February 28, 2017 - 49 minutes ago

Two area teams remain in the NCHSAA basketball playoffs, and both will play tonight for a spot in the regional round.

In 3-A, the fifth-seeded Rocky Mount High girls team will travel to top-seeded Northern Guilford (28-1) for a fourth-round matchup.

The game will start at 6 p.m.

The Gryphons are…

Farmer leaves SouthWest Edgecombe program on high note

February 28, 2017 - 49 minutes ago

Tia Farmer was in a positive mood even before she arrived home and received the news.

The SouthWest Edgecombe senior had just played her last high school basketball game. For most, that fact might have stirred up all types of emotions.

But after the Cougars' 82-66 loss Saturday night at Clinton in…

Tar Heels Silenced

February 28, 2017 - 49 minutes ago

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia coach Tony Bennett took the blames for a poor approach in No. 23 Virginia’s 24-point loss at No. 5 North Carolina nine days ago.

On Monday night, he gave his team the credit for make a new approach work in a 53-43 victory against the Tar Heels.

Kyle Guy…

The Decisive Blow

February 25, 2017

It was always about defense for the Rocky Mount High girls’ basketball team.

The Gryphons figured out what worked, stuck with it, and excelled at defending Nash Central’s trio of talented guards in Saturday’s third round of the NCHSAA 3-A playoffs.

The fifth-seeded Gryphons…