Wake Forest’s grand slam of Williams brothers

The newspaper industry provided me a four-decade career experiencing inspiration, dedication and just plain fun. The start of my career covering the Chargers, college, high school sports and Olympic athletes came full circle with Don Coryell’s Pro Football Hall of Fame induction on August 5 in Canton, Ohio. I helped Hall of Famer Dan Fouts with research on Coryell’s remarkable record of first-time Pro Bowlers with the SAN DIEGO Chargers and Cardinal for Fouts’ presentation to the voters PHOTO (News…

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My N&O story: An old high school splits into a new rivalry

Photo: Rolesville High takes the field earlier this year. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report *** By TOM SHANAHAN Wake Forest-Rolesville High School opened in 1941. For the next seven decades, one campus sufficiently served two communities. But those were simpler times. By the 21st century, the Triangle’s rapid and sprawling growth required splitting into separate, 2,000-plus student campuses. The hyphen was dropped to open Rolesville High in 2013. The original campus took a shorter name, Wake Forest High.…

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My West Point Football Report donates to the WWP: Wake Forest game and Sam Hartman

My “West Point Football Report” provides features on Army’s football players. Your subscription fee through Substack and Stripe will be donated, 100 percent, to the Wounded Warriors Project my 501-(c)(3), Books for Sparty. By TOM SHANAHAN Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman threw for 337 yards and six touchdowns two weeks ago against Clemson. Curiously, an ESPN talking head wondered if Wake Forest can do that to Clemson, how can the Tigers expect to compete with Ohio State in the playoffs.…

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