Area Sports

Princeton basketball’s Coach Cobb to hold open gym sessions

BY MICHAEL HELD Sports editor CLINTON—As new Princeton boys basketball coach David Cobb watched many of the players who figure to be in the mix to try out for the varsity team once winter season rolls around for the first time last week, he still was waiting on getting some keys. Not the keys to…

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Lady Bulldogs using summer to get to know new faces

BY MICHAEL HELD Sports editor SMITHFIELD—The Princeton girls basketball team is coming off of its first conference title in 30 years but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to put some work in during the off-season in preparation for next season. Losing more than half of its starters from last season’s successful campaign, the Bulldogs…

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Boyette places third in Men’s High Jump Competition

Alex Boyette, a recent graduate of North Johnston High School, placed third in the Men’s 17/18 age division High Jump competition at the N.C. Powerade State Games on Saturday, June 3.   Read more about this story when you subscribe to one of our newspapers: Kenly News, Pine Level News, The Selma News or Princeton News…

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Taylor, Whitley earn Panther Awards

BY MICHAEL HELD Sports editor KENLY—At the North Johnston High School Athletic Awards banquet last month, honorees for the Panther Award, recognizing the top female and male athletes for this past school year, were announced. Sophomore Levossie Taylor and junior Trey Whitley were recipients of the awards and definitely fit the mold of being recognized…

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Jaguars attend camp in preparation for season

SELMA—The Johnston County Home Educators (JCHE) Jaguars are going into their 11th season as a volleyball program and spent some time last week at Harrison Gym putting the work in to get better in advance of their regular season later this year. The Jaguars compete in the NCHEAC Conference and their season runs from mid-July…

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Cobb returns to lead Bulldogs basketball

BY MICHAEL HELD Sports editor PRINCETON—When addressing interested players for the first time last week, newly hired Princeton boys basketball coach David Cobb went over the importance of displaying character and the adage of acting like you’ve been there before. For the veteran coach, there will be no acting needed as Cobb has, indeed, been…

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Massey to attend UMO

BY MICHAEL HELD Sports editor KENLY—Savannah Massey had already decided she wanted to attend the University of Mount Olive before she became aware of the eligibility requirements for trying out to be part of the Trojans cheerleading team. Intent on majoring in psychology, the recent North Johnston graduate, was attracted to the small campus and…

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Pinder to pursue track and field at Mount Olive

BY MICHAEL HELD Sports editor KENLY—When Dylan Pinder was a rising ninth grader not quite on the North Johnston High campus, Panthers winter track coach Tim Jones approached Pinder and his parents about him trying out for the track and field team when he became a freshman. What started out as a simple idea of…

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Pine Level Lions Club to hold golf tourney

The Pine Level Lions Club will be hold its 9th annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 16, at the Cardinal Country Club just outside Pine Level. Anyone can enter a four man team in the tournament for $260 per team. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place teams. Prizes will also be…

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Gardner, Green, Hines, Pike capture first place in Golf Tournament

The foursome of Dylan Gardner, Andy Green, Joel Hines and Hunter Pike fired a 21-under par round of 51 to capture first place in the first flight of the 26th Annual Jim Tart Memorial Golf Tournament at the Cardinal Country Club. Claiming second place in the first flight were Mark Dowd, Bud Jennine, Rudy Stalls…

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