June 09, 2019

The red curtains that hung behind Darius Edmundson were symbolic. He was about to put on a show.

The Southern Nash basketball player hopped onto the stage in the school’s gymnasium, grabbed a basketball, then leapt off the platform. A camera caught it all, and he would climb up again and…


June 08, 2019

Trapped. Surrounded. No option of going back.

If this happens, prepare for symptoms which can include loss of personal space, heightened frustration levels and sometimes a racing mind.

Just ask SouthWest Edgecombe’s Jada Battle, who has dealt all of those feelings and more on the basketball…

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June 07, 2019

Taped to a wall inside the Rocky Mount YMCA’s aquatic center is a sheet of paper that doesn’t mean much people who spend most of their time on land.

Lance Norris isn’t one of those people. That piece of paper displays the U.S. swimming 2020 Olympic Trials time standards, and the…


June 06, 2019

Kayla Miller wasn’t done making her mark on the high school swimming scene.

The Rocky Mount Academy senior, who is heading to the University of Utah on a swim scholarship, had lofty goals, none of which involved winning races. Instead, Miller aligned her training to put her in position to…

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