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Marching Red Rams end season with success

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High’s Marching Red Rams brought home quite a few trophies after Saturday’s Cary Band Day competition, including firsts in color guard and drum major, and seconds in music, general effect and overall Class AAA. The Rams also won the Perkinson award, an...

Patriots easily get by the first and second round

Franklin Academy 7 East Wake Academy 1 Franklin Academy 5 North Duplin 0 By Marty Simpkins and David Allen Staff Writers WAKE FOREST — For his 39th birthday, the Franklin Academy soccer team gave Coach Jay Paradowski a gift that can’t be bought with money: his first playoff win....

Rolesville gets first football win in school history

Rolesville 14 Knightdale 7 by Marty Simpkins KNIGHTDALE — The Rolesville High School varsity football program was winless until last Friday. The Rams defeated Knightdale on the road, 14-7, to earn their first win in school history. After allowing 44 points in their last game...

Huskies topple Wakefield on senior night

Heritage 40 Wakefield 21 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — It was a great Senior Night for Heritage as their football team crushed Wakefield at home, 40-21, last Friday night. Heritage did lose two straight before coming into the game, and their football team was resurrected on...

Sound of Music comes to Franklinton

FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton Area Community Theater (FACT) presents The Sound of Music Nov. 14 and 15 at Franklinton High School. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. The nonprofit theater group’s production includes more than 40 children. Admission is $5 per person....

Cougars tear apart Spartan defense

Wake Forest 42 Sanderson 14 by David Allen WAKE FOREST — The hallmark of Wake Forest High School’s football program this year has been its consistency. It’s evident in their ability to smash defensive lines until they break. The power in their running game has left many a school...

Patriots drop first game of preseason in overtime loss

Franklin Academy 57 Lighthouse Christian 58 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy lost their first basketball game of the season to Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association at home, 58-57 in overtime. Luckily for the Patriots, it will count as a preseason game and...

Heritage passes Leesville, then falls to Broughton

Heritage 5 Leesville Road 1 Heritage 0 Broughton 4 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Heritage soccer got an easy win over conference opponent Leesville on Oct. 29, 5-1. They advanced to the second round of the 4A State Playoffs. The Husky seniors stepped up to get the big win. Both...