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Wakefield football beats Wake Forest in first-ever meeting

WAKE FOREST — Usually around this time of year, Wake Forest’s football team is getting ready to take on its cross-town rival Wakefield on the gridiron. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, …
Lucas Taylor averaged 21.6 points per game for Heritage during his junior year.

Lucas Taylor commits to Clemson

WAKE FOREST — Heritage boys basketball player Lucas Taylor made the announcement Friday Oct. 9 that he will be playing for Clemson University after he graduates in 2021. Taylor has had …
Heritage High volleyball athletes practice in 2019. Heritage High School resumed team workouts for its volleyball squad Monday Oct. 5.

Team workouts resume for most schools

WAKE FOREST — Wake County public schools have officially resumed team workouts Oct. 1 for high school cross country and volleyball. The teams started their on-campus workouts for the first …
N.C. State wide receiver Thayer Thomas caught 31 passes for 334 yards and three touchdowns and also returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown last year.

Former Huskies shine in N.C. State opener

RALEIGH — N.C. State’s football team won their opening game of the season in a 45-42 shootout against Wake Forest University at home Saturday thanks to some solid performances from former …
Wake Forest's first boys soccer match against Heritage was chronicled by former Wake Weekly sports editor Matt Morgan.
A look back at sports history

Cougars vs. Huskies: A decade-old rivalry

WAKE FOREST — Ten years ago this month, Heritage High School played against Wake Forest High School in sports for the first time. It sparked an instant rivalry as Wake Forest has to share …
Brandon Johnson delivers a home run for the Swamp Donkeys in their second game against the Renegades.

Double-header victory secures title for Swamp Donkeys

WAKE FOREST — A pair of identical 13-6 wins helped the Swamp Donkeys defeat the Renegades to win their fourth North Wake Men’s Baseball League regular season championship Sunday at …
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The Storm are 3-2 overall this season and have scored 15 total goals for Franklin Wake Soccer Club. Contributed Photo

Storm entering midpoint of Franklin Wake soccer season

YOUNGSVILLE — The U12 girls soccer team, The Storm, are 3-2 overall this season playing out of Franklin Wake Soccer Club, formerly known as YAKS. Rob Caine, who has been coaching The Storm …
Lester Wilder was Franklinton High School's girls basketball coach for 41 years and accumulated over 500 wins during his career. Contributed Photo

Franklinton to support Coach Wilder with drive-by parade

FRANKLINTON — The town of Franklinton is showing their support for longtime Franklinton High School coach and community icon Lester Wilder, who is battling stomach and prostate cancer. A …
The U6 Wake Forest Eagles have won three out of their past four matches this season. Contributed Photo

NCFC youth soccer in midseason form

RALEIGH — N.C. Futbol Club (NCFC) youth soccer has already played four weeks worth of matches played this season with teams getting ready to play the final stretch of four more games within the …
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Early season highlights from the NFL teams

The NFL season is in full swing after most teams have now played four games this year. Most stadiums either don’t have fans at all, or are allowing a limited number in attendance due to the …
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The NBA Finals are set

After a prolonged NBA season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NBA Finals are finally here. The Los Angeles Lakers punched their ticket to the championship with a 117-107 victory over the Denver …
Wake Forest parks and recreation pit players in “Super Smash Brothers Ultimate” on the Nintendo Switch as part of its second esports league season.

Wake Forest Parks and rec prepares for second esports league

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s Parks and Recreation department wrapped up its first esports league Wednesday and will begin its second season with two games Oct. 19. Shawn Monday, who heads up …
Dunton commits to Purdue Fort Wayne

WAKE FOREST — Former Heritage High School boys basketball player Redford Dunton announced via Twitter that he committed to play at Purdue University Fort Wayne in Indiana after he …

Fungo finish regular season in third place

Former Husky baller opens drive-in theater