KENLY - Five months ago, the Nash Central Bulldogs traveled to North Johnston for a football game that saw NCHS put together one of its finest offensive performances of the Spring 2021 campaign. It was almost as if the Bulldogs had never left.
BUNN -- Coming into Tuesday's Big East Conference volleyball showdown at Bunn, Nash Central had yet to lose a match -- and had dropped only two sets -- during its prolific start to the 2021 season. But things were about to get interesting for the Lady Bulldogs beginning Tuesday as they were set to begin a 48-hour gauntlet featuring key Big East matches against long-time Franklin County powers Bunn and Louisburg.
STANHOPE -- The Southern Nash Firebirds improved to 3-0 with a 51-26 win at home last Friday over the South Granville Vikings, who dropped to 1-3. It appeared the Birds would start really well with a 66-yard return for Leo Jones to start the game and give Southern Nash the ball inside the Vikings' 10-yard line, but a fumble on third down and goal ended those hopes.
ROCKY MOUNT -- Nash Central High School's boys soccer program experienced a COVID hiatus early in the season -- and the Bulldogs have been trying to play catch-up ever since in the always-competitive Big East Conference. Central opened its slate in August with a loss to former Eastern Plains Conference rival North Pitt, and then had to sit out for two weeks due to COVID.
ZEBULON -- Carolina's Noah Campbell drove in two runs with a two-run double in the first, but the Down East Wood Ducks went on to score five unanswered runs the rest of the way while defeating the Mudcats 5-2 in Carolina's 2021 home finale on Sunday afternoon at Five County Stadium. Carolina (65-49) led 2-0 after getting Campbell's RBI double in the first, but the Wood Ducks (68-46) went on to tie the score with a two-run home run from Randy Florentino in the second stanza of action.
ROCKY MOUNT -- The North Carolina Wesleyan College football team lost its lead late and fell 30-21 to Shenandoah University at home Slast aturday afternoon on another beautiful day at the Vernon T. Bradley Football Complex on the NCWC campus. Wesleyan got off to a terrific start, marching right down the field on their opening drive to score on a 34-yard touchdown pass from QB Storm Yarbrough to WR Trey Blackwell that completed a 7-play, 71-yard drive in just 3:13.