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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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October 25, 2017

Both are among the top-ranked teams in the country.

Both are on long winning streaks after early season losses.

Both had pretty good weeks last week.

One ripped through then-11th-ranked Southern California, beating an old rival by 35 points, its largest margin since 1966.

The other rested.

Which…

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October 25, 2017

East Carolina quarterback Thomas Sirk avoided a major injury to his throwing arm during Saturday night’s 33-17 homecoming victory against BYU.

The Pirates’ starter suffered what has now been ruled a triceps bruise. He is expected to participate in practices by the next few days during…

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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…

October 21, 2017

Isaiah Thomas was glad it finally happened to someone else.

The Rocky Mount Academy quarterback knows all about teammate Daniel Cooper, a defensive lineman, because Cooper has a knack for finding his way into the backfield to blow up plays during practices.

On Friday against conference opponent…

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October 20, 2017

With three minutes left, up by seven points on a fourth down and six just 11 yards from the goal line, there was never much doubt about what the play call would be.

Pass.

Travis Griffin, Nash Central’s 6-foot-3 quarterback, rolled to his right and hit receiver Jay Smith on a fading route.…

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