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Wake-up call for Firebirds

Southern Nash's Quinton Cooley (20) runs with the ball during Friday's 3-A Big East Conference opener against Fike in Buddy Bedgood Stadium. The Firebirds won 36-20 as Cooley scored four TDs.
Quinton Cooley has a distaste for errors. So when the Southern Nash High senior running back and Wake Forest commit was stripped of the football by Fike’s Octavius Carpenter during the …
Student-athlete of the week

Shamir Small

Shamir Small

Shamir Small runs cross country for the Firebirds and is the Farris & Thomas Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Shamir began running in his early childhood, trying to outrace his older …

School Sports
Southern Nash's Elisabeth Collie chips to the No. 16 green at Willow Springs Country Club on Monday on her way to being proclaimed Big East Player of the Year for the second time in the last three season and leading the Ladybirds to a share of their first conference championship.

Ladybirds’ long game on target

The game dramatically changed in Monday’s fifth — and final — 3-A Big East Conference girls golf match at Willow Springs Country Club — and Southern Nash thrived. Until …

Cooley cruises for 307 in Firebirds’ win at Northside

JACKSONVILLE -— Northside High was the latest team to be introduced to the punishing Southern Nash ground attack and star senior Quinton Cooley. The 5-foot-8, 193-pound Wake Forest …
Fike's Gavin Wheeler (1) controls the ball as Southern Nash's Adrian Rangel (6) defends during Monday's 3-A Big East Conference boys soccer opener. Wheeler scored twice in Fike's 2-1 victory.

Demons edge Firebirds in conference clash

The road to the 3-A Big East Conference varsity boys soccer regular-season championship still runs through Fike High. After an 0-2 start to their season, the Golden Demons won their sixth straight …
Community Sports
Bill Howard

Blazing new hunting trails

I enjoy looking back at the history of hunting in North America. I find the stories entertaining, enriching and enlightening. Many people have heard how President Theodore Roosevelt pioneered the …
Bill Howard

Red flag laws need the red flag

According to Forbes.com, on Sept. 5, the Department of Justice requested from Apple and Google the names, phone numbers and IP addresses of at least 10,000 individuals who have downloaded and used an …
Pro Sports
Lucama's Joseph Pittman poses for a picture in front of his winning car after capturing his first-ever track title in the Mini Stock division at Southern National Motorsports Park, the track located about half a mile from his house.

Pittman finally breaks through at SNMP as Mini Car points champion for 2019

Growing up so close to Southern National Motorsports Park, the sounds and smells of the track are familiar to Joseph Pittman. It’s likely that on some nights, the last noises the Lucama native …