October 01, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — North Carolina and No. 12 Florida State have two of the better offenses in the Atlantic Coast Conference. When it comes to defense, that’s another matter.

Going into Saturday’s game at Doak Campbell Stadium, both teams are struggling to find consistency when it…

RMA football finally gets to play again

September 30, 2016

On a Tuesday afternoon, the Rocky Mount Academy football team is warming up on a practice field it has seen way too much of lately. 

Finally, it’s game week. The players shout and bound around the field during opening stretches while coach Terrell Hudgins watches from a distance.


Eagles tennis looking toward postseason

September 29, 2016

As the rain slowly trickled its way into Rocky Mount Academy’s tennis practice on Wednesday, coach Gayle High watched as the players retreated from the courts. 

The Eagles can manage missing that one. With two games left in the season, RMA is undefeated in conference play. And if they…

Youthful RMA soccer club growing in season

September 28, 2016

When seven seniors graduated from the Rocky Mount Academy boys’ soccer team last year, coach Larry Smith knew his team sheet needed to be shuffled.

His jostling of the roster put players in brand new spots this season, asking them to not only maintain good form but also develop in roles they…