January 19, 2017

There was a time not too long ago that it didn’t take deception to beat the SouthWest Edgecombe girls’ basketball team.

The opponent could play a simple man-to-man on defense and either watch the Cougars miss a shot, throw an errant pass out of bounds or fail to advance the ball past…

SouthWest Edgecombe girls win tournament title; boys place second

December 31, 2016

PINETOPS – A thunderous alley-oop dunk from Greene Central within the first 20 seconds of Friday’s game against the SouthWest Edgecombe boys basketball team was just the start of a flurry of rim assaults by the Rams.

“I’ve never seen a team like that,” SouthWest…

Tarboro falls short of finals berth

December 10, 2016

WALLACE — When Tarboro was playing well Friday, the football team hung with two-time defending 1-AA champ Wallace-Rose Hill.

But when things went wrong for the Vikings, they went about as terribly as they could. Tarboro (12-3) fumbled twice to create Bulldogs’ scores, and a fluky…

Storylines: Gryphons, Vikings head into football regionals

December 09, 2016

3-A playoffs

No. 4 Rocky Mount High (12-2) at No. 3 Havelock (13-1)

Last week: The Gryphons cruised in the third round with a blowout 49-20 win over Southern Guilford. Havelock knocked off top-seeded West Craven 24-7, continuing a trend of allowing 14 points per game or fewer this postseason.…