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February 24, 2017

With a cushy lead at halftime on Thursday, Rocky Mount Prep coach Jolly Manning wanted to test his team. 

So for the second half, as oppose to rotating in substitutes, he left his starters in. 

By the end of the’ 67-54 victory against Graham River Mill Academy, Rocky Mount Prep was…


Gryphons set up rematch

February 24, 2017

Rocky Mount High has another shot at a Big East win on Saturday. 

The Gryphons girls pushed through another opponent in the second round of the NCHSAA playoffs, setting up a conference title game rematch with Nash Central at Rocky Mount High School.

Rocky Mount (21-3) fought off a late push…


NCHSAA playoff second round capsules

February 23, 2017

After the first round, five local teams remain in the NCHSAA playoffs. For the second round tonight, the Northern Nash boys and the SouthWest Edgecombe girls will face conference foes. Rocky Mount Prep will take on a fellow set of Jaguars that features a high-scoring guard. The Rocky Mount High…


Nash Central girls survive and advance

February 22, 2017

Nash Central was in trouble, and it was Anna Shaye Thompson and Myia Spivey who would emerge as the ones to save the Bulldogs’ season.

Spivey provided the perimeter shooting, while Thompson put together a strong stretch in the final minutes of the Bulldogs’ 50-45 win over Western…