Swamp Donkeys keep winning

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Swamp Donkeys added another win to their unblemished record with a 7-1 beating over the Durham Bulls Beer Company at Flaherty Park Sunday. The North Wake Men’s baseball league leaders improve to 5-0 after the victory. The Swamp...

Students propel Heritage to volleyball victory

Instant Replay By Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Home field advantage is a way to help predict who’s going to win the game if both teams are evenly matched. That concept was shattered Sept. 8, 2015 when Heritage travelled across U.S. 1 to take on Wakefield’s volleyball team. Both...

Lake Monsters stomp Sand Gnats

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest parks and recreation’s Lake Monsters of the minor baseball league shut out the Sand Gnats 8-0 to clinch their second straight undefeated regular season at Wake Forest Middle School Friday. The Lake Monsters, which consists of players...

Wolverines promote Stevens to head coach

By Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Wakefield High School didn’t have to look far to find their new head coach for the varsity boys basketball team. Former junior varsity boys head coach, Garrett Stevens, was officially named the varsity head coach June 10. Stevens has coach...

Final Dream League game ends in tie

WAKE FOREST — The Bulls and the Mudcats battled to another scoreless tie in the sixth and final game of the Wake Forest Dream League season Saturday. Layton Richardson, McKenzie Thomas and Nicholas Sakowski homered for the Bulls. The Mudcats answered with three home runs of their...

Wakefield soccer player gains national recognition

By Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Wakefield High School girls soccer player Tori Hansen finished trying out at the U.S. women’s national soccer team camp tryout at Portland, Ore. June 4. It was Hansen’s fifth tryout camp since 2015. She is ranked as the 14th best high school soccer...

Wakefield honors Ed Hall

By Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Wakefield High School’s baseball program retired Ed Hall’s jersey at their end-of-year banquet May 18. The baseball team framed Hall’s No. 22 jersey and handed it to him and his wife, Virginia, at the ceremony. “I was delighted to be with that group...

Ball players named all-conference

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Many local high school baseball and softball players made their all-conference teams for the 2016 spring season. Starting with Wake Forest baseball, Cole Abshire, Colson Hunter and Carson Lindsey made all-conference  in the Cap 8. Carter Brogden...

Franklin Academy wins Wells Fargo Conference Cup

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Wells Fargo Conference Cup standings were released for the spring season Monday and Franklin Academy won first place in the 1A North Central Athletic conference. The Wells Fargo Conference Cup recognizes schools with the best overall...

Angels crush Pirates

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Angels stay undefeated in Wake Forest’s parks and recreation junior baseball league after a 12-2 win over the Pirates at Flaherty Park Monday. Wake Forest’s junior league consists of baseball players from the 13-14-year-old age group. With the...

Teen qualifies for CrossFit Games

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Shelby Neal will represent Wake Forest in the CrossFit Games in Carson, Calif. July 19-24. Neal, 16, was ranked ninth in the world in her age group for the CrossFit Open that occurred Feb. 25. The competition was done by online submissions. Neal...

Rolesville football wins first home game

Instant Reply by Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — This week, I’m going back and remembering some of the best moments in this year’s high school athletics season. Next stop down memory lane is Rolesville football’s upset win over Heritage for their first home victory in school history...