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THE Z-MAN STRIKES AGAIN. Southern Nash High School\'s Zonovan Knight (with ball) picks up more yardage for the Firebirds during last week\'s home foortball victory against the Rocky Mount Gryphons.
BIG WIN IN BIG EAST

STANHOPE -- Eventually, it had to happen.
Despite their season-long dominance on the gridiron, there was destined to come a time when the Southern Nash Firebirds would finally be tested -- and that moment came last Friday against Rocky Mount in the most important Big East Conference contest of the season.

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UPWARD BOUND. Several players, including Franklinton's Seth Davis (20), elevate for possession during last Tuesday's tournament soccer matchup.
SNHS Stymied In Semis

FRANKLINTON -- The Game of the Year in the Big East Conference Boys Soccer Standings came two weeks ago, when host Franklinton edged Southern Nash in a double-overtime thriller with second place in the league at stake.
As fate would have it, the clubs would meet again last Tuesday in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament on the FHS campus.

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GEOFF NEVILLE, Graphic Sportswriter

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SKID CONTINUES

WILSON -- After having to move its football game up one day due to weather, Northern Nash traveled to Fike last Thursday night in hopes of keeping the Golden Demons winless in Big East Conference play.
But because of a rough defensive performance from the Knights that allowed four long touchdowns, Fike was able to knock off Northern by a 40-20 margin.

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CHANCE PUCKETT, Correspondent

Northern second at regionals

RED OAK -- Northern Nash's boys cross country team continued its dominant season last Saturday, finishing runner-up in the 2018 Class 3-A East Regional in Red Oak, securing a spot in the State Championships for the seventh consecutive year.
Along with their seventh consecutive Big East Championship title, the Knights maintained another strong campaign in 2018, and will head to Kernersville this weekend to take on the best 3A teams in the state.

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CHANCE PUCKETT, Correspondent

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Pack baseball sked finalized

RALEIGH -- After guiding North Carolina State University's baseball squad to a 40-win season and top-25 finish in the rankings last year, Wolfpack head coach Elliott Avent announced the program's 2019 schedule Thursday afternoon.
Avent is a Nash County native who prepped at Northern Nash High School.

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Bishops roll to grid conquest

ROCKY MOUNT -- Led by a career day from senior running back Adrian Minondo, the North Carolina Wesleyan College football team rolled to a huge 37-10 win over conference rival Methodist University on Homecoming last Saturday afternoon.
Minondo rushed for a career high of 246 yards and 3 TDs as he almost outgained the entire Methodist offense by himself to help the Bishops improve to 5-2 overall and 4-1 in the conference.

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The Great Finale

NASHVILLE -- Last Saturday was the final day of regular season play for Town of Nashville recreation youth soccer at Glover Park.
It was a cool, dreary morning, making for difficult playing conditions.
The 3-year-olds finished the season out strong.

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County rec hosting winter signups

NASH COUNTY -- Registration for basketball and futsal (indoor soccer) is open until November 15 for the Nash County Parks and Recreation Winter Youth Sports Leagues.
Basketball will be offered for boys and girls ages 4-18 at Nashville Elementary, Coopers Elementary, Spring Hope Elementary and Middlesex Elementary.

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TREMENDOUS TANDEM

Southern Nash running backs (l to r) Quinton Cooley and Zonovan Knight have been exceptional this season for the undefeated Firebirds, who will travel to Franklinton today at 7 p.m. for a Big East Conference gridiron showdown.

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WHAT A NIGHT

Zonovan Knight became Southern Nash's all-time leading rusher last week, piling up 285 yards while helping the Firebirds defeat Big East Conference rival Rocky Mount.

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