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January 14, 2017

Henry Drake got the defense he’s wanted on Friday.

The Northern Nash boys team was aggressive, disruptive and downright frustrating to Nash Central. The Knights (14-2, 2-0 Big East) cruised to a 72-54 away victory as the Bulldogs struggled to find offensive rhythm.

“You never know what…


January 13, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Coaches unanimously support creating an early signing period for college football in December, but the executive director of the American Football Coaches Association says none of them want a third signing day in June.

Todd Berry said Wednesday that coaches are worried the…


January 06, 2017

Renny Taylor calls them his four-minute guys. These are the players that the Nash Central boys’ basketball coach can count on to provide a spark while Taylor rests his starters. And during Thursday’s 3-A Big East Conference game against Rocky Mount High, those four-minute guys made the…


January 06, 2017

Raymond “Goody” Bullock is everywhere for Northern Nash.

At 6-foot-4, he’s a guy that’s relegated to manning the rim. But against Wilson Hunt on Thursday, Bullock made his way out to the front of the Knights’ defense to defend the ball.

The goggled senior helped slow…

December 31, 2016

PINETOPS – A thunderous alley-oop dunk from Greene Central within the first 20 seconds of Friday’s game against the SouthWest Edgecombe boys basketball team was just the start of a flurry of rim assaults by the Rams.

“I’ve never seen a team like that,” SouthWest…


December 25, 2016

Large humans who play football often begin each play with one hand in the dirt. These are the players that coaches stick on the offensive and defensive lines, using big bodies to get in the way of other big bodies.

This was Travis Griffin. He was a kid with a big frame, but he didn’t want to…


December 25, 2016

On a recent night, Artavious Richardson was on Twitter - not a farfetched thing for a high school student.

He sent out a tweet around 8 p.m., a short and straightforward message that carried some heft. 

The Rocky Mount High senior defensive end announced the three colleges he was considering.…


December 24, 2016

Around Rocky Mount Academy, it is understood that Julia High is good at tennis. Not as many people got to see it in person.

High, a year-round athlete, gets a decent amount of spectators during her matches, but tennis is a long sport. Basketball and softball, the other two sports High plays, are…


December 23, 2016

Jacob Pridgen tricks people. 

Off the pitch, he’s a modest and quieter presence at Faith Christian School. But when he gets inside the lines and works his way to the front of his side’s penalty box, he puts on his mask as the Patriots’ defensive pest.

Pridgen, the 2016…


December 22, 2016

A young girl wanted to spend time with her father who was always on the move. So she laced up her shoes and ran out the door after him.

Rocky Mount High senior Barkley Browder first decided that she wanted to become a strong runner so she could keep pace with her dad. She was just 8 years old and…

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