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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, …
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 …

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“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each Saturday in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the photo, please leave a comment below.
“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run …

Princeton edges North Johnston 2-1

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 — 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, …
Princeton's Grey Gurganious throws a pitch in the second inning at North Johnston on Friday. Gurganious was saddled with the loss in his first varsity start.

North Johnston’s defense leads to season sweep of Princeton

KENLY — The North Johnston High varsity baseball team got 14 strikeouts in a complete game from starting pitcher Dylan Pitts to help complete the season sweep of Princeton High, 5-0, on Friday.

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Lady Cougars take down Princeton

PRINCETON ­— The Neuse Charter varsity girls soccer team traveled to 1-A Carolina Conference foe Princeton on Thursday, March 14, and came out with a 3-0 win.
Princeton’s Benjamin Bayles makes his approach in the boys pole vault at Saturday’s NCRunners Eastern Invitational that Princeton hosted. Bayles finished third in the event with a height of 10-6.

Princeton’s Byrd turns in trio of top-5 performances

PRINCETON — Competing on her home track Saturday at the NCRunners Eastern Invitational on Saturday, Princeton High senior Zoe Byrd posted top-5 finishes in three events to lead the Lady Bulldogs to …
Smithfield-Selma’s Vanessa Sanchez-Torres (7) gets the ball ahead of Amelia Denning (13) of Neuse Charter during Saturday afternoon’s match at The Brittany XV at Gillette Soccer Complex in Wilson. The Lady Spartans won 6-1 as Sanchez-Torres and teammate Fiona Kincaid each scored three goals.

SSS tops Neuse at The Brittany XV

WILSON — With all five teams in the Johnstonian News readership area competing in the 15th annual Brittany T. Willis Memorial Scholarship Soccer Showcase this weekend, the highlight was a showdown …

Hall of fame announces 2019 class

SMITHFIELD ­­— Four Johnston County graduates will be inducted into the Johnston County Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Corinth Holders High School. The four …

Jaguars looking to build a foundation

Johnston Community College, and former North Johnston guard, Adam Tucker (55) tries to drive on Pitt Community forward Reginald Clark (32) as teammate and former Smithfield-Selma guard Rashad Potts (23) trails and head coach Hollis "Jay" Creechy watches in the background of Wednesday's game inside the Smithfield Recreations and Aquatics Center.
SMITHFIELD — As the clock ran down, Johnston Community College first-year men’s basketball head coach Hollis “Jay” Creechy looked up as his team was losing 97-58 to Pitt Community College — …
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 …
Pro Sports
Mason Diaz, the 2017 Southern National Motorsports Park champion, poses with his No. 90 car at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, where he will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut Friday, Sept. 21, in the Go Bowling 250.

2017 SNMP champion Diaz to make NASCAR Xfinity Series debut Friday

Southern National Motorsports Park has been the training ground for such NASCAR Cup champions as Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin and now another SNMP racer, Mason Diaz, hopes to make his mark at a …
College Notebooks
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 …

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 …

ECU Notebook
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 …

Fike @ 50
Fike: A new brand of football
Friday the 13th of September, 1968, was not an unlucky day for the Fike High varsity football team. The Cyclones, the defending … Read More