Mismatch Huskies advantage

by David Allen WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School wrestling hosted Franklinton and Northern Durham Friday night. After the two teams faced off against Northern Durham during the Tri-meet where the Red Rams beat Northern 50-30 and Heritage lost 41-36, they wrestled each other....

Red Rams lose in last minutes

Franklinton 48 Bunn 53 by David Allen FRANKLINTON — A rivalry match between Franklinton and Bunn High schools’ boys basketball teams ended with Bunn taking bragging rights in the 53-48 win. The first quarter began with Bunn taking a quick 9-2 lead, causing some initial worry as...

Wakefield’s losing streak continues

Wakefield 51 Leesville Road 67 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Another game and another loss for Wakefield boys basketball after falling to Leesville Road Friday night, 67-51. The loss extends their downward streak to 11 for the season and leaves the Wolverines winless in conference...

Wake Forest Middle School basketball coming together in mid-season form

From the Sports Desk by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Middle School boys basketball team had a rough start this year, despite coming off a conference championship last season. The Cougars started the season 1-3, but have come together as a team to improve to 5-4,...

Scoreboard – Week of Jan. 22, 2015

Reported Jan. 14 - Jan. 20 Here are area scores reported directly from teams or from the NCHSAA-sanctioned MaxPreps.com. Any coach or parent can submit scores or other sport info to sports@wakeweekly.com Heritage High School Boys Basketball, 10-6 overall; loss at Broughton,...

Cougars outplay Eagles

Wake Forest 56 Enloe 52 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – Three girls out and working with a six-player rotation, Wake Forest High school’s girls basketball team pulled a 56-52 win out of the proverbial magician’s hat against Enloe Friday night. “We had some girls missing tonight,”...

Patriots dominate Voyager, stay perfect

Franklin Academy 60 Voyager 14 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The streak continues as Franklin Academy girls basketball notched their 12th win of the season against Voyager Academy at home Monday, 60-14. The 60 points is a season-high for the Lady Patriots and they have not...

Lady Wolverines win critical conference game

Wakefield 51 Leesville Road 49 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — After losing four-in-a-row, the Wakefield girls basketball team came out with a win at home against Leesville Road Friday, 51-49. The win also bumped Wakefield up to third in the Cap-8 standings ahead of Sanderson and...

Wake Forest Parks & Rec youth basketball scores reported Jan. 20

Editor’s note: The younger teams do not keep score, so only the matches are listed. Monday, Jan. 12 11-12 West Boys Nets 32 vs. Pistons 19 Nets: Markeith Lucas 6, Chandler Rice 2, Chad Hillman 7, Caleb Thomas 2, Jesse Griffin 4, Brady Austin 2, Levi Moore 5, Hunter Paxson 4...

Tri-county Gymnastics comes out on top

WAKE FOREST — Tri-County Gymnastics from Youngsville came out on top at the Crystal Coast Ice Breaker competition, which took place in Newport Jan. 15. The gymnasts came away victorious with XCEL Bronze and Gold teams placing second All-Around and XCEL Silver, level 6 and level 7...

A buzzer-beater win — then two straight losses

Franklin Academy 73 Kestrel Heights 72 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy boys basketball team has gone through numerous obstacles in their last three games. Emotions were at an all-time high and then an all-time low in just a matter of a few days. At home...