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NC's Rolon Inks With Methodist
LEADING THE WAY. Nash Central lineman Louis Rolon (76) executes a block during a game against SW Edgecombe. (Photo Submitted by Anthony Barham)
NC's Rolon Inks With Methodist

ROCKY MOUNT -- Louis Rolon's love for football was tested when he suffered a knee injury as a junior -- and missed the remainder of the campaign for the Nash Central High School Bulldogs.
But Rolon remained undeterred through the rehab process, which included him missing the entire wrestling season.
When he returned, Rolon was better than ever last fall as a senior and was a key performer on both the offensive and defensive lines.

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BISHOPS MOVE
BROKEN RECORD(S). Zack Foster owns just about every passing record in the history of Southern Nash High School football.
BISHOPS MOVE

STANHOPE -- Given the fact that his father is the long-time successful coach of the Southern Nash High School football team, it was almost a given that Zack Foster would excel on the gridiron when he arrived on the SNHS campus.
But Zack's mother, Kim, is also a teacher, and she stressed academics to Zack from he was a young lad -- until now.
The double emphasis paid off for Foster, who would go on to become Southern Nash's all-time leading passer from his quarterback position.

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Big East wraps up schedule
REGION READY. Nash Central's Joseph Cook will take part in the Class 3-A East Regional Golf Championships next Monday at Reedy Creek GC, which is located in Johnston County.
Big East wraps up schedule

ROCKY MOUNT -- Wilson Fike racked up all of the top honors when the Big East Conference concluded its 2016 boys golf campaign on Monday at Belmont Golf and Country Club.
The Golden Demons not only won the regular season cumulative championship, but also claimed the Big East Player of the Year (Bryson Boyette) and the Coach of the Year (Glenn Jones).

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NCWC plays home finale

ROCKY MOUNT -- North Carolina Wesleyan College's baseball team saw its 2016 season come to an end last Saturday afternoon at Bauer Field, splitting a doubleheader with Ferrum College.
Prior to the opener, the Bishops honored their 12 seniors, as well as NCWC alum Jim Pittman.
Last Saturday's action marked the end of the careers of Justin DiSanto, Ciro Norzagaray, Dillon Moore, Marcus Anderson, Robert Mondoux, James Kornegay, James Lovett, Andrew Franklin, Kaelan Jacobs, Chris Rogerson, Jordan Rogers, and Mike Toreno.

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NCHSAA plans are submitted
NCHSAA plans are submitted

CHAPEL HILL -- The North Carolina High School Athletic Association's 2017-21 realignment plan is one step away from fruition -- and would feature a split between the four Nash County high schools.
Southern Nash, Northern Nash and Rocky Mount would remain in the Class 3-A Big East Conference, which would feature just one change -- Franklinton in and Nash Central out.

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NNHS now in 1st place
SAFE AT THIRD. Northern Nash's Peyton Goodwin (right) slides safely into third base during the Lady Knights' road softball decision last week against Nash Central.
NNHS now in 1st place

ROCKY MOUNT -- Nash Central's Senior Night would prove to be another opportunity for backyard rival Northern Nash to continue its upward trend in the Big East Conference softball standings.
Heading into the final week of the regular season, Northern Nash is currently on a four-game winning streak that has pushed the Lady Knights to second place in the Big East at 6-2.

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Ross claims top award for Canes
Ross claims top award for Canes

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The Myrtle Beach Pelicans held off another ninth inning rally while clinching a series victory with a 4-2 win against the Carolina Mudcats at TicketReturn.Com Field on Sunday night in Myrtle Beach.
Stephen Gaylor was 3-for-4 with a RBI in the loss for Carolina.
The Mudcats (7-11) outhit the Pelicans (10-8) in the game seven to three, but were just 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.

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Wolfpack a winner against the Pirates

RALEIGH -- Evan Mendoza drove in four runs, three coming via a home run, lifting No. 6 North Carolina State University to a 6-1 non-conference baseball win over No. 17 East Carolina Monday night at Doak Field.
With the victory, the Wolfpack improves to 29-11 on the season, while the Pirates fall to 26-15.
Ryan Williamson (7-1) picked up the win allowing one run (earned) on six hits with three walks and two strikeouts in 6.2 innings.

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Mudcats fall on road to Myrtle Beach
Mudcats fall on road to Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The Myrtle Beach Pelicans held off another ninth inning rally while clinching a series victory with a 4-2 win against the Carolina Mudcats at TicketReturn.Com Field on Sunday night in Myrtle Beach.
Stephen Gaylor was 3-for-4 with a RBI in the loss for Carolina.
The Mudcats (7-11) outhit the Pelicans (10-8) in the game seven to three, but were just 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.

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NASH CO. REC UPDATE

NASH COUNTY -- Here are updated scores from the Nash County Parks and Recreation Department's Spring Softball, Baseball and Soccer Seasons:

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Wesleyan salutes stars
Wesleyan salutes stars

ROCKY MOUNT -- The North Carolina Wesleyan College Department of Athletics celebrated the 2015-2016 season by hosting its 51st Annual Awards Ceremony on April 18 in the Garner Lobby of the Dunn Center.
Coaches, staff and student-athletes came together to celebrate the accomplishments of both individuals and teams from this past season.
The night began with a video highlighting the 8th Annual Wesley Awards, which offered a lighthearted take on the season.

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Webb sparks Phils past Yanks

ROCKY MOUNT -- Ayden Webb stroked a key, two-run single in the fifth inning to lead the Hester & Tucker Phillies past the Wesley Men Yankees 8-6 last Wednesday night in RCMT Williamsport Little League action.
Chandler Cockrell tossed two shutout innings on the mound, collected two hits along the way and Jordan Wright came on to shut the door in frames five and six to help the Phils earn their first win of the campaign.

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MARQUISE MAKES HIS DECISION
MARQUISE MAKES HIS DECISION

Southern Nash High School senior basketball standout Marquise Wright recently traveled to Davidson Community College in Lexington to sign a letter-of-intent to join the school's men's basketball program. For more on Wright's signing with DCCC, see next week's edition of The Nashville Graphic.

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