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Ladybirds get 3rd Big East win

FRANKLINTON — Southern Nash continued its best varsity girls basketball season in more than a decade with a come-from-behind 41-33 victory at 3-A Big East Conference opponent Franklinton on Friday …
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
Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers, shown during a November 2018 game in Charlotte, was part of the 12-member N.C. Sports Hall of Fame’s 2020 induction class announced last week.

Peppers to join NC Sports Hall of Fame

Southern Nash High graduate Julius Peppers is one of the headliners in the North Carolina Sport Hall of Fame’s 2020 induction class announced Jan. 22. Peppers, who went on to become one of the …
Southern Nash senior running back Quinton Cooley (20), running the ball during a state 3-A playoff game against Eastern Alamance on Dec. 6, 2019, at Southern Nash, was named to The Associated Press all-state team Monday.

Firebirds’ Cooley named to AP all-state team

RALEIGH — Seniors Quinton Cooley of Southern Nash and Jaquaez Powell of SouthWest Edgecombe were among the 30 high school football players named to The Associated Press all-state team for North …
Southern Nash senior Quinton Cooley (20) takes a handoff from North Carolina quarterback Jefferson Boaz of East Surry on the first play from scrimmage in Saturday’s 83rd annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C. Cooley was injured on the next play and missed the remainder of the game, a 28-17 win for South Carolina.

Southern Nash’s Cooley injured in NC’s Shrine Bowl loss

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Quinton Cooley’s Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas experience lasted exactly two plays from scrimmage Saturday at the 83rd annual postseason all-star game pitting North …
Community Sports
Bill Howard

Sunday hunting? Time to sound off

I grew up in a different time than today. Anyone who has been around for the greater part of four decades or more have. It’s almost like the old story of walking uphill in three feet of snow to …

Keeping ‘Kayaking Kwanza’ in mind

Sometimes life gets in the way of our passions. Since this is an outdoors column, we are going to place outdoors activities such as hunting, fishing, camping and hiking amongst others as our passion. …
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 …