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April 16, 2019

Rocky Mount High tennis player Sam Phillips was looking forward to playing doubles again with his friend Landon Norwood.

“We were last doubles partners in eighth grade but we’ve always been on the same team,” Phillips said after a match on March 26. “And in the offseason we…


April 16, 2019




Nash Central at Northern Nash, 4 p.m.


Rocky Mount Academy at Wayne Country Day, 4:30 p.m.

Southside at Tarboro, 6 p.m.

Wilson Fike at Northern Nash, 7 p.m.


Nash Central, SouthWest Edgecombe at Eastern Plains Conference championships,…

April 14, 2019

Elaina Ingram was more impressed than surprised.

The Northern Nash boys’ tennis coach marveled at the athleticism of the Southern Nash lineup after the teams met on March 14. The Firebirds won by making it tough for their opponent to score points.

“I call them the backstops. They just…


April 10, 2019

Southern Nash football coach Brian Foster got his way two years ago.

Foster had spent the first two years of Darius Edmundson’s high school career trying to convince the athlete to play football. Eventually the coach succeeded, and it didn’t take long for the player to blossom into an…


April 09, 2019

The Rocky Mount Academy baseball team defeated rival Faith Christian, 4-1, on Tuesday in a home NCISAA Coastal Conference game.

The Eagles (8-3, 3-0) won their fourth consecutive game, a stretch they will have an opportunity to grow with a road game at Wilson Community Christian on Thursday.

FCS (8-…


April 09, 2019




Rocky Mount High at Wilson Hunt, 7 p.m.

North Pitt at SouthWest Edgecombe, 7 p.m.


Faith Christian at Rocky Mount Academy, 4 p.m.

Franklinton at Southern Nash, 6 p.m.

SouthWest Edgecombe at Farmville Central, 7 p.m.


Rocky Mount High at…

April 06, 2019

TARBORO — Todd Gurley made a comment about the purple carpet in Tarboro football coach Jeff Craddock’s office.

“It’s the same carpet since 2004,” Craddock said without stopping to look down.

Gurley smiled and sat down in a cushioned chair and admired a quote that sat…


April 05, 2019

The Northern Nash girls’ soccer team picked up a win on Friday, the first of its kind in at least 10 years.

The Knights defeated Rocky Mount High, 2-1, in penalty kicks in a road Big East Conference match. It was the first time the Knights had defeated the Gryphons in at least a decade,…

April 04, 2019

The Carolina Mudcats lost their season opener on Thursday, a 6-4 defeat in Kinston against the Down East Wood Ducks.

Carolina (0-1) trailed 4-0 after five innings, before mounting a comeback try. The Mudcats scored a run in the sixth, then scored three runs in the top of the seventh to tie the…

April 04, 2019

The Southern Nash boys’ tennis team remained perfect this season with Thursday’s 9-0 victory over Wilson Hunt.

Southern Nash (14-0, 8-0) won each match in the home Big East Conference win.

The Firebirds swept all six singles and all three doubles matches, the fifth time they have won…

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