Wakefield athletic director steps down

by Marty Simpkins WAKEFIELD — Wakefield High School’s long-serving and well-regarded Athletic Director, Dexter Cooley  is stepping down from his position at the school to focus on his battle with colon cancer. Cooley has been the athletic director at Wakefield since it opened in...

Franklin Co. brings runner’s camp to Franklinton

By Marty Simpkins FRANKLINTON — Twenty-seven kids got out of the house and onto the race track at Franklinton High School to take part in the first Franklin County Runner’s Camp last week. While Wake Forest and the surrounding area have had a runner’s camp for several years now,...

Youngsville’s little league All-Stars are section champs

WW PHOTO Marty Simpkins YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville’s 12U All-Star team won the South Region Piedmont Section Bronco Tournament in High Point July 15. They defeated Garner, 6-5 in the semifinals and West Raleigh, 9-3 in the championship game. The team hit a total of 24 home runs in...

Volleyball season comes to close

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Volleyball season ended July 23 for the Wake Forest Parks and Recreational league. Girls ages 9-16 played against each other in four different age divisions. This is also the second year after Wake Forest partnered with Triangle Volleyball Club....

Wakeboard competition coming to Falls Lake

WAKE FOREST — This Saturday, CoveFest 2015 will be held at Falls Lake. There will be a wakeboard best-trick competition and people training to wakeboard throughout the day. In order to enter the best-trick contest, contestants must have an active World Wakeboard Association...

Future softball players train at Heritage

WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School hosted a softball camp from July 13 to July 16. Twenty girls from local elementary schools and middle schools attended the camp. Heritage High School softball coach Mark Downing ran the camp. He and some Heritage High School softball players...

Youngsville All-Stars fall short one game in Chesterfield

YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville’s All-Star youth baseball team won games one and two of the regional tournament July 14 in Chesterfield, Va., but lost game three July 15. The U9 Little League team won the Piedmont Sectional Tournament July 1 at Garner to advance to Chesterfield. In the...

They will rock you

Local softball players showcase their skills. by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — The 18U Wake Forest Rockers travel softball team has been making noise this summer. The roster of 12 high school girls has been traveling up and down the East Coast, playing various softball teams along the...

Paddle Creek opens twilight kayaking tours

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Paddle Creek is the closest place where people can kayak, canoe or paddle board down a river. This year, they have started a new event: Twilight Paddle Fridays. For this offer, people can kayak down the Neuse River as late as 6 p.m. every Friday...

Makos make a splash at state swimming championship

ROLESVILLE — Two swimmers representing the Granite Falls Swim Club placed third in their divisions at the North Carolina Age Group Swimming Championship this past weekend at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. Isaac Bostic, 10, won third place in the 400-meter freestyle and MaKayla...

Kids show off football skills

WAKE FOREST — Seven kids won the 2015 Punt, Pass and Kick competition at Wake Forest Middle School Saturday. At this football competition, kids measure how far they can punt, throw and kick a football. Quinton Cypher won the boys 6-7 years old division. Cole Newsome won the boys...