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Clayton, South to meet in Herald Cup final

Thursday's results from the 2008 Herald Cup boys' soccer tournament:

Consolation match: North Johnston 7, Johnston Christian 1

Semifinals:

Clayton 5, West Johnston 1

South Johnston 2, Smithfield-Selma 1

The championship match of the Cup will be played at a later date. We'll update when that'll be as soon as we get it pinned down.

Herald Cup semis postponed until Thursday

With more rain expected this afternoon and the area under a Tornado watch until 5 p.m. today's boys' soccer matches in the annual Herald Cup soccer tournament have been postponed until Thursday at North Johnston High School.

Johnston Christian and North Johnston will also play their consolation round match on Thursday at North.

The schedule will be:

Johnston Christian vs. North Johnston, 3:30

Clayton vs. West Johnston, 5:15 (or 10 minutes after the conclusion of JCA-North)

South Johnston vs. Smithfield-Selma, 7 (or 10 minutes after the conclusion of Clayton-West)

The championship round will be made up at a later date.

We'll post future schedule updates as soon as we know something.

Herald Cup semis postponed until Thursday

With more rain expected this afternoon and the area under a Tornado watch until 5 p.m. today's boys' soccer matches in the annual Herald Cup soccer tournament have been postponed until Thursday at North Johnston High School.

Johnston Christian and North Johnston will also play their consolation round match on Thursday at North.

The schedule will be:

Johnston Christian vs. North Johnston, 3:30

Clayton vs. West Johnston, 5:15 (or 10 minutes after the conclusion of JCA-North)

South Johnston vs. Smithfield-Selma, 7 (or 10 minutes after the conclusion of Clayton-West)

The championship round will be made up at a later date.

We'll post future schedule updates as soon as we know something.

2008 Herald Cup Boys' Soccer: SSS ends winless streak, Clayton advances

Monday night's results from the 2008 Herald Cup boys' soccer tournament at North Johnston.

Clayton 11, Johnston Christian 0

Hunter Crocker and Matthew Gutowski scored two goals each for the Comets, who picked up their first win of the season. Connor Jones and Greg Oliver notched two assists each as well for Clayton, which moved to 1-2-1 on the season.

Smithfield-Selma 3, North Johnston 2

The Spartans rallied from a 2-1 deficit after the Panthers went a man down after a red card for an intentional handball. Elvin got the equalizer in the 73rd minute. A minute later, Kegan Turner put the Spartans on top when he punched home a pass from Eric Pimentel.

The win was Smithfield-Selma's first since the 2006 season. SSS was 0-15-6 last season.

Wednesday's schedule of games:

Semifinals

Clayton vs. West Johnston, 5

Smithfield-Selma vs. South Johnston, 7

Game times could be moved up because of lighting issues at North Johnston. If they are, we'll update you as soon as we know here.

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