January 22, 2017

For Ferrum  basketball coach Bill Tharp, this season has featured a mix-and-match rotation.

Eight of his players average more than 15 minutes per game and have played in at least 14 of the Panthers’ first 15 contests.

They displayed that depth against N.C. Wesleyan on Saturday. Thirty-…

Rocky Mount Academy sweeps Faith Christian in basketball doubleheader

January 21, 2017

Faith Christian School had its rival in sight.

Trailing Rocky Mount Academy by 3 in the fourth quarter’s closing minutes on Friday, the Patriots readied for their final push. That comeback never materialized.

FCS (9-9) was called for three technical fouls that all but handed the 65-58…

Rocky Mount High boys hold off Southern Nash; Gryphons girls secure big win

January 21, 2017

Rocky Mount High basketball coach Michael Gainey has a few ideas about where to play Joseph Blue. The thing is, the sophomore continues to break away from traditional thinking. His shooting should draw him further from the basket, but the way he manuevers around the basket has him playing in the…

Cougars' turnaround led by seniors

January 19, 2017

There was a time not too long ago that it didn’t take deception to beat the SouthWest Edgecombe girls’ basketball team.

The opponent could play a simple man-to-man on defense and either watch the Cougars miss a shot, throw an errant pass out of bounds or fail to advance the ball past…