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June 29, 2016

If Nadir Thompson is feeling any pressure as the best two-sport athlete in Eastern North Carolina, he certainly isn’t showing it.

After Thompson won the NCHSAA 3-A state championship in the 200 meter dash at N.C. A&T, Southern Nash coach Brian Batchelor put his arm around the Firebirds…


2016 ALL-AREA BOYS' TENNIS: Brice's summer maturation pays dividends on court

June 29, 2016

Tyler Brice sat in the stands at North Carolina’s NCAA Tournament match and soaked in the raucous atmosphere of high-level tennis.

It was in that moment that the Rocky Mount High sophomore realized he needed to put in a lot more work if he ever wanted the chance to play in that type of…


2016 ALL-AREA GIRLS' SOCCER: Bland's relationship with brother shapes her as player

June 28, 2016

When Rocky Mount High was getting set to play its third-round playoffs game, Sarah Bland was on the other side of the country.

The leading goal scorer in the 3-A classification was on a much-anticipated family vacation in San Francisco when the Gryphons kicked off against Jacksonville. It…


WALFISH: Coleman-Pitt Post 58 has chance to prove it is serious championship contender

June 26, 2016

If the first 10 games of the season proved anything, it’s that Coleman-Pitt Post 58 has the ingredients to be a contender in the Area 1 American Legion playoffs.

Now it’s time for them to prove they can put it all together.

The success Coleman-Pitt has obtained in the first 2/3 of the…