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Wake Forest head coach Rick Pittarelli holds up the championship trophy in the 2019 4A state championship.

Boys Soccer

Pittarelli to coach in BODYARMOR State Games

By Marty Simpkins
| April 19, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest boys soccer head coach Rick Pittarelli will partner with Michael Pritchard...

A look back in sports history

Two sports programs kick off for local community

By Marty Simpkins
| April 15, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Remember a couple springs ago when COVID-19 didn’t exist? Back when we had normal soci...

Michael Gazzillo

Girls hockey

Junior Hurricanes make changes to coaching staff

From staff reports
| April 15, 2021

RALEIGH — The Junior Hurricanes girls hockey program announced Michael Gazzillo as head of coaching....

Dyron Jones scored 31 points and recorded, seven assists, three steals and two rebounds for the Capitals in the win against the Coyotes.

Semipro basketball

Capitals blow out Coyotes 125-97

By Marty Simpkins
| March 23, 2021

RALEIGH — The N.C. Capitals basketball team set the tone early and came away with a big 125-97 win a...

Heritage's Lucas Taylor holds his Raleigh Sports Club Student Athlete of the Month award with Rick Ulasewich of the Raleigh Sports Club, left, and Taylor's parents Carla Taylor, right, and Ricky Taylor, far right.

Boys Basketball

Husky wins student athlete of the month

By Marty Simpkins
| March 23, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Heritage boys basketball player Lucas Taylor won the Raleigh Sports Club Student Athle...

Wake Forest parks to hold virtual bass fishing tournaments

For The Wake Weekly
| March 18, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will host a virtual ...

Lester Wilder

Franklinton coaching legend Lester Wilder dies

By Marty Simpkins
| March 3, 2021

FRANKLINTON — Longtime Franklinton High School coach Lester Wilder passed away from cancer Saturday ...

Wake Forest registering for adult, youth recreation leagues

From staff reports
| February 18, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Registration for various adult and youth spring league sports is available through the...

The Koinonia Foundation’s inaugural Pace for Grace 5K Race virtual walk and run March 20-21, 2021, will raise money to help neighbors in crisis. It replaces the nonprofit’s annual charity auction and dinner that won’t be held due to the pandemic.

Koinonia Foundation registering for Pace for Grace 5K

For The Wake Weekly
| February 12, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The Koinonia Foundation is inviting the public to help neighbors in crisis by particip...

Wake Forest parks and rec renews ‘Better Sports’ designation

For The Wake Weekly
| February 4, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department renewed its “Better ...

Kashara Simpson pictured with her painting that won the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. contest and a $1,000 scholarship. Contributed Photo

Rolesville basketball player wins MLK Contest

By Marty Simpkins
| January 29, 2021

ROLESVILLE — Kashara Simpson of Rolesville High School’s girls basketball team won first place in th...

From left: Martin, Pate and Royalty.

Golf

Raleigh golfer wins Winternational Junior Series division

From staff reports
| January 20, 2021

PINEHURST — Keenan Royalty not only took home the freshman/sophomore division title, but also low-ro...

Marcus Hodges, right, hands off Stephen Curry's newest brand of basketballs to Ashley Hohenberger, left, of the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly

Former Wakefield player joins in basketball handout at Boys & Girls club

By Marty Simpkins
| January 6, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Marcus Hodges, who won two boys basketball state championships with Wakefield High Sch...

The UNC-Chapel Hill junior varsity esports team defeated the Striking Vipers 2-0 in the video game "League of Legends" to win the Battle in the Forest esports tournament hosted by Wake Forest's parks and recreation department.

UNC wins Battle in the Forest esports tournament

By Marty Simpkins
| December 20, 2020

WAKE FOREST — An esports team from UNC-Chapel Hill won first place in the town of Wake Forest’s gami...

The Mets won the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation senior baseball league with an overall record of 8-2. Contributed Photo

Mets win Wake Forest senior baseball league

By Marty Simpkins
| December 16, 2020

WAKE FOREST — The Mets finished the fall baseball season in first place with an 8-2 overall record t...

The 15U Fungo White baseball team won the Top Gun National Championship in South Carolina on Nov. 22. Contributed photo

Fungo White win national tournament championship

By Marty Simpkins
| December 14, 2020

WAKE FOREST — The 15U Fungo White baseball team went undefeated at 4-0 to win the Top Gun Winter National Championship at Pawley’s Island in South Carolina Sunday Nov. 22. Fungo White …

The Athletics won the Youngsville parks and recreation kid-pitch fall season baseball league for athletes aged 9-12 with an overall record of 9-1.

Athletics win Youngsville baseball league

By Marty Simpkins
marty@wakeweekly.com
| December 14, 2020

YOUNGSVILLE — The Athletics went 9-1 overall to win the town of Youngsville’s parks and recreation k...

Wake Forest's Samantha Widelski dives forward to prevent the ball from hitting the floor. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly

Cougars celebrate 1st home game with win

| December 14, 2020

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s volleyball team swept Cleveland High School 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-16) at home Thursday, Nov. 19, in its first home game of the season. Since the COVID-19 pandemic …

Mets win Wake Forest senior baseball league

| November 25, 2020

WAKE FOREST — The Mets finished the fall baseball season in first place with an 8-2 overall record to win Wake Forest’s parks and recreation senior baseball league. The team was led by head …

Patriot runners dominate season opener

By Marty Simpkins | marty@wakeweekly.com
| November 18, 2020

WAKE FOREST — For the first time since March, high school sports was played in North Carolina and Franklin Academy’s cross-country team celebrated that fact with a big win over their …


Local news

The Wake Forest Woman’s Club delivered 30 books to children, and plans to give Family Promise more books soon.

Woman’s Club celebrates 60 years with service projects

From staff reports
| May 5, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Woman’s Club is celebrating its 60th anniversary of voluntary service ...

Wake Forest Town Hall

No tax increase, 10 new jobs in Wake Forest budget proposal

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| May 5, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The recommended 2021-22 budget is an attempt to return to pre-COVID-19 conditions for ...

Wake Forest Town Hall

Community Briefs: Wake Forest celebrating Preservation Month

From staff reports
| May 6, 2021

Preservation Month Scavenger Hunt Throughout May, Wake Forest residents are invited to participate i...

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