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February 23, 2017

After the first round, five local teams remain in the NCHSAA playoffs. For the second round tonight, the Northern Nash boys and the SouthWest Edgecombe girls will face conference foes. Rocky Mount Prep will take on a fellow set of Jaguars that features a high-scoring guard. The Rocky Mount High…


Nash Central girls survive and advance

February 22, 2017

Nash Central was in trouble, and it was Anna Shaye Thompson and Myia Spivey who would emerge as the ones to save the Bulldogs’ season.

Spivey provided the perimeter shooting, while Thompson put together a strong stretch in the final minutes of the Bulldogs’ 50-45 win over Western…


First-round playoff gametimes for Twin Counties basketball teams

February 20, 2017

Game times are set for the eight local teams that advanced to the NCHSAA state playoffs. Six of those teams will host first-round playoffs games on Tuesday. 

The Twin Counties has two top-seeded teams: the Northern Nash boys in 3-A, and the Rocky Mount Prep boys team in 1-A. Nash Central…


Northern Nash returns to prominence with big season

February 19, 2017

Northern Nash needed to take a journey.

Head coach Henry Drake gathered his boys team before Monday’s practice to make a short walk from the Knights’ gym to the school’s trophy case. But really, he wanted his players to travel through the program’s history.

Being two days…