July 05, 2017
Running in big meets is becoming normal for members of the Rocky Mount Rockets.
When the USATF Region 3 Junior Olympic Championships take place this weekend in Greensboro, the Rockets will once again be running among the better competition on the East coast.
Approximately 20 local girls, ages 8-…
July 04, 2017
Reid Johnston is still. Everything about him is quiet.
The Rocky Mount Academy graduate learned to be this way after countless hours spent in deer stands. But he isn’t perched up high waiting for his mark. Instead, Johnston is at the plate, another place of relaxation.
He traces this…
July 04, 2017
It was fitting that Landen Roupp was credited with the final putout of the NCISAA 2-A baseball championship. The Faith Christian School senior wanted so badly to contribute in any way he could because he couldn’t help out from the mound.
But Roupp, the 2017 Telegram All-Area Baseball Pitcher…
July 03, 2017
It’s easy to tell if Helena Babb has been pitching or hitting.
Anytime she enters the circle or the batter’s box, the junior pitcher for the Tarboro softball team draws two shapes with her foot or bat. And every new inning, she retraces it.
Babb makes a cross, then she puts an…
July 03, 2017
Softball became a national sport for Casey Jones.
Before she even reached high-school age, she was traveling throughout the United States playing in tournaments. Jones committed to UNC Wilmington after her freshman season, and she still plays regionally now with a team out of Fayetteville.…
July 02, 2017
A lot has been written about Sherrod Greene, the outstanding athlete at Rocky Mount High.
His ability on the football field led to him being scooped up by the South Carolina Gamecocks to play linebacker. His versatility during track and field season, however, set him apart from just about everyone…
July 01, 2017
Michaela Nelms wore a big smile when she said it.
“I just wanted to do something I enjoy,” the Nash Central graduate said. “I just want to like something and have fun with. I don’t want it to feel like work all the time.”
The 2017 Telegram Girls’ Track Athlete of…
June 30, 2017
Soccer has always been there for Sarah Bland.
So much of her free time, whether it was organized or not, spilled onto the pitch while she grew up.
Bland finished her high school career this year, helping to guide Rocky Mount High to Big East conference regular season and postseason titles and…
June 29, 2017
Zach Ward feels a little out of place when he plays in junior golf tournaments around the state.
When the golfers aren’t competing and have a few moments to talk, the conversation of course turns right back to golf.
“They’ll be talking about the type of grass on the course, and…
June 27, 2017
Ty Brice knows the status quo won’t take him where he wants to go.
Instead of sleeping in or simply enjoying the summer entering his senior year, Brice takes a trip twice a week.
He gets in the car and rides to Cary, where he plays against competition that is as good as he is, or in many…