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January 11, 2019

The packed gymnasium at Faith Christian School for its rivalry night against visiting Rocky Mount Academy on Friday played right into Nyzae Lynch’s personality.

“I like it,” the Patriots guard said. “I play better when the crowd is loud and the gym is full of people.…


January 11, 2019

BAILEY — Joseph Cherry-Blue, Northern Nash's leading scorer entering Friday night's game against Southern Nash, has the ultimate luxury. The senior has no unnecessary pressure to live up to that title.

"I believe everybody can fill it up in spots," he said after the game. "Everybody can bring…

January 10, 2019

There are few secrets between Rocky Mount Academy and Faith Christian School, two athletic programs tied by a knot nearly long enough to stretch from campus to campus.

Just ask FCS coach Rob Brothers and RMA coach Scott Dunn, whose basketball teams are set to face off at FCS Friday at 7:30 p.m.,…

January 10, 2019

Friday is another busy day of Big East basketball action. Here’s a closer look at all six matchups.


Northern Nash (13-1, 1-0) at Southern Nash (7-5, 0-1), 8 p.m.

Northern Nash opened its Big East Conference schedule with a home win over Wilson Hunt on Tuesday, and picked up its 13th…


January 10, 2019

This past high school football season saw SouthWest Edgecombe throw the football more than it had in years. Nash Central ditched its pass-heavy approach to run the ball more, while Northern Nash’s spread might have enjoyed its peak in 2018.

Other programs like Southern Nash and Tarboro stuck…


January 10, 2019

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Todd Gurley roots for running backs when he watches football. A playoff duel between arguably the two best ball-carriers in the NFL would be irresistible to him as a fan.

Gurley won’t be watching the Los Angeles Rams’ playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys…

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January 09, 2019

Tarboro High School football coach Jeff Craddock is one of 32 finalists for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award, the Carolina Panthers and the NFL announced on Wednesday.

Every team nominates a high school coach from its area, with the Panthers choosing Craddock as a finalist…


January 09, 2019

The statistical oddity of the night on Tuesday from No. 15 N.C. State’s 90-82 loss to No. 12 North Carolina came during the first 20 minutes of the game.

At the end of the first half, the Wolfpack had scored 35 bench points, with only seven points coming from their starters, while the Tar…

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January 09, 2019

RALEIGH — Somewhere, in an alternate universe, N.C. State wins its game Tuesday night against North Carolina, overcoming a 12-0 deficit in a nationally televised game in front an excellent home crowd, furthering its ascension up the polls and driving home its stake as the third elite…

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January 08, 2019

Only Northern Nash can make a win can feel more like a loss.

The Knights opened 3-A Big East Conference play on Tuesday with a 72-69 win over visiting Wilson Hunt. Northern Nash needed Warriors guard Shaquille Wade’s last-second game-tying 3-pointer to fall short in order to hang on to the…

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