Person boys return home after nearly a month away

By the time the Person High School boys’ basketball team takes the floor Friday night, it will have only played three games in the last 17 days.  That is, if the Rockets can get their game in.  Person will play its first game at home More...

HAPPY HOMECOMING

Former Bulldog puts on a show against an old rival

DURHAM — It was like nothing ever changed — except the color of his jersey.  Former Roxboro Community School standout basketball player Darius McGhee put on a show to lead Blue Ridge School (Va.) to an 84-64 victory against Voyager A More...

Mangum named Athlete of the Week

Person High School boys’ basketball player Dravon Mangum is this week’s winner of the Grissom & Holloman PC Attorneys at Law Athlete of the Week award.  Mangum had a big performance in the Rockets’ win Friday at NE Guilford More...

Couch to 5K running program set for Feburary

The Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Department will be offering the Couch to 5K running program beginning in February.  This program is designed for new runners, beginning with walking and progressing through jogging and then on to runn More...

Youth volleyball league registration continues

The Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Department is holding individual registration for its youth volleyball leagues through Feb. 28.  Participants must be 8-years-old and cannot be 18-years-old on or before Jan. More...

Rocket girls look for much-needed win Friday

The Person High School girls’ basketball team will look to get back on track Friday when it hosts Morehead. More...

Stokes named Athlete of the Week

Roxboro Community School boys basketball player Nasir Stokes is this week’s winner of the Bowes Collision Center Athlete of the Week award. More...

Snead becomes first female to officiate an NCHSAA football state championship game

CHAPEL HILL – The snow was swirling around, as Hibriten and East Duplin prepared for their 2AA Football State Championship game in the cozy confines of the University of North Carolina’s Kenan Stadium on Dec. More...

BOWLING SUMMARY

PERSON COUNTY BOWLING LEAGUE Powered by FitzLaw Week 21 Standings Team W L Jacovitch Construction 36 4 New Comers 32 8 Rocket Grill 30 10 More...

THIS WEEK'S SPORTS SLATE

Saturday  Person Wrestling — at Bartlett Yancey Duals  Tuesday  RCS Girls Basketball — at Falls Lake Academy 5 p.m. RCS Varsity Boys Basketball — at Falls Lake Academy 6:30 p.m.  Friday   More...

Person’s Harris shines bright in Texas

Rockets junior defensive lineman a top-15 selection at U.S. Army All-American Bowl combine

Person High School defensive lineman Josh Harris was admittedly a little nervous when he boarded the plane last week with his mom and football coach heading to San Antonio, Texas.  For the 6-foot-4, 295-pound junior, it was his first time on a p More...

RCS runs away from Oxford Prep, stays unbeaten in NCAC

Oxford Prep boys’ basketball player Luke Overby drained a corner three for the game’s first game a minute into the contest.  After that, it was all downhill for the Griffins. More...

Bulldogs bury Griffins

This week, the Roxboro Community School girls’ basketball team did exactly what it’s done for the past several years. More...

Panthers down McDougle, 54-42

The Southern Middle School wrestling team held on to knock off Culbreth 54-42 Wednesday at home.  The Panthers survived five forfeit losses and won six of the eight classes decided on the mat.  More...

Going for nine in a row

Rockets travel to NE Guilford Friday after winter layoff

The Person High School boys’ basketball team will be looking to keep its recent hot streak going Friday when it travels to Northeast Guilford.  Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. as the final game of a tripleheader. More...

Record-setting Bulldog to play against former rival Saturday

The best boys basketball player in the brief history of Roxboro Community School will get one more crack at an old rival.  Former Bulldog great Darius McGhee will bring his Blue Ridge School squad to Durham Saturday to challenge Voyager Academy. More...

Jimenez named Athlete of the Week

Person High School wrestler Nick Jimenez is this week’s winner of the Grissom & Holloman PC Attorneys at Law Athlete of the Week award.  Jimenez won his match Wednesday against Northern Guilford.  He may pick up his award at R& More...

