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May 23, 2017

The Big East Conference named its all-conference teams, as well as players and coaches of the year, for baseball, girls soccer and softball on Tuesday. Thirty-six Nash County athletes earned spots on the first and second teams.


Rocky Mount High’s David Harrison led the Gryphons from…


May 22, 2017

A picture of Kendra Jones hangs on SouthWest Edgecombe girls basketball coach Sandra Langley’s wall of memories.

In the photo Jones, a Cougars star in the 1990s, is wearing green University of Mount Olive gear, a tribute to her time playing basketball at the college.

Almost 20 years later,…


May 21, 2017

GREENSBORO — It’s hard to believe Michaela Nelms has only been doing this for a year and a half.

The Nash Central senior showed off an impressive blend of speed and endurance at Saturday’s NCHSAA 3-A state track meet with a pair of state titles.

Nelms won the 400 meters in 55.80,…


May 21, 2017

GREENSBORO — Sherrod Greene flashed a big smile as he was covered in jewelry.

The Rocky Mount High senior stood in the center of N.C. A&T’s track in Greensboro after getting off the podium on Saturday. Greene won the 3-A discus title and donned his new medal around his neck. The…


May 20, 2017

HIGH POINT — I left the NCISAA 2-A state baseball championship series with one question on my mind.

How could this happen?

And I wasn’t questioning Faith Christian’s two-game sweep of Charlotte Northside Christian that gave the Patriots their first state championship. Instead, I…


May 20, 2017

HIGH POINT — When Greg Clifton looked around Faith Christian’s baseball field six seasons ago after taking the head coaching position, he saw a project. 

Sure, there was grass and dirt and an outfield fence. It needed some bolstering, though. Since then, the field has been laser…


May 20, 2017

HIGH POINT — Jacob Pridgen wasn’t seeing much playing time on the Faith Christian School baseball team. That was a month ago.

Fast forward to Saturday when Pridgen played an important role in the Patriots NCISAA 2-A state championship. The senior earned the win and had an RBI double in…


May 19, 2017

HIGH POINT — Greg Clifton tries to keep his baseball team ready for anything.

It is the reason the coach runs Faith Christian through different drills and scenarios throughout the season. That repetition breeds quicker reaction time and instincts. And that translates into wins. 


May 19, 2017

HIGH POINT — Alex Crosby left the baseball field as the winning pitcher in Faith Christian School’s 8-2 win over Northside Christian Academy in Friday’s opening game of the 2-A NCISAA’s best-of-three state championship series.

Thing is, Crosby had not imagined a scenario…


May 18, 2017

Justin Powell has come a long way.

The Faith Christian School senior is one series away from the end of his high school baseball career. And it has been a career filled with frustrating injuries and multiple comebacks. It seems Powell is back for good, and he has an entire season of proof.


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