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    Close sets all go Triton’s way in sweep of South Johnston

    Perennial conference volleyball champion Triton cemented its hold on first place in the Two Rivers 3A Conference with a three-set sweep over second-place South Johnston on Thursday, but the match was much tighter than the score indicated.


    Sports Briefs: Sept. 28, 2014

    South Johnston’s Jacob Gonzalez led the way in the SSS Spartans Cross Country Invitational Saturday at Smithfield Community Park. Gonzalez, a sophomore who finished in the top 10 at last year’s 3A state championships, clocked in at 16 minutes, 52 seconds. Clayton’s Alex Roy ...


    Kenan tops Princeton with rally in the final minuts

    Warsaw James Kenan rallies in the final two minutes to stop Princeton.


    Northern Nash feasts on Smithfield-Selma mistakes

    Mistakes continued to hamper Smithfield-Selma Friday night, as the Spartans wrapped up non-conference action with a 42-0 loss at the hands of Northern Nash.


    West Johnston builds cushion, holds off Knightdale in GNRC opener

    West Johnston got off to the conference start it was looking for with a 30-14 win over Knightdale on Friday, giving head coach Jimmy Williams his 100th career win at the same time. But the game didn’t play out in ideal fashion for the Wildcats, who improved to 4-1 overall.


    Corinth Holders perseveres, wins first JUSA cup

    It was the not the same attractive brand of soccer that Corinth Holders has routinely displayed thus far this season, but it produced the usual result: a Pirate victory for the Johnston United Soccer Association Cup.


    South Johnston sweeps Smithfield-Selma in volleyball

    South Johnston looked sharp in a sweep over the Spartans 25-7, 25-10, 25-7 to collect its sixth consecutive win overall and fifth straight in the Two Rivers 3A Conference.


    West Johnston gets by Garner

    West Johnston got its power at the net from sophomores Kelsey Ellis and Abby Barbour and its spark from junior libero Nicole on Tuesday, rolling to a four-set volleyball victory that gave the Wildcats a regular-season sweep of the Trojans.


    Cleveland expands holiday basketball tournament

    Cleveland High School’s Cleveland Classic basketball tournament will feature 16 teams later this year. The event, set for Dec. 27-30 at the school, will have eight girls and eight boys teams from the same eight schools.


    Sports Notes

    The 20th annual Neal Lancaster-Four Oaks Bank Charity Classic golf tournament will be held Oct. 2-3 at the Country Club of Johnston County. A dinner, auction and reverse raffle will be held at 6:30 on Oct. 2. The golf tournament is Oct. 2 with 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. tee times. Proceeds benefit the...

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