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N.C. State running back Zonovan Knight is shown carrying the ball in an image from the university’s athletic department. Knight has announced plans to declare for the NFL draft in the spring.

Firebirds star Knight leaving NC State early

From staff reports
| January 2, 2022

Zonovan Knight graduated early from Southern Nash High three years ago to enroll at North Carolina S...

Southern Nash’s Sammy Gandy (6) tries to stiff-arm Northern Nash linebacker Carson Jenkins during an Oct. 22 game at Southern Nash. Gandy was named 2-A/3-A Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Year, while Jenkins earned the Defensive Player of the Year honor.


Gandy takes top conference offensive honor

From staff reports
| December 6, 2021

For Southern Nash High senior Sammy Gandy, timing was everything when it came to impressing 2-A/3-A ...

Southern Nash’s Jared Gonzalez (10) manuevers with the ball around a Bunn defender during a Sept. 15 game at Southern Nash. Gonzalez was selected Offensive Player of the Year by 2-A/3-A Big East Conference coaches.


Gonzalez named Offensive Player of the Year

From staff reports
| December 6, 2021

Southern Nash senior forward Jared Gonzalez was saluted by league boys soccer coaches as the 2-A/3-A...

Southern Nash’s Jackson Vick drives to the basket during a Jan. 26 game at Hunt. Vick is one of four returning starters for the Firebirds.


Big season could await Firebirds while Ladybirds put it back together

By Paul Durham
| November 23, 2021

While the presence of vaunted sophomore Jordan Vick on the roster bodes for a high-profile season fo...

Southern Nash's Alexa Daniel recently signed to play softball at Meredith College.


Daniel signs with Meredith softball

By Andrew Schnittker
| November 21, 2021

Playing college softball has long been a dream for Alexa Daniel, a three-year player for Southern Na...

Sammy Gandy, shown here fighting through contact in Southern Nash's Oct. 22 showdown with Northern Nash, led the Firebirds with 181 yards and three touchdowns in Friday's 42-24 road loss to Lee County.


Lee Co. ends Firebirds’ playoff run

From staff reports
| November 13, 2021

SANFORD — Within a short span of game time during the second half of Friday’s North Carolina High Sc...

Southern Nash senior Jackson Vick (26) runs with the ball during Friday’s NCHSAA 3-A first-round playoff win against Jacksonville White Oak at Southern Nash. Vick scored three touchdowns in the Firebirds’ 49-6 win.


Firebirds roll White Oak, 49-6

From staff reports
| November 7, 2021

Senior Jackson Vick scored three touchdowns as Southern Nash waltzed into the second round of the No...

John Stone of Pinehurst broke the state’s channel catfish record on Sept. 22 with a fish weighing in at 23 pounds, 5 ounces.


Angler breaks Rocky Mount man’s channel catfish record

For The Enterprise
| January 20, 2021

It took 50 years and one ounce to break the state record for a channel catfish, but John Stone of Pi...

Southern Nash's Chason Royal, driving to the basket against Hunt's TiQuez Taylor during a February  game at Hunt, returns as leader of the Firebirds backcourt for the 2021 season.


Southern Nash hoops teams optimistic, but now face longer wait

By Jimmy Lewis
| January 6, 2021

When basketball teams from Southern Nash High take the floor this season, they will do so with a sch...

Southern Nash head coach Melanie Hicks gives timeout instructions to her Ladybirds, including Taylor Bailey (2) and Hannah Carpenter (4) during Monday's  home match against Hunt. The Ladybirds lost in three sets to fall to 3-4, all in Big East play.

Ladybirds fall to Lady Warriors at home

By Jimmy Lewis
| December 17, 2020

A season defined by adaption around COVID-19 protocols hasn’t caused the Hunt High varsity volleybal...

Southern Nash faces NCHSAA conference shift

From staff reports
| December 15, 2020

Things will look a bit different for the Firebirds next year. If a draft of the new North Carolina ...

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