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June 29, 2016 - 13 minutes ago

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…


N.C. Wesleyan running tennis clinic for city

June 25, 2016

When Dustin Hale looked at the Rocky Mount community, he saw a hole which he could help fill.

Having grown up in the city and attended the hometown school, N.C. Wesleyan, Hale never saw anyone willing to put on a tennis clinic for local kids. The same sport he excelled at for the Battling Bishops…