5017 – Sports

Strug wins Wake Forest eSports tournament

WAKE FOREST — A player with the gamertag named Strug won a Super Smash Brothers Ultimate tournament on the Nintendo Switch in the eSports tournament held by Wake Forest’s parks and recreation department July 23. Strug defeated username Jay3 in the grand finals in a best three out of five style championship. Using the character Jigglypuff, Strug defeated Jay3’s Lucina […]

Fungo wins back-to-back regular season titles

Jaxson Mangum led the Wake Forest Fungo with 34 strikeouts this season. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Fungo college baseball team won its second regular season title in a row at home Friday with an 8-5 victory over the Clayton Clovers. It was a rough start at first for Wake Forest, being down […]

Wake Forest wraps up summer volleyball season

A Red team player leans forward to receive a serve. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s parks and recreation department held its final volleyball match Thursday, July 14, ending the season for the sport. This year, the parks and rec department had 42 teams with a grand total of 251 players. It’s the highest participation […]

North Wake Runners Camp celebrates 25th anniversary

A young boy clears the high jump at the North Wake Runners Camp. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly RALEIGH — The North Wake Runners Camp has been going 25 years strong with its latest camp held this past week at North Raleigh Christian Academy. This year’s camp was its biggest yet with 532 kids from 335 different families, along […]

Soccer players represent at All-Star games

Heritage’s Brooklyn Holt, left, played all 80 minutes in the East-West All-Star game. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly File Photo BROWNS SUMMIT — Local boys and girls soccer players competed in the N.C. Coaches’ Association East-West All-Star game held at Browns Summit just north of Greensboro July 12. In the girls game, Heritage’s Brooklyn Holt and Rolesville’s Amelia Forster […]

Former coach and beloved friend Charles Johnson passes away

RALEIGH — Charles Everett Johnson, 50, was found dead at the Hampton Inn & Suites hotel located on 3621 Spring Forest Road in Raleigh Sunday, June 17 at 1:25 p.m. The cause of death was not disclosed to the public at the time of the publication of this article.  Charles Johnson Johnson was born Jan. 3, 1972 in San Bernardino, […]

Jackson wins national title in 100-meter dash

Shawnti Jackson, middle, won first place in the girls 100-meter dash at the USA Track and Field U20 championship. Contributed Photo EUGENE — Wakefield track star Shawnti Jackson can now add national champion to her accolades after winning first place in the 100-meter dash at the USA Track and Field U20 Outdoor Championships at Eugene, Ore. June 24. Jackson set […]

Two golfers finish near the top in national tournament

Girls Golf

WAKE FOREST — Two local female golfers from Wake Forest finished in the top 13 of the High School Go…

Valentine shows love for Shaw University

Boys Basketball

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest boys basketball player Jaden Valentine signed with Shaw University Tuesday…

Tigers upset Angels in softball championship game


WAKE FOREST — The Tigers handed the Angels their first loss of the season after a 16-8 victory in th…

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