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…
June 08, 2019
Trapped. Surrounded. No option of going back.
If this happens, prepare for symptoms which can include loss of personal space, heightened frustration levels and sometimes a racing mind.
Just ask SouthWest Edgecombe’s Jada Battle, who has dealt all of those feelings and more on the basketball…
June 07, 2019
Taped to a wall inside the Rocky Mount YMCA’s aquatic center is a sheet of paper that doesn’t mean much people who spend most of their time on land.
Lance Norris isn’t one of those people. That piece of paper displays the U.S. swimming 2020 Olympic Trials time standards, and the…
June 06, 2019
Kayla Miller wasn’t done making her mark on the high school swimming scene.
The Rocky Mount Academy senior, who is heading to the University of Utah on a swim scholarship, had lofty goals, none of which involved winning races. Instead, Miller aligned her training to put her in position to…
June 05, 2019
The USA South Athletic Conference has announced a partnership with the city of Rocky Mount to host the 2020 and 2021 USA South Spring Sports Festivals.
The festival features the tournaments of seven of the conference’s spring sports. The 2020 event will take place April 23-26.