Cougar commits to play football at N.C. State

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School football player Darius Hodge signed with N.C. State June 14. “I felt really great inside to sign with N.C. State,” Hodge said. “It was a home environment. My family thought it would be a good place to play football. I had...

Husky signs with Virginia Tech

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School basketball player Jarren McAllister committed to Virginia Tech University after a campus visit Friday. “Everything they showed me with their basketball program led me to commit,” McAllister said. “They talked about how I could...

Expos crowned senior league champs

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Expos defeated the Brewers 10-2 to win the Wake Forest parks and recreation senior baseball league tournament at Heritage High School Monday. The Brewers won the regular season with an 8-2 record, but the Expos got the last laugh with a...

Indians crowned junior softball champs

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Indians lost to the Orioles three times this season, but they beat them when it mattered most to win the softball junior league championship at Heritage High School June 15. The 13- and 14-year-old players coached by Jeff Conn celebrated a 16-2...

Miraculous comeback gives Tin Caps first place

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Down 9-0 after the top of the second inning, it looked like a loss for the Tin Caps. However, the little league baseball team rallied together to complete a stunning comeback to beat the Marauders 10-9 at Wake Forest Middle School June 14. The...

Rolesville hosting youth football camp

ROLESVILLE — Registration is still open for Rolesville’s parks and recreation department’s football camp. The deadline for registration is July 7 and the camp will be held July 25-26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rolesville Middle School. The camp is open for ages 5 to 14 (age...

Missed call leads to rivalry win

Instant Replay by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Last week, I wrote about how Wakefield’s volleyball team lost to Heritage. This week, I’m writing about the time when Wakefield’s boys soccer team lost to Wake Forest. Sorry Wolverines. The two rival schools aren’t known much for...

Avery Cup crowns tennis champions

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Area Tennis Association crowned the spring 2016 Avery Cup Champions for the Wake and Forest Divisions at Flaherty Park June 13. In the Wake division, Team Tarkenton defeated Team Prinsloo. In the Forest division, Team Mallory was...

Undefeated Angels soar to championship win

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST —  The Angels defeated the Pirates 8-7 to win the Wake Forest parks and rec junior baseball league championship at Flaherty Park Friday. The junior league features players between the age group of 13-14 years old. With the championship victory, the...

Huskies win first N.C. Central camp tourney

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School’s boys basketball team won their first ever North Carolina Central team camp championship at NC Central University in Durham Saturday. The camp allows high school basketball teams from around the state to play each other in a...

Junior golfer wins tourney in Georgia

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest resident Ryan Macri won the Druh Belts Mid Seasonal Invitational golf tournament for the boys 11-13 age division in Braselton, Ga. June 12. Macri, 13, played at The Chateau Elan Golf Club’s Woodland course. His score was 80, 71 and 75...

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...