February 18, 2017

BAILEY - The Rocky Mount High basketball team has had trouble guarding fast, athletic teams this season, and that type of team was the final hurdle for the Gryphons with their postseason hopes hinging on a win.

Nash Central was that team in the way, and the Bulldogs had the right formula to earn a…

Nash Central girls win first Big East title in exit year

February 18, 2017

BAILEY — The Nash Central girls love to shoot 3-pointers, but they couldn’t connect to start Friday.

The third seed Bulldogs were down six points to Rocky Mount High at halftime, and they made only two 3s in that time span. The good looks they felt they were getting didn’t…

Rocky Mount Prep falls in title game to Williamston Riverside

February 17, 2017

Bobby Williams just wanted to give his big man a break.

As the third quarter against Rocky Mount Prep trickled away, the Williamston Riverside coach looked down his bench for a sub. He picked the best shooter he saw, Jahkee Cooper, to bring in for 6-foot-7 Markel Freeman. 

The coach got what…

Rocky Mount High boys survive, Nash Central advance

February 16, 2017

BAILEY — Rocky Mount High was playing for survival.

The Gryphons entered Wednesday’s Big East tournament semifinal against top-seeded Northern Nash two games below .500. They knew if they wanted to make the playoffs, they had to win this tournament.

As of today, that is still reachable.…