Sunday, June 29, 2008
- Leon Farrow
By now, I'm sure everyone knows that Leon Farrow will become the new principal at Rocky Mount High School starting July 1.
We know very little about Mr. Farrow, but here are some links down below to three sources so you can get an idea who he is.
We will dearly miss Judy Bradshaw, but we welcome Mr. Farrow to the Gryphon family and we hope he has a very productive career here!
West Craven principal leaving for post at Rocky Mount
West Craven's Leon Farrow is principal of the year
Leon Farrow bio
(New Bern Sun Journal photo)
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Thomas, a 1960 graduate of Atkins, played quarterback and cornerback for the Camels. As a senior and team captain, he was All-City, All-Western District and All-State. He also lettered in baseball, basketball and track.
Thomas went on to play football for N.C. Central University and has been inducted into NCCU's Sports Hall of Fame. He has also been honored with an induction into the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Thomas, who holds a master's degree from Lynchburg College, retired from teaching in 2006.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Because its former soccer coach is now the new head boys and girls soccer coach at RMHS.
Andrew Nick has been hired by Rocky Mount replacing Patrick Sensiba, who left for a position in his native Tidewater Virginia.
"I believe Mr. Nick can continue building this program," said Rocky Mount athletic director Michael Gainey. "His records at Hunt High speaks for itself. I look forward to working with him.
"Losing Patrick and Michelle (Huffman, head softball coach) was a surprise," he added. "I wasn't aware that they were looking at the time. Things happen and we deal with them. Patrick's knowledge of the game will be missed. Michelle's knowledge and fire power will be missed. She came in a worked really hard to gain the trust of the players. She made some big accomplishments this season.
"I thank them both for a job well done and I wish them the best on their next journey."
Belmont Abbey is a member of Conference Carolinas along with Barton and Mount Olive.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
71 stolen bases
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Rocky Mount head football coach B.W. Holt and Northern Nash head football coach Chad Smith discuss instructional plans during the NFL High School Player Development Camp held at Rocky Mount High last week. The camp was for kids going to the ninth through 12th grades.
RMHS will hold another NFL Player Development Camp July 14-17 - a junior version for the younger kids - from the sixth to ninth grade.
For more information on the Junior NFL Camp, you can reach Holt after June 30 weekdays at 252-977-3164.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Doll, who played football and baseball for the Gryphons, was named principal at Elm City Middle School in Elm City Monday evening at a meeting of the Wilson County School Board.
Doll, a N.C. State and ECU graduate, had served the last few years as an assistant principal at Hunt High School. He taught at RMHS prior to going to Wilson County.
His father Wayne is a former RMHS principal and currently serves as the countywide athletic director for Nash-Rocky Mount Schools.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Rocky Mount athletic director Michael Gainey (left) and Gryphon head baseball coach Pat Smith (center) accept a check for $2,000 from Donnie Tharrington of Don's Boby Shop that will go to defray the cost of championship rings for members of Rocky Mount's NCHSAA 3-A state champion baseball team.
The team was honored with a reception in the lobby of City Hall Monday before being honored by the City Council later in the evening.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Parents and friends, if you would like professional copies of these shots or any others from Game 3 of the NCHSAA 3-A State Championship series, contact David Hahula at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
This shed, complimented by signatures by all the players above its front door, served as a rallying point for all the fans that turned out to support the Gryphons during its weekend stay at Five County Stadium in Zebulon.
Many had their picture taken while taking a seat inside.
Even football coach B.W. Holt took a load off in it on Friday, and lo and behold, RM baseball coach Pat Smith sat himself down in it minutes after the Gryphons broke a school 26-year title drought and the baseball program wiped away 28 years of hard-trying to get a title back to Gryphon Stadium.
There is no doubt that the Gryphons "brought the wood" this past weekend!
The five seniors: William Barringer, Chris Berry, Jim Leggett, Grant Johnson, Nick Phillips - each received a bat that adorned the front of the shed.