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Southern Nash quarterback Matt Foster looks up after taking a four-yard loss on the final offensive play for the Firebirds during Saturday's NCHSAA 3-A championship game against Charlotte Catholic at Carter-Finley Stadium. The Firebirds, in their first trip to a state final, lost 23-7.

Firebirds fall short in NCHSAA 3-A championship game

RALEIGH — Secrets had no place in Saturday’s North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-A championship game with Southern Nash High and Charlotte Catholic. Both offenses arrived …

NCHSAA Football Championship Results

Class 1A Championship Robbinsville 45, Northampton County 14Class 1AA Championship East Surry 56, Tarboro 28Class 2A Championship Reidsville 14, Elizabeth City Northeastern 0Class 2AA Championship …
Southern Nash players prepare to run through a banner held by Firebirds cheerleaders prior to the NCHSAA 3-A East championship game Friday, Dec. 6, at Southern Nash. The Firebirds will face Charlotte Catholic for the NCHSAA 3-A title Saturday afternoon at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh.

Saturday afternoon lights: Rain expected to halt by kickoff in 3-A title tilt

While the weather outside Friday was gloomy — and expected to be the same through most of Saturday morning — the rain is expected to taper off and leave some clouds behind by the time the …
Hunt's Davon Jones (15) shoots over Beddingfield's Avery Huggins (0) in the second half of Friday's game at Hunt. Jones was one of four Hunt players in double figures as the Warriors won 83-53.

Hunt ends 5-game skid at expense of Bruins, 83-53

Down to one final opportunity to end a lengthy losing streak before the holiday break, the Hunt High varsity boys basketball team effectively reversed its course on the county rivalry stage Friday …
Beddingfield’s Aa’Niyah Sherrod (21) dribbles as Hunt’s Kennedi Smith defends during Friday’s game at Hunt. The Lady Bruins won 62-43.

Lady Bruins storm past Hunt 62-43

Six games into the season, the Beddingfield High varsity girls basketball team has matched the program’s win output of last season. Win No. 5 came on the road Friday night against archrival …

AREA ROUNDUP: Tigers blister SE Halifax in 1-A Tar Roanoke opener

HALIFAX — Junior forward Devyn Bullock had a double-double as Wilson Prep launched varsity boys basketball play in the 1-A Tar Roanoke Conference on Friday night with an 85-40 win at Southeast …

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Tigers 6-0 after thumping Faith Christian, 68-31

ROCKY MOUNT — Unbeaten Wilson Prep built a 20-point lead at halftime on the way to a 68-31 boys basketball win at Faith Christian on Friday evening. The Tigers, now 6-0, were led by David …
“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each week 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?

“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each week in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the …

Area Calendar, Dec. 14-15

Saturday, December 14   College Men’s Basketball King at Barton, 4 p.m.   College Women’s Basketball King at Barton, 2 p.m.   High School Varsity …
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Guess Who?

Academic All-Conference selections for Corinth Holders

WENDELL — Academic All-Northern Athletic Conference selections from Corinth Holders High. Honorees are listed by sport. Cross country — Kaitlyn Artero, Graeme Boice, Kassidy Busch, …
Princeton guard Tyrese Whitley follows through on a jumpshot over North Johnston defenders on Friday night at home. The Bulldogs beat the Panthers 78-52 at the hands of 25 points from Whitley.

Whitley vaults Princeton to victory

PRINCETON — Despite sloppy play throughout the game, the Princeton varsity boys basketball team had no trouble putting away North Johnston on Friday night, 78-52. “That was probably …
Princeton defender Reanna Braswell (24) and LeOnna Nelson (5) swarm North Johnston's Imoni Hines on Friday night during a 43-37 victory for the Bulldogs.

Not enough: Princeton girls basketball downs NJ in overtime

PRINCETON — The Princeton girls basketball team survived a momentum-changing two-point third quarter to beat North Johnston, 43-37, on Friday night. “They did what they had to do to …

All-Greater Neuse River Conference girls golf team

The 2019 3-A Greater Neuse River Conference postseason girls golf awards and all-conference  Regular-season Champion: Cleveland Player of the Year: Darby Reeder, Cleveland Coach of the …

All-Greater Neuse River Conference girls tennis team

The 2019 3-A Greater Neuse River Conference postseason girls tennis awards and all-conference selections Regular-season champion: Clayton Player of the Year: Sarah Ford, West Johnston Coach …
College Sports

Area grads start college football season

The first college start of former Corinth Holders standout and Duke true freshman offensive tackle Jacob Monk headlined the participation of Johnstonian News readership area players in week one of …

Wooten and Cuddington named Preseason All-Big South

Two Campebll University redshirt senior football players hailing from the Johnstonian News readership area were named to the Preseason All-Big South football team announced Tuesday at the …
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Community Sports
Bill Howard

Passing the hunt forward

Many years ago, I carried my oldest son on his first waterfowl hunt. He had hunted dove just a few months before for the first time, and he was still getting comfortable with the shotgun. Even so, he …
Pro Sports
Kyle Busch holds up his trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy Cup Series championship on Sunday, Nov. 17 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Busch will race in the Super Late Model Division as part of the Thanksgiving Classic at Southern National Motorsports Park.

Southern National postpones Thanksgiving Classic

Rain arrived sooner than expected, prompting Southern National Motorsports Park to call off Saturday's on-track activity.  The race has been moved to March 1 —  a week before the CARS …
College Notebooks
Duke Notebook
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. Duke won 87-75.

From Army to Duke, Coach K’s intensity a constant

DURHAM – Herman Bulls knew Mike Krzyzewski early on, long before Duke’s basketball Hall-of-Famer was Coach K, his iconic identity. He was an unknown Army coach with a silent K preceding …
UNC Notebook
Tough week for Tar Heels

It was a tough week for North Carolina basketball, as the Tar Heels failed to break 50 points in losses to Ohio State (74-49) and at Virginia (56-47), the first time UNC has failed to score 50 in …

NC State Notebook
Wolfpack to fight NCAA notice of allegations

Late Monday, N.C. State University responded to the NCAA’s notice of allegations that was received on July 9. The school released a statement detailing its response, including the …

ECU Notebook
Despite final loss, Pirates look forward to future with Houston

It was the complete opposite of a storybook ending for East Carolina’s senior class, but the players participating in their final game in the purple and gold maintained following the 49-24 loss …