The Johnston County school system has named its top principal and assistant principal for 2016-17. They are Kenneth Bennett, principal of Dixon Road Elementary School, and Maritza Rosado, assistant principal of Selma Middle School.
As great as it was for Smithfield golfer Neal Lancaster to hop back in his car with a top 10 finish and a big check on the way after a long week working his way into a Champions Tour event, a third place finish in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open on Sunday didn’t change a whole lot of the immediate future for the mostly self-taught pro.
Johnny Dutch came to the U.S. Olympic Trials with a purpose: to make the United States Olympic team. On Sunday, running in his third Trials 400-meter hurdles final, Dutch came up short again, this time in an agonizing conclusion to a race that was his to lose — along with a trip to Rio for next month’s Olympic Games.
Play in the 2016 N.C. American Legion Baseball State Tournament began Friday morning near Charlotte. Local squad Garner, featuring players from Wake and Johnston counties, is in the field for the fourth consecutive year after winning the Area I West championship.
Six players from Johnston County were selected to the N.C. Baseball Coaches Association all-state high school teams. Cleveland’s Tyler Keenan and Ryan Flores made the 3A squad, North Johnston’s Blake McLean and Steven Worley were on the 2A team and Princeton’s Tanner Flowers and Matt Daughtry were on the 1A team.
The East offense shook off a slow start with a pair of touchdowns in a less than three minute span to pull away for a 20-3 win over the West during the annual N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star high school football game Wednesday night.