December 02, 2016

Thomas Battle had just changed out of his practice gear and into a shirt and shorts, and was one of the last players to leave the locker room. Battle wore a backpack with straps over both shoulders, and fiddled with his 2015 state championship ring on his right hand.

The Rocky Mount High senior…

Playoff Storylines: December 2

December 02, 2016


Last week: The Warriors found themselves in a full-on slugfest with Northside-Pinetown, coming out on top in a 16-14 victory. Normally reliant on the run, North Edgecombe’s two scores came from the arm of quarterback Mark Williams. When its offense…

Tarboro historic defense paces playoff run

December 01, 2016

TARBORO — “What are we at now?”

Andrew Harding got way too familiar with that question this season, but he had no problem hearing it either. 

The Tarboro defensive coordinator fielded it from his office during every new game week. The Vikings wanted to know their points-…

Duke uses run to push past Michigan State

November 30, 2016

DURHAM — Still undermanned, No. 6 Duke managed to push toward another victory on Tuesday. 

Using only six players, some of those banged up, the Blue Devils (7-1) churned out a 78-69 victory against Michigan State.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski looked at Tom Izzo’s Spartans and immediately…