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February 25, 2017 - 54 minutes ago

It was always about defense for the Rocky Mount High girls’ basketball team.

The Gryphons figured out what worked, stuck with it, and excelled at defending Nash Central’s trio of talented guards in Saturday’s third round of the NCHSAA 3-A playoffs.

The fifth-seeded Gryphons…


NCHSAA playoffs third round capsules

February 25, 2017

All five of the remaining Twin Counties basketball teams survived the second round of the NCHSAA playoffs on Thursday. Now, the third round this evening features rematches of some of the local conferences’ top teams. Nash Central and Rocky Mount High girls will play the fifth installment of…


Building For a Deep Run

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…