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October 18, 2018

Big East Conference

Wilson Fike (2-5, 0-2) at Rocky Mount High (6-0, 2-0)

Kickoff: 7 p.m. Friday

Last week: Rocky Mount High defeated Wilson Hunt, 49-0. Wilson Fike lost to Franklinton, 37-36.

Numbers game

Rocky Mount High: All signs point to the offense figuring things out as the Gryphons have…

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October 18, 2018

On the eve of the Patriots’ regular season finale, on a practice field tucked away on Faith Christian School’s campus behind its 14-month old football field, a fluent language was being spoken on Thursday afternoon.

It was football speak — shovel-passes, fold-blocking, gaps…

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October 18, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. — It doesn’t matter to North Carolina State’s Kelvin Harmon whether he’s wide open downfield or tussling with a defensive back as the ball comes his way.

Just get the ball close, and he’s going to make that catch.

The junior has developed into the…

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October 17, 2018

RED OAK — With a subdued but energetic fist pump to celebrate, Northern Nash’s Jordan Richardson crossed the finish line first on Wednesday evening, winning the Big East Cross Country Conference Championship race for the second season in a row.

Behind him was another Knight in senior…

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October 17, 2018

The Rocky Mount High girls’ tennis team couldn’t stave off elimination as its season came to an end on Wednesday in the first round of the NCHSAA 3-A dual team playoffs.

The Gryphons lost, 5-1, to New Hanover, an undefeated squad from Wilmington. One team would have to incur its first…

October 17, 2018

On the final day of regular season Big East soccer, Southern Nash (8-9-2, 6-4) fell on the road to Franklinton (15-4-1, 7-3), 2-1, in double overtime, Rocky Mount High (3-12-1, 2-8) beat Northern Nash (5-11-2, 0-10), 1-0, and Wilson Fike (14-2-1, 10-0) downed Wilson Hunt (6-10-2, 5-5), 4-0.

This…

October 17, 2018

From 2004 to 2016, N.C State football found itself ranked in the AP poll for part of just one season, in 2010, when the team climbed to No. 21 and finished at No. 25.

Now for the second straight year, the Wolfpack is ranked in the mid-teens, traveling on the road to play a team in playoff position.…

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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…

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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…

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