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    It’s a winning streak for SSS

    Until a week ago, Smithfield-Selma football had not seen at least a two-win season since 2009.


    Wildcats come up huge in fourth quarter

    West Johnston head coach Jimmy Williams had a sneaking suspiscion his team’s Greater Neuse River 4A Conference battle against Southeast Raleigh would come down to the fourth quarter.


    Princeton battles on in 1A volleyball playoffs

    Princeton fought off six set points, survived a surprising yellow card for taunting and a raucous road environment for a four-set victory over Perquimans County Thursday night in the third round of the 1A volleyball playoffs.


    Seven from Johnston County qualify for state girls golf championships

    Seven golfers from Johnston County — representing Neuse Charter, North Johnston, Cleveland, Corinth Holders, South Johnston and Smithfield-Selma — advanced to the NCHSAA girls golf state championships.


    Sports Briefs: Oct. 26, 2014

    Corinth Holders’ boys soccer team rolled up 16 goals in wins over Triton and Smithfield-Selma last week, finishing off its regular-season schedule with a 19-0 record. The Pirates are expected to be the No. 1 overall seed for the state playoffs in the eastern regional, giving them home field...


    Sports Notes

    The 2014 McGee’s Crossroads Athletic Association/West Johnston Fall Baseball Skills Camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at McGee’s Crossroads Middle School. The cost is $60 per camper or $100 for two kids from the same family. Baseball players in grades...


    Closing ability carries Princeton to a sweep

    Princeton fought off two set points in the opening set to win, then reeled off a 10-point second-set run and closed out Whiteville in three sets in the second round of the NCHSAA 1A volleyball playoffs.


    Asheboro comeback too much for South

    After enduring a bus ride of nearly three hours, and facing on of the state’s best 3A teams did not make for a pleasant afternoon for South Johnston in the second round of the NCHSAA 3A volleyball playoffs. But the Trojans, with an inspired effort, gave the highly regarded and fourth-seeded...


    Corinth Holders blanks Cleveland, wraps up No. 1 playoff seed

    There could have been a big celebration after the Corinth Holders boys soccer team defeated Cleveland 4-0 at home Thursday as, with the victory, the Pirates clinched at least a share of the Two Rivers 3A Conference title.


    Expect a dogfight for Two Rivers 3A Conference playoff berths

    Two games into the Two Rivers 3A Conference football season, the prohibitive favorite — Cleveland — is still the “belle of the ball.” The rest of the league is a mix of teams with some hopes already realized, a few realized and some so far unfulfilled.

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