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Falls Lake's Ashbee Standridge makes the catch at the plate after the Vance Charter runner slides in safely on Tuesday.

Softball

Area Roundup: Lady Firebirds ease by East Wake Lady Eagles

From staff reports
| April 16, 2021

ZEBULON — Falls Lake opened with a big inning and closed with a big inning in the 7-3 win over East ...

Marty Simpkins

Commentary

Sports rise as COVID-19 cases fall

By Marty Simpkins
| April 15, 2021

It’s been a while since I’ve written a column. That’s probably a good thing — I’ve been so busy cove...

Girls Basketball

Rolesville hires familiar face to lead girls basketball

By Marty Simpkins
| April 14, 2021

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville’s girls basketball team will be guided by veteran head coach Ben Daniels nex...

Rolesville quarterback Byrum Brown threw three touchdown passes and scored one on the ground in the win at Corinth Holders.

Football

Rolesville football finishes regular season unbeaten

By Marty Simpkins
| April 13, 2021

WENDELL — Rolesville’s football team ended the regular season undefeated for the first time in schoo...

Heritage's Haley Pender, left, and Wake Forest's Meredith Warrick, right, fight for the ball mid-air.

Girls Soccer

Clash of top two teams ends in a tie

By Marty Simpkins
| April 13, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The girls soccer rivalry between Wake Forest and Heritage added another interesting ch...

Chris Moore rushed for 87 yards and scored two touchdowns for the Cougars.

Football

Wake Forest outlasts Heritage for playoff bid

By Marty Simpkins
| April 12, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s football team blasted through Heritage’s defense in a two-part game due ...

Samantha Sherer flicks the ball away with her head.

Girls soccer

Lady Patriots keep Falls Lake scoreless

By Amanda Dixon
| April 6, 2021

CREEDMOOR — The visiting Franklin Academy Lady Patriots dominated play Monday afternoon in a match w...

Wake Forest running back Mike DiPasquale finds an opening while carrying the ball.

Football

Cougars clamp down on Wolverines

By Marty Simpkins
| April 5, 2021

RALEIGH — Wake Forest’s football team shut out Wakefield in the first half and came away with the 22...

Roseville Head Coach Martin Samek poses with the trophy presented annually to the winner of the Heritage vs Rolesville football game after beating Heritage 29-21.

Football

Rolesville football wins NAC 6 by knocking down Heritage

By Marty Simpkins
| April 5, 2021

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville’s football team won its first conference championship in program history wit...

Wake Forest's Andrew Hilbert defeated his opponent 6-1, 6-4 in the No. 1 singles match.

Boys Tennis

Wake Forest hands Heritage first loss

By Marty Simpkins
| March 29, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s boys tennis team edged out a 5-4 victory against Heritage at home March ...

Wakefield's Sawyer Hanna won his last match 7-6, 6-4 against Wake Forest's Andrew Hilbert at the No. 1 spot.

Boys Tennis

Wakefield tennis off to hot start

By Marty Simpkins
| March 29, 2021

RALEIGH — With the latest sweep over Wake Forest, Wakefield’s boys tennis team is still undefeated a...

Heritage's Axell Steamer catches a 2-point conversion against Knightdale Friday night.

Football

Heritage football takes down Knightdale

By Marty Simpkins
| March 29, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s football team dominated Knightdale with a 36-16 victory at home Friday. The...

Heritage's Allison Travis recored an assist in the win against Wakefield.

Girls Soccer

Lady Huskies kick off conference play with back-to-back shutouts

By Marty Simpkins
| March 29, 2021

WAKE FOREST — After starting off the season with a 3-1 loss to Broughton Monday March 15, Heritage’s...

Franklin Academy's Quinten Barrow made the 1A all-regional team with two goals and eight assists in his junior season.

Boys Soccer

Patriots fall in state championship to Pride in overtime

By Marty Simpkins
| March 29, 2021

CARY — Franklin Academy’s boys soccer team lost to Pine Lake Preparatory in overtime 3-1 in the 1A s...

Wake Forest's Emily Phillips, right, scored two goals and recorded three assists in the loss at East Chapel Hill.

Girls Lacrosse

Lady Cougars’s historic playoff run ends

By Marty Simpkins
| March 29, 2021

CHAPEL HILL — Wake Forest’s girls lacrosse team had its best finish in school history with a 4A east...

Rolesville's Jaedyn Fulton scored a receiving touchdown and a rushing touchdown in the win over Wake Forest.

Football

Rolesville football gets historic win over Wake Forest

By Marty Simpkins
| March 29, 2021

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville’s football team ran over Wake Forest 36-3 at home Friday to get its first-ev...

Gabby Beaudet has scored 46 goals and dished out 17 assists for the Cougars this season.

Girls lacrosse

Lady Cougars advance to 1st regional title

By Marty Simpkins
| March 25, 2021

HOLLY SPRINGS — Wake Forest’s girls lacrosse team made history Monday night with an 11-10 victory at...

Franklin Academy's soccer team celebrates the 3-2 victory over Voyager Academy.

Boys Soccer

Patriots hold off Vikings for back-to-back regional titles

By Marty Simpkins
| March 24, 2021

DURHAM — Franklin Academy’s boys soccer team will make a second straight trip to the 1A state champi...

Grace Gilmore led Wake Forest with four goals and one assist in the first half of the 9-0 win at Knightdale.

Girls Soccer

Wake Forest handles Knightdale in girls soccer

By Marty Simpkins
| March 23, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — Wake Forest’s girls soccer team earned its first win of the season with a 9-0 blowout v...

Chris Williams (No. 45) and Luke Maicon (No. 34) bring down Wakefield quarterback Caleb Kerins for the Huskies. Heritage's defense throttled Wakefield with seven sacks in the 30-15 victory on the road.

Football

Huskies’ pass rush overwhelms Wolverines

By Marty Simpkins
| March 23, 2021

RALEIGH — Heritage’s football team registered seven sacks at Wakefield in its 30-15 victory to open ...


Local news

The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce held a celebratory ribbon cutting for new member Town Hall Burger & Beer on Wednesday, April 7. Town Hall Burger and Beer is in Wakefield Crossing at 13100 Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh. It’s open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

New burger joint celebrates opening in north Raleigh

For The Wake Weekly
| April 17, 2021

The Zebulon Woman's Club partnered with the Zebulon Police Department to raise awareness of child abuse. The club planted 24 spinning pinwheels near the Blue Star Memorial at the police department, honoring the founding of the club in 1924. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Zebulon Woman's Club, police raise awareness of child abuse

For The Wake Weekly
| April 16, 2021

Donnie Hight, left, is congratulated for his service by Mark Dwyer, the commander of the Walter E. Cole Post 187 American Legion. Hight, a lifetime resident of Wake Forest, received his 60-year American Legion service award at Post 187’s regular meeting in March. Hight enrolled in the Wake Forest American Legion following his release from active service in the U.S. Navy after World War II and has continued ever since. The group said Hight has contributed to the advancement of the Legion Post and the community of Wake Forest. Hight has participated in the enhancements to the Wake Forest Veterans Memorial while serving as chairman of the committee dedicated to the preservation of an important veteran monument devoted to the citizens of Wake Forest who perished while defending the nation in all conflicts since the Revolutionary War. The monument serves as an important location for community service honoring Wake Forest veterans.

Legionnaires recognize Hight for 60 years of service

For The Wake Weekly
| April 16, 2021

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