North Johnston softball team rallies by Washington
North Johnston scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to down Washington 3-2 in a Eastern Plains 2A Conference softball clash Tuesday.
Sophomore Meghan Sherrod and senior Kaylynn Batten had two hits for the Panthers; Jada Santiago and Olivia Narron also had hits.
Emma Turner got the win for the Panthers with one earned run allowed.
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The win moved North (2-1) into second place alone in the conference, a half-game ahead of Washington (2-2) and a game behind Wilson Beddingfield (3-0).
Princeton downs Rosewood, Spring Creek
Princeton handed rival Rosewood its first Carolina 1A Conference baseball loss of the season Tuesday, taking a 10-6 decision.
Princeton is one of four teams — along with North Duplin, Spring Creek and Rosewood — within a game of the conference lead.
The Bulldogs drew eight walks and totaled just six hits in the win over Rosewood. Waylon Woodall and Jared Pearce had two hits each in the win.
Tanner Flowers picked up the win with five strikeouts and six hits allowed in six-plus innings of work.
Princeton pushed across four runs in its first at bat and grabbed a 6-2 win over Spring Creek on Monday.
Matt Daughtry got the win for Princeton, holding the Gators to two hits on the night. And Waylon Wood and Alex Hickman doubled for the Bulldogs in the win.
Pirates, Stephenson lead the way at Chicora
South Johnston’s Patrick Stephenson and the Corinth Holders team continued their season-long winning streaks in Two Rivers 3A Conference boys golf matches Monday at Chicora Country Club.
Stephenson carded a round of 74, while the Pirates posted a team total of 332, 17 ahead of runner-up South Johnston.
Kellen LaBonte led Corinth Holders with a 78, while Monty Fields shot 83, Ian Aspey came in at 85 and Nick Routhier posted an 86.
Brooks Skinner had an 83 for South.
Cleveland was third in at 355; Patrick Schweitz finished third individually and led the Rams with a 79. Triton shot 357, led by Nick Page’s 77.
Smithfield-Selma was sixth at 383. Chandler Parrott carded an 88 for the Spartans.
Bell, Gibson lead Princeton wins
Shamonda Bell won four individual events on the girls side and Earl Gibson won three on the boys as Princeton swept the wins in a track meet with Neuse Charter, Lakewood, North Duplin and Wayne Country Day on Tuesday.
Bell won the 100-meters, the 200, the 400 and the long jump. Natalie Smith (shot put), Altheia Balageo (800) and Shae Malham (pole vault) all won events for the Bulldogs.
Gibson won the long and high jumps and the 200, while Johnny Frasier won the 100 and the 110 hurdles. Brent Hurst took the 1,600, Kyle Balaego the 800 and Martin Bayles won the pole vault.
Princeton’s boys won three relays: the 800, 1,600 and 3,200.
Maurice Watson of Neuse Charter School won the 400.
Garner posts pair of softball wins
Garner has downed Southeast Raleigh and Rolesville in its last two softball games to break a seven-game losing streak.
The Trojans beat Rolesville 4-1 behind a nine-hit offensive explosion. Kristina D’Arco went 3-for-4 in the win and Ashton Harris and Alisha Josey had two hits each.
Freshman hurler Samantha Weidner got the win, giving up the one earned run and five hits.
Garner beat Southeast 14-2 on Tuesday afternoon.
Princeton rolls by Rosewood
Princeton drilled Rosewood in girls soccer 6-1 on Wednesday. Jessica Brush had two goals for the Bulldogs and an assist, while Madison Adkins had a goal and an assist for the Bulldogs who are 8-2 overall and 4-1 in the Carolina 1A Conference.
South Johnston, Smithfield-Selma games postponed
The baseball, softball and girls soccer games that were scheduled for last week between South Johnston and Smithfield-Selma have all been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 22.
Panthers triple up Washington
North Johnston downed Washington 6-2 in an Eastern Plains 2A Conference baseball game on Tuesday. Rusty Renfrow had three hits in the win for North, while Dallas Krob picked up two hits.
Dylan Radford pitched a complete-game with six strikeouts for North.
Pirates stay unbeaten
Corinth Holders moved to 8-0 on the season with a 2-0 girls soccer win over Triton on Tuesday night. The Pirates’ baseball and softball games against the Hawks were suspended because of rain. The softball game will resume on Monday. The baseball game, which was in the fifth inning with Corinth Holders leading, will be finished before the regularly scheduled game against Triton at CHHS on April 30.
South Johnston vs. SSS games postponed
The baseball, softball and girls soccer games that were scheduled for last week between South Johnston and Smithfield-Selma were postponed. No makeup date was set as of press time.