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July 18, 2019

The N.C. State offense will look decidedly different this season, and coach Dave Doeren isn’t tipping his hand as to what that means for this team’s play style.

Gone is Ryan Finley, who threw for the sixth-most passing yards in the country last season while guiding the Wolfpack to a 9-4…


July 11, 2019

As if taking a page out of Michael Jordan’s Basketball Hall of Fame speech, Southern Nash rising senior AJ Jones made a point to recognize the “haters” on Wednesday when he announced his college commitment on twitter.

After all, Jones had dealt with criticism and doubt throughout…


July 11, 2019

N.C. Wesleyan women’s soccer coach Beverly Biancur was 4,000 miles away from home when the group chat she’s in with some of her former players started to heat up.

For some context, Biancur and the Bishops took a training trip to Italy a couple years ago where they played against AS Roma…

July 02, 2019

There’s still more football to be played for Bikembe Kearney.

Kearney, a 2015 Rocky Mount High graduate and former UNC Pembroke defensive back, recently hooked on with Division II Winston-Salem State where he will play his final year of college eligibility.

Kearney redshirted his freshman…


June 30, 2019

The month of July always feels like a page-turning month.

Half of the year is over and summer is in full effect, yet football season is around the corner. But before we look ahead at what’s to come, let’s remember some moments from the 2018-19 high school sports year.

Several teams won…


June 26, 2019

Keeshawn Silver is being watched.

The rising Rocky Mount High junior is receiving offers from colleges around the country, and this is only the beginning.

“It’s crazy,” said Silver, a defensive tackle/end. “I think I’m handing it pretty good, though. It’s a big…


June 25, 2019

The four teams in the Buck Leonard 14U baseball league lined the field at Stith-Talbert Park on Monday for the opening ceremonies.

The teams pay homage to the Negro League teams, and include the Birmingham Black Barons, the New York Black Yankees, the Homestead Grays and the Newark Eagles. All four…


June 22, 2019

Standing in the middle of the Rocky Mount High School gymnasium, all eyes were on Montrezl Harrell.

The Los Angeles Clippers forward and former North Edgecombe standout was surrounded by dozens of kids on Saturday that had spent the morning playing basketball at Harrell’s youth camp.

The NBA…


June 22, 2019

N.C. Wesleyan softball coach John Brackett received a phone call moments after a report of a probable tornado ripping through the college’s athletic fields around 4 p.m. on Thursday.

The call came from baseball coach Greg Clifton, who saw first-hand what had happened. Goalposts were twisted…


June 21, 2019

Daniel Claytor isn’t ready for cubicle life. He would rather be punching out of the trees than into an office job.

And for the 28-year-old Rocky Mount native, this is reality. Claytor is chasing his dream of playing professional golf, and that means playing tournaments with the end goal of…

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