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Wake Forest soccer players, from left, Nathan Cochran, Drew Frazier, Noah Kump and Josh Rutland, pictured with their coaches. Contributed Photo

Sports Feature

Wake Forest holds spring signing day for 14 athletes

By Marty Simpkins
| May 17, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest will send 14 more student-athletes off to college after the school held it...

Wake Forest's Katie Colavito finished her high school career with 148 goals and 41 assists.

Girls Lacrosse

Lady Cougars crumble to Crusaders

By Marty Simpkins
| May 17, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s girls lacrosse team had its postseason cut short after a 17-8 loss to Ca...

Heritage's Jony Venegas finished his season with 24 hits, 15 RBIs, 14 runs and a home run.

Baseball

Heritage baseball taken down by Apex

By Marty Simpkins
| May 17, 2022

APEX — After celebrating an upset win over rival Wake Forest in the first round, Heritage’s baseball...

Wakefield's Shawnti Jackson won the girls 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash. The junior was also a part of the team's first place win in the 4x400-meter relay. Contributed Photo

Track and Field

Champions crowned at regional track meet

By Marty Simpkins
| May 22, 2022

WILMINGTON — There were multiple first-place winners from local schools at the 4A east regional trac...

Heritage's Brandon Szczypinski led the team with 57 goals and 47 assists this season.

Boys Lacrosse

Huskies fall to Gators in the second round

By Marty Simpkins
| May 16, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s boys lacrosse team was upset by Green Level in the second round of the 4A s...

Wakefield's Noa Grunow finished her sophomore season with a batting average of .364 with 20 hits, 18 RBIs, 16 runs and two home runs.

Softball

Wakefield’s historic season ends with a loss

By Marty Simpkins
| May 16, 2022

RALEIGH — Wakefield’s softball team had their state championship hopes dashed with a 4-1 loss to Fuq...

Franklin Academy's Emily Myers won first place in both the 800-meter run and the 1,600-meter run at the conference championship meet. Contributed Photo

Track and Field

Patriots place second at conference title meet

By Marty Simpkins
| May 10, 2022

FRANKLINTON — Franklin Academy’s boys track and field team finished second at the Super Six conferen...

Franklin Academy's Alphonso Sison won the No. 1 singles match over Washington's Campbell Curtis 6-3, 6-0.

Boys Tennis

Franklin Academy tennis advances to semifinals

By Marty Simpkins
| May 10, 2022

WASHINGTON — Franklin Academy’s boys tennis team will play in the 2A state east regional championshi...

Shae Wells was the only player who scored a goal for Franklin Academy in the 3-1 loss to Raleigh Charter.

Girls Soccer

Patriots fall short to Phoenix

By Marty Simpkins
| May 10, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy’s girls soccer team ended its regular season on a sour note with a 3-...

Wake Forest's Taylor Jones recorded four hits, three RBIs, three runs and two home runs in the conference tournament championship.

Softball

Cougars take down Huskies in conference tourney

By Marty Simpkins
| May 8, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s softball team got off to a hot start on their way to beating Heritage 11...

Wakefield's Hunter Stone has recorded 24 hits, 26 RBIs, nine runs and two home runs so far this season.

Baseball

Wolverines win first baseball conference tournament

By Marty Simpkins
| May 8, 2022

RALEIGH — Wakefield’s baseball team capitalized off Heritage’s mistakes to beat them 6-4 in the NAC ...

Rolesville's Raquel Lightbourn won the girls triple jump with a distance of 34-feet-4.5-inches. The senior also placed third in the long jump with a distance of 16-feet-2.25-inches.

Track and Field

Rolesville girls win NAC 6 track and field championship

By Marty Simpkins
| May 8, 2022

KNIGHTDALE — Rolesville’s girls track and field team won the NAC 6 conference title at Knightdale Sa...

In his senior season, Wake Forest's Josh Wilson has a batting average of .274 with 17 hits, 17 runs, eight RBIs and a home run.

Baseball

Cougars sweep Wildcats to win NAC 6 title

Baseball
| May 2, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s baseball team swept Millbrook at home Wednesday, April 27 to win its sec...

Wakefield's Bella Lowery has a batting average of .388 with 19 hits, 18 RBIs, 17 runs and two home runs in her senior season.

Softball

Wakefield softball captures first conference title

By Marty Simpkins
| May 2, 2022

RALEIGH — With a season sweep over Knightdale Thursday, April 28, Wakefield’s softball team claimed ...

Rolesville's Joslyn Hamilton won first place in the girls 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.66 seconds and the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 44.70 seconds.

Track and Field

Rams and Wolverines highlight Wake County championship

By Marty Simpkins
| April 26, 2022

WILLOW SPRING — Rolesville and Wakefield both had good showings from their student-athletes in the t...

Wake Forest's Gabi Beaudet scored five goals in the win over Heritage and leads the team with 52 this season.

Girls Lacrosse

Lady Cougars capture first conference title

By Marty Simpkins
| May 1, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s girls lacrosse team celebrated its first conference championship in scho...

Franklin Academy's Abigail Bruce pictured with her mother and sisters.

Sports Feature

Franklin Academy goalkeeper signs with Concord

By Marty Simpkins
| April 25, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy goalkeeper Abigail Bruce made the decision to sign with Concord Unive...

Wake Forest's Cooper Allen has struck out 46 batters in 23 innings so far this year.

Baseball

Cougars sweep Rams in baseball

By Marty Simpkins
| April 25, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s baseball team exerted its dominance in the NAC 6 conference with a 12-1 ...

Wakefield's Dayna Bland struck out five batters and hit a solo home run in the fifth inning.

Softball

Wakefield softball sweeps Heritage again

By Marty Simpkins
| April 25, 2022

RALEIGH — Wakefield’s softball team is one win away from its first conference championship in school...

Wakefield's Ashley Macfarlane scored two goals in the win at Rolesville and has scored four goals in the team's last three matches.

Girls Soccer

Lady Wolverines win three in a row

By Marty Simpkins
| April 25, 2022

ROLESVILLE — Wakefield’s girls soccer team finished the season third in the NAC 6 conference after b...


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