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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...

Kenny Glanville recorded two hits, two runs and three RBIs for the Swamp Donkeys.

Baseball

Swamp Donkeys pour on 13 runs in first inning

By Marty Simpkins
| July 20, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Swamp Donkeys crushed the Blue Jays 17-5 thanks to a 13-run first inni...

The White Sox won this year's Wake Forest parks and recreation Little League baseball tournament, which was fully funded by the parents of the players.

Baseball

Community comes together to save Wake Forest parks baseball season

By Marty Simpkins
| July 20, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest parks and recreation’s summer baseball league came to an end in June, conc...

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...

Messiah Pitt played for Wakefield's varsity basketball team this past season.

Wakefield mourns loss of basketball player killed in shooting

By Marty Simpkins
| July 6, 2021

RALEIGH — The Wakefield High School community is grieving over the loss of Messiah Pitt after he was...

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...

Kiera Bartholomew, middle, is one of five girls from North Carolina to compete in the 2021 U.S. Girls Junior Golf Championship. Contributed Photo

Girls Golf

Wake Forest golfer to compete in junior championship

By Marty Simpkins
| July 5, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Kiera Bartholomew of Wake Forest is one of 156 players who will participate in the 72n...

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...

The 10U Fungo Red championship team from left, (bottom row) Luis Rivero, Colby Gamache, Trace Taylor, JonLuke Harper, (middle row) Landon Blackard, Jake Schoch, Rob Bigan Jr., Jeremy Moreno, George Seamen, Ethan Hawkins, Alex Whitaker, (top row) assistant coach Craig Gamache, assistant coach Bryan Schoch, head coach Rob Bigan and assistant coach Tim Taylor. Contributed Photo

Baseball

Fungo celebrates multiple tournament championships

By Marty Simpkins
| June 29, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Several Fungo baseball travel teams won tournament championships over the past two wee...

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...

esports

Registration open for Battle in the Forest

From staff reports
| June 22, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s Parks and Recreation department will host an online esports tournament f...

Carlos Mata had two RBIs, including a solo home run for the Swamp Donkeys in the 20-5 win over the Braves.

Baseball

Swamp Donkeys clobber Braves with four home runs

By Marty Simpkins
| June 14, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Swamp Donkeys of the North Wake Men’s Baseball League had its best off...

Matt Edwards

Boys Soccer

Longtime Millbrook coach to take over at Heritage

By Marty Simpkins
| June 10, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Heritage announced on June 7 that Matt Edwards will be the new head coach for the scho...

Mito Pereira won his first Rex Hospital Open to compete on the PGA Tour. Contributed photo

26-year-old wins Rex Hospital Open

June 9, 2021

RALEIGH — Mito Pereria earned a playoff win by finishing in first place in the annual Rex Hospital O...

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...

A player swings his club during the sold-out Wendell Chamber Classic Sticks and Steaks Golf Tournament.

Wendell Chamber sells out 30th annual golf tournament

For The Wake Weekly
| June 3, 2021

WENDELL — The Wendell Chamber’s 30th annual Classic Sticks and Steaks Golf Tournament was held at th...

The Franklin Academy Middle School girls soccer team includes, (from left, front) Madeline Craig, Griffin Coward, Mary Norman, Delaney Petrina, Peyton Beyer, Savannah Clevinger, Amelia Odland, Emma Voorhis, (back) Rylee Caine, Maleigh Dawson, Lydia Rogers, Kristine Carroll, Jessica Morris, Emily Burgess, Mimi Upchurch and Lucy Walker. (Not pictured) Kayla Rice. Contributed Photo

Girls Soccer

Franklin Academy Middle finishes season undefeated

From staff reports
| June 1, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy Middle School’s girls soccer team wrapped up an undefeated season May...

Heritage's Makenzie Libscomb, left, scored 14 goals and dished out six assists this season.

Soccer

Wake Forest and Heritage soccer players make All-Star team

By Marty Simpkins
| June 4, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s Jalen Grant and Wake Forest’s Connor Kitson made the boys soccer East All-S...

Wake Forest High School's Trentini Stadium is undergoing renovations with an estimated completion date in March.

Trentini Stadium undergoes renovations

By Marty Simpkins
| June 4, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School’s Trentini Stadium began going under renovations last week wit...


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