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NJ, South Granville kick off 2-A East finals Friday

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Finally, the North Johnston High varsity softball team knows its opponent for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2-A East Regional final.

After multiple attempts to play the contest over a period of several days, unbeaten No. 1 seed South Granville toppled Whiteville 7-5 in extra innings Thursday.

Thus, the Lady Panthers, the No. 2 seed and owners of a 27-1 record, will begin the best-of-three series Friday night at home against the Lady Vikings (27-0), with first pitch set for 6 p.m. A potential doubleheader will be played Saturday in Creedmoor, beginning at 2 p.m.

If necessary, the third and deciding contest will follow.

North Johnston is affiliated with the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference.

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