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North Johnston High class of 2021 graduates Seth Coats, left, and Avery Pearce celebrated their recent signing with Louisburg College to further their baseball and academic careers.

Baseball

Panthers pair eager to play at Louisburg College

By Paul Durham
| August 16, 2021

For a while during their senior season at North Johnston High this past spring, baseball didn’t seem...

Lewis Bowling

Commentary

The best Duke athlete ever

By Lewis Bowling
| August 13, 2021

College football is upon us, which always makes me happy. I am half-kiddingly called the “obituary” ...

Jayson Arendt pitched the first seven innings for the Fungo, holding Tarboro to two runs during that span.

Baseball

Fungo season comes to end with championship loss

By Marty Simpkins
| August 11, 2021

TARBORO — Wake Forest Fungo’s baseball team had a fairly successful first season in the Premier Coll...

Jayson Arendt won the home run derby with 22 total home runs.

Baseball

Fungo raise $4.5K for charity sports programs

By Marty Simpkins
| July 27, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s collegiate summer baseball team, the Fungo, hosted a home run derby fund...

Former Wake Forest High School baseball player Hogan Stallings rounds the bases for the Fungo.

Baseball

Fungo to host home run derby fundraiser

By Marty Simpkins
| July 20, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Fungo collegiate baseball team is raising money to support local teams...

Wake Forest's Jayson Arendt throws a pitch on the mound.

Baseball

Fungo bring down the Thunder in double-header

By Marty Simpkins
| July 13, 2021

GRANVILLE — Wake Forest Fungo added two more wins to its record with a 6-2 victory and a 9-7 win aga...

Former Wake Forest High School baseball player Hogan Stallings rounds the bases for the Fungo.

Baseball

Fungo stays ahead in division standings

By Marty Simpkins
| July 6, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Fungo won its 10th and 11th game of the season Saturday in a double-header...

In his junior year, Rolesville quarterback Byrum Brown threw for 1,879 yards with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for 602 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.

Football

Rolesville quarterback commits to USF

By Marty Simpkins
| July 5, 2021

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville quarterback Byrum Brown announced via Twitter July 1 that he will play footb...

Wake Forest Fungo pitcher Jayson Arendt struck out 10 batters and gave up four hits over seven innings in the 4-0 win over the Pirates. Contributed Photo

Baseball

Fungo sweeps double-header with shutout wins

By Marty Simpkins
| June 22, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Fungo gave up zero runs in both wins over the Carolina Pirates at home Mon...

The FUNGO baseball team pictured with the Town of Rolesville Board of Commissioners in front of Rolesville Town Hall.

Baseball

Fungo starts season in new league

By Marty Simpkins
| June 8, 2021

ROLESVILLE — The Wake Forest Fungo baseball team made a couple of changes this season, including ent...

Rolesville baseball players who signed, from left, Isaac Elvira, Kalvin Gruber, Gabe Jackson, Kevin Jones Jr., Kendall Mora, and Noah Thomas.

Sports Feature

Six Rolesville baseball players sign up for college

By Marty Simpkins
| June 8, 2021

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville’s baseball team produced six student-athletes who will play at the next leve...

Wake Forest's Nick Moran, right, pictured with his mother Christine Moran, left.

Baseball

Wake Forest pitcher signs with Liberty

By Marty Simpkins
| June 4, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest baseball player Nick Moran signed to play at Liberty University May 27. Mo...

From bottom left, LaDenna, Herbert, Miracle and Kenneth Cornell pictured with their parents, Herbert and Lisa, and younger brother, C.J. and their Franklinton coaching staff.

Franklinton quadruplets sign with Louisburg

By Marty Simpkins
| June 4, 2021

FRANKLINTON — The four Cornell siblings all signed to play sports at Louisburg College May 26. LaDen...

Wakefield football player Paul Ward pictured with his family and coaches.

Sports Feature

Wakefield celebrates five student-athlete signings

By Marty Simpkins
| May 24, 2021

RALEIGH — Wakefield High School held its signing day Thursday May 20 and had five student-athletes s...

Wake Forest golfer Josh Buxbaum, right, pictured with his father, Marc, left.

Sports Feature

Wake Forest golfer signs with App State

By Marty Simpkins
| May 18, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest golfer Josh Buxbaum signed with Appalachian State University Monday. The s...

Wake Forest's Kahlil Watson slides safely to second base in a home game against Knightdale.

Baseball

Cougar baseball player sets his sights on MLB Draft

By Marty Simpkins
| June 4, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Kahlil Watson is one of the best baseball players to come through Wake Forest High Sch...

Heritage football player Chris Williams, bottom left, pictured with his family.

Sports Feature

Heritage holds signing day for 25 student-athletes

By Marty Simpkins
| May 14, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School held its signing day Thursday May 13 to celebrate 25 student-athl...

Franklin Academy's Aaron Rovnak puts on the UNC-Charlotte hat as his teammates and friends celebrate his signing.

Sports Feature

Patriot runner signs with UNC-Charlotte

By Marty Simpkins
| May 14, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy’s Aaron Rovnak signed to run cross-country at UNC-Charlotte Thursday ...

Arnold Palmer's 1950 trophy for Wake Forest College's Most Outstanding Golfer was recently donated to the Wake Forest Historical Museum.

70-year-old Arnold Palmer trophy donated to Wake Forest Historical Museum

From staff reports
| May 17, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Clyde Johnston, the son of former Wake Forest College Men’s Golf coach Johnny Johnston...

Wake Forest football players Ethan Howard, bottom left, and Cody Britt, bottom right, pictured with head coach Reggie Lucas, top left, and assistant coach Ivan Braszo, top right.

Wake Forest holds signing day for 15 student-athletes

By Marty Simpkins
| May 10, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest produced 15 more future college athletes with its signing day May 6. The C...


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