August 10, 2016

Wednesday was a day of firsts for Rocky Mount native Brian Goodwin.

The 25-year-old outfielder earned his first career start for the Washington Nationals, replacing Bryce Harper is right field while Harper deals with a stiff neck, and then capped off the game with a single into right field for his…

Venezuelan detour sparks resurgence for Goodwin

July 10, 2016

DURHAM — Even 1,900 miles away, Rocky Mount was still in Brian Goodwin’s mind.

As Rocky Mount High was forging its way to a state championship in football, Goodwin was glued to mother’s updates that kept flooding his phone. Although it might have felt like he was in Chapel…

Northern Nash grad knows there are no guarantees in overseas hoops

July 06, 2016

 Michael “Moe” Deloach wasn’t upset when he saw the large amounts of money being offered to NBA free agents beginning last week.

Deloach is not in the NBA, but as a veteran overseas player, he can appreciate owners giving players their just due.

“It’s well…

WALFISH: World needs more athletes like Muhammad Ali

June 06, 2016

In the wake of his death, everyone is saying the same thing about legendary boxer Muhammad Ali — what made him so great was not his accomplishments in the ring, but the difference he made outside it.

Let’s fast forward 50 years from now, will we be able to say the same thing about any…