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June 09, 2019

The red curtains that hung behind Darius Edmundson were symbolic. He was about to put on a show.

The Southern Nash basketball player hopped onto the stage in the school’s gymnasium, grabbed a basketball, then leapt off the platform. A camera caught it all, and he would climb up again and…

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June 08, 2019

Trapped. Surrounded. No option of going back.

If this happens, prepare for symptoms which can include loss of personal space, heightened frustration levels and sometimes a racing mind.

Just ask SouthWest Edgecombe’s Jada Battle, who has dealt all of those feelings and more on the basketball…

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June 07, 2019

Taped to a wall inside the Rocky Mount YMCA’s aquatic center is a sheet of paper that doesn’t mean much people who spend most of their time on land.

Lance Norris isn’t one of those people. That piece of paper displays the U.S. swimming 2020 Olympic Trials time standards, and the…

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June 06, 2019

Kayla Miller wasn’t done making her mark on the high school swimming scene.

The Rocky Mount Academy senior, who is heading to the University of Utah on a swim scholarship, had lofty goals, none of which involved winning races. Instead, Miller aligned her training to put her in position to…

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May 30, 2019

Southern Nash is hosting a youth basketball camp this summer.

The camp will be held across two days, June 17-18, and will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The camp is open to those entering fourth through eighth grades. Campers will receive instruction from current Southern Nash high school basketball…

May 29, 2019

Moe Deloach is staying busy.

The 2005 Northern Nash graduate and current professional basketball player is gearing up to host a basketball camp in Rocky Mount for the ninth consecutive year. Deloach just finished his most recent season playing point guard for a team in Romania, and is back in town.…

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May 28, 2019

Northern Nash will host a girls’ basketball camp this summer.

The program is for those heading into fourth grade through 12th grade, and is $25.

The three-day camp will be held from 5:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., from June 3-5. Those attending will receive a free T-shirt. The camp will provide…

May 23, 2019

Two more local athletes have signed to play basketball at the next level beginning next season.

Nash Central senior Chris High signed on Thursday with Wake Tech Community College to play basketball. Elsewhere, Rocky Mount Prep senior Samuel Benton agreed to play for Central Pointe Christian, a post-…

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May 22, 2019

Rocky Mount Academy had 20 athletes named to All-State teams this school year.

The Eagles had a successful sports season in 2018-19 that included two state championships. The girls’ tennis team won a state championship in the fall, while the baseball team just won a state title over the…

May 21, 2019

Terence Booth Jr. wanted a shirt from the state track meet.

Not just any shirt, but the pink one. The one that wasn’t for sale.

“I wanted the shirt that money can’t buy,” the Rocky Mount Prep junior said. “You can’t buy it, you have to win it. They only give it…

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