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Outfielder Tristen Lutz, left, and catcher Payton Henry, answering questions during Carolina Mudcats Media Day on Tuesday at Five County Stadium, are two of the top Milwaukee Brewers prospects set to open the 2019 season with the club. The Mudcats open the Carolina League season Thursday night in Kinston against the Down East Wood Ducks.
ZEBULON — Eight years into the Carolina Mudcats’ existence as a Carolina League Single-A Advanced franchise, the won-loss numbers aren’t overwhelming. Two winning records. No …

Greenfield's Dji Bailey (4) eyes the basket against the defense of Henderson Crossroads Christian during the quarterfinals of the NCISAA 1-A tournament Feb. 16, has tendered a verbal commitment to Wake Forest. Also in the photo for Greenfield is Bryson Baker (5).

HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOK: Greenfield’s Bailey, SN’s Cooley pick Wake Forest

In recent weeks, Wake Forest has been burning the recruiting trail through The Wilson Times readership area, and it’s paid off for the Demon Deacons in the form of two verbal …

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Heritage baseball upsets New Bern in state playoffs

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s baseball team knocked out the No. 1 team in the east region with an 11-4 win against New Bern on the road in the third round of the 4A state playoffs Tuesday. The No. …
Lindsey Dorn got Heritage on the scoreboard with a home run. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly

Heritage softball blows out Apex Friendship

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s softball team will advance to the fourth round of the 4A state playoffs after beating Apex Friendship 12-2 at home Tuesday. The Lady Huskies won on mercy rule after …
Franklinton volleyball player Amari Champion at her signing with, from left, (top row) current travel coach Tangela Faulkner, former travel coach Brittini Pittman-Bryant, (bottom row), grandmother Veonie Sutton, mother Charmaine Sutton, sister Janelle Griffin and aunt Crystal Smith. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly

Franklinton volleyball player commits to college

FRANKLINTON — Amari Champion signed with Livingstone College to play volleyball at the collegiate level Monday. She will study biology at the school located in Salisbury. “The real reason I …
Bri Holt scored one goal and dished out an assist to Hayley Boyles in Heritage's playoff win over Broughton. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly

Lady Huskies take down Capitals

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s girls soccer team shut out Broughton 2-0 at home May 10 to win the second round of the 4A state playoffs. Bri Holt scored a goal and recorded an assist for the …
Ashlynn Stephan scored a goal for the Patriots in their 5-0 playoff win over Woods Charter. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly

Lady Patriots dominate Woods Charter

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy’s girls soccer team stayed undefeated after beating Woods Charter 5-0 at home in the second round of the 1A state playoffs May 10. The Patriots started out slow …
James Ward introduces himself to the football team at Wakefield High School. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly

Wakefield hires new football coach

RALEIGH — Wakefield High School announced Monday the hiring of James Ward as its new football head coach. He was introduced to the football team in the high school gymnasium after school. Ward …
Rolesville's boys track and field team won the 4A east regional championship Saturday. Contributed Photo | The Wake Weekly

Rolesville boys win track and field regionals

WAKE FOREST — Many athletes from local high schools qualifed for their respective state championship track and field meet after performing well at regionals Saturday, but Rolesville came as out …
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