STANHOPE -- Brian Foster is proud of the numbers his children, Zack and Matt, have put up during their student-athlete careers at Southern Nash High School. As the head coach for the Firebirds, Brian Foster is always linked first to the accomplishments Zack and Matt achieved as successful starting quarterbacks for SNHS. But the number Coach Foster is proudest of its both of his kids' lofty grade-point averages -- each of which went well over the 4.0 level.
RED OAK - And the band plays on at Red Oak Middle School. That's a good thing to Red Oak fifth-year boys basketball coach Kristian Cox, who relishes the game-day experience at the ROMS Gymnasium. In a time where community-oriented events are becoming less commonplace, Cox cherishes the basketball 'family' that has been built at Red Oak through the years.
RED OAK -- Northern Nash High School's boys track and field dominance in the Big East Conference is continuing this season -- and was on display during the recent league indoor championships. Northern Nash, coached by Jeff Dodrill, rolled to first place in the boys standings with 181 points during the recent event at the Franklinton High School Football Field.
ROCKY MOUNT -- Nash Central rolled through the competition during the recent Eastern Plains Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at The Dawg Pound on the NCHS campus. Central's boys compiled a whopping 199 points to easily outdistance runner-up Farmville Central (124 tallies).
ROCKY MOUNT -- As always, a sold-out crowd piled into the gymnasium at Northern Nash for a Big East Conference basketball matchup between the Knights and archrival Rocky Mount High School last Friday night. After the junior varsity teams cleared the floor, both of which were wins for Northern Nash that clinched the Big East Championship, it was time for a heavily anticipated contest between the Lady Gryphons and Lady Knights.
RALEIGH - Head coach Elliott Avent reached another milestone in his career last Friday afternoon, as he picked up his 1,100th career win to start his 24th season at the helm of the North Carolina State University Wolfpack baseball squad.. The victory came thanks to a 4-0 shutout win over James Madison on opening day.
ROCKY MOUNT -- The 11th Annual H. Earl Coley Golf Classic is slated for May 22 at the picturesque Belmont Lake Golf Club. All proceeds will benefit the O.D. Moore Scholarship Foundation, which presents college scholarships to graduating high school students. A four-person scramble format will be utilized.
RED OAK -- For the first time in Northern Nash's long-running athletic history, the Knights' girls wrestling program ended their season by having a wrestler crowned as an Individual State Champion. Sophomore Sidney Sullivan defeated four opponents en route to her individual State Championship, coming in the NCHSAA Women's Wrestling Invitational held at Carolina Courts in Concord.
ROCKY MOUNT -- The North Carolina Wesleyan College baseball team stormed back in the 7th inning with 4 runs to steal a 4-3 home win against Virginia Wesleyan in Rocky Mount last Wednesday. VWU struck first with a leadoff solo home run in the top of the first off Bishop starter Galen Beaver.