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Firebirds run over Red Rams 49-20 to finish perfect regular season

Southern Nash senior quarterback Matt Foster (2) fights for yardage in Friday’s game against Franklinton. Foster ran for a career-high 147 yards and scored three touchdowns in the Firebirds’ 49-20 victory to complete an unbeaten regular season.
For the third time in four varsity football regular seasons, Southern Nash High finished with an unbeaten record as the Firebirds thumped visiting Franklinton 49-20 in Friday’s …
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 senior Quinton Cooley, left, powers into a Rocky Mount defender during Friday’s game at Rocky Mount High. Cooley ran for 192 yards and three touchdowns in the Firebirds’ 35-14 win to clinch a share of their fourth straight 3-A Big East Conference championship, becoming the Southern Nash single-season rushing leader with 2,102 yards and counting.

Firebirds thump Gryphons, claim share of Big East title

ROCKY MOUNT — Led by a strong defensive effort and another outstanding performance by senior wingback Quinton Cooley, Southern Nash High claimed its 20th consecutive varsity football win in 3-A …

AREA ROUNDUP: Ladybirds’ Collie in 12th at state 3-A match

JACKSON SPRINGS — Southern Nash High senior Elisabeth Collie worked herself into a three-way tie for 12th place after Monday’s first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic …
Southern Nash's Zach Jones runs with the ball behind the blocking of Firebirds tight end Hunter Thorne as Hunt defenders Zion Barnes (21) and Ricky Harris (6) grab onto Jones during Friday's game at Hunt's Warrior Stadium.

Firebirds pull away to rout Hunt, 48-6

No one will blame a coaching staff that spends an extensive amount of time preparing to address Southern Nash High senior running back Quinton Cooley. But if the Firebirds are to engineer a deep …
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 …