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Southern Nash Roundup: Ladybirds blank Nash Central in final March game

ROCKY MOUNT — With a shutdown of all sports imminent due to the threat of an outbreak of the coronavirus, varsity girls soccer teams from Nash Central and Southern Nash moved their scheduled game …
Student-athlete of the week

Jason Bland

Jason Bland

Jason Bland pitches baseball, plays football and runs track for the Firebirds at Southern Nash High School. He is the Farris & Thomas Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Jason, a Spring …

School Sports

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 …
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 …
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 …