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Corinth Holders' Gillian Lekander just up to return a volley during a three-set victory over Raleigh Wakefield on Monday night at home. With the win, the Pirates advanced to the 4-A Northern Athletic Conference championship game to be contested Tuesday.

Pirates advance to NAC championship

WENDELL — The No. 1 seed Corinth Holders volleyball team made quick work of Raleigh Wakefield in the semifinals of the 4-A Northern Athletic Conference Tournament, advancing  to the …

Spartans shut out by Cleveland

CLAYTON — In its second 3-A Greater Neuse River Conference game of the season, the Smithfield-Selma football team was blanked, 62-0, by Cleveland on Friday night. The Rams jumped out to a …

Corinth Holders falls to Wake Forest

WENDELL — Playing a tough game against the winner of the last three 4-AA North Carolina High School Athletic Association state championships, the Corinth Holders High varsity football team held …

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North Johnston conquers Farmville Central, 38-26

KENLY — The North Johnston High varsity football team got all parties involved on offense in a 38-26 2-A Eastern Plains Conference victory over Farmville Central on Friday night. “It …

Bulldogs demolish Hobbton

NEWTON GROVE — The Princeton High football team wasted no time taking a lead on Hobbton in a 1-A Carolina Conference game the Bulldogs took over and won 63-20. Receiving the kickoff to start …

Neuse Charter soccer rattles off another win

The Neuse Charter boys soccer team has continued on an upward trajectory, capturing its sixth victory in the last eight games in a 2-0 decision over Falls Lake Academy on Thursday.  Phillip …
Princeton's Alaina Johnson spikes a ball over Lakewood's Lauren Jackson on Thursday during the Bulldogs' sweep. Johnson led the Princeton attack as the team captured a conference title.

Princeton volleyball clinches 1-A Carolina Conference title

PRINCETON — Many have tried, but now the other six teams in the 1-A Carolina Conference have failed to hand the Princeton High volleyball team a regular-season loss for two years. On …
The Corinth Holders volleyball team gathers in a huddle with head coach Charles Riley before a sweep of Wakefield on Thursday night.

Pirates spoil Wakefield Senior Night, capture share of NAC title

RALEIGH — Winning its fourth in a row, the Corinth Holders volleyball team closed out the regular season with a 25-16, 25-16, 25-11 win over Wakefield High on Thursday night to capture a share …

Area calendar, Oct. 17-18

Thursday, Oct. 17 High School JV Football North Johnston at Farmville Central, 7 p.m.; Hobbton at Princeton, 6:30 p.m.; Corinth Holders at Wake Forest, 6: 30 p.m.; Smithfield-Selma at Southwest …

Panthers fall in first round

CLINTON — Tasked with dueling against Clinton High in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Dual Team Tennis Championship, the North Johnston girls tennis team …

Pirates down Wake Forest on Senior Night

WENDELL — Senior Kalyn Rogers set a new school record with over 1,500 career assists in the same match head coach Charles Riley captured his 150th victory as the Corinth Holders High varsity …
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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Buildup of the symphony

As I write this, I am appreciating the cooler air that graced the Carolinas recently. Sadly, as I write this I am in Miami, where the temps are bouncing along the 90-degree line. One of the most …
Bill Howard

Blazing new hunting trails

I enjoy looking back at the history of hunting in North America. I find the stories entertaining, enriching and enlightening. Many people have heard how President Theodore Roosevelt pioneered the …
Pro Sports
Cameron Murray, right, stands next to his sister Olivia Murray after the two siblings came in first and second in the Bandolero feature on Saturday night at Southern National Motorsports Park. Cameron Murray started racing two years ago and his sister competed in only her 10th race on Championship Night in Lucama.

A rare sibling rivalry

Olivia Murray first found an outlet for her competitiveness in dance.  Only there’s a problem with the sport of choreography and calculated movement: Dancing has never pitted the …
College Notebooks
Duke Notebook
Harris seeks to continue strong play at Virginia

DURHAM — “Be quick but don’t hurry.” Duke football coach David Cutcliffe invoked a popular teaching phrase from John Wooden, the late and iconic UCLA basketball coach, to …

ECU Notebook
Tough test upcoming for Pirates at UCF

East Carolina has faced some good teams this season, but the test head coach Mike Houston’s squad will face this Saturday night in Orlando, Florida, will likely be its stiffest yet. The …

NC State Notebook
Wolfpack expects battle in the trenches vs. Boston College

To put it succinctly, the battle between N.C. State and Boston College on Saturday will be decided in the trenches. That applies to both sides of the ball.  The annual matchup between the …