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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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
Football has consumed much of Quinton Cooley’s life for the past four months, but it’s going to be a big part of the Southern Nash High senior’s life for the next four … more
STANHOPE — Izaiah Walker-Warren’s collegiate destination was cemented well before the senior put on a display for the Southern Nash High football  annals in last week’s North … more
STANHOPE — Traditionally, height has been an attribute that has been in short supply for basketball teams from Southern Nash High. That doesn’t figure to change as the 2019-20 season … more
With the game still very much up for grabs and a dangerous Eastern Alamance offense just itching to get the ball back, Southern Nash put the football in the safest possible place — in the hands of … more
STANHOPE — For a few scary moments Friday at Firebird Stadium, one could have heard the proverbial pin drop. A hush fell over the capacity crowd as Southern Nash head coach Brian Foster lay on … more
As Southern Nash prepares for its first North Carolina High School Athletic Association football regional final in 10 years, the 2019 Firebirds might find some inspiration from the 2009 team that … more
STANHOPE — Brian Foster detests repeat games against 3-A Big East Conference opponents in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association football postseason. Add Friday’s … more
STANHOPE — Southern Nash showed that it’s more than just a big-play offensive football team as the Firebirds defense shut down E.E. Smith of Fayetteville 38-6 in the first round of the … more
For four teams in The Wilson Times readership area, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association football playoffs are arriving early. With heavy rain in the forecast for Friday, four games … more
Southern Nash climbed to its highest spot yet in The Associated Press high school football 3-A rankings for North Carolina as the Firebirds finished No. 2 in the last poll of the season while … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
STANHOPE — Playing at home for the first time in almost a month, Southern Nash rode yet another big performance by senior Quinton Cooley to a 55-23 varsity football win against Northern Nash on … more
Representatives from Big East Conference champion Hunt, runner-up Southern Nash and third-place Fike, along with Franklinton sophomore Sarah Kenny, will compete in the North Carolina High School … more
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