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Vacation a welcomed break from news

By Marty Simpkins
| September 17, 2021

Some readers might have noticed there were slightly fewer articles and photos from yours truly in la...

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...

Raleigh native Noah Campbell had an RBI double for the Carolina Mudcats in the first inning of Sunday's game against the Kinston-based Down East Wood Ducks. Down East won 5-2 in Carolina’s final home game of 2021.

Baseball

Mudcats fall to Wood Ducks in home finale

For The Wake Weekly
| September 15, 2021

ZEBULON — Noah Campbell drove in two runs with a two-run double in the first, but the Wood Ducks wen...

Heritage quarterback Lex Thomas completed 20 out of 30 pass attempts for 245 yards and four touchdowns. Contributed Photo by Sara Cunningham

Football

Heritage stays undefeated with win at Sanderson

By Marty Simpkins
| September 14, 2021

RALEIGH — Heritage’s football team kept its win streak going Friday with a 31-7 win at Sanderson. Th...

Heritage's Kate Dawson throws down a hard spike at Wakefield.

Volleyball

Huskies open NAC 6 play with sweep over Wolverines

By Marty Simpkins
| September 14, 2021

RALEIGH — After starting the season with six straight losses, Heritage’s volleyball team has won fiv...

DeMarcus Oliver led his N.C. Capitals to a regular season division championship in the team's first season in the league.

Basketball

Oliver wins Team Owner of the Year

From staff reports
| September 15, 2021

WAKE FOREST — N.C. Capitals basketball coach and team owner DeMarcus Oliver was named the East Coast...

The Heritage Huskies sack the Broughton quarterback in the early minutes of the Sept. 3 home game. The Huskies took a 61-12 win against the Broughton Capitals.

Football

Heritage 3-0 on season after blowing past Broughton

From staff reports
| September 9, 2021

WAKE FOREST —  The Huskies took a 61-12 win against the Broughton Capitals. Heritage piled on six ru...

Fike's Mary Thomas Watkins hits a return during her match with East Wake's Hana Ruggerio at No. 3 singles Tuesday at Barton Tennis Complex. Watkins won 6-1, 6-1 as the Lady Golden Demons remained unbeaten within the 3-A Quad County Conference with a 9-0 victory.

AREA ROUNDUP

Fike wallops East Wake to remain atop Quad County

The Wilson Times
| September 8, 2021

Conceding just 11 total games, the Fike High girls tennis team maintained its spotless performance a...

Runners met Aug. 31 for the first cross-country meet of the season hosted by Falls Lake Academy.

Cross-Country

PHOTOS: Unicorns dominate Falls Lake's 1st meet

By Amanda Dixon
| September 8, 2021

BUTNER — Falls Lake Academy hosted its first cross-country meet at Butner Athletic Park on the hot a...

Darrien Miller awaits a pitch during the Carolina Mudcats’ series-ending game against the Delmarva Shorebirds on Sunday. Carolina won 8-4.

Baseball

Extra-inning grand slam lifts Mudcats over Shorebirds

For The Wake Weekly
| September 6, 2021

ZEBULON — Darrien Miller hit a walk-off grand slam in the 10th to lead the Mudcats to an 8-4 series ...

SOUTHERN NASH ROUNDUP

Ladybirds shut out Bunn to stay unbeaten

From staff reports
| September 7, 2021

The Southern Nash High girls tennis team collected its fourth win without a loss Thursday afternoon ...

Rolesville's Noah Rogers returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown and scored on a 61-yard receiving touchdown in the 58-6 win at East Wake.

Football

Rams blow out East Wake Warriors for 1st win of the season

By Marty Simpkins
| September 6, 2021

WENDELL — Rolesville’s football team recovered in a big way after back-to-back losses with a 58-6 wi...

East Wake Academy's Mallie Pearce smacks the ball down for a spike.

Volleyball

Eagles clinch 1st win by defeating Franklin Academy

By Marty Simpkins
| September 3, 2021

WAKE FOREST — East Wake Academy’s volleyball team finally achieved its first win of the season in a ...

Wake Forest's Samantha Widelski gets low to the ground to bump the ball on a serve receive.

Volleyball

Wake Forest sweeps Sanderson

By Marty Simpkins
| September 3, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s volleyball team won all three sets in the 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-18) vict...

Granville Central’s Ryan Johnson, left, uses a stiff arm to hold Bunn defender Jay'von Perry on a running play. Granville Central dropped a 34-0 non-conference decision to Bunn.

Football

Panthers unable to muster any points against Bunn

By Amanda Dixon
| August 31, 2021

STEM — Lavadous Bolden and the Bunn Wildcats rolled over Granville Central 34-0 in the Aug. 27 home ...

Morgan Newton goes up and taps the ball over the net for Falls Lake Academy in the 3-0 win over Franklinton on Aug. 27.

Volleyball

Lady Firebirds protect home court from Red Rams

By Amanda Dixon
| August 31, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Falls Lake Academy protected its home court with a 3-0 win over a tough Franklinton voll...

Wakefield senior cornerback Jackson Jeffreys makes a play on the ball.

Football

Wolverines get 1st win of the season

By Marty Simpkins
| August 31, 2021

APEX — Wakefield’s football team ends its seven-game losing streak with a 24-16 win at Apex Friendsh...

Heritage midfielder Auggie Flaim rises above a Broughton player to get his head on the ball.

Boys Soccer

Capitals shut out Huskies, who have yet to win a match

By Marty Simpkins
| August 31, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s boys soccer team is off to its worst start in nine years after losing to Br...

Heritage's Jaz Adams-Beaver recorded 39 all-purpose yards.

Football

Heritage football blanks South Granville

By Marty Simpkins
| August 31, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s football team recorded its first shutout since Oct. 25, 2019 with a 34-0 vi...

Carly Harris moves the ball to the Franklin Academy setter in the 3-0 win over Granville Central on Aug. 26.

Volleyball

Lady Panthers fall to Patriots 3-0

By Amanda Dixon
| August 30, 2021

STEM — Franklin Academy brought a seasoned team into the Aug. 26 match against a young Granville Cen...


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