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Tobs add 2 catchers to roster

With their roster still in flux as the calendar inches closer to the delayed opening of the 24th Coastal Plain League season, the Wilson Tobs have signed two more catchers. The addition of Oliver …
In this photo from the May 25, 1995, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, Fike’s Kim Propst, left, vies with Northwest Guilford’s Jeanne Sullivan for the ball during the NCHSAA 1-A/2-A/3-A East semifinals playoff match at Fike. The Lady Demons lost 2-1 in overtime.

Lady Demons force OT before bowing

Behind a stout effort by junior Fike goalkeeper Danielle Emory, host Fike pushed Northwest Guilford to overtime before succumbing 2-1 in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association …
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All-GNRC cheerleading team announced

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 …

All-GNRC indoor track

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 …
Smithfield-Selma wrestler Michael Nichols looks for an advantage while wrestling Neuse Charter's Thorn Grove on Nov. 20. Nichols was named an all-Greater Neuse River Conference wrestler for the Spartans.

GNRC produces 23 all-conference wrestlers

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 …

Comets make a splash in the GNRC swimming awards

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 …
College Sports

Area grads start college football season

The first college start of former Corinth Holders standout and Duke true freshman offensive tackle Jacob Monk headlined the participation of Johnstonian News readership area players in week one of …

Wooten and Cuddington named Preseason All-Big South

Two Campebll University redshirt senior football players hailing from the Johnstonian News readership area were named to the Preseason All-Big South football team announced Tuesday at the …
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Clements prevails in Limited Late Model Division at SNMP

Brandon Clements, center, poses with car owner Cal Clements and wife, Cali, after winning Sunday's Limited Late Model event at SNMP.
LUCAMA — Brandon Clements scored his first Southern National Motorsports Park Limited Late Model win since 2012 in spectacular fashion, holding off Tony Grady in a breathtaking duel in …
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Jerry Sands, who played for the Wilson Tobs in 2007 and 2008, poses in the uniform of the Hanshin Tigers in December 2019 after signing with the Nippon Professional Baseball franchise. Sands, a Johnston County resident, spend parts of five seasons in the major leagues before playing in South Korea the last two seasons.

International pastime: Former Tob Sands continues his career in Asia

When Jerry Sands traded his Wilson Tobs uniform for that of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Gulf Coast League affiliate in June of 2008, little did the Smithfield-Selma High and Wilson’s Mills …
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