PHS girls look to keep pace in crowded Mid-State

The Person High School girls basketball team will look for a statement win Friday when it challenges Northeast Guilford.  The Rockets head into Friday’s game at 6-7 overall and 1-4 in a tough Mid-State Conference.  League rivals Weste More...

Ingram continues to fill it up for RCS basketball

Clayton earns All-Tournament honors

Roxboro Community School girls’ basketball player Elana Ingram capped off a strong performance in the Eastern Guilford Holiday tournament by winning individual honors .  The senior guard was an All-Tournament selection as she led her team More...

REMEMBER THE ALAMO

Person High School football player Josh Harris (middle) participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl combine last week in San Antonio, Texas. More...

RECREATION NEWS

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL REGISTRATION CONTINUES   The Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Department is holding individual registration for its youth volleyball leagues through Feb. 28.  More...

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Nighthawks rally past Rockets

The Person High School wrestling team led early but Northern Guilford rallied for a 45-28 victory Wednesday in Roxboro.  The Rockets opened the match with three consecutive victories, starting with 106-pounder Ricky Powell’s 11-3 major dec More...

Winter weather changes the local sports calendar

The winter weather that hit Person County midweek has rewritten the local high school sports schedules. The Person basketball games against McMichael originally scheduled for Friday were postponed. The games will be made up Wednesday, Jan. More...

Volleyball signups underway

The Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Department is holding individual registration for its youth volleyball leagues through Feb. 28.  Participants must be 8-years-old and cannot be 18-years-old on or before Jan. 1, 2018.  More...

HOOPIN' FOR A CAUSE

Former Person High School basketball players and coaches including (above) Beverly Winstead, former Person girls basketball coach Brenda Moore, Melinda Goodson and Lamont Bradsher were among those participating in the inaugural co-ed basketball game More...

THIS WEEK'S SPORTS SLATE

Saturday  Person Wrestling — Rocket Invitational all-day  Tuesday   More...

BOWLING SUMMARY

PERSON COUNTY BOWLING LEAGUE Powered by FitzLaw Week 20 Standings Team W L Rocket Grill 28 4 Jacovitch Construction 28 4 New Comers 24 8 More...

HOLIDAY CLASSIC CHAMPS

Person boys complete season sweep, down Comets in finals

SOUTH BOSTON, VIRGINIA — The Person High School boys’ basketball team was able to check off one of their goals entering the season and the seniors accomplished something for the first time, all in the same night.  More...

Person girls survive late rally, edge Gretna in title game

SOUTH BOSTON, VIRGINIA — The Person High School girls basketball team was teetering on the verge of squandering a huge second-half lead with its starting backcourt sitting on the bench.  More...

RCS wins two of three in holiday tourney

The Roxboro Community School girls’ basketball team won two of its three games in the Eastern Guilford Holiday Tournament.  The Bulldogs opened the tournament with a 51-46 victory against a traveling team from Australia and followed with a More...

TOURNEY CHAMPS

The Person High School JV girls’ basketball team won the Bank of the Ozarks JV Tournament in Asheboro. The Rockets defeated Providence Grove, Asheboro and Northern Guilford to claim the White division title.   More...

Bulldog boys go 1-2 in holiday tournament

The Roxboro Community School boys basketball team won one of its three games during the Eastern Guilford Holiday Tournament.  The Bulldogs opened the tournament with an 80-57 loss to Graham but bounced back with a 62-60 win against Western Guil More...

Thompson named Athlete of the Week

Person High School girls’ basketball player Octavia Thompson is this week’s winner of the Grissom & Holloman PC Attorneys at Law Athlete of the Week award.  Thompson scored 18 points in the Rockets win against Gretna Friday.  More...

Clayton named Athlete of the Week

Roxboro Community School boys basketball player Te’Shon Clayton is this week’s winner of the Bowes Collision Center Athlete of the Week award. More...

