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One last high school memory: All-star experience trumps loss for East team

East All-Star Darius Edmundson (23) of Southern Nash dribbles against Bryson Childress of the West All-Stars during Monday's NCCA East-West All-Star boys basketball game in the Greensboro Coliseum.
GREENSBORO — Despite losing by 39 points, the East boys basketball team walked away from the 71st North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game smiling Monday night. “We told …
Student-athlete of the week

Matt Foster

Matt Foster

Matt Foster is a member of the Firebirds varsity track team and the Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Foster helped Southern Nash secure a second=place finish in the Big East …

School Sports

Firebirds roll to open season

STANHOPE — If there was any doubt as to whether or not Southern Nash High senior running back Quinton Cooley was prepared to become the feature back for the Firebirds this season, consider …

Mudcats drop last 2 of series vs. Dash

WINSTON-SALEM — Despite hitting a pair of late home runs, the Carolina Mudcats fell 7-5 to the Winston-Salem Dash in Sunday’s Advanced-A Carolina League series finale at BB&T Park. The …
Southern Nash players learn to stay low as they work on a conditioning drill during Friday morning’s practice at the school. Paul Durham | The Wilson Times

Firebirds feeling good on first days

BAILEY — Much cooler temperatures and a slight breeze greeted prospective Southern Nash High football players on the second of six mandatory conditioning practices Friday morning, making for a good …
Community Sports
Bill Howard

Investing in the future

Not long ago I was in Des Moines, Iowa for a commercial photoshoot. Driving to the location, I noticed a little park and knew immediately I wanted to stop there once the shoot was over for the …
Bill Howard

Tales from a catfish

Maybe 35 years ago, my family took a short vacation toward the coast of North Carolina. I was allowed to take one of my friends, who happened to be one who accompanied me on many of these types of …
Pro Sports

Mudcats falter, drop series to Salem

ZEBULON — After a modest three-game winning streak, the Carolina Mudcats’ offense deserted them again in back-to-back Advanced-A Carolina League losses to the Salem Red Sox over the …