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A.J. Smalls, right, goes up for a layup against Heritage's defense.

Boys Basketball

Wake Forest wins cross-town rivalry with Heritage

By Marty Simpkins
| January 24, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s boys basketball team keeps the win streak alive with a 67-63 victory at ...

A.J. Smalls scored 12 points and recorded four rebounds, two assists and two steals for Wake Forest in the win over Wakefield.

Boys Basketball

Wake Forest upsets Wakefield to extend historic run

By Marty Simpkins
| January 17, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s basketball team tipped off NAC 6 conference play in a monumental way wit...

Laila Lewis led Rolesville with 14 points in the victory at Wakefield. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly

Lady Rams open conference with win

By Marty Simpkins
| January 12, 2022

RALEIGH — Rolesville’s girls basketball team tipped off NAC 6 conference play with a 53-47 win at Wa...

Wake Forest's Dashaun Grant scored 13 points and led his team with 10 assists. The junior guard also recorded five rebounds and three steals. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly File Photo

Cougars extend win streak to 9 games

By Marty Simpkins
| January 18, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s boys basketball team continues to pile on the wins as the Cougars blew o...

Carson Cryer scored 10 points for Wakefield in the win over Rolesville.

Boys Basketball

Wolverines shut down Rams in NAC 6 opener

By Marty Simpkins
| January 10, 2022

RALEIGH — Wakefield’s boys basketball team started off NAC 6 conference play with a convincing 77-51...

Wakefield's Jacob Coblentz defeated Rolesville's Emma Shattuck in the 106-pound weight class by a 22-9 major decision to give the Wolverines the victory.

Wrestling

Wakefield wrestling moves closer to conference title

By Marty Simpkins
| January 10, 2022

ROLESVILLE — Wakefield’s wrestling team clinched two imperative victories over Heritage and Rolesvil...

Ky'saun Russell was named to the Navy Bracket All Tournament team. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Wakefield, Cary win SG Invitational

By Amanda Dixon
| January 7, 2022

CREEDMOOR — Wakefield topped the Columbia bracket while Cary ended up as the first place team in the...

Wakefield won the South Granville Holiday Tournament championship by beating Sanderson 56-46. Contributed Photo

Boys Basketball

Wakefield boys win South Granville Holiday tourney

By Marty Simpkins
| January 4, 2022

CREEDMOOR — Wakefield’s boys basketball team defeated Sanderson 56-46 in the championship game to wi...

Wake Forest's boys basketball team won the Bunn Holiday Tournament by beating Northern Nash 61-49 in the championship game. Contributed Photo

Basketball

Cougars sweep Bunn Holiday tourney

By Marty Simpkins
| January 4, 2022

BUNN — Both Wake Forest’s boys and girls team won the championship at the Bunn Holiday Tournament De...

Rolesville quarterback Byrum Brown led his team to its first 4A state championship appearance May 8, 2021. File Photo

Sports Feature

2021 Sports Year in Review

By Marty Simpkins
| December 30, 2021

WAKE FOREST — It has been a wild up-and-down year for everyone in 2021. So many life-changing and hi...

Mike Joyner has served as Wake Forest High School's athletic director since 2013.

Sports Feature

Wake Forest athletic director leaving for new school

By Marty Simpkins
| December 22, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Mike Joyner, who has been Wake Forest High School’s athletic director since 2013, is r...

Wake Forest head coach Reggie Lucas has led his football team to three straight state championships. File Photo

Sports Feature

What it takes to win

By Marty Simpkins
| December 21, 2021

WAKE FOREST — There are thousands of high school coaches in North Carolina, but only a few have won ...

Wakefield's Jake Buenviaje pinned Knightdale's Alex Swartz in the third period of the 160-pound match. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly

Wrestling

Wolverines topple Cougars, Knights in NAC 6 opener

By Marty Simpkins
| December 20, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wakefield’s wrestling team took down both Wake Forest and Knightdale at Wake Forest De...

Jaxon Brown led the Wolverines with 24 points in the win against Apex.

Boys Basketball

Hot shooting keeps Wolverines undefeated

By Marty Simpkins
| December 14, 2021

RALEIGH — Wakefield’s boys basketball team had its best offensive performance of the season so far w...

Wake Forest running back Mike DiPasquale finished his junior season with 106 carries for 683 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns. He also caught eight passes for 108 yards and a receiving touchdown.

Sports Feature

NAC 6 all-conference list for fall sports

By Marty Simpkins
| December 7, 2021

WAKE FOREST — The NAC 6 all-conference list was released Tuesday for the 2021 fall sports season. Lo...

Franklinton's Chance Walker, left, goes in for a tough inside shot against Rolesville.

Boys Basketball

Franklinton basketball notches first win over Rolesville

By Marty Simpkins
| December 6, 2021

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton’s boys basketball team won its first game of the season and its first sinc...

Gabby Matthews led Rolesville with 19 points in the win at Franklinton.

Girls Basketball

Lady Rams blow out Red Rams

By Marty Simpkins
| December 6, 2021

FRANKLINTON — Rolesville’s girls basketball team dominated Franklinton from start to finish in a 53-...

Antonio Crim Jr. led Rolesville with 236 rushing yards and three touchdowns in the 47-24 win at Leesville Road.

Football

Rams pour on points to pummel Pride

By Marty Simpkins
| November 29, 2021

RALEIGH — Rolesville’s football team outscored Leesville Road 33-3 in the second half to topple the ...

Rolesville's Antonio Crim Jr. breaks through the Millbrook defense for the game-winning touchdown in overtime.

Football

Offense helps Rams beat Wildcats in overtime

By Marty Simpkins
| November 22, 2021

RALEIGH — It was an offensive battle between Rolesville and Millbrook’s football team in the third r...

Wakefield's boys basketball team works on some inside scoring drills at the beginning of practice.

Boys Basketball

Boys back on the basketball court: Heritage, Wolverines vie for conference wins

By Marty Simpkins
| November 17, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Six of our local high school boys basketball teams shared their thoughts on the upcomi...


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