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Southern Nash junior varsity baseball head coach Kwamaine Battle watches the action during a game this season. Battle, a 2007 graduate of Southern Nash, will lead the Firebirds varsity baseball program next season as he succeeds Todd Brewer, who held the job for the past eight seasons.

Battle takes over Firebirds baseball

By Paul Durham
| June 24, 2022

Football has played a big part of Kwamaine Battle's life, taking him from Southern Nash High to Virg...

Southern Nash freshman Anna Dickinson was named the 2022 NCHSAA 2-A/3-A Big East Conference Pitcher of the Year.

Dickinson wins Big East Pitcher of the Year; Ladybirds well represented on all-conference team

By Andrew Schnittker
| June 23, 2022

The 2022 spring softball season was the first season of Southern Nash pitcher/third baseman Anna Dic...

SouthWest Edgecombe graduate Jake Fuller, front, is committed to play baseball at Louisburg College. Pictured behind him, from left, are SouthWest Edgecombe head football coach Carter Varnell, baseball head coach Spiers Miller and Bobby Hawkins.

SouthWest Edgecombe’s Fuller heads to Louisburg College

By Andrew Schnittker
| June 21, 2022

As he began his high school baseball career at SouthWest Edgecombe High, Jake Fuller started to drea...

Fike High senior Tristan Little fires a pitch during a game against North Johnston in the Golden Leaf Invitational tournament April 16 at Fleming Stadium. Little was named to the N.C. Baseball Coaches Association 3-A all-state team.

Fike's Little, SN's High among area all-state selections

By Paul Durham
| June 17, 2022

Tristan Little worked hard to become Fike High's No. 1 pitcher by his senior season this spring. Sou...

Southern Nash’s Keegan Wallace runs to third base during an NCHSAA 3-A playoff game May 10 at Fike. Wallace was one of four Firebirds to be named to the 2-A/3-A Big East Conference all-conference team along with junior Landen Baker, senior A.J. High and sophomore Blake Strickland.

Firebirds' Baker dominates Big East honors

From staff reports
| June 17, 2022

Landen Baker dominated the 2-A/3-A Big East Conference baseball awards like the Southern Nash High j...

Southern Nash junior Landen Baker pitches the ball during an NCHSAA 3-A playoff game at Fike on May 10. Baker was named the N.C. Baseball Coaches Association 3-A Player of the Year after sweeping the top honors in the 2-A/3-A Big East Conference.

SN's Baker takes the cake: Firebirds star named top 3-A player by NCBCA

By Paul Durham
| June 17, 2022

Landen Baker had a tough decision to make about his athletic career as he approached his junior year...

Southern Nash’s Raul Nunez will play college soccer at Louisburg College. Contributed Photo

Southern Nash's Nunez headed to Louisburg College

By Andrew Schnittker
| June 10, 2022

Southern Nash High senior Raul Nunez has dreams of playing professional soccer.  He knows the best n...

Southern Nash senior Antonio Woodard (31) goes for a tackle during a home loss to Northern Nash. Woodard is committed to play football at Barton College.

Southern Nash’s Woodard headed to Barton

By Andrew Schnittker
| May 31, 2022

Though he has only played football through high school, Southern Nash High senior has long dreamed o...

Southern Nash's Leslie Alonso (13) and Croatan's Kaygan Forsythe (4) battle for possession during an NCHSAA third round playoff game.

Ladybirds fall just short in season-ending loss

By Andrew Schnittker
| May 25, 2022

STANHOPE — The phrase “game of inches” is often a tired sports cliche, but, for the Southern Nash Hi...

Hunt, Southern Nash playoff games moved to Tuesday

From staff reports
| May 23, 2022

The Hunt High girls soccer team's NCHSAA 3-A third round playoff game against Currituck County, prev...

Southern Nash's Justin Braswell hands the baton to Mitchell Jones in the 4x100 meter relay at the NCHSAA 3-A Track and Field State Championships in Greensboro.

TRACK AND FIELD ROUNDUP: Firebirds secure three all-state finishes

From staff reports
| May 25, 2022

GREENSBORO – As he gathered a group of 16 performers, the largest he would ever take to the NCHSAA 3...

Southern Nash High senior Zyshone White, front center, was surrounded by family members as he signed a National Letter of Intent to join the track and field program at University of Mount Olive during a ceremony at Southern Nash last week. Joining White were, front from left, his mother, Trudy White and younger brother, L.J. White. Back row: Southern Nash athletic director Robbie Kennedy, father and Firebirds assistant coach Lovelle White, Southern Nash principal Hugh Scott and Firebirds head coach Sterling Leonard.

Firebirds’ White to run, jump at Mount Olive

By Paul Durham
| May 20, 2022

For three years, Zyshone White managed to tack onto his busy schedule a few appearances with the Sou...

Ladybirds outlast rain, Red Rams in playoff debut

From staff reports
| May 17, 2022

STANHOPE — After suffering its first loss of the season in the 2-A/3-A Big East Conference tournamen...

Southern Nash coaches Lovelle White and Sterling Leonard, front, and athletes demonstrate that the Firebirds were No. 1 in the NCHSAA 3-A Mideast Regional championship meet Friday at Franklinton High.

Firebirds add 3-A Mideast Regional title

From staff reports
| May 16, 2022

FRANKLINTON - The 2021-22 Southern Nash High boys track and field team continues to carve out its ow...

Ladybirds suffer first loss in Big East final

From staff reports
| May 12, 2022

STANHOPE — It took all season but the Southern Nash High girls soccer team finally lost a match. The...

Fike catcher Noah Joyner tags out Southern Nash’s Keegan Wallace (10) on a play at the plate during Tuesday’s NCHSAA 3-A first-round playoff game at Gilbert Ferrell Field.

Demons fend off Firebirds in 3-A opener

By Tom Ham
| May 11, 2022

Sophomore second baseman Jake Flowers’ two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning bro...

Sometimes you go weeks without getting a bite and sometimes you end up catching fish two at a time, like these two brook trout caught and released at the North Mills River in Henderson County.

Be thankful whether they’re biting or not

By Paul Durham
| April 30, 2022

You know, one of the best things about fishing is that anybody — even me — can have a great day catc...

Southern Nash’s Landen Baker celebrates during a win over Nash Central.

Record-tying performance part of stellar season for Southern Nash slugger

By Andrew Schnittker
| April 24, 2022

A recent viral video circulating across various social media platforms showed Zak Whalin, a baseball...

AREA ROUNDUP: Ladybirds sweep Greene Central in nonconference twinbill

From staff reports
| April 22, 2022

STANHOPE — A week off for spring break did little to slow the roll of the Southern Nash varsity soft...

Barton junior AnnaKate Gilchrist, shown during a game earlier this season at Jeffries Field, had an RBI triple in the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader at UNC Pembroke.

BC softball swept at Pembroke

From staff reports
| April 20, 2022

PEMBROKE – Barton College was swept in a softball doubleheader for the first time all season, fallin...


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