February 23, 2018

Kalil Baker couldn’t shake the feeling of dread.

It was the unknown that worried the Rocky Mount Prep basketball team’s leading scorer, while the idea that he could do nothing but wait and hope that the NCHSAA made a decision in his team’s favor made him squirm.

The NCHSAA had…

Rocky Mount Prep advances to third round of 1-A playoffs

February 22, 2018

He soared through the air, his purple-tinted shoes trailing behind him, to finish a layup through a flurry of swinging arms. Rocky Mount Prep’s Sam Benton started a third-quarter run which built to a crescendo when teammate Keyshawn Bryant threw down a thunderous dunk.

It was a whirlwind of a…

No. 2 Northern Nash's season ends with last second loss to No. 18 Westover

February 22, 2018

While there were never any broad proclamations or black-and-white all-or-nothings spoken over the last three months, Northern Nash coach Henry Drake and his players had something special floating in their heads throughout this 2017-18 season.

A 24-1 record and an undefeated conference mark helped…

Knights not looking to dwell on Tuesday's near upset

February 21, 2018

Wednesday’s practice could have gone a few different ways for Northern Nash, which nearly blew a double-digit home lead on Tuesday to Cleveland in the first round of the NCHSAA 3-A postseason tournament.

But from the initial moments after the surprising 72-68 result in the locker room, to the…