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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 …
NCFC youth soccer coaches are instructed to wear masks while teaching the athletes the drills.

NCFC youth soccer makes a comeback; plans games this weekend

WAKE FOREST — Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, NC Futbol Club had to suspend its soccer season this past spring. After seven months, its youth teams could play their first game Saturday. Bryan …
Jaxon Moseley scored two goals for Franklin Academy in the 1A state playoff win against Falls Lake Academy in 2019.

NCHSAA announces plans to hold playoffs

CHAPEL HILL — The N.C. High School Athletic Association on Tuesday released its revised 2020-21 sports calendar. The update clears questions about potential playoffs. All team sports will have a …
Heritage's Jada Douthit competed in last year's John Wall Holiday Invitational.

John Wall Holiday Invitational is canceled

RALEIGH — It was announced Thursday Aug. 28 that the annual John Wall Holiday Invitational is canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The high school basketball tournament usually …
Community sports

Hockey club partnering with concussion researcher

WAKE FOREST — The Carolina Junior Hurricanes, a club hockey team that plays its home games at The Factory, is joining forces with SportGait, a company that conducts research on …
Franklin Academy's boys soccer team finished its 2019 season with a state title, helping it secure a seventh place spot in the Wells Fargo Cup standings. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly

Franklin Academy High School finishes 7th in Wells Fargo Cup

WAKE FOREST — The final Wells Fargo Cup standings released Monday show Franklin Academy High School was the only local school to crack the top 10 for its class division last year. The Patriots …
The 12U Fungo Brock baseball team was crowned back-to-back Battle on The Diamond champions.

Fungo teams light up competition

WAKE FOREST — A pair of Fungo baseball teams had successful outings this past weekend. The 12U Fungo Brock team won the Battle on The Diamond and the Fungo CADET 23 squad went 2-0 in the Top …
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NFL football is finally back

It’s about time! The NFL brought sports fans just what they needed this year with some highly anticipated professional football. While the NBA, MLB, MLS and NHL had some exciting games during …
A look back in sports history

The legacy of Larry Lindsey

Wake Forest High School boys basketball coach Larry Lindsey will be remembered as one of the greatest high school coaches in the history of North Carolina. He was inducted into the N.C. Sports …
Marty Simpkins

The NFL season is almost here

Usually around this time, we’re watching NFL preseason games to get ourselves hyped up for the regular season. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, training camp is still going on to help players …
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