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Rolesville's Oluwaseum Adewumi, left, holds up the 4AA east regional championship trophy next to Rolesville athletic director Tom Kinkelaar, right.

Football

Rams are state championship bound

By Marty Simpkins
| May 3, 2021

ROLESVILLE — For the first time in school history, a team sports program from Rolesville will repres...

Heritage's Erin Coleman, left, and Wake Forest's Meghan Conroy, right, both go for the ball.

Girls Soccer

Huskies beat Cougars in overtime to win conference title

By Marty Simpkins
| May 3, 2021

WAKE FOREST — It only took one goal in overtime for Heritage’s girls soccer team to claim the NAC 6 ...

Mary-Sears Brown shot a 43 for the Huskies in the win at Wake Forest.

Girls Golf

Heritage crowned back-to-back conference champs

By Marty Simpkins
| April 27, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s girls golf team defeated Wake Forest 125-134 to win its second NAC 6 confer...

Josh Buxbaum shot a 37 for the Cougars in the win over the Huskies.

Boys Golf

Wake Forest wins first conference championship in over 20 years

By Marty Simpkins
| April 27, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s boys golf team won its first NAC 6 conference title by beating Heritage ...

Granville Central’s Alexis Whitfield slides safely into home plate. Ragan Holloman waits for the ball to be thrown by the catcher on the passed ball.

Softball

‘One heck of a game’: Granville Central sweeps Louisburg

By Amanda Dixon
| April 27, 2021

LOUISBURG — It was the final conference meeting between Granville Central and Louisburg on Thursday,...

Franklin Academy's Megan Hughes, left, scored one goal and dished out four assists in the 9-0 win against Vance Charter.

Girls Soccer

Lady Patriots win fifth conference title in a row

By Marty Simpkins
| April 28, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy’s girls soccer team dominated Vance Charter 9-0 to win its fifth conf...

Alyssa Henault is Wake Forest's top hitter this season with 24 hits, 23 runs, six RBIs and a home run.

Softball

Wake Forest softball crowned conference champs

By Marty Simpkins
| April 27, 2021

RALEIGH — Wake Forest’s softball team won its first conference championship in seven years with a 10...

Wakefield's Bella Lowery has registered 11 hits, 13 RBIs, five runs and two home runs this season.

Softball

Wakefield softball surging with wins

By Marty Simpkins
| April 21, 2021

RALEIGH — Wakefield’s softball team won its fourth game in a row after a season sweep at Heritage Mo...

Noah Rogers scored the first two receiving touchdowns of the game for Rolesville in the win over Holly Springs.

Football

Rolesville blows by Holly Springs in first round

By Marty Simpkins
| May 3, 2021

ROLESVILLE — It wasn’t even close. Rolesville’s football team shut down Holly Springs 41-0 at home t...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Jeffrey Casto steps to the ball for the Granville Central Panthers in Monday night's contest.

Boys soccer

Franklin Academy takes down Granville Central in playoffs

By Marty Simpkins
| March 18, 2021

STEM — Franklin Academy’s boys soccer team shut out Granville Central 2-0 to win the first round of ...

Wake Forest's Gabby Beaudet scored three goals and dished out an assist in the win over Wakefield.

Girls Lacrosse

Wake Forest sweeps Wakefield in regular-season finale

By Marty Simpkins
| March 18, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest scored back-to-back 20-6 wins over Wakefield March 9 and March 10 to finis...


Local news

The Wake Forest Woman’s Club delivered 30 books to children, and plans to give Family Promise more books soon.

Woman’s Club celebrates 60 years with service projects

From staff reports
| May 5, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Woman’s Club is celebrating its 60th anniversary of voluntary service ...

Wake Forest Town Hall

No tax increase, 10 new jobs in Wake Forest budget proposal

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| May 5, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The recommended 2021-22 budget is an attempt to return to pre-COVID-19 conditions for ...

Wake Forest Town Hall

Community Briefs: Wake Forest celebrating Preservation Month

From staff reports
| May 6, 2021

Preservation Month Scavenger Hunt Throughout May, Wake Forest residents are invited to participate i...

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