Huskies set for season

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School hosted a football scrimmage Tuesday, playing against Southeast Raleigh and Apex. This was first-year head coach Dewayne Washington’s first look at his players competing against other teams. He said he took the opportunity to...

Bulldogs looking for another championship

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Bulldogs has been the longest running youth football program in Wake Forest with 40 years in play. The Bulldogs got their start under an Optimist Club program but are now a part of the Wake Forest Athletic Association. The teams...

Box lacrosse tournament played at The Factory

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Local high school athletes competed in the first box lacrosse tournament in the Triangle area at The Factory Aug. 8 and 9. Box lacrosse is basically indoor lacrosse with a few rule changes here and there. NC Box Lacrosse and the Carolina Youth...

Franklinton Middle School looking to repeat as champs

by Marty Simpkins FRANKLINTON — Last year, Franklinton Middle School’s football program went undefeated at 8-0 and beat Hawley Middle School for their conference championship. Perhaps even more impressive is that it was only the school’s second year with a football program. Tyler...

British soccer invades Rolesville

by Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — Young soccer players in Rolesville were treated to “football” lessons taught by a British instructor last week. Instructor Ahmad Salih hails from Hull City, which is three hours north of London. He came to America five months ago and has traveled...

Youngsville’s youth soccer program nationally ranked

by Marty Simpkins YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville Area Kids Soccer (YAKS) has been producing top quality youth soccer teams in Franklin County since 1988, with one team garnering national attention. Their U10 All-Star team, the Phoenix, have accumulated 78 wins, 11 losses and 14 ties...

First taste of football coming next week

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Football season is just around the corner and high schools are getting ready by playing some friendly scrimmages next week. The Pigskin Preview returns to Trentini Stadium at Wake Forest High School Aug. 14. The field will be split in half, two...

Swamp Donkeys pull off a blowout win at home

Swamp Donkeys 16, Orioles 5 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Swamp Donkeys clipped the Holly Springs Orioles in a 16-5 home victory at Flaherty Park Sunday. Wake Forest’s men’s senior baseball team pounded out 18 hits in a win that puts them in the middle of the pack in the...

Rolesville runner breaks national record

by Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — When 8-year-old Brandon Leacock was asked what it’s like to break the national record in the Junior Olympics, he could only come up with one word: “Good.” Brandon ran a 2:29.55 in the 800-meter national championship at the University of North...

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,...