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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…


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…

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