Wolverines driven out in regionals

By Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Wakefield’s girls lacrosse team had their state championship hopes eliminated by Cardinal Gibbons Tuesday. The Wolverines lost to the Crusaders 17-3 on the road. “We knew coming in that Cardinal Gibbons is very good,” Wakefield coach Denna Grasso said....

Field of Dreams lets all kids play

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — High school students from seven Wake County schools joined together May 12 to play softball and baseball at the Field of Dreams event at The Factory May 12. The Field of Dreams is held each spring and the local teams play baseball and softball with...

Winners emerge at track regionals

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Wakefield’s girls track team finished third in the 4A Mideast regionals with 91 points and Rolesville’s girls team placed sixth with 32 points. The regionals took place Saturday at Apex Friendship High School in Apex. Wake Forest’s girls finished...

Patriots tie best state championship performance

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — For the second year in a row, Franklin Academy’s boys golf team finished seventh place overall with a team score of 674 in the 1A state championship match at Longleaf Golf Club in Southern Pines May 10. The seventh place finish ties the best in...

Franklinton hires Rolesville assistant for head coach

By Marty Simpkins FRANKLINTON — From Rams to Red Rams, former Rolesville football assistant head coach JeVar Bransome has been hired to be the new head coach at Franklinton High School. “I was excited with joy when I first heard the news,” Bransome said. “I worked so hard to get...

Heritage and Wakefield knocked out of playoffs

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Both Wakefield and Heritage’s girls soccer teams lost in the second round of the 4A state playoffs Friday. Wakefield lost their match to Middle Creek 4-1 at home. The Mustangs jumped ahead early with three goals in the first half. The Wolverines...

Wake Forest Cougar athletes sign with schools

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Three Wake Forest High School student athletes made their college commitments May 11. Girls basketball player CiCi Pair and baseball players Connor Buchanan and John Grosnik signed to play for college teams next season. Pair signed with Louisburg...

Wakefield makes historic playoff push

By Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Wakefield’s softball team won their first two playoff games to advance to the third round of the 4A state playoffs for the first time in school history. In the second round game against Millbrook at home Saturday, Wakefield took a 3-0 lead after Reilly...

Scoreboard

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 [email protected] Wake Forest High School Softball, 19-6 overall; win at Southern Alamance, 1-0. Heritage High School...

Heritage humbled by Hoggard

By Marty Simpkins WILMINGTON — Heritage’s baseball team lost to Hoggard 15-2 on the road in the second round of the 4A state playoffs Saturday. Branden Kunz and Matt Fuller scored the only two runs for the Huskies. Kunz also had two hits and one RBI in the loss. Heritage took the...

Huskies crowned Cap 8 champs

By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — For the first time in 14 years, Wake Forest will not be the Cap 8 conference champions in softball. That honor now belongs to Heritage after the Huskies defeated Wakefield 11-9 at home Saturday. Heritage and Wake Forest shared the conference title...

Franklinton track wins third conference title

By Marty Simpkins FRANKLINTON — Franklinton’s boys track team finished the season undefeated for the second year in a row to win their third consecutive 2A Northern Carolina conference championship May 3. The girls finished second in the conference. The boys won all 10 of their...