November 03, 2017
Eagles, Patriots are set to match up in a playoffs game, while the Gryphons and Knights till attempt to finish the regular-season strong.
Faith Christian (6-3) at RM Academy (10-0)
The matchup: The playoffs have arrived in eight-man football. Top-seeded Rocky Mount Academy hosts No. 4…
November 01, 2017
BAILEY —- Once again, in a fit of irony that made even coach Carlos Barron chuckle after the game, Southern Nash’s boys’ soccer team was done in by the penalty kick.
In the week leading up to their first round NCHSAA 3-A state tournament showdown with Southern Wayne on…
October 31, 2017
As the prospect of extra time became a certainty during the waning minutes of regulation last Thursday in the Big East boys’ soccer title game, Angel Rangel, Southern Nash soccer’s senior captain, had a thought, a worry, even an ultimatum.
“We were just like, ‘Ok,…
October 31, 2017
The Rocky Mount High girls tennis team’s season came to an end on Monday in the third round of the NCHSAA Class 3-A dual team playoffs.
The Gryphons lost, 5-1, to New Hanover in Wilmington. The match was decided after the six singles matches, and the two teams opted not to play doubles.…
October 30, 2017
The net in the middle of a tennis court is a three-foot barrier between opponents. But for some players like Rocky Mount High’s Caroline Land, that barrier can represent so much more.
Land spent much of the season sending shots and returning balls over the net, and did so from where she was…
October 28, 2017
Kendrick Bell was carrying quite the load.
The Southern Nash running back held a large duffel bag in one hand, and had his uniform tucked under his other arm. That was light work, however, compared to what unfolded during Friday’s game against Rocky Mount High.
The Firebirds hadn’t…
October 27, 2017
From the first play from the line of scrimmage, the tone for Northern Nash was put in play.
At a disappointing 1-8 entering Friday and playing in front of their home crowd for the last time in 2017, the Knights figured they didn’t have a whole lot to lose.
So they ran a trick play.…
October 26, 2017
Tied at a goal apiece at halftime in the Big East title game, the build up, tempo and time of possession in the second half all led to a greater amount of chances for visiting Wilson Fike against Southern Nash.
For nearly 40 continuous minutes, the opportunities for the Demons poured in, but the…
October 25, 2017
Without an ounce of panic in his stride, Southern Nash forward Eric Mendoza took on the one Rocky Mount defender between him and a Firebirds lead.
He settled himself from just outside the box, cleared some space to the right, and deposited a trickling shot to the far left corner of the net, just…