The Rocky Mount High volleyball team is starting to put it all together.

The Gryphons on Tuesday defeated rival Northern Nash, 3-1, in a home Big East Conference match.

It was the second win in three matches for the Gryphons (2-8), who opened the season with seven consecutive losses. They stopped that skid with a win on Sept. 14 against Southern Nash, then added another win against the Knights.

Northern Nash fell to 2-11 on the season.

Both teams play at home on Thursday. The Knights host Louisburg, while RMH hosts Bunn. Both matches begin at 5 p.m.

Nash Central 3 Roanoke Rapids 2

The Bulldogs needed five sets to put away the visiting Rapids in Big East Conference play.

Nash Central won, 25-22, 22-25, 25-14, 9-25, 17-15. The Bulldogs (10-2) opened their season with a program-record nine consecutive wins. They then lost two matches, with Tuesday’s win putting a stop to the losing streak.

Nash Central will host Southern Nash (0-8) at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

SouthWest Edgecombe 3 West Craven 0

The Cougars continued their onslaught of wins, picking up their 11th on the season in a straight-set, 25-3, 25-10, 25-11, home victory.


SWE (11-2) has now won two consecutive matches. The Cougars now have win streaks of five, four and two so far this season. SWE will host rival Farmville Central at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Tarboro 3 North East Carolina Prep 2

The Vikings (3-6) earned a home conference victory.

Tarboro has now won two matches in a row for the first time this season.

Boys’ soccer

Rocky Mount Academy 8 Kerr Vance Academy 1

RMA remains unbeaten in Carolina Independent Conference play with Tuesday’s win. Reynolds Cobb and Collin Agan each scored two goals for the Eagles (4-2, 4-0). Christian Sawyer, Miller Rogers, Mark Weaver, and Will Tharin each scored one goal in the win.

RMA is back in action when it hosts Ridgecroft at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Faith Christian 3 Oakwood 2

The Patriots (2-6, 1-4) earned a road conference win and got back into the win column.

The victory stopped a six-matching losing streak for FCS, which plays next at 4 p.m. on Thursday at home against Christ Covenant.