March 17, 2018

The area's soccer connection to one of the poorer countries in the world is much closer than many might know.

The Rocky Mount Academy athletics department is one of the more recent organizations to partner with local resident Kimberlea Bauer's non-profit agency, BundasKids, to send used jerseys to…

Meet Rocky Mount YMCA swimmer Lance Norris, the fastest 14 year old in the country

March 17, 2018

Lance Norris is staring at his cellphone. The noise of swimmers splashing, the sound of the starting horn and chatter surround him. He’s on the pool deck. This scene could describe any swim meet over the past few years.

Norris doesn’t mind the noise. He probably doesn’t notice.…

South Granville pulls away late for win over Bulldogs

March 17, 2018

Nash Central’s seven-run home loss on Saturday afternoon would have been a beauty if ties were accepted and baseball was a five-inning game.

But alas, the sixth and seventh innings count, too, and South Granville was ready to make them count.

Behind a strong pitching performance from Nash…

Nash Central, Trey Whitley finish off Firebirds

March 16, 2018

Trey Whitley entered the third inning with one job.

Or, in the eyes of the chilly observers, perhaps two—throw strikes, and hurry a wandering game along.

Whitley, the junior right-hander for Nash Central, entered the game Friday night against former conference rival Southern Nash in the third…