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February 20, 2018

Jamar Ellis and his Rocky Mount High teammates adopted a motto heading into the NCHSAA 3-A basketball playoffs.

“Our saying is ‘starting fresh,’” the Gryphons guard said. “We didn’t end the season how we wanted, but we have an opportunity here to try and go deep…


February 20, 2018

Without their coach and with a fourth matchup against the same team in 14 days, the Nash Central Bulldogs just had one of those nights.

One of those six-first-quarter-points, 2-of-17-from-3-point-range, 11-field-goals-made-all-game nights.

In the end, it was a perfect storm that came in and ended…


February 20, 2018

No. 9 seed J.H. Rose outlasted No. 24 Southern Nash behind a 24-point performance by Creighton Lebo and 21 points from Keonte Goodman.

The Rampants (19-8) will travel to No. 8 Terry Sanford on Thursday for a second-round matchup.

Rose knocked down 11 3-pointers on the night, but it wasn't until a 9-…

February 20, 2018

No. 2 seed Northern Nash fought off No. 31 seed Clayton Cleveland for a 72-68 victory in Tuesday’s opening round. The Knights will play Fayetteville Westover at 7 p.m. in Thursday’s second round. See Thursday’s edition for a preview and look back at the Knights’ tough…

February 19, 2018

The first round of the prep basketball playoffs begins on Tuesday, and 11 teams in the Telegram’s coverage area are competing. 

Below is a list of matchups, with a lookahead to possible second-round matchups that could materialize by Thursday.


Class 1-A

No. 1 Rocky Mount Prep (22-0)…


February 16, 2018

It took about 21 minutes of action, but finally, a game broke out.

Both playing for the second time in two nights at a neutral site in a game that seemed unlikely a week ago, Southern Nash and Rocky Mount, in a tie-breaker contest at Northern Nash for second place in the Big East, had tired legs to…


February 16, 2018

The first time these two teams played, it took overtime to decide a winner.

The second time, a week ago, it was a narrow three-point contest decided in the final minutes.

On Thursday night at Rocky Mount High School, in a game less meaningful on paper but still vital in person, there was finally…


February 16, 2018

TARBORO —- Four more Tarboro High athletes have signed letters of intent to play college football.

Seniors Tae Randolph, Ken Belcher, TaQuan Hutcherson and Nijee Chandler on Thursday all signed to play football at St. Augustine’s University located in Raleigh. This came just one…


February 16, 2018

The first day of the NCHSAA wrestling championships was a success for area athletes.

Rocky Mount High swept its individual matches in the first round, with David Jacob, Rahshun Lawrence and Keyonte Williams each earning victories in the Greensboro Coliseum.

Jacob ran his record to 40-8 by…

February 14, 2018

On Tuesday night, after wrapping up a close road victory over Wilson Fike, the Northern Nash Knights returned to their visitor locker room with one thing in particular weighing on their mind. They wanted to know how their rival was doing 15 miles to the west of them at Southern Nash High School.


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