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ACC Barnstorming Tour gives fans, players a night to remember

Princeton senior Colby Sullivan (10) goes in for a layup as North Carolina senior Luke Maye tries to steal the ball in the Deacon Jones Gymnasium during the third stop of the 41st annual ACC Barnstorming Tour on Monday evening.
PRINCETON — A crowd of more than 1,500 eager spectators packed into Deacon Jones Gymnasium at Princeton High on Monday to see some of the best senior basketball players from Johnston County …

Lady Panthers continue hot streak against Rosewood

GOLDSBORO — The North Johnston High varsity softball team scored 10 or more runs for the fourth straight game to win 15-3 at Rosewood on Wednesday, April 10. Olivia Gachuz was the leading …
School Sports
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“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each Saturday in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the photo, please leave a comment below.
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Lady Cougars take control of title race by defeating Princeton

Princeton's Cabrea Pettiway (20) dribbles the ball as Neuse Charter's Dargan Harris (9) tries to take the ball from her in an April 10 1-A Carolina Conference rivalry matchup at Neuse Charter. The Lady Cougars won 5-2.
SMITHFIELD — The Neuse Charter varsity girls soccer team took control of the wheel in the race for the 1-A Carolina Conference championship with a comeback win over Princeton at home April 10. …
North Johnston's Scott Sellers hits a ball versus Princeton on March 27 at home. Sellers was 6-1 in his matches last week in helping North Johnston to four wins and clinching the conference championship.

North Johnston boys tennis clinches conference crown

KENLY — The North Johnston High boys tennis team clinched the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference title with two wins over SouthWest Edgecombe at home on Friday, April 12. After defeating the 2018 …

Area calendar 4.17.19

Wednesday, April 17 Varsity Baseball Neuse Charter at Lakewood, 5 p.m. Smithfield-Selma vs Eastern Wayne, 6 p.m. Varsity Softball West Johnston vs Franklinton, 6 p.m. South …

Panthers finish season sweep of Princeton

KENLY — The North Johnston boys tennis team finished the season sweep of county rival Princeton on Wednesday, April 10 with a 9-0 nonconference win. Much like the last time the two teams faced …
Neuse Charter's Colin Danielson (11) awaits a pickoff attempt while Princeton's Dayde Farrell (15) slides back in during the April 10 1-A Carolina Conference game at Neuse Charter. Danielson drove in the winning run in the 10th inning.

Neuse Charter grabs first league sweep

SMITHFIELD — Neuse Charter School took down 1-A Carolina Conference rival Princeton, 4-3, at home April 10 in a 10-inning thriller via a walkoff error. Freshman Collin Danielson came up to the …
North Johnston senior shortstop Daylan Hinnant (10) gets into position after holding Beddingfield's Rio Montes (15) on second during the fifth inning of Friday's 11-3 win for the Panthers at home to stay undefeated.

Panthers’ nine-run inning the difference against Beddingfield

KENLY ­— For three-and-a-half innings, the undefeated North Johnston High varsity baseball team allowed winless 2-A Eastern Plains Conference opponent Beddingfield to stick around. But a …

Jaguars looking to build a foundation

Johnston Community College, and former North Johnston guard, Adam Tucker (55) tries to drive on Pitt Community forward Reginald Clark (32) as teammate and former Smithfield-Selma guard Rashad Potts (23) trails and head coach Hollis "Jay" Creechy watches in the background of Wednesday's game inside the Smithfield Recreations and Aquatics Center.
SMITHFIELD — As the clock ran down, Johnston Community College first-year men’s basketball head coach Hollis “Jay” Creechy looked up as his team was losing 97-58 to Pitt Community College — …
Community Sports

Public key in limiting Chronic Wasting Disease

There is some good news regarding our deer and elk herds in North Carolina. In 1999, the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission began testing for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) amongst our …
Pro Sports

Aguilar leads Carolina to 7-2 win over Down East

KINSTON — Ryan Aguilar hit a two-run double in the second inning, leading the Carolina Mudcats to a 7-2 win over the Down East Wood Ducks in Friday's Single-A Carolina League game. The …
College Notebooks
Duke Notebook

Hokies await Blue Devils after a tough NCAA opening weekend

Duke guard Tre Jones (3) attempts a shot against UCF center Tacko Fall (24) during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA tournament Sunday in Columbia, S.C.
It wasn’t easy, but Duke won both of its games in Columbia, South Carolina to return to the Sweet 16 for the third time in the last four seasons.  As the No. 1 overall seed entering the …
NC State Notebook

Southern Nash product and N.C. State freshman running back Zonovan Knight carries the ball during a recent spring practice in Raleigh.

Spring game a chance for Knight to carve out spot

N.C. State will get its first look at the 2019 team when the program hosts its annual Kay Yow Spring Game on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium. The intrasquad contest will kick off at 1 …

UNC Notebook
Little declares for NBA Draft; White remains undecided

North Carolina freshman Nassir Little announced on Monday that he is leaving the university to enter the NBA Draft, where he is projected to be a first-round pick. That news is no surprise, as Little …

ECU Notebook
Houston signs 3 more to give Pirates 21

New head coach Mike Houston and his East Carolina football staff entered National Signing Day with three specific targets in mind. At the end of the day on Feb. 6, all three had signed on the …

Fike @ 50
Fike: A new brand of football
Friday the 13th of September, 1968, was not an unlucky day for the Fike High varsity football team. The Cyclones, the defending … Read More