Area Sports

Davis to play volleyball at NC Wesleyan

Mary Catherine Davis signed her national letter of intent last week to play volleyball at North Carolina Wesleyan College. Davis has been a steadying presence for the Panthers volleyball team on the back line and is excited to continue playing as a Battling Bishop in Rocky Mount. Davis also considered Methodist University but always had…

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Bulldogs put up fight but fall in first round

BY MICHAEL HELD Sports editor WILLIAMSTON—The Princeton football team traveled to Williamston to take on Riverside in the first round in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1AA playoffs last Friday night and from the opening drive, the game had a very similar feel as to the one from the season before. The outcome, however,…

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Santiago to play softball at UNC-W

It’s a decision that was perhaps made a couple years ago but last week North Johnston’s Jada Santiago confirmed in her National Letter of Intent that she would be continuing her softball career at UNC-Wilmington. The senior has a .400 batting average in her three years of varsity experience and has totaled 17 home runs…

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NJHS basketball team to be unveiled

North Johnston High School’s basketball team will be unveiled Friday night in a special “Late Night With Batten,” scheduled for the school gym from 7 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to see a Red/Grey team scrimmage, cheerleader performances, player skits and team skits. A DJ will be providing…

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Bulldogs’ secret weapon

BY MICHAEL HELD Sports editor For a football team, there tends to be certain positions that go unnoticed while other players get the sole recognition that actually required many players to be disciplined and work together to execute their assignments perfectly. An offensive lineman won’t usually get the same adoration for the huge hole he…

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Panthers turned back in first round

The North Johnston boys soccer team was defeated 1-0 by visiting Southwest Onslow last week in the opening round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2A state playoffs. With 31 minutes remaining, the Stallions took the lead when Wade Runyon assisted Gavin Draper on his 12th goal of the season to push the fourth-place…

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Bulldogs, Panthers compete at regionals

Runners from both the North Johnston and Princeton cross country teams competed in the regional meets on Oct. 28. Twelve runners competed for North Johnston in the 2A East Regional held at Washington High School.  Jared Glover set a personal best and led the Panthers’ boys contingent with a time of 19 minutes and 39…

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JV Panthers denied in final seconds

BY MICHAEL HELD Sports editor KENLY—The North Johnston JV football team was looking for its first win of the season last week as the Panthers hosted Nash Central and with less than two minutes to go, it looked as though North Johnston would get what it wanted. In the final moments of the second and…

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Panthers drop season finale

Needing a win to try to extend its season into the playoffs with a potential wild card berth, North Johnston traveled to Nash Central and fell to the Bulldogs, 63-26, one week after Nash Central put 70 points on the board against North Pitt. Nash Central wasted little time in taking control of the game,…

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Princeton (7-4) @ Riverside (6-5) • Friday at 7:30 p.m.

After Princeton’s thrilling 28-27 overtime win over rivals Rosewood last week, Bulldogs coach Travis Gaster told his team they were guaranteed just one more, but they could play more than that. The guaranteed one will come in the first round of the NCHSAA 1AA playoffs this Friday night as Princeton travels to Williamston to take…

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