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November 08, 2017

Before the 2016 NCHSAA 3-A football playoffs started last year, there was a 7-4 regular season for Nash Central and a lingering sense of accomplishment.

There was celebration.

There were nerves.

There was stress and excitement.

There was no idea what to expect, and, ultimately, there was a loss: a…


November 07, 2017

What Rocky Mount High football was able to avoid a season ago, a campaign that landed the Gryphons in the finals for a second straight season, finally caught up to them early this season.

Combined with a tough non-conference schedule, the inevitable turnover each season brought a noticeable lull,…


November 05, 2017

The NCHSAA released its playoffs pairings Saturday afternoon. The first round will be played Friday. Here is a look back and ahead at the Twin Counties teams that made the postseason.                                …


November 04, 2017

Isaiah Thomas was crumpled near the sideline holding his left knee.

The rest of the Rocky Mount Academy football team took a knee and hoped their quarterback would pick himself up off the grass.

Thomas got up, but did so with a limp. He would return for one series to Friday’s NCISAA 2-A first-…


November 03, 2017

There wasn’t any ambiguity to the task at hand for Rocky Mount football on Friday. A win against host Northern Nash would mean the playoffs; a loss would mean an end to a season and a record well below .500.

For the Gryphons (4-6, 3-2), there was no interest in that second option. They…


November 03, 2017

Eagles, Patriots are set to match up in a playoffs game, while the Gryphons and Knights till attempt to finish the regular-season strong.


Faith Christian (6-3) at RM Academy (10-0)

The matchup: The playoffs have arrived in eight-man football. Top-seeded Rocky Mount Academy hosts No. 4…


November 01, 2017

BAILEY —- Once again, in a fit of irony that made even coach Carlos Barron chuckle after the game, Southern Nash’s boys’ soccer team was done in by the penalty kick.

In the week leading up to their first round NCHSAA 3-A state tournament showdown with Southern Wayne on…


October 31, 2017

As the prospect of extra time became a certainty during the waning minutes of regulation last Thursday in the Big East boys’ soccer title game, Angel Rangel, Southern Nash soccer’s senior captain, had a thought, a worry, even an ultimatum.

“We were just like, ‘Ok,…


October 31, 2017

The Rocky Mount High girls tennis team’s season came to an end on Monday in the third round of the NCHSAA Class 3-A dual team playoffs.

The Gryphons lost, 5-1, to New Hanover in Wilmington. The match was decided after the six singles matches, and the two teams opted not to play doubles.…

October 30, 2017

The net in the middle of a tennis court is a three-foot barrier between opponents. But for some players like Rocky Mount High’s Caroline Land, that barrier can represent so much more.

Land spent much of the season sending shots and returning balls over the net, and did so from where she was…

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