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January 25, 2019

The Rocky Mount High boys’ basketball team rebounded from a slow first quarter to defeat Big East Conference foe Franklinton, 55-48, on Friday.

The Gryphons (13-5, 3-3) trailed 16-11 after the first quarter, before heading into halftime with a 30-25 lead. RMH is coming off a road loss to…


January 18, 2019

Hosting Wilson Fike on Friday night in Big East action, the Northern Nash girls’ basketball team (6-7, 3-1 Big East) stayed perfect in conference play with a 41-28 victory over the Demons.

The Knights led at halftime, 24-12, and kept up the stingy defense in allowing only 16 second-half…


January 18, 2019

Lance Norris entered the high school swimming season with a lofty goal of taking over every one of Nash Central’s individual school records.

After Friday’s Eastern Plains Conference meet at the Rocky Mount YMCA, just one event remains unchanged after the NCHS freshman swam a personal-…


January 10, 2019

This past high school football season saw SouthWest Edgecombe throw the football more than it had in years. Nash Central ditched its pass-heavy approach to run the ball more, while Northern Nash’s spread might have enjoyed its peak in 2018.

Other programs like Southern Nash and Tarboro stuck…


January 09, 2019

Tarboro High School football coach Jeff Craddock is one of 32 finalists for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award, the Carolina Panthers and the NFL announced on Wednesday.

Every team nominates a high school coach from its area, with the Panthers choosing Craddock as a finalist…


January 03, 2019

The Northern Nash boys’ basketball team extended its winning streak to 12 games with a 77-48 home win over North Edgecombe on Thursday.

The Knights improved to 12-1 on the season, and will open Big East Conference play on Tuesday at home against Wilson Hunt.

North Edgecombe (4-4) has lost…

January 02, 2019

Welcome to 2019, where the prep football season is eight months away and the winter sports season shifts into mid-season form.

And with the flipping of the calendar, routines are once again taking shape, holiday basketball tournaments are finished, and teams prepare to dig in for the bulk of the…


December 31, 2018

SouthWest Edgecombe coach Jonathan Cobb sat behind his desk, peered out from under a blue visor, and spoke over a persistent buzz.

Jelan Smith was the topic.

The Cougars senior defensive end — the Telegram’s Football Defensive Player of the Year is coming off a strong season where he…


December 20, 2018

In the span of just one year, Keishon Porter went from a fine player on a struggling SouthWest Edgecombe basketball team to the Cougars’ star.

And it all stemmed from a breakout football season this past fall where Porter emerged as a top-tier wide receiver. With success came confidence.…


December 19, 2018

BAILEY — Catch Southern Nash football coach Brian Foster at the right time, and he’ll spin some affectionate memories of his many former great players.

Add Firebird Zonovan Knight to that list of reminiscence.

Knight, who finished his prolific career with Southern Nash this past…

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