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June 16, 2017

RiseUp! Elite Sports Academy held its inaugural “I-95 ReBirth of Basketball” tournament June 10 for boys in grades 9-12. Seven teams competed at Abundant Life Ministries gymnasium, including two Golden Knights teams (10th grade & Varsity) sponsored by RiseUp Elite Sports Academy,…


RiseUp! receives grant to continue its growth

June 15, 2017

RiseUp! Elite Sports Academy has a good problem.

As the organization continues its first summer of exposing a pair of traveling basketball teams, coach Willie Kearney’s phone frequently rings.

“We have a full 16-U JV team and an 18-U varsity team,” said Kearney, who also serves as…


Southern Nash's Nadir Thompson commits to Virginia Tech

June 15, 2017

Southern Nash defensive back/wide receiver Nadir Thompson committed to Virginia Tech on Thursday.

Thompson, a rising senior, announced the choice on Twitter.

I am a hokie!!!⚒📸 pic.twitter.com/qTdxvqBbMx

— Nadir Thompson (@Nadir_Thompson7) June 15, 2017

Thompson originally committed to N.C.…


Ramsey earns spot on Louisburg baseball roster

June 15, 2017

A year ago, Spencer Ramsey didn’t think baseball would be his route to college.

The recent Rocky Mount High grad saw it as his second-best sport. On Tuesday, Ramsey found himself at a private workout with Louisburg College. He got reps at first, second and third base, moved through throwing…