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July 01, 2016

During an early-round 3-A state softball playoffs game this spring, Northern Nash coach Greg Tharrington could hear a voice from the nearby bleachers.

“Take her out, coach,” the voice said with certainty.

It wasn’t the first or last time Tharrington received advice from a Knights…


2016 ALL-AREA GIRLS' TRACK & FIELD: Nelms late-season push surprises herself

July 01, 2016

In the minutes before the Nash Central 4x400 relay team checked into the penultimate race of a long state championship meet, there was still discussions going on about who would run the crucial anchor leg.

Everyone had a general idea of which leg they wanted to run, leaving Michaela Nelms as the…


Pitching woes doom Coleman-Pitt against Garner

June 30, 2016

Coleman-Pitt Post 58 has used its pitching depth has the source of its success this season.

It didn’t work out nearly as well Thursday night against the three-time defending Area 1 champions.

Post 58 was swept in a doubleheader by the Garner Nationals, falling 9-1 in the first game and 7-0 in…


2016 ALL-AREA BOYS' TRACK & FIELD: Thompson stays in the present while list of accolades grows

June 29, 2016

If Nadir Thompson is feeling any pressure as the best two-sport athlete in Eastern North Carolina, he certainly isn’t showing it.

After Thompson won the NCHSAA 3-A state championship in the 200 meter dash at N.C. A&T, Southern Nash coach Brian Batchelor put his arm around the Firebirds…