Cougar top national recruit

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Dexter Lawrence is a punishing force on the football field, but a humble, gentle giant off of it. His performance at the defensive tackle position for Wake Forest High School has landed him offers from almost every major college program in the...

Patriots tip off summer league

Franklin Academy 53, East Wake Academy 50 by Marty Simpkins ZEBULON — Franklin Academy’s boys basketball team started their summer league with a 53-50 win over the Eagles June 9 and a 59-37 loss to River Mill Academy June 11. East Wake Academy is hosting the league for all the 1A...

Polar Ice House hosts Powerade State Games

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Youth hockey teams from all over the states of North and South Carolina competed in the Powerade State Games at the Polar Ice House in The Factory this past weekend. The Powerade state games is an event run by North Carolina Amateur Sports. Michael...

Franklin Academy breezing through summer league

Franklin Academy 77, Crossroads Christian 41 by Marty Simpkins ZEBULON — Franklin Academy’s girls basketball team has played four summer league games this season and have won all four of them by margins of 20 points or more. Their last win was over Crossroads Christian, 77-41...

Dozens attend Franklin Academy’s free basketball clinic

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Former Franklin Academy High School basketball player Christian Gray hosted a free basketball clinic at the school campus Saturday. A total of 30 kids, 26 boys and four girls, participated in the clinic that lasted from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Gray...

Cougar runner competes for nationals

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — There was a point early in Christian Bass’ life where he thought he would never run again. Now he’s competing in the 200-meter dash for the New Balance Nationals Outdoor track and field meet June 19-21 at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro. It’s...

Race your cars at Hi Stakes

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Hi Stakes Remote Control (RC) Tracks started out as a small vendor’s table at the Raleigh Flea Market. Now, it has its own store on South Main Street in Wake Forest next to The Factory. Alfredo Olguin, the store’s owner and founder, has always been...

Team Sanchez’s cup runneth over

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Team Sanchez defeated Team Mallory 29-18 in tennis to win the fourth Avery Cup Championship at Flaherty Park. The championship consisted of a men’s double, a women’s double and two mixed doubles. All four matches combined their total wins in games...

Senior softballers raise support

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s local senior softball team held a breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s Saturday and raised $607 for their team expenses. “We didn’t do as well as I had hoped, but every little bit helps,” fundraiser organizer Butch Arnold said. “I want to thank everyone...

2015 football schedules released

WAKE FOREST — High school football teams have already begun practicing for the upcoming 2015 season and now they know which teams they will play against. Some important dates for the local high school teams are the following: First game of the season is August 21. All games start...

Millbrook loses championship series to Providence

by Marty Simpkins ZEBULON — After winning the first game 4-3, Millbrook lost the last two games of the 4A baseball state championship series to Providence Saturday at Five County Stadium, 10-0 and 10-2. This was Millbrook’s first trip to the state championship series in school...

South Granville wins 2A baseball state championship

RALEIGH — South Granville took games one and three to win the 2A baseball state championship over Randleman High School at N.C. State. The Vikings defeated the Tigers 9-2 Friday, lost to them Saturday afternoon 11-1, and then won 8-4 later that night to win the title. In the...