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October 16, 2018

In high school football this season in the Twin Counties, for the most part, teams are doing one of two things on Friday nights (or Saturday, Monday or Thursday nights): winning by a lot, or losing by a lot.

There’s been little in between.

If a 10-point-or-less result is to be considered a…


October 16, 2018

There’s more volleyball left for Rocky Mount Academy.

The Eagles earned a first-round NCISAA 2-A playoff win on Tuesday by defeating visiting The O’Neal School. RMA needed five sets to secure the victory.

The Eagles advance to Thursday’s second round and will play at Wayne Country…

October 16, 2018

The Rocky Mount High girls’ tennis team recently finished a strong season that included a Big East Conference championship after an undefeated regular season.

But the Gryphons’ postseason seeding in the 3-A NCHSAA dual team playoffs doesn’t reflect their dominant play. RMH will…


October 16, 2018

The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of October 16 was released on Tuesday, and there was no change for the two local teams currently occupying a spot in their respective classes. Southern Nash, which didn’t play on Friday because of weather, stayed at No. 5 in 3-…

October 15, 2018

SouthWest Edgecombe defeated Nash Central, 27-6, on Monday in a rescheduled game from Friday night.

The Cougars (6-1, 2-0) held a slim 7-6 lead at halftime, before scoring 20 points in the second half of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference game to seal the win.

“They played hard and are well-…


October 13, 2018

A fragmented Week 9 continued on Friday night. There were two games Wednesday and two games two night ago, plus a Saturday night game in Wilson for Rocky Mount High. Here are four takeaways for the games that ended before Saturday afternoon.

North Edgecombe finds its footing

Three weeks into the…


October 13, 2018

WILSON — On a night where he threw two touchdowns passes, added another on the ground, and won, 49-0, junior Rocky Mount High quarterback Jaquan Lynch was obsessed with the two things he had done wrong. 

“I had a fumble, and an interception,” he said, counting the two…


October 12, 2018

Tarboro drove to Bayboro for its game on Friday night against Pamlico County as the No. 1 team in 1-A. Pamlico County entered as No. 5.

It turns out the gap is much larger than four spots in the rankings.

The Vikings went up 21-0 after the first quarter and took a 48-0 lead into halftime, earning a…

October 12, 2018

Needing a win to stay in contention for a postseason berth, Rocky Mount Academy secured its most important victory of the season.

The Eagles defeated visiting Southampton Academy (Va.), 29-18, on Friday after erasing an early 6-0 deficit.

“We just knew we had to win,” RMA senior Jacob…


October 11, 2018

Football isn’t the most important thing in Tracey Coppedge’s life anymore. The 25-year-old Southern Nash and Elon graduate has a job at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, a home in Farmville, and a schedule filled with all of the usual post-grad necessities.

But there was a time when football was…

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