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May 08, 2018

The NCHSAA on Monday released its playoff pairings for the spring sports season.

Nash Central is the lone area school to host two opening-round games, and will do so in girls’ soccer and baseball. The Rocky Mount Prep baseball team earned a first-round bye.

Baseball is the area’s…


May 02, 2018

TARBORO — The afternoon celebration on a quiet section of Panola Street in Tarboro was centered around tennis, but it really wasn’t about the sport.

Brenna Bryant’s tennis skills certainly are and have been good enough for the Tarboro High School senior to play college tennis…


May 01, 2018

PINETOPS — Shayla Ellis' career is going to be known for its selflessness as much as its consistent production.

Ellis, a four-year member of the SouthWest Edgecombe girls' varsity basketball program, has always been a player who has performed wherever asked.

At 5-foot-10, she played…


April 27, 2018

PINETOPS — In the formidable words of Tyronda Whitaker, the single mother who taught herself to throw a football so she could teach her son to do the same, who raised an eager five-year-old from Tarboro, North Carolina, to Columbus, Ohio, to his new career in Indianapolis, Indiana:…


April 26, 2018

It wall all smiles on Wednesday for Nash Central’s Robbi Allen, who signed her ceremonial letter to play Division I basketball on an athletic scholarship for Savannah State University next fall.

The announcement — she made the decision earlier this month — was done in…


April 20, 2018

SouthWest Edgecombe's athletics tradition might always be rooted in football, but Dillon Garbrandt has at the very least become a pioneer for the school's student-athletes.

Garbrandt signed Thursday to play men's soccer next season at Barton College, and in doing so, he became the first Cougars…


April 19, 2018

Just 18 seconds was all the Nash Central girls’ soccer team needed to grab a lead for good in a home Eastern Plains Conference game on Thursday against SouthWest Edgecombe.

The Bulldogs used a pair of early goals to jump ahead, then tacked on late score with less than three minutes remaining…

April 06, 2018

Nothing in the previous two meetings between the Tarboro and SouthWest Edgecombe baseball teams would have suggested that something like this was possible. Each team had won a game as part of a March 9 doubleheader.

And yet, in the third-place game of the Tarboro Baseball Easter Classic, SouthWest…


April 04, 2018

Tarboro baseball, hosting the Tarboro Easter Classic this week, beat its first opponent on Tuesday by a 12-2 score. The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but was moved up to a day earlier because of the threat of rain. The win came against North East Carolina Prep, and improved the…

April 04, 2018

Kalil Baker was on his way out of the building following an interview after he posed for several photos when his shoes began to squeak.

With every step, whenever his heel would touch the floor, a noise would sound from his shoe. The Rocky Mount Prep senior joked that whatever was causing the…

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