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WILSON — The simple joy of a bus ride home for the winning team is something North Johnston High volleyball coach Nicole Davis is glad her players aren’t missing this season. With the havoc … more
2-A EPC VOLLEYBALL As the delayed and shortened volleyball season tipped off this week, North Johnston High returned a solid group of seniors with hopes of climbing the ladder to playoff … more
The first N.C. High School Athletic Association contests in eight months came Monday as volleyball tipped off the 2020 season. The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the start of the season back to the time … more
KENLY — Seven graduating seniors at North Johnston High made official their college choices during a signing ceremony June 4 at the school. Caroline Leegins signed with NCAA Division II Barton … more
The hard work of countless cheerleaders from football through basketball season did not go unnoticed. On the All-Greater Neuse River Conference team, 11 cheerleaders were honored … more
For the winter indoor track season, Cleveland captured a pair of Greater Neuse River Conference titles to land atop the standings.  In the girls standings, the Rams edged out Clayton for the … more
A season of bouts on the mat yielded 23 All-Greater Neuse River Conference wrestlers who earned their fair-share of victories this season. West Johnston 132-pound wrestler Gavin McKendrick, who … more
CLAYTON — The Clayton swimming teams swept through the 3-A Greater Neuse River Conference postseason honors after what was a strong season in the pool for the Comets.  Jesse Lower was … more
CLAYTON — The seniors on the 2020 Clayton girls soccer team are a special group for head coach Joseph Mott. When Mott first came to the school in 2017 to coach soccer, eight now-seniors, who … more
How might COVID-19 hurt the money-making opportunity for high school athletic departments in Johnston County?  While no decision by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association has … more
WENDELL — A season ago, the Corinth Holders baseball team went on a historic run in the playoffs and reached the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4-A championship series, where … more
Because of the spread of COVID-19, the N.C. High School Athletic Association has suspended all school sports in North Carolina until at least April 6. “As much as we would like this … more
SMITHFIELD — A two and a half hour battle at the No. 1 singles matchup ended with Princeton junior boys tennis player Jared Jones the victor over Abraham Ortiz, but Smithfield-Selma swept … more
SELMA — To some, Malik Shepherd was a name in a headline, a young man shot dead at age 19. To others, he’s a cautionary tale. But those who knew him best called him an inspiration who … more
CLAYTON — In a long, exhausting battle in the Neuse River Futbol Alliance Girls Cup championship game against Cleveland on Friday night, Clayton girls soccer player Megan Flockhart had the … more
PRINCETON — Putting up 12-consecutive runs makes for a good day at the plate.  On a cold, windy Friday afternoon at Princeton High School, the Cleveland softball team had no trouble … more
WENDELL — Seven seniors from Corinth Holders — including three football players and one each from the volleyball, swimming, baseball and girls basketball programs — made their … more
Clayton — A 52-49 victory over Northern Nash in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-A playoffs was the kind of grind-it-out victory that the Clayton boys … more
CLAYTON — Thursday night’s second round game in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association playoffs is one freshman Darrionna Howard and her Clayton girls basketball won’t … more
SMITHFIELD — Freshman Anna Taylor scored 33 points and added seven assists and seven steals to lead the No. 15 seed Neuse Charter girls basketball team past 18th-seeded Durham Voyager 63-40 in … more
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