Wake Forest long snapper aims to play for Virginia Tech

by Marty Simpkins Wake Forest High School senior Chaska Moon will be graduating early and enroll at Virginia Tech, where he hopes to walk on and play for the football team. Chaska talked about his decision to leave for college so quickly and his experience with the Virginia Tech...
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Scoreboard – week of Jan. 1, 2015

Reported Dec. 23 - Dec. 29 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, 8-4 overall; win against Northern...

First-year wrestling coach having tough year at Wakefield

by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — With a combined record of 88-102, Wakefield’s wrestling has struggled to find depth. coach Joey Davis is in his first year as coach for the Wolverines and so far, the team has had trouble putting themselves ahead of anyone else. In the first match of...
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Wake Forest bats down Wakefield

Wake Forest 49 Wakefield 43 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – The Wake Forest Cougars basketball team pulled out a 49-43 win against rival Wakefield Thursday in a tough match that went down to the wire. Wake Forest came into the game on a string of three straight losses, so they...
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Staying strong in the community

From the Sports Desk by Marty Simpkins If you’re looking for a new, intense and challenging way of getting in shape, then Red Dog CrossFit of Wake Forest could be for you. Red Dog opened its doors Aug. 1 and has already racked up 70 members. An average of about 25 to 30 people...
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Lady Patriots win the Kerr-Vance Holiday Tourney

Franklin Academy 45 Crossroads Christian Academy 31 Franklin Academy 41 Kerr-Vance Academy 28 by Marty Simpkins HENDERSON — The Franklin Academy girls basketball team won both of their tournament games to stay perfect for the season at 7-0. They defeated Crossroads Christian...
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Franklin Academy takes third in tournament

Franklin Academy 54 Crossroads Christian 64 Franklin Academy 50 Kerr-Vance Academy 41 by Marty Simpkins HENDERSON — The Franklin Academy boys basketball team traveled to Kerr-Vance Academy to compete in their basketball holiday tournament and finished in third place after losing...
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Huskies and Cougars place in wrestling invitational

by David Allen WAKE FOREST – Both Wake Forest and Heritage high schools landed spots in the 43rd annual WRAL Invitational Wrestling Tournament and had wrestlers place in the top five. For Wake Forest, freshman Joey Hannum (21-3), in the 106 weight-class, won in a 13-2 major...
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Wakefield clinches rivalry win

Wake Forest 36 Wakefield 40 By David Allen WAKE FOREST – The Wakefield high school girls basketball team won their third straight game 40-36 Dec. 18 at Wake Forest in a buzzer-beater in spite of making numerous turnovers that nearly cost them the game. In the first quarter,...
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Scoreboard – Week of Dec. 25, 2014

Reported Dec. 17 - Dec. 22 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, 7-3 overall; wins against Sanderson,...
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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...
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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...