Middle School Roundup

By: Jacob Huffman

North baseball dumps Neuse

North Johnston Middle’s baseball team slammed Neuse Charter, 11-1, last Wednesday.

“We put the ball in play and good things happened,” said head coach Chris Creech. “Great job today by everyone.”

North baseball defeats Selma

Last Tuesday, North Johnston Middle’s baseball team defeated Selma Middle, 17-0.

“When you get 12 of your 15 outs by strikeout, that is a good day,” said North Johnston head coach Chris Creech. “Good job today from our hitters and a great job by our pitchers.”

Princeton baseball defeats North, 18-12

North Johnston Middle’s baseball team fell to Princeton Middle, 18-12, last week, causing North Johnston’s record to slip to 6-3.

North Johnston came out with an 8-1 lead after the first inning, but Princeton rallied to score 15 runs in the third inning. North Johnston inched back with two runs in the fifth inning and two more runs in the seventh inning.

Princeton sofball falls to North, 8-7

Last Thursday, North Johnston Middle’s softball team came back to knock Princeton from the undefeated ranks, 8-7, to climb to 5-2 overall and in the conference. Princeton’s softball team fell from perfection and now stands at 4-1 overall and in the conference.

“The girls showed resiliency in coming back,” said North Johnston head coach Kevin Cave.

Princeton sofball beats Meadow, 6-1

Last Monday, Princeton Middle’s softball team defeated Meadow Middle, 6-1.

“The girls played really good defense,” said head coach Savannah Massengill. “I am proud of how we played both offensively and defensively.”

Selma soccer falls to North, 2-0

Last Tuesday, North Middle’s soccer team prevailed over Selma Middle, 2-0.

“Our team did a great job keeping the ball on our scoring end of the field,” said North head coach Casey Creech. “Both teams played very strong and aggressive and wanted to win.”

North soccer edges Princeton

Conference leader North Middle’s soccer team last Thursday was victorious over Princeton Middle, 3-1.

North is 9-1 overall and in the conference. Princeton Middle is 2-4-1.

Four Oaks boys top 7-team track meet

Princeton, North Johnston and Selma boys’ track teams competed in the conference meet with Four Oaks, Benson, Meadow and Neuse Charter last week. Four Oaks won with 101 points, Princeton was the runner-up with 71 points, North was a close third with 67 points and Selma was third with 30 points.

North girls track wins 7-team meet

Last Tuesday, North Johnston, Princeton and Selma Middle’s girls’ track teams competed in the conference meet with Four Oaks, Meadow, Benson and Neuse Charter. North Johnston ended up winning with 86 points. Princeton finished fifth with 40 points and Selma finished sixth with 32 points.

North soccer drops Neuse, 5-4

Last Wednesday, North Johnston Middle’s soccer won against Neuse Charter, 5-4.

“We got out to a great start running the tempo of the game and taking shot after shot,” said head coach Casey Creech.

Meadow soccer tops Princeton, 1-0

Last Monday, Princeton Middle’s soccer team fell to Meadow Middle, 1-0.

“That was not our best game,” said head coach Jami Adams said.

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