Gaster is new Princeton football coach
Travis Gaster, a former assistant coach at Cleveland High, has been named as the head football coach at Princeton.
Gaster is the son of Jack Gaster, who had outstanding football coaching success at Smithfield-Selma and Albemarle.
Travis Gaster was an assistant under his father and under Marc Morris at Harnett Central High, Cleveland High and last year at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Carolina Forest High.
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He replaces Derrick Minor who became the head coach at Rockingham County earlier this winter.
West Johnston blanks SSS
West Johnston opened its baseball season with a 4-0 win over Smithfield-Selma on Monday. Dalton Mundy, Cameron Meyers and Thomas Coggburn combined on a one-hitter for the Wildcats.
Michael Blevins was 2-for-3 at the plate.
Princeton outscores two opponents 16-0
Princeton took softball wins over South Johnston and Southern Wayne this week by a combined score of 16-0.
The Bulldogs beat South Johnston 3-0 on Monday behind a combined two-hitter from Hailey Wood and Beth Braswell. Wood didn’t allow a hit and struck out six in four innings of work.
At the plate, Braswell was 2-for-3 with a solo home run and Kelsey Peedin had an RBI.
Kortney Edwards, Brianna Myers and Charley Cox all drove in three runs each in the 13-0 win over Southern Wayne. Edwards and Casey Mitchell had two hits each in the win.
Corinth Holders holds off Wilson Hunt
Corinth Holders took a 5-4 softball win over Wilson Hunt on Wednesday, taking control of the game with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Kelsie Hocutt hit a three-run home run for Corinth Holders and Carrie Corbett drove in two runs.
South Johnston blanks Village Christian, Southern Nash
South Johnston’s baseball team downed Fayetteville Village Christian 7-0 on Monday for its first win of the season. Joseph Johnson went 2-for-4 with four RBIs for the Trojans in the win. Will Barbour also had a two-hit game for South.
Cody Allen and John Cuppett combined on a two-hitter for the Trojans.
The Trojans also rolled by Southern Nash 12-0 on Tuesday with Johnson and Sauyer Roberts combining on a four-hitter. Nine of South’s 12 runs came on home runs. Johnson hit a grand slam, Zeb Wade had a three-run shot and Jack Raynor hit a two-run bomb.
Johnson had three hits, while Raynor and Kevin Honeycutt contributed two hits each.
Princeton comes alive in ninth
Princeton grabbed an 11-6, nine-inning baseball victory over Wilson Beddingfield Wednesday. Matthew Boyette was 2-for-5 with three RBIs in the win, while Jared Pearce went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and three walks.
Nick Phillips had two hits for the Bulldogs as well.
South Johnston winter banquet reset
The South Johnston High School winter athletic banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16, in the school cafeteria. Tickets are required for non-athlete attendees. Contact the school at 919-894-3146 for more information.