March 24, 2017
BAILEY — Alex Marlowe’s shoulder is feeling better, and the Southern Nash lineup got a boost because of it.
Marlowe had hits in all three of his at-bats on Thursday against visiting Northern Nash, and his two RBIs propelled the Firebirds to a 5-2 win.
The senior missed all but…
March 23, 2017
The Rocky Mount High girls’ soccer team watched its early lead disappear Wednesday.
Every time the Gryphons pieced together a potential scoring play, visiting Wilson Hunt responded with a counter. The game seemed destined for extra time. But Sarah Bland shut down that notion.
Bland drilled a…
March 22, 2017
Even a bizarre seventh inning that had umpires making phone calls, bases being taken out then replaced and a premature handshake line couldn't overshadow what happened on the field during Tuesday's 3-A Big East Conference baseball opener between Rocky Mount High and Nash Central.
March 21, 2017
BAILEY — Todd Brewer tells his players not to let a mistake turn into more.
On Tuesday, his Southern Nash baseball team had plenty of them against Wilson Fike. But instead of a defining miscue, the lasting impression came from the final swing of Firebirds second baseman AJ Jones.
March 19, 2017
Payton Bass will tell you that before this season, he stunk as a leadoff hitter.
Always a rangy outfielder and fleet baserunner for Nash Central, the junior had chances at the top of the order last season. But he earned a demotion to the ninth spot quickly.
That’s changed for him this year.…
March 19, 2017
After smoking a double to left field, T.J. Harris was left stranded.
In SouthWest Edgecombe’s last game of a doubleheader against Nash Central on Friday, the junior belted a shot in the third inning that looked like a home run. It caught the upper portion of the fence and stayed in the park.…
March 15, 2017
Thomas Battle didn’t think he’d play football again. David Keck all but made up his mind about his post-high school future and football wasn’t in it.
That was until Tuesday afternoon when the Rocky Mount High seniors each signed letters of intent to play in college. They are the…
March 12, 2017
Skylar Claiborne was the center of attention. Each time she picked up another blue jersey, the students in Room M113 at SouthWest Edgecombe High School grew more excited. Some laughed and bounced in their seats, while others turned to watch their classmates.
Claiborne, a senior, presented 10…
March 12, 2017
RALEIGH — Mikayla Boykin scored 31 points and Clinton beat North Surry, 59-49, on Saturday night in the Class 2-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association girls championship game.
Alex Canady added 13 points to help Clinton (30-2), which shot 44 percent and led for more than 28 minutes…
March 11, 2017
Between Faith Christian and Charlotte Northside Christian, there were two scoring innings combined on Friday.
The Patriots raked in runs in the first, but by the end of the game, they came up short. Faith Christian fell short by one, 5-4, to the defending NCISAA 2-A champion Knights.