Panthers award NCHSAA $55,000 grant

CHAPEL HILL — The Carolina Panthers have awarded the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) with a $55,000 grant to support the NFL and USA Football’s Heads Up Football initiative. Heads Up Football is a comprehensive player safety program that addresses proper...

Lady Wolverines win first home game

Wakefield 56 Enloe 45 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — After losing their first three home games of the season, the Wakefield girls basketball team defeated Enloe, 56-45 Tuesday night. The win gives them a 2-0 start in conference play and coach Art Wollett is happy to get the victory...

Wakefield loses fifth game in a row

Wakefield 59 Enloe 64 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — The losing streak extends to five for the Wakefield boys basketball team they lost to Enloe at home, 64-59 Tuesday night. It’s been a tough start in conference play for Mickey Bissette, a coach who has plenty of experience with...

Wake Forest Parks & Rec youth basketball scores through Dec. 13

FRIDAY, DEC. 5 7-8 year olds Cougars vs Vipers Cougars: Sean Allen, Kennedy Bowman, Ashley Hendrix Vipers: Benjamin Coleman, Eric Fairfax, Jayden Forman, Selah Jackson, Drew Kennedy 9-10 Boys East Eagles 11 vs Rattlers 14 Eagles: Aaron Harris 1, Cole Kima 4, Payne Thomas 5, Devin...

Cougars roar past Trojans

Wake Forest 27 Garner 13 by Marty Simpkins Photos by David Allen WAKE FOREST — The Cougars physically dominated the Garner Trojans, 27-13 Friday night to win the 4-AA East Regional Championship. With the win, Wake Forest advances to the State Championship game for the second year...

An example of excellence

Heritage Middle School girls soccer program records third perfect season in row. by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Heritage Middle School girls soccer team just finished their third undefeated season in a row. Not only that, they also went the whole season without allowing a...

Lady Patriots undefeated after win against Louisburg

Franklin Academy 44 Louisburg 37 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Another game, another win for the Franklin Academy girls basketball team as they defeated Louisburg, 44-37. Even though the record indicates that the girls are perfect, Coach Erin Thornton knows that they’re not...

Wakefield looking for sense of direction

Wakefield 50 Jordan 61 Story and photos by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — The Wakefield boys basketball team lost to Jordan Tuesday night at home, 61-50. The Wolverines lost to the Falcons in their first game of the season and after this loss, Coach Mickey Bissette is scrambling to...

Wake Forest fails to mesh

Wake Forest 57 Knightdale 70 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – The Wake Forest High School boys basketball team suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Knightdale Tuesday night. In what would become a 57-70 loss, the Cougars struggled throughout the game to mesh and find each other...

Patriots lose in hard-fought game to Louisburg

Franklin Academy 49 Louisburg 59 Photos and story by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Patriots will drop below .500 this year after a loss at home to Louisburg, 59-49. There were multiple times in the game where Franklin Academy could have given up to a faster and more athletic...

Lady Rams defeat Heritage for second win of the season

Rolesville 41 Heritage 33 by Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — The Lady Rams won their second game in a row in a 41-33 overtime victory over the Heritage Huskies at home Friday night. Rolesville lost to Heritage earlier this season, but were able to attain the victory this time. Coach...