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Central Opens With A Setback
DESHAN DOES IN THE BULLDOGS. Tarboro’s Deshan Farmer (right) had a strong game on the ground as the Vikings defeated Nash Central last Friday night in Edgecombe County. Central will host Kinston HS today at The Dawg Pound.
Central Opens With A Setback

ROCKY MOUNT -- Following an opening-night loss to Tarboro, the challenge won’t get any easier this week for the Nash Central High School football squad.
Central, coached by Kevin Crudup, will entertain the Kinston Vikings today at The Dawg Pound on the NCHS campus. The event will be staged on Thursday due to the pending Labor Day Weekend.

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FOURTH AMENDMENT
HERE’S THE PITCH. Southern Nash High School quarterback Zack Foster (right) sends the ball to running back Grant Jones during last Friday night’s road triumph against rival SouthWest Edgecombe.
FOURTH AMENDMENT

PINETOPS -- During his tenure at Southern Nash, Brian Foster has never been one to shy away from taking a chance.
That philosophy paid off last Friday night as Foster’s Firebirds rolled the dice and were rewarded during a 33-16 triumph at long-time rival SouthWest Edgecombe in the regular season opener for both squads.
The Birds converted on a quartet of fourth-down chances, including a 26-yard burst from Demetris Perry for a touchdown to cap Southern’s initial drive of the 2014 campaign.

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Northern Nash rallies past Pirates, 24-20

RED OAK -- It took one full calendar year, but the Northern Nash Knights were finally able to secure a payback football victory against Corinth Holders.
Last season, Northern opened with a down-to-the-wire loss against the Pirates on the road in Randy Raper’s first game in charge of the Knights’ gridiron program.

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Northern back on the court
Northern back on the court

RED OAK -- Northern Nash High School had a tough test during its volleyball season opener last Tuesday as the Lady Knights tangled with perennial state powerhouse D.H. Conley out of Pitt County.
Conley was able to secure a 25-6, 25-21 and 25-10 triumph in the non-conference matchup.
Susie Sykes had two kills for Northern Nash, while Kiana Thomas contributed eight blocks.

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NC TAKES THE CHALLENGE
NC TAKES THE CHALLENGE

TAKING THE CHALLENGE. Several drenched members of the Nash Central High School family took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge last week to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). In the above photo, Nash Central Principal Gail Powers gets dunked

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Mudcats close out road sweep
Mudcats close out road sweep

WINSTON-SALEM -- Jerrud Sabourin singled home Yhoxian Medina in the 12th inning for his third RBI of the night and the Carolina Mudcats beat the Winston-Salem Dash 6-5 on Monday night at BB&T Ballpark in a Class A Carolina League baseball showdown.
The Mudcats (31-31, 60-69) became the first visiting club to sweep a four-game set from the Dash (28-35, 58-74) in the Triad since BB&T Ballpark opened in 2010.

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Co. Line Raceway beats weather

ELM CITY -- With impending weather in the area, everyone was anxious and the track staff took control and went into hurry-up mode during last Saturday’s action at County Line Raceway.
Fitting in 5 divisions of racing in would be a challenge, but the County Line Raceway staff would do its best to move the show along, and the drivers would put on a great show.

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Mudcats’ player claims award

ZEBULON -- Less than 24 hours after catapulting the Carolina Mudcats to a 7-5 win over the Winston-Salem Dash with a ninth inning home run, outfielder Torsten Boss was named the Hitter of the Week for the Carolina League. The award is for the week of August 18-24.
Boss, 23, hit .467 (7-15) in four games this past week.

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NCWC squads earn rankings
NCWC squads earn rankings

FAYETTEVILLE -- The USA South Athletic Conference has released its 2014 fall sport preseason coaches polls for volleyball, soccer and cross country. 
North Carolina Wesleyan College’s volleyball squad received a 5th-place billing in the league’s North Division, while men’s soccer was also tabbed 5th, women’s soccer 9th and cross country 10th in their respective polls.

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APPRECIATION PLAQUE, PART ONE
APPRECIATION PLAQUE, PART ONE

Members of the Nash Central Middle School Athletic Department present an appreciation plaque to Pepsi Sales Manager Hank Evans (third from right). Also pictured are Nash Central Middle’s (l to r) Matt Lancaster, Minnie White, Principal Marquis Spell, Kevin Leonard and Mark Wooten.

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APPRECIATION PLAQUE, PART TWO
APPRECIATION PLAQUE, PART TWO

Members of the Nash Central Middle School Athletic Department present an appreciation plaque to the Town of Nashville Fire Department. Pictured are (l to r) NC’s Mark Wooten, Minnie White and Matt Lancaster; NC Principal Marquis Spell; Nashville Fire Department’s Scott Whitford (Captain), Tracey Wood and Lee Coppedge and NC’s Kevin Leonard.

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NOWHERE TO GO
NOWHERE TO GO

Southern Nash’s defense did a good job last Friday night of limiting SouthWest Edgecombe’s potent offense during a road victory in Pinetops. The Firebirds will be away from home again today for a showdown against rival Wilson Beddingfield.

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