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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Messiah Pitt played for Wakefield's varsity basketball team this past season.

Wakefield mourns loss of basketball player killed in shooting

By Marty Simpkins
| July 6, 2021

RALEIGH — The Wakefield High School community is grieving over the loss of Messiah Pitt after he was...

Darius Hodge

NFL rookie from Wake Forest arrested on assault charges

From staff reports
| July 7, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Darius Hodge, a rookie linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals who played for Wake Fores...

In his junior year, Rolesville quarterback Byrum Brown threw for 1,879 yards with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for 602 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.

Football

Rolesville quarterback commits to USF

By Marty Simpkins
| July 5, 2021

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville quarterback Byrum Brown announced via Twitter July 1 that he will play footb...

The 10U Fungo Red championship team from left, (bottom row) Luis Rivero, Colby Gamache, Trace Taylor, JonLuke Harper, (middle row) Landon Blackard, Jake Schoch, Rob Bigan Jr., Jeremy Moreno, George Seamen, Ethan Hawkins, Alex Whitaker, (top row) assistant coach Craig Gamache, assistant coach Bryan Schoch, head coach Rob Bigan and assistant coach Tim Taylor. Contributed Photo

Baseball

Fungo celebrates multiple tournament championships

By Marty Simpkins
| June 29, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Several Fungo baseball travel teams won tournament championships over the past two wee...

Franklin Academy's Aaron Rovnak broke two 1A state records in both the 1,600-meter run and the 3,200-meter run. Contributed Photo

Track and Field

Patriot runner breaks track state records

By Marty Simpkins
| June 28, 2021

GREENSBORO — Franklin Academy’s Aaron Rovnak set two new state records at the 1A track and field sta...

Wake Forest's Zachary O'Briant finished third in the 4A east regionals for the 126-pound weight class.

Wrestling

Cougar and Ram wrestlers win regionals

By Marty Simpkins
| June 22, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — Two local high school wrestlers won first place in the 4A east regional tournament at K...

Franklinton's Mikala Kearney, right, won the girls 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.22 seconds and finished third in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 50.73 seconds in the 3A east regional championship.

Track and Field

First-place winners stand out at regional track meet

By Marty Simpkins
| June 22, 2021

FRANKLINTON — Multiple track and field athletes took home first place finishes at the regional track...

Heritage pitcher Cole Schiff finished his high school career with 50 strikeouts and seven wins on the mound.

Baseball

Huskies and Cougars lose in the first round

By Marty Simpkins
| June 22, 2021

WAKE FOREST — After a stellar regular season by both Heritage and Wake Forest’s baseball teams, both...

Dylan Laws touches second and throws to first for a double play in the 6-0 win over East Wake Academy on Thursday, June 17.

Baseball

Panthers advance on East Wake Academy shutout

By Amanda Dixon
| June 18, 2021

STEM — The Granville Central Panthers kept a paw on the East Wake Academy Eagles in the 6-0 win Thur...

Matt Edwards

Boys Soccer

Longtime Millbrook coach to take over at Heritage

By Marty Simpkins
| June 10, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Heritage announced on June 7 that Matt Edwards will be the new head coach for the scho...

Wakefield's Emma Hulicki defeated Heritage's Chase Easterwood 7-5, 6-1 in the No. 1 singles match.

Girls Tennis

Wakefield’s girls tennis team wins back-to-back NAC 6 titles

By Marty Simpkins
| June 9, 2021

RALEIGH — Wakefield’s girls tennis team defeated Heritage 8-1 at home June 1 to win the NAC 6 confer...


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