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

  Hoggard Vikings ready to make playoff run

High school football playoffs scoreboard

Furman downs UNCW in penalty kick shootout in first round of NCAA tournament

Coastal Christian holds signing day

Ashley’s Zach Williams named WECT Athlete of the Week

UNCW women use strong 3rd quarter to down Blue Hose

Local athletes take advantage of fall signing period

High school football scoreboard and schedule

Stanford-UNCW a battle between friends

New Hanover soccer beats Southern Lee to advance to 4th round

Seahawks ready to rebound from loss to Campbell

Final Friday Night Football Pregame of the regular season

NCHSAA men’s soccer third round schedule

UNCW loses season opener at Campbell; sophomore guard decides to transfer

NCHSAA men’s soccer 2nd round pairings

Washington Redskins sign Jonathan Cooper

Former Ashley standout takes home C-USA honor

High school football schedule and scoreboard

UNCW men’s soccer players take home top CAA honors

Hoggard’s Anthony Schiavone named WECT athlete of the week