Heritage falls short at Christmas tournament

Heritage 87 Northern Vance 56 Heritage 62 The Burlington School 64 by Marty Simpkins CREEDMOOR — Heritage High School defeated Northern Vance, 87-56 on Friday, but then lost to The Burlington School, 64-62 on Saturday. The games took place at the South Granville High School...

Looking back on sports in 2014

by David Allen The year 2014 has been full of tournament champs, record setting athletes and school firsts. Stopping through each month, we wanted to remind everyone just how amazing sporting has been this past year. January Two exceptional high school football players are named...

Rams wrestling season starts well

by Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — Rolesville has a 6-6 record in wrestling this season and has gone 2-2 in conference play. Their latest match was a 51-29 loss at Clayton Dec. 17 and their latest win was a 56-18 victory against West Johnston Dec. 10. Coach Michael Grether has seen...

Lady Wolverines lose to undefeated Northern Nash

by Marty Simpkins HOLLY SPRINGS — It was a tough game to watch for Wakefield fans, as their girls basketball team lost to Northern Nash Monday, 57-20 in the first round of the Holly Springs High School Christmas tournament. The Lady Wolverines won three in a row coming into the...

Boyden heads to Tarheels

by David Allen WAKEFIELD – Wolverine senior Bo Boyden signed to play tennis in 2015 at the UNC Chapel Hill on a scholarship. Boyden, who has a 4.4 GPA, was a part of the Wakefield team that took home the triple crown of tennis, winning first place in single, doubles and going...

Wake Forest long snapper aims to play for Virginia Tech

by Marty Simpkins Wake Forest High School senior Chaska Moon will be graduating early and enroll at Virginia Tech, where he hopes to walk on and play for the football team. Chaska talked about his decision to leave for college so quickly and his experience with the Virginia Tech...

Scoreboard – week of Jan. 1, 2015

Reported Dec. 23 - Dec. 29 Here are area scores reported directly from teams or from the NCHSAA-sanctioned MaxPreps.com. Any coach or parent can submit scores or other sport info to sports@wakeweekly.com Heritage High School Boys Basketball, 8-4 overall; win against Northern...

First-year wrestling coach having tough year at Wakefield

by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — With a combined record of 88-102, Wakefield’s wrestling has struggled to find depth. coach Joey Davis is in his first year as coach for the Wolverines and so far, the team has had trouble putting themselves ahead of anyone else. In the first match of...

Wake Forest bats down Wakefield

Wake Forest 49 Wakefield 43 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – The Wake Forest Cougars basketball team pulled out a 49-43 win against rival Wakefield Thursday in a tough match that went down to the wire. Wake Forest came into the game on a string of three straight losses, so they...

Staying strong in the community

From the Sports Desk by Marty Simpkins If you’re looking for a new, intense and challenging way of getting in shape, then Red Dog CrossFit of Wake Forest could be for you. Red Dog opened its doors Aug. 1 and has already racked up 70 members. An average of about 25 to 30 people...

Lady Patriots win the Kerr-Vance Holiday Tourney

Franklin Academy 45 Crossroads Christian Academy 31 Franklin Academy 41 Kerr-Vance Academy 28 by Marty Simpkins HENDERSON — The Franklin Academy girls basketball team won both of their tournament games to stay perfect for the season at 7-0. They defeated Crossroads Christian...

Franklin Academy takes third in tournament

Franklin Academy 54 Crossroads Christian 64 Franklin Academy 50 Kerr-Vance Academy 41 by Marty Simpkins HENDERSON — The Franklin Academy boys basketball team traveled to Kerr-Vance Academy to compete in their basketball holiday tournament and finished in third place after losing...