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December 05, 2017

RALEIGH — As they watch their respective units perform at school-record paces this season, Tarboro offensive coordinator Ricky Babb and defensive coordinator Andrew Harding are also pleased with their own personal statistics.

Within the past three years, the duo has undergone dramatic weight…


December 05, 2017

There was ample opportunity for Northern Nash’s boys’ basketball team to put its game away on Tuesday night, but Nash Central, playing in a loud rival gym, forced the Knights to get to work to maintain their undefeated record.

Down nine points late in the third quarter and 10 late in…

December 05, 2017

RALEIGH — The wins, the blowouts, the talent and the recent history is all there for both teams.

Tarboro (14-0) and Mount Airy (14-0), set to face off this Saturday at N.C. State’s Carter-Finley Stadium for the 1-AA state championship, have both had dominant seasons.

The Vikings, who…


December 02, 2017

TARBORO — Tarboro High can finally stop thinking about last season.

The Vikings football team carried last year’s regional title game loss with them through the season by intentionally bringing up those painful memories each week. Tarboro is done looking back after Friday’s…


December 01, 2017

TARBORO —- It’s a list that has been updated weekly over the course of the last nearly four months, with Plymouth High School the first victim all the way back in August and Edenton Holmes the latest on Friday night.

This time, it was a 50-7 victory to send the Tarboro Vikings to…


December 01, 2017

TARBORO —- Jaquez Edge wasn’t sure what to expect when he transferred from Northern Nash to Tarboro High before the 2016 football season.

He sure wasn’t expecting to have to re-learn everything he knew about taking handoffs. After a promising freshman season where he played…


November 30, 2017

TARBORO —- Steve Burnette was out walking one day in 2010 when a couple friends suggested he run for a position on Tarboro’s town council. It didn’t take too much convincing, and he has since won re-election.

Tarboro High football coach Jeff Craddock didn’t have to pry…


November 29, 2017

TARBORO —- Phillip Willoughby can’t keep his eyes off the West Montgomery running back wearing No. 25.

The Tarboro High linebacker has spent hours over the previous week watching film, studying pre-snap looks and looking for anything that can give the Vikings an advantage. Now,…


November 28, 2017

The last time Nash Central and Rocky Mount played, it was a 17-point Gryphons win last season in the third round of the NCHSAA playoffs.

This time, in the second game of the season for both of these new-look teams, it was much tighter, but Rocky Mount, behind five clutch free-throws down the…


November 25, 2017

TARBORO —- The NCHSAA Class 1-AA state championship game will have two new teams this season.

Tarboro High made sure of that.

The top-seeded Vikings on Friday knocked out No. 5 West Montgomery, last season’s state runner-up, in the third round in commanding fashion. Tarboro shut…

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