March 24, 2017

BAILEY — Alex Marlowe’s shoulder is feeling better, and the Southern Nash lineup got a boost because of it.

Marlowe had hits in all three of his at-bats on Thursday against visiting Northern Nash, and his two RBIs propelled the Firebirds to a 5-2 win.

The senior missed all but…

Rocky Mount High girls soccer wins with late goal

March 23, 2017

The Rocky Mount High girls’ soccer team watched its early lead disappear Wednesday.

Every time the Gryphons pieced together a potential scoring play, visiting Wilson Hunt responded with a counter. The game seemed destined for extra time. But Sarah Bland shut down that notion.

Bland drilled a…

Gryphons baseball wins wild extra-inning game against Nash Central

March 22, 2017

Even a bizarre seventh inning that had umpires making phone calls, bases being taken out then replaced and a premature handshake line couldn't overshadow what happened on the field during Tuesday's 3-A Big East Conference baseball opener between Rocky Mount High and Nash Central.

That's because…

Bass, Nash Central clicking entering conference play

March 19, 2017

Payton Bass will tell you that before this season, he stunk as a leadoff hitter.

Always a rangy outfielder and fleet baserunner for Nash Central, the junior had chances at the top of the order last season. But he earned a demotion to the ninth spot quickly.

That’s changed for him this year.…