Lake Monsters win back-to-back titles

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Lake Monsters minor league baseball team cracked the Nuts 12-1 to win their second straight tournament championship at Wake Forest Middle School June 22. Wake Forest parks and recreation’s minor league baseball consists of kids ages 9-10 years...

Swamp Donkeys stay on top

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Swamp Donkeys men’s adult baseball team split their doubleheader with the local rival, Wake Forest Wasps, Sunday. The Swamp Donkeys took the first game 15-10, but then experienced their first loss of the season with a 5-1 defeat in the second...

Mother and daughter stay fit for Senior Games

By Marty Simpkins YOUNGSVILLE — You are never too old to play sports and have fun. That’s the message Fran Allison and her daughter, Jackie Allison, are trying to relay as athletes competing in the Senior Games. Fran is 83 years old and lives in Kinston. She has been involved in...

Cougars win Predator Trophy for third straight year

Instant Replay by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Wake Forest’s football team defeated their rival Wakefield for the third year in a row to win the coveted Predator Trophy at Wakefield Oct. 9. The Cougars have been a thorn in the Wolverines’ side and it continued with a 16-3 victory...

Rolesville athletes win conference awards

By Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — Rolesville High School represented three conference Player of the Year award winners for the 4A Greater Neuse River conference. Blake McShea won for boys golf, Montae Myers won for boys track and field and Lauren White won for girls track and field....

Youngsville to host baseball tryouts and basketball camp

By Marty Simpkins YOUNGSVILLE — Youngsville’s parks and recreation department is gearing up for another season of travel baseball and they’re looking for players to try out for their two teams. The Youngsville Intimidators are looking for players ages 11-12 years old. Kids cannot...

Fall Softball registration begins July 1

WAKE FOREST — Registration for the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department’s Men’s Fall Recreational and Open Co-Recreational Softball Leagues begin Friday, July 1. They continue throughout the remainder of the month. Beginning July 1, online registration...

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...