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Wake Forest's defense held Garner to only 7 points in the win. No. 1 Triston Spencer, No. 9 Steven Williams and No. 94 Chris Allen are there for the tackle on the play.

Football

Cougars run over Trojans in season opener

By Marty Simpkins
| March 1, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s football team celebrated the start of the high school football season wi...

Ty'Quon Reid should bring plenty of points to the Capitals as Vance-Granville Community College's all-time leading scorer.

Mens Basketball

NC Capitals go 3-0 in preseason showcase

By Marty Simpkins
| February 24, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s first semi-professional basketball team, the N.C. Capitals, held its fir...

Franklinton's Miracle Cornell, left, pictured with her father, Herbert, center, and her head coach Matthew Hockaday, right. Cornell is the first Red Ram in school history to score 1,000 points.

Girls Basketball

Franklinton’s Cornell reaches 1,000 points

By Marty Simpkins
| February 22, 2021

FRANKLINTON — In Franklinton’s girls basketball home game against Hunt Feb. 16, Miracle Cornell scor...

Lucas Taylor helped Heritage win its second straight NAC 6 conference championship after averaging 28 points per game this year.

Boys Basketball

Huskies crowned back-to-back NAC 6 champs

By Marty Simpkins
| February 22, 2021

WAKE FOREST — With the 72-45 win at Knightdale Friday Feb. 12 and the Rolesville loss to Knightdale ...

Wake Forest's Jenna Pitz recorded one goal and one assist.

Girls Lacrosse

Lady Cougars lacrosse achieve 1st sweep over Huskies

By Marty Simpkins
| February 23, 2021

WAKE FOREST — For the first time in school history, Wake Forest’s girls lacrosse team defeated Herit...

Jadon Spivey was second on Heritage's team with 10 points in the second game at Wakefield. He also led the squad with three steals.

Boys Basketball

Heritage exerts dominance in NAC 6 with sweep over Wakefield

By Marty Simpkins
| February 12, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s boys basketball team stays undefeated in the NAC 6 conference after back-to...

Heritage's Jada Douthit scored 11 points and dished out five assists in the first win over Wakefield.

Girls Basketball

Lady Huskies sweep Wolverines for first time in 3 years

By Marty Simpkins
| February 12, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s girls basketball team defeated Wakefield in back-to-back games Feb. 9 and F...

Wakefield's Christian Holmes scored two goals and dished out one assist in the win at Heritage.

Boys Lacrosse

Lacrosse game ends early after Heritage player breaks leg

By Marty Simpkins
| February 9, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s boys lacrosse game with Wakefield was cut short after Wesley Wilbur suffere...

Jaxon Brown scored 13 points for Wakefield in the win over Rolesville.

Boys Basketball

Wakefield takes down Wake Forest, Rolesville

By Marty Simpkins
| February 9, 2021

RALEIGH — Wakefield’s boys basketball team put itself in second place for the NAC 6 conference after...

Sam Palmer led Heritage with six goals against Wakefield.

Girls Lacrosse

Lady Huskies get first win of the season over Wakefield

By Marty Simpkins
| February 9, 2021

WAKE FOREST — A balanced scoring effort helped Heritage’s girls lacrosse team take down Wakefield 15...

Alex Derstine, left, and Aiden Morgan, right, helped score 29 points for the Huskies with their diving performance.

Swimming

Heritage swimmers crowned back-to-back NAC 6 champs

By Marty Simpkins
| February 3, 2021

CARY — Heritage’s swim and dive team won five boys events and five girls events to claim its second ...

Wake Forest's Audra Hillman dropped 9 points while also recording seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal.

Girls Basketball

Wake Forest girls basketball gets 1st win over Heritage in 7 years

By Marty Simpkins
| February 3, 2021

WAKE FOREST — For the first time since Feb. 4, 2014, Wake Forest’s girls basketball beat Heritage wi...

Franklin Academy's Aaron Rovnak won the 1A boys cross-country state championship with a time of 16:47.65.

Cross-Country

Rovnak becomes 1st 2-time state champ for Patriots

By Marty Simpkins
| January 26, 2021

KERNERSVILLE — Franklin Academy’s Aaron Rovnak brought home a first place finish in the 1A cross-cou...

East Wake Academy's volleyball team celebrates together after winning the school's first state championship.

High school volleyball

Seniors lead East Wake Academy volleyball to school's 1st state title

By Marty Simpkins
| January 26, 2021

CARY — For the first time in school history, East Wake Academy has a state championship under their ...

East Wake Academy's volleyball team will play in the 1A state championship game after winning their first east regional title. Contributed Photo

High School Volleyball

Eagles soar to historic heights with east regional championship

By Marty Simpkins
| January 20, 2021

HERTFORD — East Wake Academy volleyball accomplished something no one has ever done in school histor...

Chase Teal drives a ball between two East Wake defenders on the front line in the third round of the 1A state playoffs on Saturday. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

High school volleyball

East Wake Academy moves to regional round in state playoffs after beating Lady Firebirds

By Amanda Dixon
| January 19, 2021

CREEDMOOR — East Wake Academy was looking forward to its third match of the season against the Falls...

Franklin Academy's Marleigh Duncan placed second in several categories in her age group at the 2019 National Junior Olympics.

Duncan aims her sights at collegiate rifle team

By Marty Simpkins
| January 19, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Marleigh Duncan, a senior at Franklin Academy, has been targeted by both West Point an...

Franklinton's Semirah Duffie scored 10 points and also grabbed a rebounds.

Girls basketball

Franklinton powers through Rolesville with late surge

By Marty Simpkins
| January 15, 2021

ROLESVILLE — Franklinton’s girls basketball team trailed at the end of the first quarter at Rolesvil...

Jada Douthit knocked down four 3-pointers for the Huskies and finished the night with 15 points.

Girls basketball

Heritage’s 3-pointers stifle Fuquay-Varina

By Marty Simpkins
| January 12, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s girls basketball team converted seven out of 23 3-point shot attemps on the...

JeMarius Reed drives on Tyler King in the first half of action.

Boys basketball

Granville Central boys batter Rolesville Rams

By Amanda Dixon
| January 11, 2021

STEM — Granville Central got off to a slow start, but poured it on to win Wednesday’s home contest 7...


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Coronavirus Crisis

Envision Science Academy reports outbreak of COVID-19

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| March 5, 2021

WAKE FOREST — A Wake Forest charter school has an outbreak of COVID-19, authorities said. Envision S...

This Dec. 2  photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.

Coronavirus Crisis

Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrives in Wake County

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| March 5, 2021

RALEIGH — More than 4,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses were transferred to 29 different vaccine providers ...

Daily new cases of COVID-19 are continuing to decrease across the state.

Coronavirus Crisis

County Alert Map shows lowest community spread since its start

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| March 5, 2021

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s key metrics are decreasing, even though they remain high, the N.C. Depart...