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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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Former Cougar wins player of the week

WAKE FOREST — Former Wake Forest High School girls basketball player Kayla Surles was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s women’s basketball player of the week as a guard for Hollins …
Noelle Horton scored seven points for the Huskies. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly

Lady Huskies top Spartans

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s girls basketball team kept building off their lead throughout the night on their way to a 53-33 win over Sanderson at home Monday. The Huskies started off the night …
Franklin Academy's cheerleading squad won their second state championship Saturday with a score of 69.4 points. Contributed photo

Patriots win second cheerleading state title

RALEIGH — Franklin Academy’s cheerleading squad brought home another state championship after winning the 1A non-building division competition Saturday at the Raleigh Convention Center. The …
Kahlil Watson scored the only touchdown of the game for the Cougars on a 4-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly

All good things must come to an end

WAKE FOREST — After three straight 4AA state championships, Wake Forest’s football team has been knocked out of the playoffs for the first time since 2015 after a 21-10 loss to Leesville Road at …
Knightdale's Crishaun Mitchell rises to rinse a Rodney Ellis alley-oop pass during the domination of West Johnston. Don Fuller | Special to The Wake Weekly

Knightdale rebounds with blowout win

KNIGHTDALE — In this season of giving, the Knightdale High varsity boys basketball team did not give West Johnston much of a chance during a 74-28 lopsided triumph at home Dec. 5. The Knights …
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Kahlil Watson scored the only touchdown of the game for the Cougars on a 4-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Wake Forest's state championship streak ends

WAKE FOREST — After three straight 4AA state championships, Wake Forest's football team has been knocked out of the playoffs for the first time since 2015 after a 21-10 loss to Leesville Road at …
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Mudcats falter, drop series to Salem

ZEBULON — After a modest three-game winning streak, the Carolina Mudcats’ offense deserted them again in back-to-back Advanced-A Carolina League losses to the Salem Red Sox over the …
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New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, who was drafted No. 6 overall, throws a pass during NFL football rookie camp, Friday, May 3, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Jones makes history for Blue Devils at No. 6 pick

Duke quarterback Daniel Jones left school one year early with a number of first-round guarantees from NFL organizations. The gamble paid off, as Jones heard his name called by commissioner Roger …
UNC Notebook
Tar Heels’ backcourt undergoes massive restructuring after busy week

The last week for North Carolina basketball has been about as eventful as an offseason week can get.  On Tuesday, the Tar Heels signed Cole Anthony (Oak Hill …

NC State Notebook
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 …

ECU Notebook
Houston installs new system, culture for Pirates

New East Carolina head coach Mike Houston didn’t shy away from transparency throughout his first spring with the Pirates. When ECU had a bad practice, like the team’s first day in pads …