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Worley’s 3-run homer sends South softball to third round

Worley’s 3-run homer sends South softball to third round

A strong pitching performance from senior Kennedy Byrd and a three-run home run from junior Meagan Worley made the difference as No. 2 South Johnston beat visiting rival No. 18 Triton 3-1 in the second round of the NCHSAA 3-A state softball playoffs Thursday. “It’s a...

SJ downs East Wake in baseball, Warriors win girls soccer

SJ downs East Wake in baseball, Warriors win girls soccer

A 6-run first inning set the tone as South Johnston’s varsity baseball team won a 13-3 rout in five innings over visiting Quad County 3-A Conference opponent East Wake on Friday night. “It was good to see us put a lot up early in that first inning and kind of set the...

South shuts out Triton in softball as Byrd fans 13

South shuts out Triton in softball as Byrd fans 13

South Johnston’s varsity softball team took a 5-0 shutout win at rival Triton on Thursday. “It was a good team effort,” said South Johnston coach Ashley Ennis. “Kennedy (Byrd) did an outstanding job in the circle. She had 13 strikeouts and kept them on their toes. And...

Visiting Hunt sweeps Trojans

Visiting Hunt sweeps Trojans

South Johnston was swept in varsity girls and boys basketball games by visiting Quad County 3-A Conference opponent Hunt on Friday night. Turnovers were costly for South Johnston as the Trojans fell, 52-31, in the girls game. “With 30 turnovers, you can’t expect to...

SJ boys defeat Southern Wayne

SJ boys defeat Southern Wayne

Jaydn McNeill scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half for South Johnston in a 55-42 Quad Counties 3-A Conference win over visiting Southern Wayne on Friday night. Chase Norris had eight of his 10 points in the first 16 minutes as the Trojans improved to 3-8...

SSS downs South in first round

SSS downs South in first round

No. 18 South Johnston struggled to find its footing in a 54-14 loss at No. 15 Smithfield-Selma in the first round of the NCHSAA 3-A state football playoffs Friday. “Our game plan was solid,” said South Johnston coach Lee Webb. “We just needed to execute. SSS is a good...

South edges East Wake, 34-32, in overtime

South edges East Wake, 34-32, in overtime

South Johnston's varsity football team topped visiting East Wake, 34-32, in overtime on Friday night to improve to 7-2 overall and 4-2 in conference play. The Trojans had the ball first after regulation play ended in a tie at 26. Brayden Barefoot ran for the go-ahead...

Hunt turns back South Johnston

Hunt turns back South Johnston

South Johnston's varsity football team slipped to 6-2 overall and 3-2 in the Quad Counties 3-A Conference with a 43-19 loss at Hunt (7-1, 5-0) on Friday night. South tied the score at 6 when C.J. Redmond fell on a Trojans fumble in the end zone with 10:35 left in the...

SJ overwhelms Southern Wayne, 62-14

SJ overwhelms Southern Wayne, 62-14

South Johnston’s varsity football dominated from wire to wire in a 62-14 rout over visiting Quad County 3-A Conference opponent Southern Wayne on the Trojans’ Homecoming on Friday night. “We said two weeks ago after that loss to Fike (41-32 at home on Sept. 23) that...

Fike deals SJ first setback, 41-32

Fike deals SJ first setback, 41-32

South Johnston’s varsity football team suffered its first loss of the season Thursday night as visiting Quad Counties 3-A Conference opponent Fike used a strong fourth quarter performance to win, 41-32. “That’s a good football team,” said South Johnston coach Lee...

South Johnston volleyball turns back East Wake, 3-0

South Johnston volleyball turns back East Wake, 3-0

South Johnston's varsity volleyball team made short work of visiting Quad County 3-A Conference opponent East Wake Thursday, winning in straight sets by scores of 25-10, 25-13 and 25-5. "I was proud," said South Johnston coach Matthew Adams. "It was a full team...

South rolls past Southern Lee

South rolls past Southern Lee

South Johnston used a de facto blocked punt to set the tone for a 47-13 nonconference varsity football win over visiting Southern Lee on Thursday night. "We didn't actually block it," said Trojans coach Lee Webb. South's rush pushed the protection back into the punter...

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