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March 15, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Willard was watching TV on the eve of Seton Hall’s NCAA Tournament opener against North Carolina State when the self-described “Mr. Negativity” turned to his wife and asked what he would tell his core group of seniors if they lost.

Together they…

APTOPIX NCAA NC State Seton Hall Basketball

March 15, 2018

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski keeps wringing his hands about his team’s youth. And then Duke and its roster of NBA-bound freshmen get on the floor against a more experienced opponent and the Hall of Fame coach’s fears largely vanish.

Having Marvin Bagley III certainly helps.…

NCAA Iona Duke Basketball

March 15, 2018

A puddle of standing water behind home plate turned the infield dirt on the softball field at Rocky Mount High into a form of quicksand.

Coach Koron Nickelson’s shoes were caked in mud as he worked on bunt defense with his players on Wednesday. What was supposed to be gameday turned into a…


March 13, 2018

Many games scheduled to be played on Tuesday were postponed after a string of poor weather swept through the area the past few days.

Some games have make-up dates already announced and are listed below. Others will be posted online as more information becomes available.

Rocky Mount Academy’s…

March 13, 2018

Rocky Mount Academy quarterback Isaiah Thomas saw tight end Trey Smelcer with a 1-on-1 matchup in the end zone, and the junior quarterback decided to trust his teammate.

Smelcer, a 6-foot, 7-inch tight end, jumped higher than a Kinston Parrott Academy defensive back and came down with the ball and…


March 13, 2018

The Rocky Mount Rockets went north last weekend with a wealth of national track & field exposure.

Now, a few of them know how it feels to come back home as national champions.

The Rockets’ 9-10-year old 4x800 team of Candrice Davis, Kennedy Turrentine, Keysha Mizzelle and Jaidyn Thomas…


March 12, 2018

Spoiler alert: It’s raining. 

And that means all high school sporting events for Monday have been cancelled. 

If you didn’t pick up the paper or log on to our website this weekend, here are some things you missed:

Here is Friday’s prep roundup.

Here’s is Samuel…

March 12, 2018

Underdogs are a big part of NCAA Tournament lore and almost every year a few double-digit seeds make a surprising run deep into the bracket. Here are a few of the candidates — from No. 10 all the way to No. 16 — that could wreck some brackets over the next couple weeks.

No. 10…

March 12, 2018

From the top seed in the NCAA Tournament — Virginia — to those that barely made it into the bracket — Arizona State and Syracuse — it feels as though everyone involved in March Madness is on the bubble this year.

College basketball is in trouble.

The brackets came out Sunday,…

ACC North Carolina Virginia Basketball

March 11, 2018

Southern Nash baseball today is trying to play two. It seems, with the forecast the way it is, they’ll play none.

The Firebirds have two five-inning games scheduled at home against Smithfield-Selma, the first at 4 p.m., but rain indeed figures to wipe those out and slow down a hot start for…

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