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January 09, 2018

As it turns out, only the weather could slow down the Rocky Mount and Nash Central boys’ basketball teams.

The Gryphons (9-2), who were playing some of their best basketball of the season before the snow and ice came, haven’t played since 2017 -- or, in a less dramatic-sounding metric,…


December 26, 2017

Almost two weeks after the fact, the same sentiment sticks for Northern Nash coach Henry Drake: The Knights should have entered winter break undefeated.

As far back as November, Drake acknowledged the goal was to be 11-0 by Christmas, and, to his credit, Northern Nash was 10 games and about three-…


December 23, 2017

Cracked and uneven with grass sprouting from the worn out concrete, the Panola Street tennis courts in Tarboro, a quick walk from Brenna Bryant’s childhood house, oftentimes were passed by rather than played on, with Bryant and her parents electing for some of the other newer or smoother…


December 23, 2017

Phillip Willoughby and Tarboro High football coach Jeff Craddock are watching film together on an opponent. Film sessions are a large part of the Vikings’ game preparation.

Early Saturday mornings are dedicated to breaking down game tape. It’s never too early to begin work on the next game. By now,…


December 23, 2017

Zonovan Knight was hanging around the main office at Southern Nash High School last year, waiting to pick up a schedule of his classes for his sophomore year.

While Knight was waiting, he decided to take a look at the school’s trophy case. He saw Southern Nash alum and current NFLer Julius Peppers’…


December 22, 2017

There is one play in particular from this season that sticks out in Brannon Price’s mind.

Against rival Wilson Fike in a tight game, two opponents appeared to have the senior Southern Nash goalie beat, bearing down on Price in a two-on-one breakaway.

With no Firebirds defenders in sight, the…


December 21, 2017

Mackenzie Proctor is a rarity for cross country, a sport where an athlete usually obsesses about times down to precious seconds.

Proctor doesn’t overthink anything while on the course. While running, the opponent isn’t on her mind, instead dinner plans, homework and weekend activities…


December 20, 2017

Like most 5-foot tall seventh graders who don't allow height to get in the way of their athletic ambitions, Jordan Richardson knew he was going to the NBA.

He had the first name after all, and like the all-time great shooting guard Michael Jordan, Richardson felt he would develop into a basketball…


December 20, 2017

Senior years are stressful enough, and before Ashlee Brackett set foot on Northern Nash's campus this season, she knew a decision needed to be made.

She had spent the past 15 years learning various forms of dance.

As a sixth grader, she fell in love with volleyball.

Her father played college…


December 19, 2017

For newly-appointed head coach Andrew Fariss, officially announced as the new leader of the Northern Nash football program on Monday, the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth times didn’t end the way he had hoped.

It took the seventh interview —  this past month…

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