Warriors cruise to victory

CROWELLS CROSSROADS — North Edgecombe earned its second straight Tar Roanoke 1A triumph on Thursday in 49-12 fashion over Southeast Collegiate Prep Academy.

The Warriors, now 2-5 overall this season and 2-2 in league play, return to the gridiron next week versus Northwest Collegiate, while Southeast (1-6, 1-3 Tar Roanoke) plays host to Weldon.


Pride excels on road trip

WILSON — KIPP Pride worked efficiently on Thursday, turning back Tar Roanoke 1A host Wilson Prep Academy, 3-1.

The royal blues (10-4, 9-4 Tar Roanoke) return to work on Tuesday at Rocky Mount Prep, while WPA (3-8, 0-5 Tar Roanoke) entertains Weldon.

Warriors spurn league foe

CROWELLS CROSSROADS — North Edgecombe continued its stellar 2021 campaign on Thursday, registering a 3-1 triumph over Tar Roanoke 1A neighbor Southeast Collegiate.

The 12-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-17 victory moved the Warriors to 10-4 overall this season, and 10-4 in league play ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Northwest Collegiate.

Southeast (2-7, 2-7 Tar Roanoke) also returns to work on Tuesday as the guest of Northampton County.

JV Football

Eagles collect home triumph

GOLDSBORO — Wayne Christian bettered Northeast Academy on Thursday, 47-6, in a duel of Colonial Carolina Conference installations.

Now 6-1 overall and 3-0 in league play, WC returns to work next week at Halifax Academy.

NEA (1-4, 0-3 CCC) is also back in the office next Thursday as the guest of Pungo Christian Academy.



Coleman Neal scored in overtime on Wednesday to lift Roanoke Rapids over Big East 2A/3A visitor Northern Nash, 1-0.

Junior Arafat Qasem assisted on the one-timer.

RRHS (8-4, 5-4 Big East), which returns to work on Monday at Rocky Mount, ended the week by collecting a forfeit win over Louisburg.

Northern Nash (1-10, 1-8 Big East) also returns to the pitch on Monday versus Nash Central.

Women’s Tennis

Rams oust Eagles in league showdown

AHOSKIE — Paced by Belle Turner, Ridgecroft dealt Tar Heel Independent Conference foe Northeast Academy a 7-2 setback on Wednesday.

Individual match results are as follows:


1. Belle Turner-Sydney Jones (RC) def. Emalee Jones-Sarah Kate Ricks, 8-5

2. Lizzie Smith-Harley Pierce (NEA) def. Camille Pierce-Elizabeth Brown, 8-6

3. Ridgecroft wins by default


1. Belle Turner (RC) def. Emalee Jones, 6-1 6-2

2. Lizzie Smith (NEA) def. Camille Pierce, 6-1 6-2

3. Elizabeth Brown (RC) def. Sarah Kate Ricks, 1-6 7-5 (10-5)

4. Sydney Jones (RC) def. Harley Pierce 6-1 6-1

5. Kate Chamblee (RC) def. Madison Dallas, 6-0 6-0

6. Ridgecroft wins by default

Both teams return to the court on Tuesday, when the TIC Tournament is held at Chowan University.


Women’s Tennis

RRHS claims rivalry victory

BUNN — Meghan Beam enjoyed an unblemished afternoon on Tuesday as Roanoke Rapids defeated Big East 2A/3A rival Bunn in 7-2 fashion.

Individual match results are as follows:


1. Abigail Clifton-Carlee Tart (Bunn) def. Gabby Long-Alana Mitchell, 8-8 (12-10)

2. Logan Storey-Meghan Beam (RRHS) def. Jasmine Jeronimo-Haley Williams, 8-1

3. Emma Snead-Natalie Baker (RRHS) def. Sarai Hernandez-Sasha Wilson, 8-2


1. Gabby Long (RRHS) def. Abigail Clifton, 6-1 6-0

2. Carlee Tart (Bunn) def. Logan Storey, 6-3 6-1

3. Meghan Beam (RRHS) def. Jasmine Jeronimo, 6-0 6-0

4. Alana Mitchell (RRHS) def. Haley Williams, 6-1 6-1

5. Reagan Mitchell (RRHS) def. Rachel Baker, 6-0 6-3

6. Kara Baird (RRHS) def. Sarai Hernandez, 6-0 6-0

RRHS (5-6, 5-6 Big East) wrapped the regular season on Thursday versus Nash Central, while Bunn finished the fall with just one victory.