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    Garner Trojans roll by South View, into third round

    In its first March game of the season, Garner’s boys basketball team rolled by Hope Mills South View 93-70 in the second round of the NCHSAA playoffs.


    Defense saves Southeast Raleigh girls basketball against East Wake

    Southeast Raleigh nipped East Wake 60-57 thanks to a late 8-0 scoring run that was keyed by Southeast’s defense.


    Cleveland falls to Eastern Alamance

    Down 14, the Rams cut Eastern Alamance’s lead to three points with a 10-0 run. But the Eagles had the finishing power, capitalizing on an intentional foul called on Cleveland late, to grab a 56-46 victory.


    Garner keeps up its high-scoring ways

    The Trojans (23-1) moved into a second round game against Hope Mills South View with the victory.


    Softball preview: Softball is special in Johnston County

    Winning softball programs are almost a given in Johnston County, which has sent five different teams to the state semifinals already this decade.


    Sports Notes: March 1

    The Johnston United Soccer Association will hold tryouts for its U16 and U18 Classic girls teams at 3:30 p.m. on March 14 and at 1:30 p.m. on March 15 at Clayton Middle School. Registration is $15 and open until March 13 at


    High school notebook: NCHSAA taking it day by day

    Davis Whitfield, the commissioner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association, said schools across the state will have to cooperate and communicate during the next two weeks in the wake of the basketball playoffs’ disruption.


    Cruz-Cruz takes second in state

    Cleveland’s Mathews Cruz-Cruz led the Johnston County contingent of wrestlers with a runner-up finish in the 3A ranks at 132 pounds. It wasn’t the finish that Cruz-Cruz wanted, it being his second consecutive loss in a state championship match.


    Goodbye ice, hello spring

    The ice and snow, but maybe not those piles of salt residue, are finally gone from last week’s storms. Spring practices have officially begun for area teams. There are the basketball state championship races still going on this week, but the end of the snow brings the promise of the Spring...


    Sports Notes: Feb. 22

    North Carolina Heart & Vascular will hold a benefit wiffle ball tournament to raise money for the American Heart Association at Kenly Park on Saturday, March 21. The entry fee is $60 per team. All proceeds will benefit the AHA. For info or to register, Jessica Holland at 919-429-0531 or 919-734-...

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