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A look back in sports history

Two sports programs kick off for local community

By Marty Simpkins
| April 15, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Remember a couple springs ago when COVID-19 didn’t exist? Back when we had normal soci...

In 2016, Wake Forest's football players and head coach, pictured from left to right, Darius Hodge, Xach Gill, head coach Reggie Lucas, Jake Campbell and Gunnar Carrigan, celebrated their first state championship in school history with a 29-0 win over Page.

A look back in sports history

From 2016: Cougars claim 1st state football title

From staff reports
| January 4, 2021

Around this time of year, the final games of the high school football season are usually wrapping up...

Franklin Academy’s girls country team stands on top of the stage to receive their medals, trophy and 1A state championship banner after the race in 2016. They are led by head coach Beth Martin, far left, and assistant coach, Dwayne Reece, far right.

A look back in sports history

FROM 2016: Lady Patriots reflect on 1st cross-country state title

By Marty Simpkins
| December 16, 2020

WAKE FOREST — It’s around this time of year that high school cross-country is finishing up its season with a state championship meet. This year, due to COVID-19, teams are just getting …

Wake Forest High School football coach Tony Trentini

A Look Back in Sports History

Tony Trentini: A lasting impression

| January 4, 2021

It’s around this time of the year high school football games usually start. But this season the sport has been pushed back to February because of the pandemic. In order to fill the gap with …

A look back in sports history

The legacy of Larry Lindsey

| January 4, 2021

Wake Forest High School boys basketball coach Larry Lindsey will be remembered as one of the greatest high school coaches in the history of North Carolina. He was inducted into the N.C. Sports …

The Wake Weekly marked the first state championship of the Wake Forest-Rolesville High School men's soccer team with photos throughout the Nov. 28, 1996, edition. Shawn Taylor | The Wake Weekly

A look back at sports history: Wake Forest soccer champs, 23 years apart

| January 4, 2021

Wake Forest High School’s 1996 3A state championship in boys soccer was one for the history books. Exactly 23 years later, the Cougars repeated history and won their second championship. …


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