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Javier Ortiz gets a step on the Bunn defender on the way to the basket.

Boys basketball

Vikings take early lead, roll Bunn 78-55

By Amanda Dixon
| January 22, 2021

CREEDMOOR — South Granville rolled to a 78-55 win over the Bunn Wildcats on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Bobby ...

Destini Bland readies at the line for South Granville. Bland made four free throws during the game.

Girls basketball

Lady Wildcats scratch out win against South Granville

By Amanda Dixon
| January 22, 2021

CREEDMOOR — The South Granville Lady Vikings went toe-to-toe with Bunn, one of the best teams in the...

Bobby Pettiford gets hacked on the arm on the drive to the basket by Turan Alston late in the second quarter. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Boys basketball

Strong defense keeps Vikings ahead of Warriors

By Amanda Dixon
| January 20, 2021

LOUISBURG — South Granville’s defense held the Warriors in check and limited their looks at the bask...

Zamari Mangum dribbles around the top of the key for the Vikings. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Boys basketball

JV Vikings knock down Wolverines

By Amanda Dixon
| January 20, 2021

CREEDMOOR — South Granville’s junior varsity basketball team handed Wakefield its first loss of the ...

Franklin Academy High School would move up from the 1A class to the 2A class Aug. 1 under a draft of school realignment plans from the N.C. High School Athletic Association.

Realignment plan would make Patriots 2A

By Marty Simpkins
| January 20, 2021

CHAPEL HILL — The N.C. High School Athletic Association released its second draft of the 2021-25 con...

East Wake Academy's volleyball team will play in the 1A state championship game after winning their first east regional title. Contributed Photo

High School Volleyball

Eagles soar to historic heights with east regional championship

By Marty Simpkins
| January 20, 2021

HERTFORD — East Wake Academy volleyball accomplished something no one has ever done in school histor...

Aaron Rovnak won the 1A mideast regional championship with a time of 15:59.51.

High school cross-country

Patriot runners qualify for state championship meet

By Marty Simpkins
| January 20, 2021

CARY — Franklin Academy’s boys and girls cross-country teams cracked the top three in overall scorin...

Chase Teal drives a ball between two East Wake defenders on the front line in the third round of the 1A state playoffs on Saturday. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

High school volleyball

East Wake Academy moves to regional round in state playoffs after beating Lady Firebirds

By Amanda Dixon
| January 19, 2021

CREEDMOOR — East Wake Academy was looking forward to its third match of the season against the Falls...

Franklin Academy's Marleigh Duncan placed second in several categories in her age group at the 2019 National Junior Olympics.

Duncan aims her sights at collegiate rifle team

By Marty Simpkins
| January 19, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Marleigh Duncan, a senior at Franklin Academy, has been targeted by both West Point an...

Elijah Matlock of Wakefield is fouled on the play.

Boys basketball

JV Vikings knock down Wolverines

By Amanda Dixon
| January 15, 2021

CREEDMOOR — South Granville’s junior varsity basketball team handed Wakefield its first loss of the ...

Franklinton's Semirah Duffie scored 10 points and also grabbed a rebounds.

Girls basketball

Franklinton powers through Rolesville with late surge

By Marty Simpkins
| January 15, 2021

ROLESVILLE — Franklinton’s girls basketball team trailed at the end of the first quarter at Rolesvil...

Devin Fowler led Wake Forest with 228 digs this season.

Huskies, Cougars fall in first round of 4A state playoffs

By Marty Simpkins
| January 13, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The high school volleyball regular season wrapped up last week, and both Heritage and ...

Jada Douthit knocked down four 3-pointers for the Huskies and finished the night with 15 points.

Girls basketball

Heritage’s 3-pointers stifle Fuquay-Varina

By Marty Simpkins
| January 12, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s girls basketball team converted seven out of 23 3-point shot attemps on the...

JeMarius Reed drives on Tyler King in the first half of action.

Boys basketball

Granville Central boys batter Rolesville Rams

By Amanda Dixon
| January 11, 2021

STEM — Granville Central got off to a slow start, but poured it on to win Wednesday’s home contest 7...

Arriana White dribbles toward the corner for a short jumper against Rolesville.

Girls basketball

PHOTOS: Rolesville defeats Granville Central 50-15

By Amanda Dixon
| January 11, 2021

Sydnie Morgan battles in the paint for Granville Central, but can’t get a ball to go in the basket Wednesday night against Rolesville.

Girls basketball

Lady Panthers can't score, fall 50-15 to Rolesville

By Amanda Dixon
| January 11, 2021

STEM — If you could score points for heart and hustle, then the Granville Central Lady Panthers woul...

Heritage's Ainsley Donovan won the girls cross-country NAC 6 championship race with a time of 21:14.77.

High school cross-country

Lady Huskies, Cougar boys win NAC 6 titles

By Marty Simpkins
| January 7, 2021

WENDELL — Heritage cross-country made school history, while Wake Forest’s boys team won their fourth...

Marty Simpkins

Commentary

Reviewing the year of sports

By Marty Simpkins
| January 6, 2021

Let’s face it: the year 2020 was not exactly the best year ever. When it came to sports, the COVID-1...

Wake Forest's Kyra Spears (No. 3) and Nia Lewis (No. 11) attempt a block against Rolesville.

High school volleyball

Cougars win last volleyball match of 2020

By Marty Simpkins
| January 6, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s volleyball team celebrated the end of the year with a 3-1 (25-20, 21-25,...

Allie Kilgore has recorded 56 digs and 19 aces for the Huskies this year. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly

High School volleyball

PHOTOS: Heritage volleyball wins 6 straight

By Marty Simpkins
| January 11, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s volleyball team is on a roll this week after notching their sixth straight ...


Local news

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases produced this creative rendition of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles.

Coronavirus Crisis

Community spread of COVID-19 increases across state

From staff reports
| January 22, 2021

RALEIGH — Only one county in North Carolina doesn’t have substantial or critical community spread, t...

From left, Bill Kroll, chair of the Endeavor Charter School board of directors; Steve McAdams, the school’s co-founder and former director; Christi Whiteside, the current director; Michael Reinhardt, chair of the ECS Foundation board of directors; Alison Blatz, the 2020-21 president off the Endeavor Parents Active With Students volunteer group; and Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones break ground on the school’s new wing on Nov. 17, 2020.

Construction continues on Endeavor Charter expansion; capacity to grow by 240 students

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| January 22, 2021

WAKE FOREST — A K-8 charter school plans to add a wing to its school, allowing it to enroll around 2...

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Coronavirus Crisis

WCPSS reports 57 more COVID-19 cases; cluster reported at Knightdale Kindercare

From staff reports
| January 22, 2021

CARY — Despite being fully remote until mid-February, the Wake County Public School System is still ...