February 21, 2018

Wednesday’s practice could have gone a few different ways for Northern Nash, which nearly blew a double-digit home lead on Tuesday to Cleveland in the first round of the NCHSAA 3-A postseason tournament.

But from the initial moments after the surprising 72-68 result in the locker room, to the…

Gryphons rout Conley, play way into second round

February 20, 2018

Jamar Ellis and his Rocky Mount High teammates adopted a motto heading into the NCHSAA 3-A basketball playoffs.

“Our saying is ‘starting fresh,’” the Gryphons guard said. “We didn’t end the season how we wanted, but we have an opportunity here to try and go deep…

Nash Central suffers a perfect storm in loss to North Pitt

February 20, 2018

Without their coach and with a fourth matchup against the same team in 14 days, the Nash Central Bulldogs just had one of those nights.

One of those six-first-quarter-points, 2-of-17-from-3-point-range, 11-field-goals-made-all-game nights.

In the end, it was a perfect storm that came in and ended…

Prep basketball Round 1 matchups

February 19, 2018

The first round of the prep basketball playoffs begins on Tuesday, and 11 teams in the Telegram’s coverage area are competing. 

Below is a list of matchups, with a lookahead to possible second-round matchups that could materialize by Thursday.


Class 1-A

No. 1 Rocky Mount Prep (22-0)…