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Patriots hope for continued success

WAKE FOREST — Junior Casey Langer has some realistic goals for her Franklin Academy girls tennis team this season. And since the Patriots reached the Final Four of the 1A North Carolina High School Athletic Association state championships last year, setting the bar high is only...
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Huskies enter season with high hopes

WAKE FOREST — From year-to-year, the objectives don’t change much for Heritage High School football under coach Jason McGeorge. Each fall, the Huskies want to have a winning season, finish as a top team in the Cap 8 conference and make a deep run in the 4A state playoffs. Those...
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Rams prepare for challenges on soccer pitch

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris ROLESVILLE — The upside of starting a brand new program is the future is wide open for expansion. Rolesville High School soccer coach James Overman said he is looking forward to seeing how much the soccer program can grow over the next few years. Overman...
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Wakefield’s Brabrand ready to lead

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKEFIELD — Evan Brabrand has not taken a snap as a Wakefield quarterback in two years, but once the Wolverines season ended in the second round of the 4A state playoffs last November, he knew this would be his team in the fall. The senior has been...
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Rolesville ready for varsity volleyball

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris ROLESVILLE — For most athletes, the start of a new season is an exciting time. For those at Rolesville High School, it’s the beginning of the first fall season of sports, and expectations are to build a solid foundation with well-rounded players. Just ask...
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Experienced Husky runners return, pick up surprises

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — With some depth returning to this year’s team, Heritage High School new cross country coach Thomas Hampton is optimistic for a successful, productive year. “We are obviously still building our program, and each year will be another step...
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Wolverines’ tennis returns solid core

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKEFIELD — Wakefield’s girls tennis team is hitting the courts after a 9-7 2012 season and is looking forward to a new year. Despite losing five seniors, including their No. 2, 3 and 4 singles players, the Wolverines team returns a talented core of...
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Patriots build on experience

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — A year removed from the start of a rebuilding process, the Franklin Academy volleyball team is striving to move another step or two forward in 2013. The Patriots return most of last year’s roster to a young team that finished 6-9 overall and...