RED OAK -- Northern Nash's home boys basketball meeting with North Edgecombe last Wednesday seemed to provide an uphill battle for the Fighting Knights -- until their furious final finish. After taking the lead early, Northern Nash saw the visiting Warriors quickly claw back -- and lead for the majority of the remainder of the non-conference outing.
ROCKY MOUNT -- Nash Central continued its strong 2021-22 boys swimming campaign by taking another first place at the latest pseudo-Big East Conference Meet last Thursday at the Harrison Family YMCA Pool. Big East clubs Rocky Mount, Nash Central, Northern Nash and Southern Nash took part in the event, along with non-league foes SouthWest Edgecombe and Tarboro.
RED OAK -- Has it really been 20 years since Red Oak Middle School began its athletic program? It certainly doesn't feel that way -- until you look at all of the title banners hanging from the ROMS Gymnasium. Red Oak's athletic success has been nothing short of amazing, as evidenced by the only number you need to know.
STANHOPE -- Southern Nash High School's boys basketball program has made significant progress over the past handful of years, but one bugaboo has remained for the Firebirds in Big East Conference action. The perennial powerhouse Rocky Mount Gryphons.
RED OAK -- A capacity crowd was in attendance at Northern Nash High School last Friday for a crucial matchup on the hardwood between the basketball teams at Northern Nash and Southern Nash High. The night was led off by Northern's girls edging Southern by a 44-39 score, pushing the team's Big East Conference record to 3-3 on the season.
DANVILLE, VA. -- The North Carolina Wesleyan College men's basketball team returned to action last Saturday afternoon and fell 75-56 on the road at rival Averett University (Va.) after a long hiatus due to the holiday break and COVID protocols. Averett got off to a strong start, leading 13-4 early before taking a 42-26 halftime edge on 48.5 percent shooting while holding the Bishops to just 30 percent first half shooting.
Northern Nash's Randall King goes up for two points for the Fighting Knights during last Wednesday's home victory against North Edgecombe in non-conference boys basketball action at the NNHS Gymnasium.