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…

Another year, another national stage for Wolfpack

October 17, 2018

From 2004 to 2016, N.C State football found itself ranked in the AP poll for part of just one season, in 2010, when the team climbed to No. 21 and finished at No. 25.

Now for the second straight year, the Wolfpack is ranked in the mid-teens, traveling on the road to play a team in playoff position.…

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…