Turf wars are back

Pigskin Classic kicks off Wake Forest and Rolesville football. by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Friday Night Football is back in Wake Forest. Wake Forest High School, along with Rolesville and four other schools, gave a sneak peek at their new teams at the Pigskin Preview in...

Rolesville volleyball wins historic match

Rolesville 3, Wake Forest 2 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Every Rolesville volleyball fan will remember the day they saw the Rams upset Wake Forest on the road for their first victory in school history. Rolesville started off their season strong with a 3-2 (24-26, 25-19, 25-22,...

Huskies’, Rams’ battle ends in draw

Rolesville 3, Heritage 3 by Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — Rolesville held the lead for 22 minutes in the second half, before Heritage scored a heart-breaker with six minutes left in the game to end the soccer game in a tie, 3-3. Tuesday was Rolesville’s first game of the season and...

Joyner highlights community support at Wake Forest

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Mike Joyner is entering his third year as Wake Forest High School’s athletic director. Joyner started his career in athletics in 1994 at Selma Middle School in Johnston County. While there, he taught sixth grade and coached baseball for three...

Chris Straits brings life lessons to Franklin Academy athletes

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Before he became the athletic director for both Franklin Academy Middle and High School, Chris Straits had an interesting journey through the world of athletics. Straits was born and raised in South Florida, where he played baseball at a 6A high...

Paul Moore lays athletic foundation at Rolesville

by Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — Rolesville’s athletic director, Paul Moore has always worked to have a local impact on his community. Moore grew up on Poole Road in the eastern part of Raleigh. He went to high school at Enloe, where he eventually became their boys basketba...

Rick Riggleman steps in at Wakefield High School

by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — When Dexter Cooley stepped down as the athletic director at Wakefield High School July 1 to focus on his battle with colon cancer, his assistant for the last six years, Rick Riggleman, took his place. Riggleman was born and raised in Berkley Springs,...

Pat Kennedy is all in at Heritage

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School’s athletic director, Pat Kennedy, has been coaching high school athletics for 26 years. For the past four at Heritage, Kennedy makes sure his family is involved. Kennedy is married to Cyndi and they have two children, Holly and...

New athletic director takes Franklinton’s helm

by Marty Simpkins FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School welcomes Jeremy Crawford as their new athletic director. Jeremy Buck, who previously held the position, will solely focus on the football team as head coach. This is Crawford’s first run as an athletic director. He served as...

Wake Forest tennis players advance to national championship

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest 4.0 Senior World Tennis Team (WTT) won three of four matches this past weekend at the National Qualifier event at the Millbrook Tennis Center in Raleigh. They are now eligible to play in the National WTT Championships in Indian Wells, Calif. in...

Former Cougar golfer earns college honors

WAKE FOREST — Amanda Levy, received medalist honors at the Legacy Golf Club in Aberdeen, NC July 26th at the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) in the Women’s Division event. She scored a five-under par for the championship, firing a 67 for her personal best CGA round. In July, The...

Cougars, Red Rams play friendly match at jamboree

by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — The Cougars and the Red Rams had their first taste of high school soccer this year. However, both teams are still looking for their first win and even first goal of the season. Wake Forest and Franklinton participated in the Lane Meyer and Wade Halford...