Youth volleyball signups underway

The Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Department is holding individual registration for its youth volleyball leagues through Feb. 28.  Participants must be 8-years-old and cannot be 18-years-old on or before Jan. More...

Person girls overwhelm Bluestone to set up rematch with Gretna

SOUTH BOSTON, VIRGINIA — The Person High School girls’ basketball team had a little more than a week to enjoy the Christmas holiday and recover after a pair of lopsided losses to two of the best teams in the 3A classification.  More...

ON TO THE FINALS

Rockets coast past Bluestone in opening round of G-V Classic

SOUTH BOSTON, VIRGINIA — Person High School boys’ basketball coach Charles Dacus freely admitted that his team didn’t quite play at the same high level it did when it won the final five games of a brutal six-games in nine-day stretc More...

Why I always have my backpack

A couple of days ago, a former sports editor of mine posted a picture of a gym where one of the teams in his coverage area was playing in a holiday tournament.  The moment I saw the picture, I started laughing.  More...

Rocket matmen compete in Chapel Hill Tiger Classic

The Person High School wrestling team took the mat one last time before Christmas break when it competed in the Tiger Classic Friday and Saturday at Chapel Hill High School.  The Rockets finished 25th in the 36-team field with 44 points. More...

THIS WEEK'S SPORTS SLATE

Tuesday  Person Varsity Girls Basketball — at Ragsdale 5:30 p.m. Person Varsity Boys Basketball — at Ragsdale 7 p.m.  Wednesday  Person Wrestling — vs. Northern Guilford 6 p.m.  Thursday   More...

BOWLING SUMMARY

PERSON COUNTY BOWLING LEAGUE Powered by FitzLaw Week 19 Standings Team W L Jacovitch Construction 24 0 Rocket Grill 22 2 Newcomers 18 6 More...

Explosive Cougars pull away from Person in final game before break

For the second consecutive night, the Person High School basketball team ran into a state championship contender that just happens to be in its conference.  And the results were the same.  More...

No let down for Rockets

Person flattens Rockingham Co. a night after downing Mid-State leader

Person High School boys basketball coach Charles Dacus made it perfectly clear to his team that there was no time to celebrate after taking down Mid-State heavyweight Northern Guilford Tuesday night.  Rockingham County was coming to town the nex More...

How a coach impacted a community

I can’t say that I knew Roscoe Bass well.  I knew he was a volunteer coach at Southern Middle School and was active with the youth in Person County, but I can’t recall a time we actually said anything to each other except for basic p More...

A look back at Person’s victory against Northern Guilford

THE BANK OPENS  Northern Guilford was rolling early in the first quarter. In a span of 1:23, the Nighthawks turned a one-point deficit into an eight-point lead after hitting three 3-pointers on consecutive possessions.  More...

Big fourth-quarter carries Bulldogs past East Wake Academy

The Roxboro Community School boys’ basketball team used a big fourth quarter to knock off East Wake Academy, 57-45, Wednesday on the road. It was a makeup of a game that was postponed because of snow earlier in the season.  More...

Bulldog girls roll past Eagles

The Roxboro Community School girls basketball team coasted past East Wake Academy, 55-14, Wednesday on the road.  The Bulldogs head into the Christmas break at 10-1 and are ranked 11th in the latest 1A rankings released by the North Carolina Hig More...

Rocket wrestlers split tri-meet at Western Alamance

The Person High School wrestling team split matches in a tri-meet Wednesday at Western Alamance. The Rockets downed Western 74-6 and fell to Northwest Guilford 66-6.  Person’s lone wins in the NW Guilford match came by decision. More...

Former local athletes to play in benefit basketball game

Former Person High School basketball great Beverly Winstead will be hosting a benefit game as a way to pay tribute to her brother and raise money for a foundation that bears his name.  The inaugural co-ed basketball game fundraiser for the Lewis More...