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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 jsmist@wect.com

  • Columbus County racing team cracks Top 15 at Daytona 500

    Columbus County racing team cracks Top 15 at Daytona 500

    Sunday, February 18 2018 6:58 PM EST2018-02-18 23:58:36 GMT

    A racing team based out of Cerro Gordo finished 14th at the Daytona 500 Sunday evening.

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    A racing team based out of Cerro Gordo finished 14th at the Daytona 500 Sunday evening.

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  • Jeffers Belts Two Round Trippers In UNCW Win

    Jeffers Belts Two Round Trippers In UNCW Win

    Jeffers Belts Two Round Trippers In UNCW Win

    Sunday, February 18 2018 5:42 PM EST2018-02-18 22:42:06 GMT
    Ryan Jeffers celebrates with a teammate after hitting one of his two home runs Sunday afternoon. (Source: WECT)Ryan Jeffers celebrates with a teammate after hitting one of his two home runs Sunday afternoon. (Source: WECT)

    Ryan Jeffers homered twice as part of a four-hit afternoon and UNCW scored late to edge Lehigh, 5-4, on Sunday at Brooks Field.

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    Ryan Jeffers homered twice as part of a four-hit afternoon and UNCW scored late to edge Lehigh, 5-4, on Sunday at Brooks Field.

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  • Late Rally Lifts Cougars Past Seahawks

    Late Rally Lifts Cougars Past Seahawks

    Late Rally Lifts Cougars Past Seahawks

    Saturday, February 17 2018 11:30 PM EST2018-02-18 04:30:04 GMT
    Late Rally Lifts Cougars Past Seahawks (Source: UNCW)Late Rally Lifts Cougars Past Seahawks (Source: UNCW)

    Colonial Athletic Association frontrunner College of Charleston dipped into its usual recipe for success – a balanced scoring attack with timely baskets – to turn back upset-minded UNCW, 88-74, in the men's basketball home finale for the Seahawks on Saturday night at Trask Coliseum.

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    Colonial Athletic Association frontrunner College of Charleston dipped into its usual recipe for success – a balanced scoring attack with timely baskets – to turn back upset-minded UNCW, 88-74, in the men's basketball home finale for the Seahawks on Saturday night at Trask Coliseum.

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