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Rockers rule in Virginia

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Rockers 14U softball team went 9-0-1 in three days and took the Softball Nation Queen of the Hill mid-Atlantic championship. The Rockers outscored the Virginia competition 88-11 in 10 games. After tying their first game, they won nine straight on the...

Rolesville Parks and Recreation update

ROLESVILLE — The town of Rolesville continues to expand its Parks and Recreation offerings. For more information or to sign up for any of the following, see the drop-down menu at rolesvillenc.gov/town-departments/parks-recreation or call 919-554-6582. •Youth soccer registration —...
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Lee named Most Outstanding Female Scholar-Athlete

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris GREENVILLE — It has been a long time since 2009 Wake Forest-Rolesville graduate Hannah Lee had some free time. During her high school career, most of her time was spent in the pool competing, which carried over to East Carolina University, where for four...
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Former WF-R basketball star plays in NCAA Tourney

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris ANDERSON, S.C. — Former Wake Forest-Rolesville basketball player Katie Davis lived the dream of any college athlete this season. Davis got to experience basketball at its highest level when she and her Anderson University team, champions of the South...
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Kiara Jones-Doctor signs with Mt. Olive

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — Mount Olive women’s basketball coach Wendy Lee added some power and athleticism to her team for the next four years after signing Wake Forest-Rolesville player Kiara Jones-Doctor to a letter of intent. After dominating the action on the...
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Area walkers qualify for national championship

WAKE FOREST — All three members of the Raleigh Walkers competing at the USA Track and Field’s (USATF) N.C. Junior Olympic Championships qualified for the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships. John Osika Jr., from Youngsville, won his 3,000-meter race walk with a time of...
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Hometown favorite wins tourney

by Clellie R. Allen WAKEFIELD — Born in Raleigh, at Rex Hospital no less, Chesson Hadley was definitely the hometown favorite at the Rex Hospital Open — the Web.com tour event at Wakefield TPC. And when the crowd of people who followed Hadley around all tournament long...

7-on-7 football championship comes to Wake Forest

WAKE FOREST — A statewide event, the North Carolina 7-on-7 State Championship takes place July 20 at Wake Forest High, Wake Forest Middle and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, with the final championship game held at Trentini Stadium at Wake Forest High. Teams from...
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Taking a plunge for charity

LOUISBURG — County Commissioner Don Lancaster was dunked for charity during a Union Bank customer appreciation day in Louisburg Friday. The event raised $451.79 for Miracle League of Franklin County. Customers also were able to eat hot dogs and play games. (photo by Carrie C. Causey)
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Signups continue for Rex Open volunteers

Tournament organizers put out all-call for more than 500 volunteers WAKEFIELD — Area residents who want to get a whole lot closer to PGA golf have that opportunity June 16-23 when the Rex Hospital Open comes to TPC Wakefield Plantation. Rex Healthcare is looking for more than 500...
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Popular softball, football coach arrested

by Clellie Allen WAKEFIELD — Wakefield High School teacher and coach Jamie Lloyd Ayers was taken into custody Monday night after a female student at the same school brought allegations of a sex crime to Raleigh police officers. Ayers, 42, of 321 Yellow Poplar Ave., Wake Forest,...