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Student Athlete of the Week: Olivia John

Olivia John finished her high school career for Wake Forest with 85 goals and 53 assists. Contributed Photo
Editor's note: Each week, The Wake Weekly will honor a local high school senior athlete who put in years of work in a sport, but who may not finish their final season after COVID-19 caused spring …

Jayden Adams crowned Heart of a Champion

Jayden Adams, bottom, represented Knightdale wrestling well with the Heart of a Champion award. Contributed Photo
KNIGHTDALE - Knightdale High School wrestler Jayden Adams won the Heart of a Champion award April 1, an achievement fit for student athletes who demonstrate outstanding sportsmanship in both sports …
Wakefield's Elise Williams will play for Wake Forest University in 2021 after making her commitment April 2.

Wolverine baller commits to Wake Forest

RALEIGH - Wakefield High School's Elise Williams committed to play basketball at Wake Forest University when she graduates in 2021. The junior made her announcement via Twitter April 2. "I really …
Hunt's Brianna Tucker, center, pictured with Louisburg College assistant coach Sara Lippard, left and head coach Eric Lee, recently signed a National Letter of Intent with the Hurricanes. Contributed photo

Hunt’s Tucker sprints her way to Louisburg College

WILSON — Opponents of the Hunt High varsity softball team could often correlate their won-loss ledger against the Lady Warriors on the basis of one simple question. How successful were they in …

Officiating courses offered for free

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The National Federation of State High School Associations announced it will offering free officiating courses through July 1. Current high school sports officials, as well …

Sports headlines with Marty Simpkins

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the nation and affecting local sports, there’s not a whole lot to cover out there. High school sports are shut down until May 18. As a local sports editor, …
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 …
Community sports
Golfers not staying home, courses open

WAKE FOREST — While gyms, public park equipment and fitness centers temporarily close their doors, local golf clubs are staying open. The state’s stay-at-home order allows golf courses to …

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