December 20, 2017
Like most 5-foot tall seventh graders who don't allow height to get in the way of their athletic ambitions, Jordan Richardson knew he was going to the NBA.
He had the first name after all, and like the all-time great shooting guard Michael Jordan, Richardson felt he would develop into a basketball…
December 20, 2017
Senior years are stressful enough, and before Ashlee Brackett set foot on Northern Nash's campus this season, she knew a decision needed to be made.
She had spent the past 15 years learning various forms of dance.
As a sixth grader, she fell in love with volleyball.
Her father played college…
December 19, 2017
For newly-appointed head coach Andrew Fariss, officially announced as the new leader of the Northern Nash football program on Monday, the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth times didn’t end the way he had hoped.
It took the seventh interview — this past month…
December 18, 2017
The Northern Nash Knights will have a new football coach next fall, as Randy Raper, the longtime eastern North Carolina coach, will no longer hold the position, effective immediately.
After 36 years on the sideline and 27 years as a head coach — 22 at Wilson Hunt and five at Northern Nash…
December 16, 2017
Shamiya Mercer heard the noise coming from the locker room nearby.
What the Northern Nash point guard heard was the Rocky Mount High girls basketball team getting ready for the Nash County Christmas Tournament championship game.
“From our locker room, since they’re close, we could hear…
December 15, 2017
Facing an eight-point deficit with four minutes left in the title game of the Nash County Christmas Tournament, Rocky Mount pushed the pace to the precipice of its first lead of the entire second half, but a missed three-pointer by Javeon Jones with eight seconds left in the contest went long,…
December 14, 2017
In the first half on Thursday between Rocky Mount and Southern Nash, there was a great back and forth of scoring.
The Firebirds and Gryphons matched baskets for much of the two periods, combining for 11 lead changes and five ties, with Southern Nash pulling ahead later in the second period for a…
December 13, 2017
Nash Central coach Renny Taylor and his Bulldogs just haven’t been able to crack the Northern Nash riddle.
First, in mid-November, it was an overtime loss.
Earlier this month, it was a six-point loss.
This time, on Wednesday in the opening round of the Nash County Holiday Tournament hosted by…
December 12, 2017
The Nash County Christmas Tournament will begin today at Northern Nash with girls’ and boys’ action between local rivals.
In the opening game, Rocky Mount High will play Southern Nash at 5 p.m., followed by Nash Central’s game against Northern Nash.
The Bulldogs/Knights game will…
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…