March 24, 2018

A few inches separated a four-run win and a tight rest of the top of the seventh.

Luckily for Rocky Mount, playing at home on Friday, it was the first option. Jamar Ellis, pitching with two outs to a Franklinton batter with the bases loaded in an 8-4 game, bore down and delivered a fastball, which…

FRIDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Bulldogs blank Northern Nash in girls' soccer

March 23, 2018

The Nash Central girls’ soccer team beat Northern Nash by an easy 5-0 margin. The Bulldogs also beat Tarboro earlier in the week, 9-0. 

Wilson Hunt 4

Rocky Mount High 1

Katie Moss had the Gryphons’ lone goal in a loss Friday night in Wilson.

Wilson Hunt led, 2-0, at halftime and…

Loyola beats Nevada 69-68, continues improbable NCAA run

March 23, 2018

ATLANTA (AP) — With Loyola-Chicago clinging to a one-point lead and only 6.3 seconds remaining, Marques Townes sank a 3-pointer from in front of the Ramblers’ bench to continue their improbable NCAA Tournament run.

Townes scored 18 points, including the key 3-pointer, to lead Loyola to…

SouthWest Edgecombe girls' soccer earning place in athletics program

March 22, 2018

PINETOPS — The difficulty of breaking into the popularity of SouthWest Edgecombe athletics is not lost upon the school's girls' soccer program.

Cougars athletics is known for packing out the bleachers of the Lee R. Hall Athletics Complex on fall Fridays for football games.

It's also…