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Neuse Charter’s Donollyn Terrell (5) goes up to block a shot by Spring Creek’s Deyjhon Leonard (1) as Cougars teammates Tommy Noles (33) and Eli Ayres (14) look on during Tuesday’s game in the Johnstonian News Holiday Invitational at North Johnston.


Panthers rip Raleigh Charter to move into tournament final

From staff reports
| December 30, 2021

KENLY — Freshman guard Marcel Freeman dropped in 23 points to spark his North Johnston High varsity ...

Princeton squares off against Wallace-Rose Hill in the semifinals of the state 2A football championships on Friday.

Bulldogs fall in Eastern 2A finals

From staff reports
| December 6, 2021

Princeton High School’s bid for a state 2A football championship ended Friday night with a 34-25 los...

North Johnston High senior Lane McLean signs his National Letter of Intent to further his baseball and academic careers at the University of Mount Olive.

NJ’s McLean to keep family tradition at UMO

By Paul Durham
| January 1, 2022

Lane McLean didn’t have to think too hard when it came time to decide where he would continue his ba...

Darrien Miller awaits a pitch during the Carolina Mudcats’ series-ending game against the Delmarva Shorebirds on Sunday. Carolina won 8-4.


Extra-inning grand slam lifts Mudcats over Shorebirds

For The Wake Weekly
| September 6, 2021

ZEBULON — Darrien Miller hit a walk-off grand slam in the 10th to lead the Mudcats to an 8-4 series ...

For fans of most school sports, masks are optional this fall

August 31, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Planning to watch your kid or grandkid play sports in Johnston County this fall? Here a...

Keni Harrison hugs a little boy before an awards ceremony in her honor at Clayton High School, her alma mater.

Clayton celebrates Olympic medalist Keni Harrison

By Taylor Heeden
| August 31, 2021

CLAYTON — Clad in red, white and blue, Clayton residents gathered Aug. 24 to celebrate one of their ...

North Johnston High class of 2021 graduates Seth Coats, left, and Avery Pearce celebrated their recent signing with Louisburg College to further their baseball and academic careers.


Panthers pair eager to play at Louisburg College

By Paul Durham
| August 16, 2021

For a while during their senior season at North Johnston High this past spring, baseball didn’t seem...

Beddingfield's Malik Woodard (5) tries to break the ankle tackle of SouthWest Edgecombe's Larry Jones (3) during the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference championship April 8 at Beddingfield. The Bruins continued their strong showing against EPC football foes with a runner-up finish to close membership in the league, but inconsistent participation and lack of a full sports offering played a role in a sixth-place Wells Fargo Conference Cup finish. The Bruins will attempt to forge a new identity entering play in the 2-A Neuse 6 Conference. Sheldon Vick | Special to the Times

Neuse 6 teams prepare to chart new paths

By Jimmy Lewis
| August 13, 2021

While football isn't the only sport that comprises a high school athletic program, the preseason coaches poll in the 2-A Neuse 6 Conference can be extrapolated to illustrate the task that Beddingfield High and North Johnston have in establishing themselves as contenders in the new league created by North Carolina High School Athletic Association realignment.

Rocky Baker of Four Oaks, left, broke North Carolina’s blue catfish record on July 10. He caught his 127-pound, 1-ounce blue catfish on the Roanoke River with gizzard shad.

Four Oaks man breaks state catfish record

For The Enterprise
| August 8, 2021

RALEIGH — Officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission have certified two catfish state rec...

Head football coaches of the 2-A Neuse 6 Conference gathered for the first time Thursday at Lowell Mill Restaurant in Kenly. From left to right are Spring Creek's Daniel Robinson, Ben Ellis of Beddingfield, Michael Barnett of North Johnston, Princeton's Travis Gaster, Tim Ray of Goldsboro and Eastern Wayne's Leander Oates. Jimmy Lewis | Times

Fresh start awaits Neuse 6 football programs

By Jimmy Lewis
| August 17, 2021

KENLY — Thursday's initial meeting of 2-A Neuse 6 Conference football coaches represented a chance, in one form or another, at a fresh start for the league's six programs.

Clayton native Keni Harrison holds the U.S. Flag after winning the silver medal in the 100-meter hurdles on Sunday.

Clayton native wins silver in Tokyo

By Taylor Heeden
| August 3, 2021

CLAYTON — The eyes of Johnstonians were glued to the Olympics late Sunday as Clayton native Keni Har...

Keni Harrison, at back, poses with her family after a meet.

From Clayton Comet to Olympian

By Taylor Heeden
| July 20, 2021

World-class hurdler. World record holder. Olympics bound. Clayton native. Meet Keni Harrison, a Clay...

The Princeton players line up for the post-game awards ceremony.

Bulldogs fall in state 1A title game

By Taylor Heeden
| March 8, 2021

PRINCETON — After a loss in the state 1A title game, Princeton coach Paula Wooten said her Bulldogs ...

Princeton High volleyball players wear masks during a match this season.

Pandemic reshapes high school sports

By Taylor Heeden
| January 14, 2021

PRINCETON — While Johnston students have returned to remote-only learning, high school sports contin...

All-GNRC cheerleading team announced

From staff reports
| March 27, 2020

All-GNRC indoor track

From staff reports
| March 27, 2020

GNRC produces 23 all-conference wrestlers

From staff reports
| March 27, 2020

Seven from Corinth Holders joining college ranks

From staff reports
| March 5, 2020

Clements prevails in Limited Late Model Division at SNMP

By Andy Marquis Special to the Times
| March 4, 2020

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 …

McCarty edges Pulliam in instant classic at Southern National

By Andy Marquis Special to the Times
| March 4, 2020

LUCAMA — Bobby McCarty edged out Lee Pulliam to score the victory in a thrilling green-white-checkered finish in Sunday evening’s Solid Rock Carriers Classic at Southern National …

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