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August 23, 2016

With the boys soccer season just starting to unfold, two area coaches approach their first attempts at running a varsity program.

Richard Oxendine and Carlos Barron take over Rocky Mount High and Southern Nash, respectively. And the pair is focused on using their expertise to enhance their teams.…


2016 Fall Sports Previews: Rocky Mount High, Northern Nash look to take next step on volleyball court

August 22, 2016

Every coach would agree that experience cannot be taught.

No matter how many times a coach preaches something in practice or in a pre-game huddle, the advice won’t sink in until after the players see it works for themselves. The question remains how long will it take for the experience to…


Telegram Football Insiders: August 21

August 21, 2016

Northern Nash picked up right where it left off last season with a suffocating defensive performance in shutting out Wendell Corinth Holders.

Coach Randy Raper said his defense did a great job at limiting the Pirates rushing attack and putting Corinth Holders in bad situations. Isaiah Gay had two…


2016 Fall Sports Previews: Girls' tennis landscape set for change in 2016

August 20, 2016

Last season, it felt like Barry Nethercutt only had to set his lineup and then watch his girls dominate the competition.

Behind a top-four that rivaled anyone’s in the state, Rocky Mount High rolled through every opponent it faced until the third round of the state playoffs when the Gryphons…