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February 22, 2019

During a visit to Catawba Valley Community College earlier this year, Paul Rozzelle, the head baseball coach, shook Alex Crosby’s hand and delivered a message.

“The first thing he said, was, ‘If you don’t want to play Division I baseball, this isn’t the school for you,…


Stage is set: Big East, Eastern Plains finals set for Friday

February 21, 2019

The Big East Conference and Eastern Plains Conference held their semifinals on Wednesday and, after an overtime game and a couple of upsets, the championship matchups are set and will begin Friday.

The Big East Conference will plays its boys’ and girls’ title games at the Rocky Mount…


Cougars at large: SWE holds off Nash Central, keeps postseason hopes alive

February 20, 2019

For the SouthWest Edgecombe boys’ basketball team, every win in the Eastern Plains Conference tournament means another check mark to its postseason hopes.

The Cougars needed help at the end of the regular season to secure an automatic playoff berth from none other than their Wednesday…


All-Star basketball returns to Rocky Mount

February 19, 2019

The top senior high school basketball players in the eastern part of the state are returning to Rocky Mount.

The success of last year’s Tri-Counties All-Star basketball games has encouraged event organizers to host another game, this one with an expanded reach.

The game, now dubbed the…