SMILEY FACE. Southern Nash's Chris 'Smiley' Lazarte (left) eyes a wrestler from Eastern Wayne during last Saturday's mat action at the Firebird Duals Tournament at the SNHS Gymnasium in Stanhope.
STANHOPE -- Southern Nash's annual Thomas Cowles Duals Wrestling Tournament always features an impressive field -- but this year might rank among the deepest group of squads ever on display at the SNHS Gymnasium.
Class 1-A powerhouse Rosewood made an appearance and finished as the team champion at the tournament, which features a dual format.
But there were plenty of other talented squads in attendance, including the likes of Wake County Class 4-A titans Millbrook, Leesville Road and Middle Creek, along with a touted Farmville Central contingent.