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

Seahawks trounce Tigers in Memphis

North Carolina lawmakers to propose bill that would allow beer, wine sales in public university stadiums

  Cape Fear Community College men basketball team ready for title run

  The Brigade Boys & Girls Club holds 2nd Annual Golf day

  North Carolina uses late surge to beat UNCW

North Brunswick’s Jieem Bullock is named WECT Athlete of the Week

Cape Fear Community College women hope to learn from experience

Northeastern ends Seahawks season in CAA championship

UNCW baseball rockets past Toledo

UNCW men’s basketball ready for run in conference tournament

Runner ready to complete Wrightsville Beach Marathon running backwards

Toledo Rockets hold off UNCW baseball

Laney’s Taylor Chism named WECT Athlete of the Week

  Southeast Raleigh ends Laney girls’ 28-game winning streak

Northeastern routs UNCW women’s basketball

  Caldwell Tech downs Brunswick Community College men

  CB McGrath discusses Seahawks struggles

  UNCW men’s basketball gearing up for battle at Charleston

  High school basketball playoff 2nd round scoreboard

  Cape Fear Community College men down rivals Brunswick Community College