August 02, 2019
We begin our high school football preview whiparound in championship country.
The Faith Christian football team is entering its third season as a program and has already got a taste of the top. Along with a winning record in each of their first two years, the Patriots also have a state championship.…
August 01, 2019
When Elizabeth City State University football coach Anthony Jones took over the program ahead of the 2018 season, he soon learned about the Down East Viking Football Classic.
“One of the things you always do when you take a job is you try to figure out what’s important to the alumni,…
July 31, 2019
Northern Nash has a new boys’ soccer coach.
Tristan Marshall, a Northern Nash graduate, will take over the program in a decision that was announced on Tuesday.
Marshall will aim to bring stability to the position, which has seen a different coach in each of the past three seasons. Longtime…
July 30, 2019
Rocky Mount Academy hosted a baseball and softball game on an early-spring afternoon.
Athletic director Gayle High was making her way back and forth between the game when she found it was hard to pry herself away from the softball field. The Eagles had a new pitcher who was dealing.
July 29, 2019
Christopher Gardner remembers being focused.
It was the final golf event of his high school career, the NCISAA state tournament, and Gardner expected to play well. But it turned out that everything was backward, and the Rocky Mount Academy golfer was playing his best when his putter came out of the…
July 28, 2019
At the end of the high school baseball season, Nash Central coach Willie Langley was contacted by a scout from a major league baseball team.
The regional scout was following up on the recent prep season when he came across Drifton Padgett’s stolen base numbers. The Nash Central senior swiped…
July 27, 2019
Evan Hart was drawn to baseball because he liked the idea of chasing down hits.
Centerfield was his position as a young player, and Hart relished the chance to track fly balls or race to the gaps to limit extra-base hits.
Yet Hart, who just finished his sophomore year at Rocky Mount High, made his…
July 25, 2019
Barrett Eidson is the soccer version of one of those coin sorter machines.
If it seems that the Rocky Mount Academy girls' soccer standout makes the right plays at the right times, it's probably because that's exactly what is happening.
Eidson knows where her teammates are and where the ball should…
July 24, 2019
Round 2: Ding, ding.
Alumni basketball is returning to Rocky Mount this summer. Last year, in the first event of its kind, Rocky Mount High, Northern Nash, Southern Nash and Nash Central got together for the inaugural alumni event.
This year will feature a different spin, with a couple new teams.…
July 23, 2019
Life makes sense for Cameron Johnson when he’s on a tennis court.
During a recent interview and photo-shoot session, the recently-graduated Nash Central athlete popped open a couple brand new sleeves of fuzzy tennis balls then built a pyramid out of them. The finished product was stacked…