Wildcats clinch No. 1 playoff seeding
West Johnston (21-3) clinched the No. 1 dual playoff seed from the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference with a 60-24 wrestling victory over Southeast Raleigh Wednesday night. The Wildcats benefitted from nine forfeits on the night. Brian Crutchfield and Leo Berber had pinfall wins.
West (21-3, 6-0) win the conference championship outright with a win against Clayton next week or a Knightdale loss in its final two matches. The Knights’ match with Garner (originally set for Jan. 22) was moved to Jan. 27.
South Johnston girls run win streak to 11
South Johnston’s girls basketball team won their 11th straight game Wednesday, topping former conference rival C.B. Aycock 45-27 on the road. The Trojans (12-4) held the Golden Falcons to 16 points in the first 24 minutes of play.
Aycock held South Johnston’s boys to four first-quarter points on the way to a 54-37 win Wednesday night. The win completed a season sweep for the Golden Falcons of their former conference rivals.
Eagles sweep Princeton
Rosewood stayed unbeaten in the Carolina 1A Conference girls basketball race with a 58-39 win over rival Princeton Wednesday night. Savanna Massengill had a double-double with 24 points and 15 rebounds in the loss for Princeton (7-8, 4-2). Charley Cox added 10 points for the Bulldogs.
Rosewood’s boys edged Princeton, 68-65, to drop Princeton to 3-3 in the conference.
West Johnston grad is MAC scholar-athlete of the week
West Johnston High School graduate Andrew Henry was named the Mid-American Conference Scholar Athlete of the Week for Jan. 5. Henry, a first-team all-MAC swimming selection last season, won the 200-yard freestyle in the Florida International University Invitational earlier this month.