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.
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…
June 17, 2019
Northern Nash has a new varsity baseball coach.
Knights athletic director Joey Keefe will take over the vacant coaching position, the school announced on Monday. Keefe was named the school's athletic director in February of 2018.
Keefe will take over for Bard Collins, who led the program for the…
June 14, 2019
Sports fans in Rocky Mount won’t have to wait much longer to get that gridiron fix.
Football is coming soon.
The Carolina Stallions, the semi-professional football team in town, will open their first game of the 2019 season on July 13 on the road against the Carolina Punishers in Lumberton.…
June 13, 2019
East Carolina was among four college baseball teams that won their NCAA regional as a host but lost when traveling in the super regional round.
Oklahoma State, ECU, Stanford and Ole Miss were the only four teams that hosted and then traveled in consecutive weekends. They all were defeated in super…
June 09, 2019
The red curtains that hung behind Darius Edmundson were symbolic. He was about to put on a show.
The Southern Nash basketball player hopped onto the stage in the school’s gymnasium, grabbed a basketball, then leapt off the platform. A camera caught it all, and he would climb up again and…