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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 e-mail him at jsmist@wect.com

  • Seahawks fall to LSU Tigers

    Seahawks fall to LSU Tigers

    Sunday, December 10 2017 9:13 PM EST2017-12-11 02:13:41 GMT
    Seahawk men's basketballs falls to LSU TigersSeahawk men's basketballs falls to LSU Tigers
    UNCW outscored hot shooting LSU by three points in the second half, but the Tigers used a large halftime lead to hold off the Seahawks, 97-84, in a non-conference men's basketball matchup on Sunday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.   The Tigers of the Southeastern Conference pushed their record to 5-2 overall and remained unbeaten at home with a clean 4-0 mark.   The Seahawks dropped their fourth straight game – all away from Trask Coliseum – and own a 2-5 le...More >>
    UNCW outscored hot shooting LSU by three points in the second half, but the Tigers used a large halftime lead to hold off the Seahawks, 97-84, in a non-conference men's basketball matchup on Sunday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.   The Tigers of the Southeastern Conference pushed their record to 5-2 overall and remained unbeaten at home with a clean 4-0 mark.   The Seahawks dropped their fourth straight game – all away from Trask Coliseum – and own a 2-5 le...More >>
  • Stewart runs for 3 TDs, Panthers beat Vikings 31-24

    Stewart runs for 3 TDs, Panthers beat Vikings 31-24

    Sunday, December 10 2017 7:30 PM EST2017-12-11 00:30:30 GMT

    Jonathan Stewart ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns, and the Carolina Panthers snapped the Minnesota Vikings' eight-game winning streak with a 31-24 victory Sunday.

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    Jonathan Stewart ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns, and the Carolina Panthers snapped the Minnesota Vikings' eight-game winning streak with a 31-24 victory Sunday.

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  • Walk-on to Heisman: Oklahoma's Mayfield wins in landslide

    Walk-on to Heisman: Oklahoma's Mayfield wins in landslide

    Saturday, December 9 2017 9:12 PM EST2017-12-10 02:12:30 GMT
    Sunday, December 10 2017 4:36 PM EST2017-12-10 21:36:22 GMT

    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Heisman Trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football.

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    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Heisman Trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football.

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