February 19, 2019 - 33 minutes ago

The top senior high school basketball players in the eastern part of the state are returning to Rocky Mount.

The success of last year’s Tri-Counties All-Star basketball games has encouraged event organizers to host another game, this one with an expanded reach.

The game, now dubbed the…

Gryphons lose late lead in first round of Big East tournament

February 18, 2019

For Rocky Mount High basketball, it was a different game but the same story.

Entering Monday, the Gryphons (13-10, 3-8) had lost seven of their 10 conference games, with six of those being by six points or fewer, including one- and two-point losses to Big East opponent Wilson Hunt.

Looking to break…

Evans, Knights advance to second round of Big East tournament

February 18, 2019

Hannah Evans has spent the past four years trying to prove that she belongs on a basketball court.

On Monday, it all came together for the Northern Nash sophomore. Evans scored a team-high 14 points to lead the fifth-seeded Knights (11-12, 6-5) to a 53-38 win over fourth-seeded Wilson Fike in the…

Games set: Big East Conference tournament ready to tip

February 16, 2019

The Northern Nash boys’ basketball team on Friday completed its third consecutive 10-0 record in Big East Conference play. And while each of the past three undefeated conference runs featured dominant stretches from talented Knights teams, coach Henry Drake noticed an edge this season that…