NASHVILLE - Not even Mother Nature could stop Nash Rec's inexorable match through the Nash-Halifax Swim League regular season schedule last Thursday. Despite a pair of weather delays, Nash Rec was able to complete its home meet against Westridge -- and remain undefeated in the team standings in the league. With one meet remaining in the regular season, the Sharks are a perfect 5-0 after topping Westridge by a convincing 526-215 margin at the NRST Pool. Nash Rec will put its perfect record at stake today in the regular season finale at Roanoke Valley -- the team that was edged by the Sharks by just a few points two weeks ago.
NASHVILLE -- Strange as it may sound, but summer is almost over -- as evidenced by the fact that Birchwood Country Club hosted its regular season home finale on Thursday at the BCC Pool in Nashville. The Barracudas tangled with Nash-Halifax Swim League opponent Roanoke Valley and put up a respectable performance before being defeated by a 492-239 margin in the closing team standings.
LOUISBURG -- During his effective tenure as Louisburg College's women's soccer coach, Andy Stokes has worked hard to build a strong local recruiting base. For Stokes, that base stretches into Nash County -- and it's a strategy that continues to pay dividends for his Lady Hurricanes' program. Former Nash Central High School star Abigail Ross enjoyed a solid two-year career in net for Louisburg College -- and was tabbed as the Region X Keeper of the Year on both occasions.
ROCKY MOUNT -- Since 1999, North Carolina Wesleyan College has honored 64 former athletes, administrators, and coaches by enshrining them in its Hall of Fame. These individuals have created a higher standard for Bishop athletics and were selected based on their outstanding accomplishments. This year's class meets these same standards and will comprise the 18th group of honorees.
ZEBULON -- Braxton Davidson hit a grand slam and Sal Giardina hit a two-run home run in a six-run Carolina sixth inning and the Mudcats won game two of Sunday's doubleheader against the Frederick Keys 7-5 at Five County Stadium in a Class A Carolina League baseball showdown. Davidson's grand slam in the sixth gave the Mudcats (38-55, 9-14) their first lead of the game at 5-3 and was the first grand slam of his professional career. It was also Carolina's first grand slam of the season and Davidson's team-best ninth home run.
ANOTHER VICTORY. Nash Rec defeated Westridge last Thursday, and among the participants for the host Sharks were (above) Jacob Joyner. Nash Rec will be on the road today for a key meeting with the Roanoke Valley Swim Team.
ANOTHER VICTORY. Nash Rec defeated Westridge last Thursday, and among the participants for the host Sharks were (above) Graham Williams. Nash Rec will be on the road today for a key meeting with the Roanoke Valley Swim Team.