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Welcome to ‘The George’: North Johnston renames softball field

The North Johnston High School softball field was named for former coach George Daniels at a pre-game ceremony on Friday.
The North Johnston High School softball field was named for former coach George Daniels at a pre-game ceremony on Friday. newsobserver.com

Dozens of past players and hundreds of fans came together Friday for another big night of North Johnston softball as the school named its field in honor of legendary coach George Daniels. Daniels, affectionately known to most of his players as simply, “George,” served as North’s coach for more than three decades.

On the newly christened George Daniels Field, North Johnston rolled to a 13-0 victory over North Pitt to stay within a game of the Eastern Plains 2A Conference lead. Senior Olivia Stewart had two hits for North Johnston, while Jada Santiago was 2-for-4 with a triple.

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