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Wakefield's Shawnti Jackson won the girls 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash. The junior was also a part of the team's first place win in the 4x400-meter relay. Contributed Photo

Track and Field

Champions crowned at regional track meet

By Marty Simpkins
| May 22, 2022

WILMINGTON — There were multiple first-place winners from local schools at the 4A east regional trac...

Franklin Academy's Alphonso Sison won the No. 1 singles match over Washington's Campbell Curtis 6-3, 6-0.

Boys Tennis

Franklin Academy tennis advances to semifinals

By Marty Simpkins
| May 10, 2022

WASHINGTON — Franklin Academy’s boys tennis team will play in the 2A state east regional championshi...

Wake Forest's Taylor Jones recorded four hits, three RBIs, three runs and two home runs in the conference tournament championship.

Softball

Cougars take down Huskies in conference tourney

By Marty Simpkins
| May 8, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s softball team got off to a hot start on their way to beating Heritage 11...

Wake Forest soccer players, from left, Nathan Cochran, Drew Frazier, Noah Kump and Josh Rutland, pictured with their coaches. Contributed Photo

Sports Feature

Wake Forest holds spring signing day for 14 athletes

By Marty Simpkins
| May 17, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest will send 14 more student-athletes off to college after the school held it...

Wake Forest's Katie Colavito finished her high school career with 148 goals and 41 assists.

Girls Lacrosse

Lady Cougars crumble to Crusaders

By Marty Simpkins
| May 17, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s girls lacrosse team had its postseason cut short after a 17-8 loss to Ca...

Heritage's Jony Venegas finished his season with 24 hits, 15 RBIs, 14 runs and a home run.

Baseball

Heritage baseball taken down by Apex

By Marty Simpkins
| May 17, 2022

APEX — After celebrating an upset win over rival Wake Forest in the first round, Heritage’s baseball...

Heritage's Brandon Szczypinski led the team with 57 goals and 47 assists this season.

Boys Lacrosse

Huskies fall to Gators in the second round

By Marty Simpkins
| May 16, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s boys lacrosse team was upset by Green Level in the second round of the 4A s...

Wakefield's Noa Grunow finished her sophomore season with a batting average of .364 with 20 hits, 18 RBIs, 16 runs and two home runs.

Softball

Wakefield’s historic season ends with a loss

By Marty Simpkins
| May 16, 2022

RALEIGH — Wakefield’s softball team had their state championship hopes dashed with a 4-1 loss to Fuq...

Franklin Academy's Emily Myers won first place in both the 800-meter run and the 1,600-meter run at the conference championship meet. Contributed Photo

Track and Field

Patriots place second at conference title meet

By Marty Simpkins
| May 10, 2022

FRANKLINTON — Franklin Academy’s boys track and field team finished second at the Super Six conferen...

Shae Wells was the only player who scored a goal for Franklin Academy in the 3-1 loss to Raleigh Charter.

Girls Soccer

Patriots fall short to Phoenix

By Marty Simpkins
| May 10, 2022

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy’s girls soccer team ended its regular season on a sour note with a 3-...

Wakefield's Hunter Stone has recorded 24 hits, 26 RBIs, nine runs and two home runs so far this season.

Baseball

Wolverines win first baseball conference tournament

By Marty Simpkins
| May 8, 2022

RALEIGH — Wakefield’s baseball team capitalized off Heritage’s mistakes to beat them 6-4 in the NAC ...

Rolesville's Raquel Lightbourn won the girls triple jump with a distance of 34-feet-4.5-inches. The senior also placed third in the long jump with a distance of 16-feet-2.25-inches.

Track and Field

Rolesville girls win NAC 6 track and field championship

By Marty Simpkins
| May 8, 2022

KNIGHTDALE — Rolesville’s girls track and field team won the NAC 6 conference title at Knightdale Sa...

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