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March 19, 2019




Greenville Oakwood at Rocky Mount Academy, 4 p.m.

North East Carolina Prep at Tarboro, 6 p.m.

Northern Nash at Wilson Hunt, 7 p.m.


Greenville Oakwood at Rocky Mount Academy, 4 p.m.

WIlson Hunt at Rocky Mount High, 6 p.m.

North East Carolina Prep at…

March 18, 2019

The Rocky Mount High baseball team now has its longest winning streak of the season — three — after Monday’s 5-2 win over visiting Roanoke Rapids.

Gates Harrell got the start for the Gryphons (6-2) and allowed two runs over 2 ⅓ innings. Harrell earned a no-decision after leaving…


March 15, 2019

After losing to South Johnston earlier in the week, Rocky Mount High beat the Trojans on the road on Friday, 4-0, with a complete-game effort by junior pitcher Ben Sieracki leading the way.

Sieracki picked up his second win of the season, striking out seven batters in the shutout. For the season,…


March 13, 2019

Helena Babb had given up playing softball. Now, the Tarboro High School graduate has accepted an offer to play in college.

Babb, a 2018 Tarboro grad and the Telegram’s 2017 Pitcher of the Year, said that as a child she had dreams of playing softball at Alabama, but as the years went by that…


March 12, 2019

In a non-conference matchup on Tuesday afternoon in Pinetops, Northern Nash baseball used a two-run seventh to top SouthWest Edgecombe in late-inning fashion, 4-3.

The Knights (2-1) scored their other two runs in the fourth inning, but the Cougars (0-4) scored a single run in the third, fourth and…

March 04, 2019

TARBORO — Some 700 students from Princeville and Stocks elementary schools got brand new backpacks, a free book, a magic show and a reading lesson from a Super Bowl champion and a couple of hometown heroes in the Tarboro High Gymnasium on Monday during what was called a "Reading Rally."



March 04, 2019

Chance Puckett is a junior at Northern Nash High School, and has followed the Knights since he was 11 years old.

There’s a contingent of people who think high school sports are a waste of finances and time, as well as a distraction from what students, whether they be athletes, or just fans,…


February 25, 2019

As a 15-seed in the Class 2-A East bracket, the SouthWest Edgecombe girls’ basketball team has a tough road as it tries to make a deeper postseason run than its second-round exit a season ago.

The Cougars will host No. 18 Hertford County at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the first round of the playoffs.…


February 23, 2019

The NCHSAA on Saturday released its pairings for the prep basketball postseason.

Eight boys’ teams made the bracket, including Northern Nash, which earned the highest seed of any local team at No. 2 in the Class 3-A East bracket.

As for the girls, just three teams advanced. Left out was…


February 22, 2019

The SouthWest Edgecombe boys’ basketball team finished second in the Eastern Plains Conference tournament after Friday’s 98-58 loss to Farmville Central in the championship game.

The Cougars (14-13) lost each of their three meetings this season with the undefeated Jaguars (26-0), who…

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