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The 15U Fungo White baseball team won the Top Gun National Championship in South Carolina.

Fungo White win national tournament championship

WAKE FOREST — The 15U Fungo White baseball team went undefeated at 4-0 to win the Top Gun Winter National Championship at Pawley’s Island in South Carolina Sunday Nov. 22. Fungo White …
Wake Forest's Samantha Widelski dives forward to prevent the ball from hitting the floor.

Cougars celebrate 1st home game with win over Rams

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s volleyball team swept Cleveland High School 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-16) at home Thursday Nov. 19 in their first home game of the season. Since the COVID-19 …
School sports
The Lady Patriots take off at the start of the 1A state championship meet.
A look back in sports history

FROM 2016: Lady Patriots reflect on 1st cross-country state title

WAKE FOREST — It’s around this time of year that high school cross-country is finishing up its season with a state championship meet. This year, due to COVID-19, teams are just getting …
Falls Lake Academy seniors Austin Proctor, Gracey Sammons and Macey Sammons pose for a photo before the season got underway.

East Wake Academy sends state champs home with loss

ZEBULON — Falls Lake Academy’s volleyball program learned a valuable lesson when it faced the East Wake Academy Eagles on Nov. 18. The Lady Eagles clipped the Lady Firebird’s …
Elise Williams pictured with her parents, Adrienne Thorpe, left, and John Thorpe, right.

Wakefield athletes sign with their college

RALEIGH — Two girls basketball players and two baseball players from Wakefield had their signing day at the high school Nov. 18. Amirah Allen was first on the schedule to sign with Howard …
Franklin Academy's Michael Fiumara, left, runs with passion and determination as his teammate Will Ingram, right, looks on.

Patriot runners dominate season opener

WAKE FOREST — For the first time since March, high school sports was played in North Carolina and Franklin Academy’s cross-country team celebrated that fact with a big win over their …
Community sports
The Athletics won the Youngsville parks and recreation kid-pitch fall season baseball league for athletes aged 9-12 with an overall record of 9-1.

Athletics win Youngsville baseball league

YOUNGSVILLE — The Athletics went 9-1 overall to win the town of Youngsville’s parks and recreation kid-pitch fall season baseball league for athletes 9-12 years old. The team was led …
The Mets won the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation senior baseball league with an overall record of 8-2. Contributed Photo

Mets win Wake Forest senior baseball league

WAKE FOREST — The Mets finished the fall baseball season in first place with an 8-2 overall record to win Wake Forest’s parks and recreation senior baseball league. The team was led by head …

Rolesville to run 3-on-3 outdoor basketball league

ROLESVILLE — For the first time in the history of Rolesville’s parks and recreation department, there will be a 3-on-3 outdoor youth basketball league this winter. The league will be …
College Sports
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 …
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 …
Pro Sports
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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 …