The little team that could — Youngsville second in nation

By David Allen Staff Writer YOUNGSVILLE — Practice, practice and more practice is the key to success according to three hard working 8- and 9-year-olds. Rett Johnson, Samuel Lilly and Jake Phan were three of the 12 Youngsville All-Stars who traveled more than 1,000 miles to...

Rolesville All-Stars district runners-up

Claiming victories over Clinton and Nash by mercy rule, the Rolesville Parks and Recreation 10U All-Stars then beat Onslow to qualify for the championship game in the SWAC Conference district tournament held in Roseboro July 17-20. After two hard-fought battles against Onslow,...

Tigers take championship tourney

WAKE FOREST — In the June 24 Wake Forest Parks and Recreation 11/12 Little League Championship Game at J.B. Flaherty Park, the Wake Forest Tigers baseball team, 12-1, avenged their only loss of the season, a 4-3 nail-biter three weeks ago, by beating the defending champion and...

Youngsville All-Stars AA state runners up

The 7- and 8-year-olds earn berth to world series.  YOUNGSVILLE — The Youngsville Red All-Stars, a coach-pitch team of 7- and 8-year olds, is headed to the Dixie Youth World Series in Texarkana, Ark., July 17-21 after winning its fifth straight game in the state tournament...

Something to love about tennis camp

At last week’s tennis camp sponsored by the Wake Forest Area Tennis Association in cooperation with the town parks and recreation department at Flaherty Park, campers learned various strokes, rules and etiquette. In the front row from left are Austin Patrey, Rebekah Speier, Ethan...
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Upton on board with the Midshipmen

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKEFIELD — Pursuing a military career, Heritage’s Graham Upton will be attending the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in the fall after signing in February to play baseball with the Midshipmen.  Upton was initially offered the scholarship in January...
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Haws gets win at Hickory

HICKORY — Brayton Haws, a ninth grader at Franklinton High School, got his first career Late Model Stock Car win at Hickory Motor Speedway June 7 and also became the youngest driver to win the event at just 14 years old. Haws, who is racing No. 41, was consistently trading second...
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Tennis champs swing into state tourney

Capital-area champions for the 3.5 18+ United States Tennis Association league are heading to the state tournament in Winston-Salem June 12-17. From left are co-captain Megan Clawson, Ginger Sidoti, Kristin Despain, Blake McMurray, Emily Freeman, Kim Patrey, Jeanie Chang, Jane...
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Husky receives lacrosse scholarship

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CARY — Ryan Varner, a four-year lacrosse athlete from Heritage High School is the recipient of the Tony Cullen Memorial Scholarship Award. Varner was recognized during the halftime of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Men’s...
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Heritage outfielder to play for Southeastern Community College

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Heritage High’s outfielder Brett Moore signed with Southeastern Community College (SCC) to play baseball Feb. 5. SCC is located between Chardbourn and Whiteville in Columbus county and is a Division II school with 13 competing teams....
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Cicotte will play for Chowan University

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Chowan University will be getting a new player this coming season with Heritage High’s catcher Cullen Cicotte signing to play baseball. Chowan is the second-oldest Baptist school in North Carolina, and is affiliated with the Baptist State...
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Lady Hammers get solid win

KNIGHTDALE — The East Wake Soccer Association ’99 Lady Hammers, with a couple of players from the Youngsville and Wake Forest areas, won the N.C. Youth Soccer Association Spring Classic League U14 Girls First East Division championship.  The Lady Hammers went 8-0-1 and will now...