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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.



May 18, 2017

A gesture has stuck with Brian Larsen since last year.

The Charlotte Northside Christian Academy coach guided his team to a NCISAA 2-A title in 2016, beating Faith Christian School in the semifinals along the way. After the Knights’ 10-3, extra-inning victory against the Patriots to earn a…


May 18, 2017

Montre Cash knows coaching is in his future.

That’s why when the Nash Central guard considered college, he had two options. He could go to East Carolina as a student, where he would serve as a manager for the men’s team. After a year, he would try to walk on. Or he could find a place to…


May 18, 2017

Pat Smith has always been a coach that could not only tell a player what he was doing right or wrong, but also one that could show them the proper way.

So this season, as he threw fewer batting practices than he wanted or didn’t have the energy to grab a glove and display the right way to…


May 17, 2017

Rocky Mount High’s speed powered its offense all season.

The Gryphons girls’ soccer team blazed to regular-season and postseason Big East conference titles, and they barreled into the playoffs as a No. 2 seed. But in their third-round NCHSAA 3-A playoff matchup against Jacksonville on…


May 17, 2017

Ben Lewis hoped for a pitch he could hit just enough.

With the game tied and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, the Faith Christian School shortstop was in a heroic scenario on Tuesday against visiting High Point Westchester Country Day. He knew his final swing could send the Patriots…


May 15, 2017

Southern Lee couldn’t keep up.

Sarah Bland was too fast.

The Rocky Mount High senior scored four goals and powered an attack that erupted for seven goals in a 7-3 win over the visiting Cavaliers on Monday in the second round of the NCHSAA 3-A playoffs.

The Southern Lee defenders…


May 14, 2017

At first they came in bunches. Then, hitters stopped seeing them.

Rocky Mount High left-hander David Harrison used his fastball often during a Big East Conference game against Northern Nash. Working through the order for the first time, Harrison started off most hitters with a fastball. It was a…


May 13, 2017

Jacob Pridgen entered the dugout and asked his team for a run.

“I walked in there after the first and said I’d feel a whole lot better if you guys could get me a run,” the Faith Christian School starting pitcher said. “Then they went out and scored four.”

The Patriots…


May 12, 2017

The Nash Central girls track and field team will be sending a full bus to the state meet after a strong performance Friday night at the NCHSAA 3-A Regionals in Swansboro.

The Bulldogs picked up four first-place finishes, while qualifying four individuals and three relays. Michaela Nelms will…

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