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ROCKY MOUNT — First-year head coach Michael Barnett promised his North Johnston High seniors they would remember their final game. But even Barnett admits he did not expect what transpired … more
Though the Princeton boys basketball team graduated nine seniors after a 23-3 campaign last season, three of the program’s top four scorers — junior Jaheim Taylor, sophomore Nayshin … more
SMITHFIELD — The 2019-20 season for the Neuse Charter girls basketball team will be a learning experience. Senior Dargan Harris will be the lone returning starter for a program that went … more
KENLY — Although at one point it looked like it might be, the third matchup on the year against North Johnston was not the charm for the North Lenoir boys soccer team Wednesday … more
SMITHFIELD — In losing 56-0 on Friday night, the Smithfield-Selma football team lost its ninth game in a row and its third straight with a point in a defeat to Clayton in the penultimate 3-A … more
ROSEBORO — A balanced rushing attack on Friday night ensured the Princeton High football team will enter its regular-season finale — and toughest test of the year — against Rosewood … more
WENDELL — At the end of a long game that extended into overtime, the fate of the Corinth Holders High varsity football team came down to one kick. The Pirates, who led 14-0 at halftime, … more
KENLY — Standout senior receiver Keishon Porter emerged a triple threat for a visiting SouthWest Edgecombe High varsity football team that wrecked North Johnston’s Senior Night with a … more
PRINCETON — Fueled by high energy and gaining momentum as it went, the No. 3-seeded Princeton High volleyball team found a way to take hold of the match in every key moment against Henderson … more
APEX — Despite keeping the match close most of the way, the Corinth Holders volleyball team ended its season with a 25-23, 25-21, 22-25, 25-11 loss to Apex Friendship High in the second round … more
SOUTHERN PINES — Improving 19 strokes from the opening to the final round, North Johnston held steady on the final day of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1-A/2-A girls golf … more
PRINCETON — The Princeton Middle School football team captured its third Johnston County National Conference championship in a row with a 30-6 win over Four Oaks on Thursday. The conference … more
WENDELL — The Corinth Holders volleyball team will travel to No. 5 Apex Friendship High on Tuesday at 6 p.m. after plowing through Raleigh Sanderson 23-25, 25-20, 25-15, 25-21 in the first … more
JACKSON SPRINGS — Southern Nash High senior Elisabeth Collie worked herself into a three-way tie for 12th place after Monday’s first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic … more
Getting off to a sluggish start in its third 4-A Northern Athletic Conference game, the Corinth Holders football team couldn’t recover, falling 34-20 to Raleigh Wakefield High on Friday … more
BETHEL — In a battle of 2-A Eastern Plains Conference Panthers, the North Johnston football team fell 28-6 to North Pitt on Friday night. “Tonight, we did a great job … more
PRINCETON — The Bulldogs got loose early, and when they did, there was little that could contain them. more
With three games left in the regular season, the four football programs in the Johnstonian News readership area encapsulate just about everything on the spectrum — from good to bad and … more
After placing fourth in the doubles portion of the 2-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association East Regional, North Johnston duo Arial Pearce and Samathana Davis have earned a spot in the … more
KENLY— Nine games ago, the North Johnston boys soccer team traveled up U.S. Highway 301, then onto U.S. Highway 264 to Beddingfield High and began 2-A Eastern Plains Conference play with as … more
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