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February 15, 2017

BAILEY — The Southern Nash girls basketball team put together one of its best games of the season, but couldn’t knock off Nash Central in the opening round of the 3-A Big East Conference tournament on Tuesday.

The Firebirds used a hot-shooting second half to put a scare into the…


February 11, 2017

PINETOPS — The SouthWest Edgecombe gym is full of banners. A good portion belong to the girls’ basketball program.

They denote state titles and runner-up years. All but one sports vibrant versions of the school’s colors. That outlier looks old, faded and dusty. And it’s one…


February 11, 2017

Darius Spragley might have been in range from the parking lot.

The Northern Nash star drained a trio of 3-pointers in the third quarter, while picking apart a Rocky Mount High defense that had no answer for the senior guard. The Knights used Spragley’s big game to hold off the host Gryphons,…


February 10, 2017

Isaiah Gay honored Northern Nash football coach Randy Raper’s most important message, and it helped vault him to the next step in his career.

Gay, a Northern Nash defensive lineman, committed to play football at the University of Illinois. He sent in his letter of intent on Feb. 5, and made…


February 08, 2017

Joshua Legaj spends more time in one spot on the basketball cour than any other.

During practices inside Rocky Mount Academy’s gymnasium, the senior can be found taking corner 3s, with the basket to his right, one after another. And Legaj was shooting from that during pregame shootaround…


February 04, 2017

Raymond “Goody” Bullock sensed the energy of it all.

It was probably a combination of things. The buzz of senior night. The last home game of the season. The need to perform better after a near loss in his team’s last game. And, most importantly, the potential to lock down a…


February 04, 2017

Damian Moore is growing comfortable on the floor, and that’s good news for the junior and the Rocky Mount High basketball team.

Moore, a transfer from Northern Nash, had a career night and helped power the Gryphons offensively as they held off visiting Wilson Fike on Friday for an 83-79 3-A…

February 02, 2017

Three Rocky Mount High football players took prideful steps toward college on Wednesday. And all three of them recognized the community pride that was behind them for the journeys that got them there. 

Linebacker Sherrod Greene, lineman Artavious Richardson and running back BJ Sanders —…


February 02, 2017

PINETOPS — Dylan Hodges stood on the field, taking in the final moments of his high school career.

It was Nov. 18, and SouthWest Edgecombe had just lost to South Granville in the opening round of the NCHSAA playoffs. The smoke from the Cougars’ celebratory cannon, hanging in the air…


February 01, 2017

A few late entrants into the race for Isaiah Gay made for a stressful Wednesday.

The Northern Nash senior was all but committed to playing football at Elon University before a flurry of late offers forced Gay to take stock of his new options. After planning to sign a national letter of intent to…

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