Area Sports

Jaguars wear down North Johnston

BY MICHAEL HELD Sports editor KENLY—For one half of the football game, North Johnston hung tight with visiting Farmville Central last Friday night. The second half didn’t prove to be as even, however, as the Jaguars defeated the Panthers 38-27. Farmville Central’s Matt Leavelle returned after missing the past six weeks with an injury and…

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Bulldogs rout Hobbton

The Princeton football team met little resistance last Friday night when it traveled to take on Carolina 1A Conference foe Hobbton. After surrendering a first quarter touchdown to the Wildcats, the Bulldogs poured on 42 unanswered points en route to a big 49-6 victory that kept Princeton unbeaten in the conference through two games. Hobbton’s…

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Bohunska nabs singles crown in championships

North Johnston’s Nina Bohunska didn’t lose a game last week in her march to the Eastern Plains Conference singles championships. The junior defeated SouthWest Edgecombe’s Reagan Webb and her teammate Janie Wallace both 6-0, 6-0 in the first two rounds. Bohunska would then have to beat out Panther teammates Maira Teruel and Emily Benedict in…

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Golfers qualify for regionals

Three members of the North Johnston girls golf team and one player from Princeton will take part in the 1A/2A Girls Eastern Regional Golf Tournament this week in Goldsboro at the Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. Representing the Panthers will be Haley Narron, Caroline Baker and Traclyn Clark. Narron qualified for the tournament shooting an average…

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Princeton volleyball clinches second place

BY MICHAEL HELD Sports editor PRINCETON—On Senior night and in its last regular season home match, the Princeton girls volleyball team showed head coach Paige Renfrow something’s she’s been looking for all season. In the Bulldogs’ 3-0 win over Neuse Charter (25-11, 25-19, 25-16), Princeton put together quite possibly its most consistent performance of the…

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Princeton tennis wraps up title

The Princeton girls tennis team completed its undefeated march to a Carolina 1A Conference championship last week with a win over North Duplin. The Bulldogs (10-5 overall, 6-0 conference) swept the singles matches and won two-of-three doubles matches to take their final regular season matchup against the Rebels, 8-1. Mackenzie Evans didn’t lose a game…

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Princeton soccer picks up third win of the year

The Princeton boys soccer team defeated Neuse Charter for the third time this season last week in a 3-0 victory. Fernando Ferrerya found the side netting in the opening half against the Cougars to put the Bulldogs up early. Juan Bautista found Blake Tinker on a through ball and Tinker slid the ball into the…

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NJ boys soccer makes the most of its time

The North Johnston boys soccer team didn’t need a lot of time on the pitch last week to further demonstrate it’s the class of the Eastern Plains 2A Conference, After the Panthers’ extremely difficult non-conference por-tion of their schedule, North Johnston has cruised this far in the EPC with a 5-0 win over Beddingfield and…

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Middle School Roundup

By: Jacob Huffman Benson drops NJ football, 32-20 Last Thursday, the North Johnston Middle football team lost at Benson Middle, 32-20. North slips to 0-5 for the season overall and 0-4 in conference play. “We hurt ourselves again in this game in the first half,” head coach Chris Creech said. “We have to stop beating ourselves…

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