Serving Kenly, Selma, Smithfield, Princeton & Pine Level since 1973

Players from Beddingfield and Smithfield-Selma dive on the floor for the loose ball Thursday night. Beddingfield lost their fourth consecutive game of the season and now sits at 0-4.

Second-quarter foul trouble dooms Lady Bruins at SSS, 45-26

SMITHFIELD — A 3-point second quarter from the Beddingfield High varsity girls basketball team gave Smithfield-Selma an insurmountable lead, which led to a 45-26 win for the Lady Spartans on …

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 …

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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 …

Former NJ lineman Castle wins award

Randolph-Macon senior offensive lineman Greg Castle, a product of North Johnston High, won the the Offensive Lineman of the Year in the state of Virginia for NCAA Division II/III/NAIA/USCAA by the …
Kai Jones

Excited to get to work

Players, coaches, ADs, parents, and readers — I would like to start off by thanking you for allowing me into your community. I am excited to get to work with all of you in Johnston and Wilson …
Princeton’s Jaheim Taylor (12) is fouled by Savon Foye (30) of North Johnston during Friday’s game at North Johnston. Taylor had 25 points as the Bulldogs coasted to an 86-68 victory.

Big first quarter carries Bulldogs past Panthers

KENLY — With three wins already under its belt, the Princeton High varsity boys basketball team came out firing in the first quarter of Friday’s rivalry showdown at North Johnston. The 1-A …
Newly installed Hall of Fame member Jim Montague is pictured with his wife Sherry and daughter Alison this year.

Montague joins baseball coaches’ Hall of Fame

LA GRANGE — Johnston County Hall of Famer and retired North Lenoir baseball coach Jim Montague said family has been a big part of his coaching success that led him to his induction into the North …

Bulldogs rally to win at James Kenan in opener

WARSAW — After trailing 38-33 at halftime, the Princeton High varsity boys basketball team rallied for a season-opening 77-65 victory at James Kenan on Monday, Nov. 19. The 1-A Carolina …

North Johnston to host holiday hoops tourney

KENLY — North Johnston High will host the Springhill Outfitters Holiday Tournament on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 27-28, involving boys and girls varsity basketball teams from Rosewood, Falls Lake …
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 …