Panthers rally by South Johnston
North Johnston scored two second-half goals and rallied for a 3-2 boys soccer win over South Johnston on Wednesday. Jeremiah Coley, Jose Diaz and C.J. Jackson scored for the Panthers (7-3-1) in the win. Chase Davis, Marcos Orozco and Jackson picked up assists.
Jorge Barahona scored twice for South (2-4) and Yovanni Herrera had an assist.
Princeton sweeps runs again
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Princeton’s boys and girls cross country teams swept the wins in the weekly Carolina 1A Conference cross country match on Tuesday. The Bulldogs boys team finished with just 19 team points on the strength of a 1-2-3 finish from Jose Aguillon (18 minutes, 38 seconds), Austin Sullivan and Jose Moreno, respectively. Hunter Mitchell was fifth and Brent Hurst was eighth.
Princeton’s girls nipped Hobbton, 39-43, for their victory. Megan Evans (25:08) and Altheia Balageo (25:11) were third and fourth for the Bulldogs.
Corinth Holders second at Reedy Creek
Triton rolled to a big victory in the second Two Rivers 3A Conference girls golf match of the season Monday at Reedy Creek Golf Course. The Hawks posted a nine-hole total of 134 – 21 strokes ahead of runner-up Corinth Holders.
Triton’s Kathryn Elliott and Brooke Blackmon shared medalist honors with 44s. Peyton Labonte led Corinth Holders with a 45 and Lana Wang shot 52.
Smithfield-Selma was third at 157 and Cleveland shot 159. Parker Watson had a 46 for SSS and Cleveland’s Tabby Herzig shot 51. Sydney Wheeless led South Johnston (170) with a 50. Western Harnett was fifth at 160.
Garner edges West
Garner took two of three singles matches to top West Johnston 5-4 in girls tennis on Monday. Garner claimed wins at No. 1 doubles with Nicole Root and Mandisa Ebri beating West’s Katherine Serrell and Veronica McLean and at No. 3 with Christine Wilkins and Taylor Malm downing Blair Wright and Jayla Chrisp at No. 3.
Princeton splits tennis matches
Princeton’s girls tennis team split a pair of tennis matches with Carolina 1A Conference rivals Spring Creek and Rosewood last week. The Bulldogs beat Spring Creek, 6-3, with Katie Smale, Nicole Evans, Bailey Martin and Mackenzie Evans winning singles matches, on Sept. 15. Rosewood took a 7-2 win on Wednesday.
Garner’s winning streaks continue
Garner and its standout freshman Kayla Ward extended their winning streaks in Greater Neuse River 4A Conference girls golf matches Tuesday with wins at River Ridge Golf Club.
The Trojans finished at 135 and Ward was the individual medalist in the nine-hole match with a 38. Clayton finished second at 144 and West Johnston was third at 153.
Haley Talton led Clayton with a 41 and West’s Preslee Honeycutt shot 44.
Bulldogs fall to Spring Creek
Princeton’s boys soccer team fell to Carolina 1A Conference rival Spring Creek 9-2 on Tuesday. David Mendoza and Nick Phillips scored in the loss for the Bulldogs (0-5-1). Alex Gonzalez had an assist.
Princeton native is an All-American
Princeton Middle School student Blake Raynor was named an MVP at linebacker and an Offense-Defense All-American for the second straight year earlier this summer. He will participate in the Ninth Annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. later this year. He was selected for the honor from a group of players numbering in the thousands at an Offense-Defense Football Camp earlier in the summer.
The Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl is part of a week-long series of events including the televised, 9th-annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, an All-Star football game showcasing 88 of the top high school seniors in the country.