December 09, 2016

3-A playoffs

No. 4 Rocky Mount High (12-2) at No. 3 Havelock (13-1)

Last week: The Gryphons cruised in the third round with a blowout 49-20 win over Southern Guilford. Havelock knocked off top-seeded West Craven 24-7, continuing a trend of allowing 14 points per game or fewer this postseason.…

Hussey playing wherever needed for Tarboro

December 09, 2016

TARBORO — Shy’Keem Hussey had to make a call.

He just had to do it.

As the first half died down during a I-AA third round playoffs matchup with top-seeded East Carteret, the Tarboro High football player noticed the Mariners relied on an underneath throw to his side of the field. With…

Gryphons enjoying breakout seasons from Edge, Collins

December 08, 2016

Isaac Edge’s dark blue practice jersey scraped against the brick wall he was propped against. With his arms folded, he smiled as he looked out at the football field at Rocky Mount High School. He smiled because he belongs here.

The Gryphons senior cornerback played himself into a starting…

Nash Central boys basketball wins; SouthWest Edgecombe girls roll

December 07, 2016

Montre Cash knew he had to be somebody different on the basketball court this season.

The Nash Central High boys’ basketball team will need its senior point guard to be a score-first player, a role Cash hasn’t played in high school. A little work in the offseason has made Cash just that…