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Eight girls soccer players from the Johnstonian News readership area were named to the 2019 Neuse River Futbol Alliance All-County Team. From Corinth Holders, recent graduates consisting of … more
BUNN — The Corinth Holders football team learned a lot about itself in its first scrimmage — a four-team jamboree hosted by Bunn High School on Saturday. Working against the host Vance … more
KENLY — There was a healthy sense of anticipation surrounding the practice field at North Johnston High on Thursday morning. While the Panthers of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference continued … more
SMITHFIELD — Smithfield-Selma High varsity football head coach Mike Parrish, beginning his third season, said his coaches are approaching practice as a unified front as the Spartans hope to … more
The arrival of Aug. 1, the first official day of high school football practice as set forth by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, meant communities will soon be gathered at the … more
KENLY — As the North Johnston High football program conducted its second official practice of August on Friday morning, the Lady Panthers tennis team was in the midst of its own second-day … more
WENDELL — Residents of northeastern Johnston County can count on two things this summer — temperatures will remain hot and the Corinth Holders High football team will be young in … more
Neuse Charter School senior Tylyia Triggs will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana, from July 22-24 for the 2019 National Federation of State High School Associations National Student Leadership … more
BROWNS SUMMIT — In soccer, the box score can only tell so much, especially about those tasked with keeping away goals rather than scoring them. But among soccer talent headed for top … more
GREENSBORO — Checking in at 5-foot-9 with teammates who towered nearly a foot over him, Anthony Council was the shortest player to take the floor in the 71st annual North Carolina Coaches … more
If it’s hard now, it’ll be easier later. This summer, that mantra is driving the North Johnston football program out in the summer heat of July. During preseason workouts on July … more
Progress has been a recurring theme for the Smithfield-Selma football program this summer. Looking ahead to the hope of greener pastures in 2019, the Spartans last had a winning season 11 years … more
New jobs bring on a challenge to learn on the fly. So how has new North Johnston football coach Michael Barnett gotten up to speed in the five months since he began his first head coaching … more
Chris Batten may be the dad of only one player from his program recently named to the North Carolina Sofbtall Coaches Association 2-A All-State team. But he feels fatherly pride for the final … more
Former Smithfield-Selma High basketball player Anthony Council is still reaping the rewards of his final season for the Spartans. The Fayetteville State University recruit went out with a bang on … more
Former Corinth Holders girls soccer defender Kaelin Sanderford says the best quality of her soccer skill set is her work ethic — which pushes her to attack the ball, even when many other players … more
SMITHFIELD — With a host of competitive teams headed to Smithfield just before the season begins, the Smithfield-Selma High football program hopes to boost local excitement for the sport’s return … more
PRINCETON — “Lasagna,” the player said. Looking up from the old flat tire he’d been pushing across the grass, the Princeton High football player turned to answer Bulldogs … more
Five players and a coach represented talent from the Johnstonian News readership area on the North Region team in the Powerade State Games of North Carolina high school girls soccer tournament in … more
Two Corinth Holders baseball players and the school’s baseball coach represented the Johnstonian News readership area at the Powerade State Games of North Carolina from June 12-16. more
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