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...

CASL Juniors win State Cup

WAKE FOREST — The Capital Area Soccer League Academy Juniors are shown wearing their medals after winning the North Carolina State Cup. The team will travel to Little Rock, Ark., June 18-25 for the Southern Regional Championships. In the front row are Ethan Wady, Luke Hille,...

Woodburn signs to Coker College

by David Allen WAKE FOREST – Franklinton High School had another student athlete sign to Coker College. Jacob Woodburn, a midfielder and defender for the Franklinton Red Rams, has accepted a scholarship to play for Coker college in Hartsville, S.C. “In the beginning of my college...

CASL U13 tops at Seaside Classic

WAKE FOREST — The U13 Capital Area Soccer League Wake Forest United Black proudly pose for a team photo after going 4-0 to win their division in Wilmington’s Seaside Classic Soccer Tournament May 16-17. In the front row are Ian Dudley, Reed Hagan, Griffin Kelley, Andrew Conroy,...

Wakefield’s Stetkiewicz signs with EMU Royals

by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Wakefield outfielder and right-handed pitcher Brandon Stetkiewicz announced his decision May 19 to play for Eastern Mennonite University next year. EMU is a private liberal arts university in Harrisonburg, Va. Their baseball team went 16-18 last year...

Wolverines repeat

Wakefield 5, Greensboro Page 1 Wakefield boys win second straight tennis state title. By Marty Simpkins BURLINGTON — Wakefield defeated Greensboro Page, 5-1 for the 4-A state championship on Saturday in the 25th annual boys dual team finals at the Burlington Tennis Center. Bo...

Patriots lose close playoff game after big win

By Marty Simpkins HERTFORD — Franklin Academy softball lost at Perquimans, 2-1 in the second round of the 1A state playoffs Saturday. The game was scoreless in the first two innings and then the Pirates scored their two runs in the bottom of the third. Franklin Academy answered...

Huskies advance on late game effort

Heritage 10, Hoggard 3 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Tied 1-1 at the bottom of the sixth inning, with runners on second and third base with two outs, Chloe Plesset hit a deep double to center field to kick off a nine-run inning en route to a 10-3 playoff win for Heritage...

Patriots dominate the competition

Franklin Academy 9, James Kenan 0; Franklin Academy 6, Camden County 1 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy girl’s soccer defeated James Kenan at home and Camden County on the road to win their first two state playoff games of the season. In the match against James...