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Giveaways doom Firebirds in loss at Wakefield

From staff reports
| February 26, 2021

RALEIGH — No matter the offender, habitual turnovers have the ability to cause great harm to a footb...

Jackson Vick, running the ball for Southern Nash during a September 2019 game at South Granville, is the Firebirds' top returning rusher this season.

SOUTHERN NASH SEASON PREVIEW

Firebirds look to climb mountain again

By Paul Durham
| February 26, 2021

The last time Southern Nash players walked off a field after a game, it wasn’t just any game or any ...

SOUTHERN NASH ROUNDUP

Firebirds defeat Franklinton, but miss playoffs

From staff reports
| February 22, 2021

FRANKLINTON — Four players finished in double figures for the Southern Nash High varsity boys basket...

Southern Nash runs a play against Eastern Alamance in a December 2019 playoff game. With COVID-19 limiting the number of media personnel who can attend games this season, Nash County Public Schools is only permitting its streaming partner, Tar River Sports, to cover games this season, which doesn’t sit well with WHIG-TV, a Rocky Mount community station that has aired taped-delay broadcasts of Nash County high school football games for nearly two decades.

WHIG-TV, Nash schools at odds over football coverage

By Paul Durham
| February 4, 2021

The rights of media to cover high school sports is at the center of a dispute between WHIG-TV, a com...

N.C. Wesleyan College's planned Vernon T. Bradley Jr. Sports Stadium is shown in an artist rendering.

NC Wesleyan raising funds for stadium

For The Enterprise
| February 4, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — North Carolina Wesleyan College recently secured nearly $2 million in donor funds to k...

Hunt's J'Nahjae Carmon (11) tries to get past Southern Nash's Jordan Vick off the dribble during Tuesday's game at Hunt. The Warriors won 58-46.

Firebirds fall to Hunt in Big East opener

By Jimmy Lewis
| January 29, 2021

WILSON — For a team with just one practice to its name in over a week, the Hunt High varsity boys ba...

Southern Nash's Jermia Walker (4) dribbles around the defense of Hunt's Kennedi Smith during the first half of Tuesday's game at Hunt. Walker had 17 points, but Southern Nash remained winless with a 55-28 setback.

Lady Warriors thump Ladybirds 55-28

By Jimmy Lewis
| January 29, 2021

WILSON — If the best things in life are free, then the Hunt High varsity girls basketball team took ...

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

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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.

HIGH SCHOOL SEASON PREVIEW

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...

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Giveaways doom Firebirds in loss at Wakefield

From staff reports
| February 26, 2021

RALEIGH — No matter the offender, habitual turnovers have the ability to cause great harm to a footb...

Jackson Vick, running the ball for Southern Nash during a September 2019 game at South Granville, is the Firebirds' top returning rusher this season.

SOUTHERN NASH SEASON PREVIEW

Firebirds look to climb mountain again

By Paul Durham
| February 26, 2021

The last time Southern Nash players walked off a field after a game, it wasn’t just any game or any ...

SOUTHERN NASH ROUNDUP

Firebirds defeat Franklinton, but miss playoffs

From staff reports
| February 22, 2021

FRANKLINTON — Four players finished in double figures for the Southern Nash High varsity boys basket...

Hunt's J'Nahjae Carmon (11) tries to get past Southern Nash's Jordan Vick off the dribble during Tuesday's game at Hunt. The Warriors won 58-46.

Firebirds fall to Hunt in Big East opener

By Jimmy Lewis
| January 29, 2021

WILSON — For a team with just one practice to its name in over a week, the Hunt High varsity boys ba...

Southern Nash's Jermia Walker (4) dribbles around the defense of Hunt's Kennedi Smith during the first half of Tuesday's game at Hunt. Walker had 17 points, but Southern Nash remained winless with a 55-28 setback.

Lady Warriors thump Ladybirds 55-28

By Jimmy Lewis
| January 29, 2021

WILSON — If the best things in life are free, then the Hunt High varsity girls basketball team took ...

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.

HIGH SCHOOL SEASON PREVIEW

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...

North Johnston's Lanie Croft (16) looks to hit over the defense of Southern Nash's Tabatha Tomaszewski (7) during Monday's match at North Johnston. North Johnston won 3-0. Jimmy Lewis | Times

Lady Panthers sweep interstellar clash from Ladybirds

By Jimmy Lewis
| December 23, 2020

KENLY — Varsity volleyball teams from North Johnston High and Southern Nash conspired to commit an a...

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...

Fike's Kendall Harris (10) attempts to get a set up during Monday's 3-A Big East Conference match against Southern Nash. Fike won in four sets. Jimmy Lewis | Restoration NewsMedia

Ladybirds fall to Lady Demons in 4 sets

By Jimmy Lewis
| December 9, 2020

Perhaps the first set came a bit too easy for the Fike High varsity volleyball team Monday night and...

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

| March 18, 2020

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 …

Peppers to join NC Sports Hall of Fame

| January 28, 2020

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 …

Ladybirds get 3rd Big East win

| January 28, 2020

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 …

Firebirds’ Cooley named to AP all-state team

| January 28, 2020

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 …