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February 03, 2018

PINETOPS — Just five points have separated the Farmville Central and SouthWest Edgecombe girls’ basketball teams over two games this season.

The Cougars found ways to win both.

SouthWest Edgecombe started strong out of halftime to pull away for a 56-53 win in an Eastern Plains…


January 29, 2018

The SouthWest Edgecombe girls’ basketball team split a night of back-to-back games by beating Wilson Beddingfield, 42-40.

The Cougars (10-5) are off to a 3-2 start in conference play behind senior Shayla Ellis (15.4 ppg.) and sophomore Bailey Davis (13.3 ppg.)

Coach Sandra…

January 11, 2018

Big East

Rocky Mount (10-2) vs. Wilson Fike (7-6)

Season so far: Only 12 games into the 2017-18 season, the Gryphons sit at 10-2, the same number in the win column as last year’s team.

It’s been a different climate and attitude so far, said Rocky Mount coach Michael Gainey, whose record…


December 23, 2017

Phillip Willoughby and Tarboro High football coach Jeff Craddock are watching film together on an opponent. Film sessions are a large part of the Vikings’ game preparation.

Early Saturday mornings are dedicated to breaking down game tape. It’s never too early to begin work on the next game. By now,…


December 09, 2017

RALEIGH -- In the corner of the end zone, the one with N.C. State painted in white block letters, Tarboro High’s marching band danced and blared music from brass horns throughout the NCHSAA 1-AA state championship game.

The music might as well have been a 48-minute victory anthem as the…


December 09, 2017

RALEIGH -- Keon Caudle walked out of Tarboro High’s assigned locker room at Carter-Finley Stadium following the Vikings’ 32-7 win over Mount Airy in the NCHSAA 1-AA state championship game.

Caudle was yelling and celebrating with his teammates moments earlier, but when the junior…


December 09, 2017

The drive for five ended exactly the way the Tarboro Vikings had hoped, with a 32-7 victory that cemented the 2017 Vikings alongside all four title teams of Tarboro past. Here are five plays that shaped the outcome of the game.

Devontae Davis’s first quarter interception

The situation: In a…


December 09, 2017

RALEIGH —- It was the onside kick that changed the game.

Well, almost.

Right after a 36-yard touchdown pass that cut Tarboro’s lead to 11 points with six minutes left in the fourth quarter, Mount Airy kicker Robert Brown dribbled a kick exactly 10 yards, then pounced on his own…


December 08, 2017

No. 1 Tarboro vs. No. 1 Mount Airy

The game: The 1-AA football bracket is down to Eastern Conference representative Tarboro (14-0) and Western Conference representative Mount Airy (14-0), which will play today at 4 p.m. at Carter-Finley Stadium for the state championship. Both entered the…


December 08, 2017

Former Tarboro High linebacker Saiid Murphy knew his situation was unique once he began talking with his college teammates at Gardner-Webb University about their high schools.

“The thing about Tarboro is that the whole town has this mentality that once you play for the football team…

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