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 Chris Lanzilli hit two big home runs to power the Demon Deacons to a game two win against ACC opponent NC State. The contest marked the first annual Demon Deacon Fight Against Pediatric Cancer game.

Wake Forest goes 2-2 in contests against Davidson and NC State

Jake Stuart, Assistant Sports Editor May 4, 2021

4/27: Wake Forest 17, Davidson 12 In a midweek out-of-conference matchup, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons beat the Davidson Wildcats in a slugfest, 14-12.   Following another tough week that...

Lawrence has been the projected No. 1 draft pick since the fall.

NFL Draft finally kicks off, OGB gives our selections

Sports Editors April 29, 2021

The 2021 NFL Draft begins in Cleveland, Ohio on April 29 at 8 p.m. and ends on May 1. Now well into the offseason, teams are looking to add young, talented players to bolster their rosters in the 2021-22...

Taha Baadi defeated his UNC opponent, but the Deacs still fell short.

Tennis falls to UNC in ACC Tournament

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor April 29, 2021

Men’s Tennis The Wake Forest men’s tennis team came up short in the ACC Tournament this past weekend. The defending 2018 ACC Tournament Champions lost in the semifinals to No. 4 UNC-Chapel Hill this...

Wexler with the Demon Deacon before the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Senior discusses Wake Forest sports

Samantha Wexler, Senior Writer April 29, 2021

This is going to sound dramatic, but my experiences working for and being a fan of the various sports teams at Wake Forest have been the highlight of my collegiate career. It seems fitting now, with just...

2021 Kentucky Derby leans toward normalcy

2021 Kentucky Derby leans toward normalcy

Jake Stuart, Assistant Sports Editor April 29, 2021

May 1 marks the 147th annual Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky. For those unfamiliar with the race, it is a distance of 1.25 miles, or 10 furlongs, and is run on the dirt racetrack at Churchill Downs. Twenty...

On April 20, the third baseman, Wilken, hit his 11th home run of the season, putting him seventh among freshmen in home runs in program history.

Deacon baseball continues to struggle in ACC

Jake Stuart, Assistant Sports Editor April 29, 2021

4/20: Wake Forest 14, Western Carolina 8 In a midweek, out-of-conference matchup, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons crushed the Western Carolina Catamount in Boone, N.C., 14-8. Following a rollercoaster...

Jokic puts up a shot during the 2020 Western Conference Finals.

NBA distributes mid-season awards to stars

Michael Pitts, Contributing Writer April 29, 2021

The NBA is in the midst of the second half of their 72-game season, and the stakes could not be higher. All eyes are on the race to the playoffs and the standings of the top 10 teams in each conference,...

Basketball moves on with returners and transfers

Basketball moves on with returners and transfers

Christian Odjakjian, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

Player movement has been difficult to keep track of in college basketball this spring. The NCAA is allowing players to transfer and play immediately without a waiver, and every collegiate athlete received...

Wake Forest rugby team shows resilience during pandemic school year

Wake Forest rugby team shows resilience during pandemic school year

Bruce Haywood, Contributing Writer April 29, 2021

Throughout the 2020-2021 school year the Wake Forest Rugby Club (WFRC) has practiced every Tuesday and Thursday, fully masked and socially distanced. Yes, you read that correctly. Fully masked even while...

Off-season update on men's basketball

Off-season update on men’s basketball

Cooper Sullivan, Assistant News Editor April 22, 2021

It’s been six weeks since Trey Wertz released his buzzer-beating three-pointer and Prentiss Hubb unleashed his extended third finger to the crowd of Wake Forest students at the end of the first round...

Mascolo has pitched in nine games this season, and Wake Forest has won four out of his five starts. He threw a season-high five strikeouts at Appalachian State.

Deacon Spotlight: Reed Mascolo

Christina Denovio, Sports Editor April 22, 2021

Hailing from Fairfield, Conn., Reed Mascolo is a pitcher on the Wake Forest baseball team. After attending the Brunswick School and earning three varsity letters throughout his time in high school, Mascolo...

On April 16, ace pitcher and junior Ryan Cusick threw seven scoreless innings and recorded 11 strikeouts, picking up his second win of the season.

Demon Deacons finish 2-2 rollercoaster week

Jake Stuart, Assistant Sports Editor April 22, 2021

4/13: Wake Forest 12, App State 0 In a midweek out-of-conference matchup, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons crushed the Appalachian State Mountaineers in Boone, N.C., 12-0. Following a 0-4 stretch that included...

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