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Team Stinky won the Battle in the Forest Fortnite esports tournament by beating Wildflowers 5-2. Contributed Photo

esports

Team Stinky wins Battle in the Forest

By Marty Simpkins
| August 2, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s Parks and Recreation department held its first Fortnite esports gaming t...

Trevor Schock

Baseball

Schock brings new spark to Wakefield baseball

By Marty Simpkins
| August 2, 2021

RALEIGH — Wakefield High School announced Thursday July 29 that Trevor Schock will be the new head c...

A.J. Carney won two gold medals in the U.S. National Table Tennis championship.

Father-son duo bring home table tennis wins

By Marty Simpkins
| August 2, 2021

LAS VEGAS — Two men from Wake Forest, 69-year-old Wayne Carney and his 34-year-old son Alec “A.J.” C...

Katie, 9, jumps over one of the hurdles at the Franklin County Runner's Camp held at Franklinton High School. Ma

A look back in sports history

Franklin’s 1st runners camp gets start

From staff reports
| July 29, 2021

FRANKLINTON — Exactly six years ago, Franklinton High School hosted its first Franklin County Runner...

Editorial

Our Opinion: Lawmakers, be good sports and kindly butt out

A Wake Weekly editorial
| July 29, 2021

When legislators have a vested interest in the outcome, no institution is safe from their meddling —...

Marty Simpkins

Commentary

Antetokounmpo can lead Bucks to new dynasty

By Marty Simpkins
| July 27, 2021

The Milwaukee Bucks just celebrated their first NBA championship in 50 years after a 105-98 victory ...

Trentini Stadium's concrete bleachers were completely demolished and will be replaced with brand new seating arrangements. New natural grass will be grown on the field.

Trentini Stadium renovations moving along

By Marty Simpkins
| July 27, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School’s Trentini Stadium started undergoing renovations in May and e...

Jayson Arendt won the home run derby with 22 total home runs.

Baseball

Fungo raise $4.5K for charity sports programs

By Marty Simpkins
| July 27, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s collegiate summer baseball team, the Fungo, hosted a home run derby fund...

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...

Kenny Glanville recorded two hits, two runs and three RBIs for the Swamp Donkeys.

Baseball

Swamp Donkeys pour on 13 runs in first inning

By Marty Simpkins
| July 20, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Swamp Donkeys crushed the Blue Jays 17-5 thanks to a 13-run first inni...

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 ...

The White Sox won this year's Wake Forest parks and recreation Little League baseball tournament, which was fully funded by the parents of the players.

Baseball

Community comes together to save Wake Forest parks baseball season

By Marty Simpkins
| July 20, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest parks and recreation’s summer baseball league came to an end in June, conc...

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...

Jean McCamy

Views and Reviews

Pandemic strikes Japan’s Olympics

By Jean McCamy
| July 14, 2021

I doubt there has been any child in well over a hundred years who hasn’t dreamed, at least fleetingl...

Wake Forest's Jayson Arendt throws a pitch on the mound.

Baseball

Fungo bring down the Thunder in double-header

By Marty Simpkins
| July 13, 2021

GRANVILLE — Wake Forest Fungo added two more wins to its record with a 6-2 victory and a 9-7 win aga...

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 ...


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