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Members of the Evolution Track Club who qualified for the upcoming AAU Junior Olympic Track and Field National Championship pose for a picture after the North Carolina AAU Area 25 Regional Qualifier at UNC Charlotte in June. Pictured are, front from left: Jahzara McIver, James McLean, Ethan Kennedy, Kendal Davis Everett Alston. Second row: Jammie Smith, Priya Murray, Madison Mack, Josiah McIver. Third row: Kyndal Saunders, Tatiana Powell, Alex Davis. Not pictured: Teanna Bell, Jayden Gray, Layla Gunter, Shomare Hazley.

Local track athletes headed to national event

Sixteen members of the Johnston County-based Evolution Track Club qualified for the upcoming AAU Junior Olympic Track and Field National Championship after strong showings at the North Carolina AAU …

Tylyia Triggs, left, poses for a photo with Neuse Charter athletic director. Triggs will represent the school at the upcoming National Federation of State High School Associations National Leadership Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana July 22-24.

Triggs to attend athletics leadership conference

Neuse Charter School senior Tylyia Triggs will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana, from July 22-24 for the 2019 National Federation of State High School Associations National Student Leadership …

East's Anthony Council (Smithfield-Selma) drives the lane during the July 15 NCCA East-West All-Star boys basketball game in the Greensboro Coliseum.

Council makes the most of East-West experience

GREENSBORO — Checking in at 5-foot-9 with teammates who towered nearly a foot over him, Anthony Council was the shortest player to take the floor in the 71st annual North Carolina Coaches …

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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 …

NJ football to unveil new-look in 2019

North Johnston running back Rakuan Rodrigues, in his first season with the program after transferring from Smithfield-Selma, catches a pass during an interception drill held at the school on July 10.
If it’s hard now, it’ll be easier later. This summer, that mantra is driving the North Johnston football program out in the summer heat of July. During preseason workouts on July …
Smithfield-Selma sophomore quarterback Clevonte Watson throws a pass during a 7-on-7 matchup against New Bern held July 11 in Smithfield.

Summer progress fueling the Spartans

Progress has been a recurring theme for the Smithfield-Selma football program this summer. Looking ahead to the hope of greener pastures in 2019, the Spartans last had a winning season 11 years …
College Sports

ACC Barnstorming Tour gives fans, players a night to remember

Princeton senior Colby Sullivan (10) goes in for a layup as North Carolina senior Luke Maye tries to steal the ball in the Deacon Jones Gymnasium during the third stop of the 41st annual ACC Barnstorming Tour on Monday evening.
PRINCETON — A crowd of more than 1,500 eager spectators packed into Deacon Jones Gymnasium at Princeton High on Monday to see some of the best senior basketball players from Johnston County …
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 — …
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Community Sports
Bill Howard

From Craggy to Pico Coa

It was tough. Climbing mountains is hard work, especially during the summer in a North Carolina climate. Yet here we were, scaling the fourth-highest peak in the mountain range. Our muscles aching, …
Pro Sports
Carolina Mudcats’ Brice Turang (2) eludes the tag of Wilmington Blue Rocks catcher Sebastian Rivero to score the winning run on a single by Mario Feliciano in the bottom of the ninth inning and give the Mudcats’ a 5-4 victory Sunday at Five County Stadium.

Mudcats walk off Blue Rocks 5-4 on Sunday

ZEBULON — Mario Feliciano’s one-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning scored teammate Brice Turang from second base and gave the Carolina Mudcats a 5-4 walk-off victory against 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