Title slips through Cougars’ grasp

For the second year in a row, Wake Forest falls to Mallard Creek in the 4-AA state high school football championship. Wake Forest 14 Mallard Creek 25 story by Marty Simpkins photos by David Allen WINSTON-SALEM — After losing to Mallard Creek last year in the 4AA football state...

Huskies swim to the top

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School remains perfect after their first two swim meets of the season. Against Wake Forest, Rolesville and Knightdale on Nov. 24, Heritage girls had more than double the team points of second place Knightdale while the boys bested the...

Rising popularity of Pickleball in Wake Forest

From the Sports Desk by Marty Simpkins There’s a fairly new sport in town and it has a peculiar name: Pickleball. Similar to tennis and ping pong, Pickleball has been around the Wake Forest area for about two years. Joe Vartanesian, a local resident and one of the original...

Rolesville boys win first game in program history

Rolesville 45 SE Raleigh 44 by Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Rams squeaked out a 45-44 win conference win at home against Southeast Raleigh last Thursday night, making the victory a first for the school’s program. Since the school opened last year, it took the...

Huskies fall to Pride in triple overtime thriller

Heritage 71 Leesville Road 73 WAKE FOREST — After three overtimes, the Heritage boys basketball team could not pull out the victory and lost to Leesville Road, 73-71 at home last Friday night. It was the first conference game of the season for both teams, but Leesville proved to...

Scoreboard — Dec. 18, 2014

Reported Dec. 10 – Dec. 16 Here are area scores reported directly from teams or from the NCHSAA-sanctioned MaxPreps.com. Any coach or parent can submit scores or other sport info to sports@wakeweekly.com Heritage High School Boys Basketball, 5-3 overall; loss against...

Wake Forest struggles with early losing streak

Wake Forest 69 Millbrook 96 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – Three straight losses have given the Wake Forest High School boys basketball team a rough week. The streak began with their game against Knightdale Dec. 9. They then played their first conference game of the season at home...

Lady Cougars falter in opening conference games

Wake Forest 21 Millbrook 48 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – The Wake Forest girls basketball team had a rough week, as they lost their first two conference games with Broughton on Friday and Millbrook on Tuesday. Against Broughton (5-2), the Cougars had to contend with an...

Soccer club garners three division championships

YOUNGSVILLE — Three teams from the relatively new Franklin Wake Soccer Club recently won their respective division titles. Fonzie Flowers, a coach for the U10 Phoenix and volunteer coordinator for the FWSC said of the Phoenix, “These boys are pretty dang good. A lot of talent...

Panthers award NCHSAA $55,000 grant

CHAPEL HILL — The Carolina Panthers have awarded the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) with a $55,000 grant to support the NFL and USA Football’s Heads Up Football initiative. Heads Up Football is a comprehensive player safety program that addresses proper...

Lady Wolverines win first home game

Wakefield 56 Enloe 45 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — After losing their first three home games of the season, the Wakefield girls basketball team defeated Enloe, 56-45 Tuesday night. The win gives them a 2-0 start in conference play and coach Art Wollett is happy to get the victory...

Wakefield loses fifth game in a row

Wakefield 59 Enloe 64 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — The losing streak extends to five for the Wakefield boys basketball team they lost to Enloe at home, 64-59 Tuesday night. It’s been a tough start in conference play for Mickey Bissette, a coach who has plenty of experience with...