February 20, 2018

Jamar Ellis and his Rocky Mount High teammates adopted a motto heading into the NCHSAA 3-A basketball playoffs.

“Our saying is ‘starting fresh,’” the Gryphons guard said. “We didn’t end the season how we wanted, but we have an opportunity here to try and go deep…

Nash Central suffers a perfect storm in loss to North Pitt

February 20, 2018

Without their coach and with a fourth matchup against the same team in 14 days, the Nash Central Bulldogs just had one of those nights.

One of those six-first-quarter-points, 2-of-17-from-3-point-range, 11-field-goals-made-all-game nights.

In the end, it was a perfect storm that came in and ended…

N.C. Wesleyan names new athletics director

February 20, 2018

N.C. Wesleyan College announced Tuesday that Aaron Denton has been named the Battling Bishops' next Vice President and Director of Athletics. Denton has spent the last 10 years as the Athletics Director for Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst. He is set to take over May 15th, replacing long-…

MLB imposes stricter mound limits, defers on pitch clocks

February 20, 2018

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has imposed stricter limits on mound visits by players in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018.

After more than a year of negotiations, the Major League Baseball Players Association refused to agree to the changes but…