John Smist

John joined the WECT sports team in January of 2010 after spending the past six years in Bangor, Maine. He is no stranger to the South, he has worked in Dalton, Georgia and Meridian, Mississippi, and excited to be away from the snow and cold of Maine. John graduated from Syracuse University in 2000 and is a diehard Orange Basketball, Football, and Lacrosse fan. Over the years he has covered hundreds of sporting events, but his trip to Phoenix, Arizona for Super Bowl 42 to cover the Patriots and Giants has to be his favorite. When John is not working you will find him on the golf course trying to improve his game. If you have a story idea or event please feel free to email him at

Recent Articles by John

Wilmington Hammerheads’ coach honored by the United Soccer Coaches

New Hanover players rally around Muslim teammate

Pender, Laney boys teams to miss state basketball playoffs

Southeastern Homeschool learning life lessons through basketball

Devontae Cacok named CAA co-player of the week

Former Detroit Tiger great speaks at 15th annual Leland Hot Stove banquet

Two Seahawks among the nation’s statistical leaders

Trask High School’s Anisa Lewis named WECT Athlete of the Week

Laney sophomore wins golf tournament

UNCW’s Kai Toews named CAA Rookie of the Week

High school basketball scoreboard 1-4

UNCW women down the College of Charleston

New Hanover’s Jalen Anderson named WECT Athlete of the Week

Cape Fear Academy holds signing day event

Former major league pitcher Denny McLain headlines 15th annual Leland Hot Stove League Banquet

The Charlotte Checkers sign Wilmington resident

UNCW women hold off Longwood 35-33

Whiteville football standout signs with Coastal Carolina

Pair of Hoggard Vikings football players sign with ACC schools

UNCW men’s basketball ready to face second consecutive Top 25 opponent