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Wake Forest athletic director wins Charlie Adams Award

By Marty Simpkins
| October 5, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School athletic director Mike Joyner won the Charlie Adams Distinguis...

The Ducks won their first game in the history of the program by beating the Johnston County Arsenal 13-6.

Football

Ducks claim program's 1st win by beating Arsenal

By Marty Simpkins
| September 28, 2021

CLAYTON — The D-ONE SPORTS Ducks, Wake Forest’s new American Youth Football team, secured its first ...

Joe John

Baseball

Coach John returns to Heritage baseball

By Marty Simpkins
| September 28, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Heritage athletic director Pat Kennedy announced Sept. 21 that Joe John will return fo...

Rolesville's fall sports programs opened with youth baseball Sept. 11. It's the first time the sport has been played since the COVID-19 pandemic. Contributed Photo

Sports Feature

Rolesville athletics breaks record for fall sports

By Marty Simpkins
| September 20, 2021

ROLESVILLE — After canceling last fall’s youth athletics program due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Roles...

Football

Youth football team kicks off first game of the season

By Marty Simpkins
| September 20, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The D-One Sports Ducks Football Club is launching its first game as a franchise in Wak...

The N.C. Capitals are gearing up for its second season after winning the division title last year. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly File Photo

Basketball

N.C. Capitals holding tryouts for team

By Marty Simpkins
| September 20, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s men’s semi-pro basketball team, the N.C. Capitals, are hosting an open c...

Youths 17 and under may use any legal hunting implement and can hunt deer of either sex on Saturday, Sept. 25, according to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

OUTDOORS

Youth Deer Hunting Day set for Sept. 25

For Restoration NewsMedia
| September 15, 2021

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has designated Saturday, Sept. 25 as Youth Deer Hun...

Soccer Shots is a youth soccer training program that develops players from ages 2-8 years old. Wake Forest is opening its first program in October. Contributed Photo

Soccer Shots coming to Wake Forest

From staff reports
| August 25, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Soccer Shots, one of the top soccer programs in the country, is arriving in Wake Fores...

The North boys soccer team won the Bodyarmor State Games in penalty kicks. Contributed Photo

Boys Soccer

Local high school soccer players win Bodyarmor State Games

By Marty Simpkins
| August 11, 2021

CARY — The North soccer team, featuring athletes from Wake County, won the Bodyarmor State Games Jun...

Heritage's Amaya Singleton will try out for Panama's youth national team after being named all-region for her performance this past spring.

Girls Soccer

Heritage player to try out for Panama team

By Marty Simpkins
| August 9, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s girls soccer player Amaya Singleton will travel to Panama Monday Aug. 16 to...

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...

Rob Woyicki, bottom, pictured with his teammates Carlos Mata, left, and Ed Genao, right. Contributed Photo

Baseball

Swamp Donkeys coach plays final game

By Marty Simpkins
| August 5, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Founder and head coach of the Wake Forest Swamp Donkeys Rob Woyicki is leaving not jus...

Rolesville to host community 3K run

By Marty Simpkins
| August 5, 2021

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville’s Rise and Run 3K race will begin Aug. 21 at the Ram Trails next to Rolesvil...

Team Stinky won the Battle in the Forest Fortnite esports tournament by beating Wildflowers 5-2. Contributed Photo

Esports

Team Stinky wins Battle in the Forest

By Marty Simpkins
| August 5, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s Parks and Recreation department held its first Fortnite esports gaming t...

A.J. Carney won two gold medals in the U.S. National Table Tennis championship.

U.S. National Table Tennis Championship

Father-son duo bring home gold, bronze

By Marty Simpkins
| August 18, 2021

LAS VEGAS — Two men from Wake Forest, 69-year-old Wayne Carney and his 34-year-old son Alec “A.J.” C...

Katie, 9, jumps over one of the hurdles at the Franklin County Runner's Camp held at Franklinton High School. Ma

A look back in sports history

Franklin’s 1st runners camp gets start

From staff reports
| July 29, 2021

FRANKLINTON — Exactly six years ago, Franklinton High School hosted its first Franklin County Runner...

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...

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
| August 18, 2021

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


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