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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...
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Bocce ball court dedicated

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department held a dedication ceremony Friday to unveil the new bocce ball court at Tyler Run Park, 830 Pineview Drive, and honor the Boy Scout who made it possible. Jared Blaylock designed and constructed...
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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,...
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There’s a new lacrosse league in town

WAKE FOREST – Wake Forest is home to many different kinds of sports and activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. One of the newest is Carolina Youth Lacrosse Club (CYLC), which offers the only Box Lacrosse league in Wake Forest. Last spring, Jay Boriotti and James Riedel came...
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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...

Golf tourney to benefit Wounded Warriors

WAKE FOREST — A Four Chance Hole-in-One golf tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project is slated for July 26 at Paschal Golf Club. A putting contest takes place from 8 to 9:15 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. The field is limited to the first 44 players to pay the...
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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...

Swim Across America at Granite Falls

ROLESVILLE — Champion swimmers will take part in a fundraiser for cancer research July 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club. Attending the Swim Across America event are 2008 Olympic silver-medalist Elaine Breeden, 2012 gold-medalist Charlie Houchin...
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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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Rangers clean up competition

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Ranger Little League softball team are the regular season champs and also won the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation LLSB tournament.  Team members are, from fron left, Gabriella Gaviria, Kennedy Flowers, Melanie Burke, Cora Brown, Mary Cobbs, in back,...
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Red Sox finish perfect

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville Parks and Recreation Leonard Builders Red Sox finished the spring baseball season with a perfect record of 10-0.  Playing for the Red Sox are, from front left, Jamaal McKoy, Sean Nock, Brandon Howard, Owen Kesler, Dominic Piacenti, middle, Hunter Goss,...