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Tom Kinkelaar

Kinkelaar’s perseverance during wife’s illness earns Braveheart award

By Marty Simpkins
| July 21, 2021

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville High School athletic director Tom Kinkelaar was awarded the N.C. Athletic Di...

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 Alyssa Henault won the NAC 6 conference player of the year and was named all-state. She finished this past season with a .628 batting average, 27 hits, 26 runs, eight RBIs and a home run.

All-conference teams named for girls tennis, girls soccer and softball

By Marty Simpkins
| July 20, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The NAC 6 all-conference team for girls sports in the spring and summer were released ...

Wakefield's boys basketball team beat Millbrook 76-71 to win the Bodyarmor State Games championship.

Boys Basketball

Wakefield basketball wins Bodyarmor State Games

By Marty Simpkins
| July 19, 2021

RALEIGH — Wakefield High School’s boys basketball team defeated Millbrook 76-71 to win the Bodyarmor...

Wake Forest wrestler Caleb Beaty, middle, standing on top of the podium after winning the 4A state championship for the 195-pound weight class. Contributed Photo

Wrestling

Wake Forest wrestler wins state title

By Marty Simpkins
| July 13, 2021

KERNERSVILLE — Wake Forest’s Caleb Beaty won the 4A wrestling state championship in the 195-pound we...

Rolesville quarterback Byrum Brown won the NAC 6 conference player of the year.

Sports Feature

All-conference teams for football, baseball and boys tennis

By Marty Simpkins
| July 13, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The NAC 6 conference released its all-conference players for the 2021 season of footba...

Wake Forest's Kahlil Watson was drafted 16th overall by the Miami Marlins in the 2021 MLB Draft.

Baseball

Cougar drafted 16th overall in the MLB Draft

By Marty Simpkins
| July 12, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School baseball player Kahlil Watson was drafted 16th overall by the ...

Megan Ellis earned all-conference honors for South Granvile. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News file

Lady Vikings dominate NCC postseason awards

By Amanda Dixon
| July 7, 2021

CREEDMOOR — The Northern Carolina Conference recently announced its all-conference honors with the ...

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...

Rolesville is the defending NAC 6 and 4AA east regional champions.

Football

2021 High school football schedule released

By Marty Simpkins
| July 5, 2021

WAKE FOREST — With the 2020-21 school year in the books, the 2021 fall sports season is just around ...

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...

Franklin Academy's Aaron Rovnak broke two 1A state records in both the 1,600-meter run and the 3,200-meter run. Contributed Photo

Track and Field

Patriot runner breaks track state records

By Marty Simpkins
| June 28, 2021

GREENSBORO — Franklin Academy’s Aaron Rovnak set two new state records at the 1A track and field sta...

Wakefield's Emma Hulicki lost to Independence's Madeline Fowler 6-4, 6-1 in the first round of the 4A state tournament.

Girls Tennis

4 tennis players compete in state tournament

By Marty Simpkins
| June 28, 2021

RALEIGH — The girls tennis season came to a close this past weekend with four local tennis players l...

Wake Forest's Zachary O'Briant finished third in the 4A east regionals for the 126-pound weight class.

Wrestling

Cougar and Ram wrestlers win regionals

By Marty Simpkins
| June 22, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — Two local high school wrestlers won first place in the 4A east regional tournament at K...

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...

Franklinton's Mikala Kearney, right, won the girls 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.22 seconds and finished third in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 50.73 seconds in the 3A east regional championship.

Track and Field

First-place winners stand out at regional track meet

By Marty Simpkins
| June 22, 2021

FRANKLINTON — Multiple track and field athletes took home first place finishes at the regional track...

Heritage pitcher Cole Schiff finished his high school career with 50 strikeouts and seven wins on the mound.

Baseball

Huskies and Cougars lose in the first round

By Marty Simpkins
| June 22, 2021

WAKE FOREST — After a stellar regular season by both Heritage and Wake Forest’s baseball teams, both...

Dylan Laws touches second and throws to first for a double play in the 6-0 win over East Wake Academy on Thursday, June 17.

Baseball

Panthers advance on East Wake Academy shutout

By Amanda Dixon
| June 18, 2021

STEM — The Granville Central Panthers kept a paw on the East Wake Academy Eagles in the 6-0 win Thur...

Howard Edwards of Bunn sends Louisburg wrestler Stephen Faulkner flying through the air with a toss.

Wrestling

Bunn takes top wrestling honors in conference meet

By Amanda Dixon
| June 14, 2021

CREEDMOOR — The Bunn Wildcats claimed the Northern Carolina Conference wrestling championship on Wed...


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