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October 17, 2018

RED OAK — With a subdued but energetic fist pump to celebrate, Northern Nash’s Jordan Richardson crossed the finish line first on Wednesday evening, winning the Big East Cross Country Conference Championship race for the second season in a row.

Behind him was another Knight in senior…


So far, close games a rarity in local football

October 16, 2018

In high school football this season in the Twin Counties, for the most part, teams are doing one of two things on Friday nights (or Saturday, Monday or Thursday nights): winning by a lot, or losing by a lot.

There’s been little in between.

If a 10-point-or-less result is to be considered a…


Gryphons tennis opens postseason on road

October 16, 2018

The Rocky Mount High girls’ tennis team recently finished a strong season that included a Big East Conference championship after an undefeated regular season.

But the Gryphons’ postseason seeding in the 3-A NCHSAA dual team playoffs doesn’t reflect their dominant play. RMH will…


SouthWest Edgecombe football tops Nash Central in rescheduled game

October 15, 2018

SouthWest Edgecombe defeated Nash Central, 27-6, on Monday in a rescheduled game from Friday night.

The Cougars (6-1, 2-0) held a slim 7-6 lead at halftime, before scoring 20 points in the second half of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference game to seal the win.

“They played hard and are well-…