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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 …

Heartbreak in Creedmoor for Lady Panthers

North Johnston’s Amberlynn Pearce (5) gets ready to make a pitch as Lady Panthers third baseman Lindsey Massengill moves into position during Friday’s NCHSAA 2-A fourth-round playoff game at South Granville. The Lady Panthers lost 6-5.
CREEDMOOR — Throughout history, there have been teams that may have been good enough to win a championship, but couldn’t get past that one team to win it. For the North Johnston High …
South Johnston had five seniors sign to play sports at the next level on Thursday. They are, from left, Malaki Benton (track and field at UNC-Wilmington), Aubrey Pollard (baseball at Lenoir Community College), Logan Blackmon (softball at William Peace University), Jacob Norris (baseball Lenoir Community College) and Jacob Thornton (basketball at Pitt Community College).

Five South Johnston seniors sign to play at next level

FOUR OAKS — South Johnston had five seniors sign their letter of intent to play sports in college on Thursday. Jacob Thornton signed to play basketball at Pitt Community College. Thornton was a …
Princeton sophomore pitcher Gracelyn Massey tosses a pitch in a 2-0 home win over Louisburg in the fourth round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1-A playoffs on Thursday, May 16. Massey allowed two hits and one walk in five innings pitched. Kai Jones | Johnstonian News

Lady Bulldogs topple Louisburg en route to East Regional Final

PRINCETON — Princeton High sophomore Gracelyn Massey pitches a one-hit shutout to take down the defending 1-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association East Region champion, Louisburg, 2-0 at …
Princeton sophomore pitcher tosses a pitch in the third inning of a 12-1 home win over Riverside in the third round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1-A playoffs on Tuesday, May 14th. Massey allowed two hits and one walk in five innings pitched. Kai Jones | Johnstonian News

Lady Bulldogs roll past Riverside in five innings

PRINCETON — The Princeton High varsity softball team was 7-2 and had scored 50 runs through its first nine games of the season. But in the last six games — including a 12-1 home win over …
Neuse Charter junior Dargan Harris goes around a Reasearch Triangle defender in Wednesday, May 15th's 1-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1-A home playoff game for the Lady Cougars, who lost 4-1. Kai Jones | Johnstonian News

Lady Cougars miss opportunities, fall in third round

SMITHFIELD — The Neuse Charter School girl soccer team had three shots hit the goal post and lost, 4-1, at home to Research Triangle High on Wednesday, May 15, in the third round of the North …

Lady Panthers walk off on Currituck error

KENLY — An error by Currituck County on North Johnston senior Blayke Batten’s bunt scored Lindsey Massengill with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning for the Lady Panthers …
North Johnston seniors Jessica Wall, left, and Chloe Allen , right, signed to play college volleyball on Wednesday, May 15. Wall will attend Pitt Community College and Allen will attend Methodist University. Kai Jones | Times

North Johnston’s Allen, Wall sign to play volleyball

KENLY — The road to playing college athletics is a road with many different paths to the same destination.  A good example of that is North Johnston senior volleyball players Chloe …
College Sports

ACC Barnstorming Tour gives fans, players a night to remember

Princeton senior Colby Sullivan (10) goes in for a layup as North Carolina senior Luke Maye tries to steal the ball in the Deacon Jones Gymnasium during the third stop of the 41st annual ACC Barnstorming Tour on Monday evening.
PRINCETON — A crowd of more than 1,500 eager spectators packed into Deacon Jones Gymnasium at Princeton High on Monday to see some of the best senior basketball players from Johnston County …
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.

Jaguars looking to build a foundation

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

Pump the brakes on hysteria

We live in delicate times. There is no doubt. There is also no doubt that we can become alarmists with exaggerated threats as well. I have been wandering around on this planet for nearly 50 years …
Pro Sports

Lutz’s walk-off single in 10th gives Mudcats second straight win over Hillcats

ZEBULON — Tristen Lutz’s single in the bottom of the 10th inning scored inserted runner Pat McInerney from third base with the winning run for the Carolina Mudcats in their 3-2 Single-A …
College Notebooks
Duke Notebook

Hokies await Blue Devils after a tough NCAA opening weekend

It wasn’t easy, but Duke won both of its games in Columbia, South Carolina to return to the Sweet 16 for the third time in the last four seasons.  As the No. 1 overall seed entering the …

UNC Notebook

Tar Heels’ backcourt undergoes massive restructuring after busy week

The last week for North Carolina basketball has been about as eventful as an offseason week can get.  On Tuesday, the Tar Heels signed Cole Anthony (Oak Hill …

ECU Notebook

Houston installs new system, culture for Pirates

New East Carolina head coach Mike Houston didn’t shy away from transparency throughout his first spring with the Pirates. When ECU had a bad practice, like the team’s first day in pads …

NC State Notebook

Spring game a chance for Knight to carve out spot

N.C. State will get its first look at the 2019 team when the program hosts its annual Kay Yow Spring Game on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium. The intrasquad contest will kick off at 1 …

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