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Ladybirds claim pair of tri-matches

Posted on September 13, 2021

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BUNN — In the first tri-match of the 2-A/3-A Big East Conference, Southern Nash rolled to an impressive 45-stroke victory Sept. 8 in a nine-hole match at the River Golf Club. The Ladybirds came in with a team score of 135, followed by Franklinton (180) and Northern Nash (183).

Samantha Puckett was the medalist with a round of 43 while Mackenzie Gamble and Tabatha Tomaszewski turned in scores of 46 each.

In a Sept. 7 tuneup against the same two teams, Southern Nash won with a a team score of 131 to 162 for Franklinton and 182 for Northern Nash at Brevofield Golf Links in Wake Forest.

Gamble’s 39 led the Ladybirds, while Puckett (43) and Jasmine Horrigan (49) had Southern Nash’s other counting scores.

Southern Nash teams make conference debut

ROCKY MOUNT — The Southern Nash boys team placed third while the Ladybirds were fourth as the 2-A/3-A Big East Conference held its first meet of the season Sept. 8 at Rocky Mount High.

The Firebirds’ top finisher was Eric Braxton in sixth place while Jadiza Jimenez was fifth overall to lead the girls. The other top runners for the Southern Nash boys were Bryson Rackley, Trevon Baker, Owen Ordess and Mauricio Romero, while Leslie Alonso, Miriam Salazar, Grayson Deans and Jessica Garcia rounded out the Ladybirds competitors.

The teams are back in action this Wednesday at Bunn High.

Firebirds extend unbeaten streak to 7

The Southern Nash High varsity boys soccer team opened 2-A/3-A Big East Conference play on a winning note and pushed its unbeaten streak to seven matches with a win and a tie.

Following a scoreless draw with Knightdale on Sept. 2, the Firebirds began league play Sept. 7 with a 7-0 whipping of Nash Central.

In moving to 6-2-1 overall, Southern Nash, a 3-A member of the split league, picked up goals from senior Jared Gonzalez, senior Raul Nunez, junior Jonathan Robles, Izzy Leon and Gee Juarez.

Providing assists were Raul Nunez, sophomore Jose Nunez, sophomore Frank Gonzalez and junior Samuel Wheaton.

Versus Knightdale, freshman goalkeeper Alex Benitez collected three saves to help preserve the scoreless draw.

Ladybirds handed first loss at Rocky Mount

ROCKY MOUNT — A four-match unbeaten streak to open the season for the Southern Nash High girls tennis team was short-circuited Sept. 7 with a 9-0 loss to Big East 2-A/3-A foe Rocky Mount.

Further details were unavailable as the Ladybirds fell to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in conference play.

Ladybirds stay winless, fall to Louisburg

Win No. 1 of the 2021 season still awaited the Southern Nash High varsity volleyball team after the Ladybirds were halted by visiting Louisburg in a 25-16, 25-11, 25-7 verdict on Sept. 7.

Southern Nash fell to 0-5 overall and 0-3 within the 2-A/3-A Big East Conference.

Sophomore middle blocker Tabatha Tomaszewski had a pair of blocks for Southern Nash as sophomore Taylor Keen contributed a pair of kills.

Louisburg remained unbeaten in Big East play at 3-0 and sat at 6-1 overall.

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Southern Nash’s Sammy Gandy (6) runs with the ball during the first half of Friday’s game against Roanoke Rapids. Gandy ran for 184 yards and two touchdowns as the Firebirds improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the 2-A/3-A Big East Conference with a 56-14 victory.

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