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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...

Lady Panthers sweep Bruins in Eastern Plains opener

| November 24, 2020

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 …

Senior-laden Lady Panthers eye playoffs, but partcipation numbers low

| November 18, 2020

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 …

Bump, set and mask

| November 18, 2020

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 …

7 make college choices official at North Johnston signing ceremony

| June 23, 2020

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 …

International pastime: Former SSS standout continues his career in Asia

| June 16, 2020

When Jerry Sands traded his Wilson Tobs uniform for that of a Los Angeles Dodgers’ minor league team in June of 2008, little did the Smithfield-Selma High product realize he was beginning a journey …

All-GNRC cheerleading team announced

From staff reports
| March 27, 2020

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 for  Eleven chee...

All-GNRC cheerleading team announced

From staff reports
| March 27, 2020

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 for  Eleven chee...

All-GNRC indoor track

From staff reports
| March 27, 2020

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 conf...

All-GNRC indoor track

From staff reports
| March 27, 2020

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 conf...

GNRC produces 23 all-conference wrestlers

From staff reports
| March 27, 2020

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 powere...

GNRC produces 23 all-conference wrestlers

From staff reports
| March 27, 2020

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 powere...

Seven from Corinth Holders joining college ranks

From staff reports
| March 5, 2020

WENDELL — Seven seniors from Corinth Holders — including three football players and one each from the volleyball, swimming, baseball and girls basketball programs — made their colleg...

Seven from Corinth Holders joining college ranks

From staff reports
| March 5, 2020

WENDELL — Seven seniors from Corinth Holders — including three football players and one each from the volleyball, swimming, baseball and girls basketball programs — made their colleg...

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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Johnston school board member stepping down

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