Two Johnston County high school coaches will help lead the East All-Star squads next summer at the annual N.C. Coaches Association All-Star Games in Greensboro.
West Johnston head football coach Jimmy Williams will lead the East coaching staff in the annual game played in late July. Williams is 90-81 as a head coach, having previously coached at East Wake before taking over the reigns of the Wildcat program last season.
Clayton High School girls basketball coach Marlon Lee will be the assistant coach for the East girls squad next summer. Lee, a Smithfield-Selma High graduate, will assist longtime Durham Hillside head coach Ovester Grays.
Lee is 164-88 in nine seasons as head coach at Clayton.
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Williams’ football staff also includes Millbrook’s Clarence Inscore, South Granville’s Michael Hobgood, Swansboro’s Tim Laspada, Louisburg’s Chris Lee and Scotland County’s D. Rodney Quick.
Other East All-Star coaches include Larry Edwards of Southeast Halifax and D.H. Conley coach Rob Maloney for boys basketball, Bennie Howard of Richmond County for boys soccer and Amy Green of the Durham School of the Arts for girls soccer.
Pittman finishes second at Piedmont Dragway: Selma resident Bryce Pittman finished second in the IronMan junior dragster race at Piedmont Dragway in Julian recently.
5K Race Series set: The Pineville Race Series Trifecta series of three 5K races will begin on Aug. 30 with the Flowers Plantation Labor Day 5K race to benefit the Corinth Holders High School cross country team. The fee is $15 for early registration and $20 after Aug. 20. T-shirts will be available for all participants and prizes will be presented to the top three male and female finishers. Register at sports.bluesombrero.com. The other 5K series races are planned for the fall (the annual Turkey Trot) and December (the Flowers Festive 5K).