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  • Nash Central falls in overtime to Northern Guilford

    By Josh walfish | February 27, 2016 - 11:31pm

    Nash Central had been underdogs all season. Few people gave the Bulldogs a chance to win the Big East title – which they did with a 9-1 record.

  • Firebirds' run ends at Eastern Alamance

    By Conor O’Neill | February 27, 2016 - 11:31pm

    MEBANE – As a four-year varsity player for Eastern Alamance’s boys’ basketball team, Jacob Mann knew a run was coming from Southern Nash on Saturday night. “I always get a little nervous, especially when we’re up like that (by 17 at halftime), because against a team where they know it might be their last game, they’re going to do everything they can,” Mann said. “We knew they had a run in them, we just had to answer it long enough to where we could pull away.” Mann basically became the singular answer to Southern Nash’s run, scoring the Eagles’ first 14 points of the second half and helping Eastern Alamance to a 76-50 victory in the third round of the NCHSAA 3-A state playoffs.

  • Nash Central eases past Erwin Triton

    By Josh walfish | February 25, 2016 - 11:44pm

    Terri Cash had plenty of reasons to smile Thursday night.

  • Southern Nash moves on to third round for first time since 1998

    By scott collie | February 25, 2016 - 11:42pm

    BAILEY – Senior Damien Bryant scored a game-high 14 points to lead Southern Nash to a 59-44 victory over Eastern Wayne and lead the Firebirds to the third round for the first time since 1998.

  • STORYLINES: Five teams remain after wild first round

    Josh Walfish
    | February 24, 2016 - 11:30pm

    Everyone is still trying to catch their breath after an exciting first round on Tuesday.

  • Rocky Mount High girls advance with ease; boys fall in final minute

    By FOSTER LANDER | February 23, 2016 - 11:46pm

    In one sense, this year's Rocky Mount High team was relieved to not become the first Mike Gainey-coached group to miss the state playoffs, and that was evident by the way the Gryphons started Tuesday's game in the first round of the NCHSAA 3-A state playoffs, falling behind 12-2 in the opening minutes.

  • Nash Central boys' season ends at Southern Lee

    By ANDREW GIERMAK | February 23, 2016 - 11:45pm

    SANFORD – Sudden streaks of hot shooting are nothing new to Southern Lee this basketball season.

  • Hot start leads Northern Nash past Swansboro

    By Josh walfish | February 23, 2016 - 11:44pm

    Jahlia Williams has an interesting philosophy on when Northern Nash is successful.

  • Southern Nash moves into second round for first time since 2012

    By scott collie | February 23, 2016 - 11:42pm

    BAILEY – Southern Nash coach Robbie Kennedy knows that tournament basketball isn’t about style points.“People don’t ask you how you played,” Kennedy said. “They just ask you when are you playing again.”Thanks to senior forward Chris Lucas’ dramatic steal and go-ahead three-point play with 5.6 seconds to go, the Firebirds will live to fight another day, edging Western Alamance, 37-35, in the first round of the NCHSAA 3-A state playoffs on Tuesday night.

  • STORYLINES: NCHSAA playoffs tip off in Twin Counties

    By Josh walfish | February 22, 2016 - 10:04pm

    The road to Chapel Hill begins tonight with the first round of the NCHSAA playoffs.

  • Gryphons’ Smith wins state title once again

    By Josh walfish | February 21, 2016 - 8:08pm

    After dispatching of the alleged state championship curse surrounding Rocky Mount High wrestling last year, there was only one way for Wilson Smith to follow that state championship -- win another one.

  • State playoffs basketball matchups set

    By Josh walfish | February 20, 2016 - 9:57pm

    After a full day of anxious waiting, the NCHSAA finalized the 2016 playoffs brackets for boys’ and girls’ basketball.

  • Firebirds beat Gryphons for first conference tournament title since 1998

    By FOSTER LANDER | February 19, 2016 - 11:44pm

    WILSON -- Southern Nash had seen this horror film before.

  • Gryphons, Firebirds to play for Big East boys' title

    By FOSTER LANDER | February 18, 2016 - 11:34pm

    WILSON – Rocky Mount High spent a generous portion of its season getting little to no contribution from its guards on offense.

  • Familiar Finishes: Gryphons, Knights advance to Big East girls' finals

    By FOSTER LANDER | February 17, 2016 - 11:44pm

    WILSON – Nash Central’s deficit kept growing. And growing. And growing.

  • Tarboro beats North Edgecombe for a fourth time

    By FOSTER LANDER | February 16, 2016 - 11:30pm

    TARBORO – Reggie Bess has switched around his starting five all season, based on gut feeling and matchups. Tuesday night was no different.

  • Knights knock off Bulldogs in Big East opener

    By Josh walfish | February 16, 2016 - 11:28pm

    WILSON -- The tale of Tuesday night’s contest was reflected on the faces of the two coaches.

  • Smith wins third regional title, two others finish second

    By Josh walfish | February 14, 2016 - 9:56pm

    Wilson Smith checked off another milestone as he searches for his second straight state title.

  • Firebirds claim share of first conference title since 1998

    By Josh walfish | February 14, 2016 - 6:14pm

    BAILEY – Southern Nash’s 18-year wait for a conference championship ended Saturday afternoon.

  • Regular season comes down to final day

FOSTER LANDER | February 12, 2016 - 11:31pm

    Thanks to some wintry weather, the Big East regular season concludes today instead of Friday.

  • Jackson earns second place at state meet

    From Staff Reports | February 12, 2016 - 10:33pm

    There might not be a way to describe how Jenn Jackson felt Friday afternoon at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.

  • Eagles soar into CIC final with rout of Oakwood

    By FOSTER LANDER | February 11, 2016 - 11:00pm

    After a lackluster performance against Halifax Academy in the first round of the Coastal Independent Conference tournament, Rocky Mount Academy coach Scott Dunn challenged his Eagles in a tough practice Wednesday night to see just how stifling their defense could be.

  • Gryphons, Bulldogs seek strong state championships

    By scott collie | February 11, 2016 - 10:42pm

    For Rocky Mount High coach Julie Baggett, this year’s version of the Gryphons has been a team to remember.

  • Northern Nash girls edge Wilson Fike in final seconds

    By Josh Walfish
    Sports Writer | February 9, 2016 - 11:44pm

    The seeds for Northern Nash’s intensity Tuesday night were planted in the fourth quarter of its loss to Wilson Fike on Jan. 21.

  • Spruill rallies Rocky Mount High past Southern Nash

    By FOSTER LANDER | February 9, 2016 - 11:39pm

    Before Tuesday night’s game – Senior Night at Rocky Mount High – Gryphons senior guard Emmanuel Spruill told his father he would turn to the bleachers and point at him after every made shot.