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Wakefield's Liam Witchey goes up for a tough shot against Knightdale's Ayinde Taylor.

Wolverines knock off Knights in first round

RALEIGH - Beating a team three times in one year is difficult, but Wakefield's boys basketball team achieved that rare feat after taking down Knightdale 56-47 in the first round of the 4A state …

Cougar wrestler places second at states

Wake Forest's Ronnel Wilson finished second place in the 4A state wrestling tournament.
GREENSBORO - Wake Forest's Ronnel Wilson made it all the way to the state championship match for the 4A state wrestling tournament in Greensboro Saturday. The 195-pound sophomore finished second …

Lance and Meyer win regionals

Wake Forest's Ben Lance won first place at the 4A east regionals for the 138-pound weight class. Donnie Solomon | Special to The Wake Weekly
WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s Benjamin Lance and Wakefield’s Andrew Meyer were the only local high school wrestlers to win first place in the 4A east regionals Saturday. Lance won the …
Rolesville's Donavon Martin dropped 18 points in the win against Heritage. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly

Rolesville exacts vengeance on Huskies

ROLESVILLE — For the third time in two years, Rolesville’s boys basketball team defeated Heritage. This time, the Rams took down the Huskies 67-57 at home Friday, Feb. 14. There was no love …
Barton freshman short stop Stancil Bowles (50) rears back to throw out a runner late in the game against UNC Pembroke. The Bulldogs won 8-7. Jack Frederick | Restoration NewsMedia

Rare home run feat buoys Barton victory over UNCP

WILSON — Tuesday afternoon baseball at Nixon Field saw a rarity in the NCAA Division II ranks. In all his years of baseball, Barton College head coach Keith Gorman couldn’t recall a team …

Knightdale’s Denis signs with Presbyterian College

Khalil Denis left a lasting impression on the Knightdale football program with 286 tackles. He will be taking his talents to Presbyterian College in South Carolina. Don Fuller | Special to The Wake Weekly
KNIGHTDALE — Physicians once blind-side blitzed the Denis family with brutal news: Their then 3-year-old son, Khalil, might never walk without a limp and would never play sports. Mom TaMyra …
Pro sports

Mudcats falter, drop series to Salem

ZEBULON — After a modest three-game winning streak, the Carolina Mudcats’ offense deserted them again in back-to-back Advanced-A Carolina League losses to the Salem Red Sox over the …
Tristen Lutz belted a three-run home run to send the Carolina Mudcats, playing as the Pescadores de Carolina, to a come-from-behind 6-4 victory over the Salem Red Sox in Friday’s Advanced-A Carolina League series opener at Five County Stadium.

Four-run 7th sends Mudcats by Red Sox in series opener

ZEBULON — With the use of the long ball, the Carolina Mudcats won their third straight contest Friday night, erasing a seventh-inning deficit and defeating the Salem Red Sox 6-4 in the opening …

Mudcats walked off by Wood Ducks, 6-4

KINSTON — Devin Hairston gave the Carolina Mudcats a 4-3 lead in the top of the eighth inning, but that margin did not hold up as Curtis Terry’s three-run homer with two outs in the …

Mudcats drop last 2 of series vs. Dash

WINSTON-SALEM — Despite hitting a pair of late home runs, the Carolina Mudcats fell 7-5 to the Winston-Salem Dash in Sunday’s Advanced-A Carolina League series finale at BB&T …
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Rams, Wolverines highlight indoor track and field state championship

WINSTON-SALEM - Both Rolesville and Wakefield produced two first place winners at the 4A indoor track and field state championship Saturday at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem. Starting with …

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