July 04, 2017

Reid Johnston is still. Everything about him is quiet.

The Rocky Mount Academy graduate learned to be this way after countless hours spent in deer stands. But he isn’t perched up high waiting for his mark. Instead, Johnston is at the plate, another place of relaxation. 

He traces this…


July 04, 2017

It was fitting that Landen Roupp was credited with the final putout of the NCISAA 2-A baseball championship. The Faith Christian School senior wanted so badly to contribute in any way he could because he couldn’t help out from the mound.

But Roupp, the 2017 Telegram All-Area Baseball Pitcher…


July 02, 2017

A lot has been written about Sherrod Greene, the outstanding athlete at Rocky Mount High.

His ability on the football field led to him being scooped up by the South Carolina Gamecocks to play linebacker. His versatility during track and field season, however, set him apart from just about everyone…


July 01, 2017

Michaela Nelms wore a big smile when she said it.

“I just wanted to do something I enjoy,” the Nash Central graduate said. “I just want to like something and have fun with. I don’t want it to feel like work all the time.”

The 2017 Telegram Girls’ Track Athlete of…


June 29, 2017

Zach Ward feels a little out of place when he plays in junior golf tournaments around the state.

When the golfers aren’t competing and have a few moments to talk, the conversation of course turns right back to golf.

“They’ll be talking about the type of grass on the course, and…


June 27, 2017

Ty Brice knows the status quo won’t take him where he wants to go.

Instead of sleeping in or simply enjoying the summer entering his senior year, Brice takes a trip twice a week.

He gets in the car and rides to Cary, where he plays against competition that is as good as he is, or in many…

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