Area Sports

Middle School Roundup

By: Jacob Huffman North Middle sets schedule changes North Johnston Middle’s basketball scheduled game at home against Neuse Charter on Thursday has been postponed to Tuesday, Feb. 13. Princeton girls come from behind Last Tuesday, Princeton Middle girls basketball team barely edged Four Oaks Middle in a 19-17 comeback win at home. Princeton’s win brings it up…

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Lady Bulldogs come out sharp in victory

By MICHAEL HELD Sports editor PRINCETON—The Princeton girls basketball team seemed to relish the opportunity to play some Saturday afternoon basketball as the Bulldogs hosted Union in a game that had to be rescheduled due to the recent winter weather. Princeton showed little ill effects of not having played a game at all during the…

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Princeton boys shows depth in conference win

BY MICHAEL HELD Sports editor PRINCETON—Due to sche-duled exams and days of school cancelled due to snow, the Princeton boys basketball team only had one game to play last week but the Bulldogs made sure to make it count. Avenging an earlier loss at Union, the Bulldogs (8-8 overall, 4-2 Carolina Conference) played one of…

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North Johnston Panthers chosen for all county soccer team recently

By MICHAEL HELD Sports editor CLAYTON–Johnston United Soccer Association recently voted on and announced the players selected to be on the JUSA Boys High School All County Team from the 2017 fall season and North Johnston was once again well-represented on the list. Panthers’ senior forward Alexis Hernandez and senior midfielder Adolfo Rosales were included…

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Middle School Roundup

By: Jacob Huffman Selma girls fall to Meadow Selma Middle girls basketball team’s first game in 2018 resulted in a 28-10 home loss against Meadow Middle last Thursday. The girls fell to 1-5 overall and 1-4 in the conference as of this week. Selma boys beat Meadow Selma Middle boys basketball team is coming into the new…

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Four Bulldogs have qualified for states

The Princeton indoor winter track team traveled to Roseboro last Thursday and competed in the Lakewood High School Polar 3 meet. Although both the boys team and girls team posted fourth place finishes at the event, the major goal of the season is qualifying for the state championships and four Bulldogs have already done so…

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Wickham, co-founder of NJ wrestling program, passes

Mike Wickham, credited as being one of the founders of the North Johnston High School wrestling program, lost his fight with cancer on New Year’s Day. He was 63 years old. Wickham came to North Johnston in 2003 to help keep stats for the football team as Ken Avent Jr. arrived in Kenly to coach…

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NoJo’s Tayanna Jones nominated

North Johnston girls basketball senior standout Tayanna Jones is one of 10 high school basketball players from North Carolina selected as a McDonald’s All American Game nominee. The final selections for the 41st annual game to be held in Atlanta on March 28 at Phillips Arena, home of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, will be made…

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Resilient Bulldogs respond for win

BY MICHAEL HELD Sports editor ROSEBORO—After suffering a difficult double overtime loss the game before, the Princeton boys basketball team got off to a slow start in its game at Lakewood last Friday night. The Bulldogs managed just one basket from the field in the opening quarter but responded with a huge run to come…

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Panthers control second half in win over Beddingfield

BY MICHAEL HELD Sports editor KENLY—The North John-ston boys basketball team split a pair of Eastern Plains Conference games last week to move to 8-6 overall and 1-2 in conference action. The Panthers controlled the second half in a 64-51 win over Beddingfield to get things rolling. North Johnston had a difficult time containing the…

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