High School Sports

Meet the new Wake Forest High sports hall of fame

Wake Forest-Rolesville Cougars Rashad Lucas (10), Eric Williams (31), Bryan Nieman (11) and Nathan Davis (15) cheer their team mates with a few seconds left to the end of their victory against Duluth East Greyhounds on Dec. 28, 2000.
Wake Forest-Rolesville Cougars Rashad Lucas (10), Eric Williams (31), Bryan Nieman (11) and Nathan Davis (15) cheer their team mates with a few seconds left to the end of their victory against Duluth East Greyhounds on Dec. 28, 2000.

Wake Forest High School has announced its new sports hall of fame class, which will be inducted at halftime of the Cougars’ home boys basketball game against Heritage on Jan. 23.

There are seven new inductees in all. The official banquet is May 3.

Daniel Caldwell: A 1999 graduate who was a three time all-conference selection, two time all-state selection, and an All-American in baseball. He went on to play at N.C. State and in the Chicago Cubs organization.

Amanda Duncan: A 2005 graduate who was a state champion in the 100 butterfly and state runner-up in the 50 freestyle. She went on to swim at East Carolina.

Chuck Hess: A former teacher, athletic director, soccer coach and basketball coach. His teams won a state championship in soccer in 1996 and an eastern regional championship in basketball in 1995.

Romas Lucas: A 1990 graduate who was an all-conference and N&O All-Metro player in football and basketball. He was the conference player of the year in basketball and went on to play at Chowan.

Ron Richards: Veteran teacher and coach of 25-plus years who coached JV football, track and golf.

Eric Williams: A 2002 graduate who was a McDonald’s All-American and went on to play at Wake Forest University. He currently plays for the Geneva Lions in Switzerland.

Alisha Woodson: A 2008 graduate who was an all-state and all regional soccer player and went on to play at Wake Forest University and on the 2011 U23 National Team.

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