Keni Harrison spoiled the big surprise she had for her family late Friday night in London. The one good thing about missing out on the Olympics was that it opened up a week in mid-August where she could do something she’s wanted to do for a while: visit her parents and 10 siblings back home in Johnston County.
West Johnston High School has promoted assistant coach Josh Plisko to head coach of the Wildcats’ baseball program. Plisko has been a part of the West staff for the past two seasons under departing head coach Joey Worley.
The Garner Nationals American Legion Baseball squad really doesn’t have a home. It’s a collection of players from schools across Wake County that don’t fit into a normal puzzle and they play all of their games basically on the road.
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.
Zachary Bridges and Anna Webster were named Athletes of the Year for South Johnston. Bridges will continue his baseball career at Brunswick Community College and Webster has signed to play basketball at the University of Charleston Southern. Webster, a multi-sport athlete finished her high school basketball career with 1,572 points, 600 rebounds, 203 assists and 104 steals.
West Johnston High School graduate Deandre Blevins talks about the East squad's 20-3 win Wednesday night in the annual N.C. Coaches Association All-Star Football Game played at Jamieson Stadium in Greensboro on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
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Deandre Blevins on the East squad's 20-3 All-Star win
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