Patriots runner signs with college

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy cross country runner Matthew Pertz signed with Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky. “The school in general is a great fit,” Pertz said. “It worked for me academically and financially. It was really the right place for me to go.”...

Davis signs with Emory and Henry

WAKE FOREST — Andrew Davis committed to play basketball at Emory and Henry College May 27. The 6-foot-7 forward was known for his ability to rebound and play defense for the Wake Forest High School basketball team. Now his talents will be utilized at the private liberal arts...

Franklin Academy graduate hosting basketball clinic

WAKE FOREST — Kids can improve their basketball skills by coming to some free clinics at Franklin Academy High School June 13. Christian Gray, founder of the nonprofit organization D.I.V.E.R.S.E. (Dedicated Individuals who Value Education, Relationships, Success and Effort), is...

Huskies hosting sports camps

WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School coaches will be teaching kids how to play soccer and lacrosse at the school campus this summer. Camps will run June 15-18 and 22-25 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Campers can sign up for more than one sports camp. The age group is 8 to 15-year-olds....

Vikings advance to state championship after sweeping Bunn

South Granville 6, Bunn 4; South Granville 5, Bunn 0 CREEDMOOR — South Granville softball defeated conference rival Bunn, 6-4 on the road May 26 and then 5-0 at home May 28 in the 2A state semifinals series. The win gives South Granville their 23rd win of the season. Bunn will go...

Cancer benefit baseball tournament raises over $15K

WAKE FOREST — The Vs Cancer Foundation raised over $15,000, thanks to the baseball tournament held May 30-31 at The Factory North Wake baseball complex in Wake Forest. Youth baseball teams from all over the county came together, and a few hundred people attended the tournament...

Cougars ink with next-level basketball and baseball

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Tashawn Sampson and Jake Pritzlaff of Wake Forest High announced where they will play for college next year. Sampson, the starting point guard for the Cougars basketball team, signed to Barton College May 15. “I went up there for a visit and I love...

Heritage holds massive signing day

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — A total of 13 student athletes at Heritage High School announced their decision Tuesday morning on where to play for college. (Scroll down for photos) Four baseball players, two football players, two volleyball players, two soccer players, a...

Huskies’ playoff run over at Cape Fear

Heritage 0, Cape Fear 5 by Marty Simpkins FAYETTEVILLE — Heritage softball season has ended after a 5-0 loss at Cape Fear High School in the third round of the 4A state playoffs. Cape Fear is undefeated with a 23-0 record, and they were in the state championship game last year...

McAllister to play ball for Winston-Salem University

by David Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High school student athlete Jamel McAllister has signed to play basketball for Winston-Salem State University in the fall. The 6-foot, 7-inch center forward has been a dominating member of the Wake Forest team. In his final season, he made...

Tarbell to run for Coker

by David Allen FRANKLINTON — Malik Tarbell, a track and field star student at Franklinton High School, has signed to compete at Coker College in Hartsville, S.C.. Tarbell started his career in track and field when he moved to Trinidad and Tobago from Syracuse, New York. “Its a...

Patriots lose to rivals in playoffs

Franklin Academy 0, Raleigh Charter 1 — Franklin Academy 2, East Carteret 1 by Marty Simpkins CARY — Franklin Academy’s playoff run in girls soccer comes to a close after losing to conference rival Raleigh Charter, 1-0 on the road Saturday. This was the third meeting between the...