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JoCo Hall of Fame inducts four in 2019 class

Members of the 2019 Johnston County Athletics Hall of Fame class pictured from left are Brian Honeycutt of South Johnston, Phil Lee's wife Margaret and daughter Becca, Johnny Dutch and Reggie Barnes.
WENDELL — On Saturday over 100 individuals got together at Corinth Holders High to celebrate the athletic excellence and legacy of Smithfield-Selma’s Reggie Barnes, Clayton’s Johnny Dutch, …
School Sports

Area Calendar: Mar. 27-Apr. 2

AREA CALENDAR Wednesday, March 27 Varsity Boys Tennis North Johnston vs Princeton, 4 p.m. Smithfield-Selma vs South Johnston, 3:30 p.m. West Johnston vs East Wake, 3:30 …
Johnston County Public Schools athletics director Brent Walston, left, and 2019 Hall of Fame inductee Reggie Barnes, right, shake hands as Barnes accepts his trophy.

SSS pioneer honored at Hall of Fame ceremony

WENDELL — Basketball has been the foundation for Reggie Barnes’ life, and on Saturday at the 13th annual Johnston County Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony, it all built into him becoming a hall of …
Princeton's Gracelyn Massey throws a pitch in Friday's game against North Johnston. The Lady Bulldogs won 2-1. Kai Jones | Johnstonian News

Princeton edges North Johnston 2-1

PRINCETON — The Princeton High varsity softball team capitalized on North Johnston High’s mistakes to win at home Friday, 2-1. The Lady Bulldogs got two runs in the first inning, kick-started …
Fike's Jah'asia Pernell (22) makes a save on Corinth Holders' Lindy Morgan's (15) shot on goal in the March 13 contest. Pernell made even saves in the 4-0 loss.

Corinth Holders takes advantage of tired Fike

WILSON — The Fike High girls soccer team’s fifth game in seven days caught up with the Lady Demons on. March 13 in the second half of its true home opener against Corinth Holders. After being …
Smithfield-Selma senior point guard Anthony Council (1) dribbles past West Johnston's Damari Brockington in the teams' Jan. 11 contest at Smithfield-Selma where Council finished with 51 points. Council was named to the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association Second Team All-Region in District 5.

Spartans’ Council named to NCBCA All-District team

Smithfield-Selma senior point guard Anthony Council was named to the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association All-District 5 boys second team. Council, a Fayetteville State University signee, …
Community Sports

Area Calendar, March 20-26

Area Calendar Wednesday, March 20 Varsity Baseball Princeton at James Kenan, 5 p.m. Smithfield-Selma vs Eastern Wayne, 5 p.m. Varsity Softball Princeton at James Kenan, 6 …
ECU Notebook

ECU’s new football head coach Mike Houston, being recognized at halftime of an ECU basketball game at Minges Coliseum in Greenville on Jan. 26, signed three targets on National Signing Day, giving him 21 in his first signing class.

Houston signs 3 more to give Pirates 21

New head coach Mike Houston and his East Carolina football staff entered National Signing Day with three specific targets in mind. At the end of the day on Feb. 6, all three had signed on the …

UNC Notebook
Little coming up big at right time for Tar Heels

After a regular season in which he flashed enormous potential but struggled with consistency and his fit in North Carolina’s rotation, Nassir Little exploded in the first two rounds of the NCAA …

NC State Notebook
Wolfpack still has a lot to gain in NIT

There will not be “One Shining Moment” for N.C. State men’s basketball this season, but the Wolfpack still has games to play and aspires to cut down a net as a tournament winner in …

Duke Notebook
Williamson’s return gives Blue Devils top seed

After cutting down the nets in Charlotte following the ACC tournament and getting back one of its injured starters, Duke earned the No. 1 overall seed in this week’s NCAA Tournament. The Blue …