March 24, 2017

BAILEY — Alex Marlowe’s shoulder is feeling better, and the Southern Nash lineup got a boost because of it.

Marlowe had hits in all three of his at-bats on Thursday against visiting Northern Nash, and his two RBIs propelled the Firebirds to a 5-2 win.

The senior missed all but…

Crème de la crème: Hoop royalty meet in Memphis for Sweet 16

March 23, 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Three of college basketball’s blue bloods, along with a blue bulldog from Indiana that has had lots of success of its own, have gathered in Memphis for a marquee showdown in the Sweet 16.

North Carolina, Kentucky and UCLA are joined by upstart Butler in the South…

NCAA set to pick title sites, could leave North Carolina out

March 23, 2017

RALEIGH — The NCAA will start deciding on locations for its upcoming championships next week and has indicated it will leave North Carolina out of that process if the state hasn’t changed a law that limits LGBT rights by that time.

In a statement Thursday, exactly one year to the day…

Rocky Mount High girls soccer wins with late goal

March 23, 2017

The Rocky Mount High girls’ soccer team watched its early lead disappear Wednesday.

Every time the Gryphons pieced together a potential scoring play, visiting Wilson Hunt responded with a counter. The game seemed destined for extra time. But Sarah Bland shut down that notion.

Bland drilled a…