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KENLY — Midway through the first set, the Smithfield-Selma volleyball team stood just four points away from taking a 1-0 lead on North Johnston. But ahead by seven points on the same team … more
KENLY — In an eventual 17-0 loss to Warsaw James Kenan, the ability to punctuate drives with a touchdown proved to be elusive for the North Johnston High football team on Monday … more
Three high school football programs in the Johnstonian News readership area — Princeton, North Johnston and Smithfield-Selma — have the chance to win sleek new helmets by October. All … more
WILSON — After a short week that led into a 32-6 loss to Beddingfield, the Smithfield-Selma football team hopes an extra two days of rest leading into homecoming against North Johnston can help … more
The Corinth Holders football team beat Clayton for only the second time in school history on Wednesday night in a 21-13 victory that was tight from start to finish. “I’m so excited for … more
Deceptive might be the best way to describe the final score that gave the North Johnston girls tennis team an 8-1 win on Tuesday over 2-A Eastern Plains Conference rival Beddingfield.   While … more
After Granville Central senior running back Jed Evans dove into the endzone at the end of a 44-yard run to tie the game and eventually take a 24-22 lead on a two-point conversion, Princeton head … more
KENLY — Members of the North Johnston High girls tennis team attribute a confidence-building start in the early part of the 2019 season to a summer full of hard work. Back when the sun was … more
In the final minutes of the Neuse River Futbol Alliance Cup championship game Monday, a brother-to-brother combo helped the Corinth Holders soccer team close out a win over Clayton. Caught in a … more
CLAYTON — The Clayton defense could do little but turn toward the goal in disbelief. In the waning minutes of a second 10-minute overtime, after a second half when neither team could find a … more
KENLY — Through three home matches this week, the North Johnston High girls tennis team has captured three wins and has yet to drop a match at any flight.On Tuesday, the Lady Panthers plowed … more
This season, a new head coach is patroling the sidelines for the Corinth Holders varsity boys soccer team. But he won’t be a new face to the area. Brad Betterton, athletic director and girls … more
SMITHFIELD — Before taking the field Friday night against Spring Creek, Smithfield-Selma sophomore running back Brandon Perry put in his headphones and shuffled through a series of throwback … more
Just three days before his fourth season was to begin, Clayton High head coach Hunter Jenks has resigned from his position as football coach and teacher at the school effective immediately, according … more
It didn’t take long for the Corinth Holders varsity boys soccer team to secure its spot in the semifinals of the Neuse River Futbol Alliance Cup on Monday afternoon against South Johnston.The … more
CLAYTON — The 2019 Neuse River Cup, hosted by the Neuse River Futbol Alliance, is set to be played over four days from Aug. 19-26 at East Clayton Community Park. The nine high schools … more
WILSON — The No. 2 doubles team of senior Deonna Adams-freshman Aiyanna Pender weathered Charles B. Aycock High’s comeback and clinched a 5-4 triumph that enabled Corinth Holders of the … more
The opening week of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association football season kicks off Friday night. Here’s a breakdown of season-opening matchups for Johnstonian News readership … more
Eight girls soccer players from the Johnstonian News readership area were named to the 2019 Neuse River Futbol Alliance All-County Team. From Corinth Holders, recent graduates consisting of … more
BUNN — The Corinth Holders football team learned a lot about itself in its first scrimmage — a four-team jamboree hosted by Bunn High School on Saturday. Working against the host Vance … more
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