma High kicker Jesse Vallecillo signed to play football for St. Augustine University on Feb. 11 to become the first member from his immediate family to go to …
Smithfield-Selma's long snapper Jacob Gibbons signed to play at North Carolina Wesleyan College Monday morning in the school's auditorium.

A snapping rivalry: SSS sends second Gibbons to snap at collegiate level

SMITHFIELD — Smithfield-Selma High’s Jacob Gibbons signed to play football for North Carolina Wesleyan on Monday morning to become the second long snapper in his family to play college …
Princeton's Colby Sullivan (10) shoots over a Rosewood defender in Thursday's 65-34 senior night win for the Bulldogs. Sullivan also scored his 1000th career point in the game.

Princeton makes history while beating rival Rosewood

PRINCETON — History was made Thursday night at Deacon Jones Gymnasium as the Princeton High boys varsity basketball team clinched its fourth conference title in program history and senior Colby …

Princeton’s Byrd takes 3rd in 1-A/2-A triple jump

WINSTON-SALEM — Princeton High sophomore Zoe Byrd set school records in the girls 55-meter hurdles and triple jump Saturday at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1-A/2-A indoor …
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
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.

2017 SNMP champion Diaz to make NASCAR Xfinity Series debut Friday

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
Duke Notebook

Despite tough night, Reddish continues production for Duke

Duke’s Cam Reddish (2) struggles for a rebound with North Carolina’s Luke Maye (32), Brandon Robinson (4) and Cameron Johnson (13) during the second half of Wednesday’s game in Durham. UNC won 88-72.
After Zion Williamson went down with a knee injury, the production of Cam Reddish became even more important for Duke to get the win over UNC on Wednesday night. While it wasn’t enough in …
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