Wolverines suffer loss to undefeated Capitals

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — The Wakefield High School soccer team just couldn’t rebound from an early lead by Broughton on Monday and ended up losing 1-4. Broughton, now 6-0-2, is the Cap 8 leader and had just come off of a decent break after their tie to Sanderson....

Red Rams continue road wins at Roanoke Rapids

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer Roanoke Rapids — Whether they’re at home or on the road, Franklinton finds ways to win soccer matches after defeating conference opponent Roanoke Rapids, 4-1 Monday night. The Red Rams are now 8-2-1 and 3-0-1 in conference play. Coach Isaac Welker...

Rolesville soccer winless

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer Rolesville — Rolesville traveled to Clayton last Wednesday night only to lose their 11th game in a row, 4-0. The Rams have not scored a goal since their home game against Southeast Raleigh back on September 8. Coach James Overman wants to make sure...

Red Rams stay undefeated at home

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer Franklinton — Another home game, another win for Franklinton over conference opponent South Granville, 4-1. They also stay undefeated in their conference with a 2-0-1 record. Junior Leon Grunchmann scored twice and had an assist in the game....

Wakefield soccer rebounds against Millbrook

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer RALEIGH — Wakefield evened up their conference record to 2-2 after a much-needed home win Sept. 17 against Millbrook, 2-1. The Cougars attacked with 18 shots on goal, and two of them landed in the back of the net thanks to senior David Adams. On one...

Family values aid Wakefield’s successful season

Raleigh — The Wakefield women’s golf program is more of a family than it is a team. At least that’s how Coach Carolyn Reitz puts it. Her girls are undefeated after finishing first place at home on Sept. 23 with a team score of 130. The top three Wolverines all finished right...

Despite loss, Huskies still have fight

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School’s soccer team has had a rocky season so far, but it’s nothing coach Scott Sloan thinks should hamper them from still having a shot at the conference title. “Our slow start hasn’t crippled us,” he said. “We came back...

Huskies hunting for conference supremacy

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer Raleigh — The Heritage volleyball team is moving in the right direction after a conference win over Millbrook Monday night, 3-1 (23-25, 25-16, 25-13, 25-18). After losing five out of their last six games, the Huskies have now won three in a row (all...

Wolverines can’t slow Mustangs

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer  APEX — Wakefield lost its first road game of the season Friday at Middle Creek, 56-28. The Cougars knew that they were going up against one of the best football teams in the county and Coach Rod Sink shared some of his thoughts. “We didn’t execute...

Heritage scores four to down Wake Forest

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest couldn’t upset two teams in a row when they lost at Heritage, 4-2 Sept. 17. Coming off the big win against Wakefield the Monday night prior, the Cougars couldn’t keep the momentum going against the Huskies, who improved to...

Lady Red Rams smash the competition

By David Allen Staff Writer FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton High School volleyball team is 9-3 and 5-3 in conference after a shutout win against  Southern Vance Tuesday. “I’m happy with the way things are going,” head coach Crystal Barnes said. “This is a great group of girls and...

Veteran Red Rams coach dies

LOUISBURG — Franklin County lost a longtime and beloved coach Sept. 12 with the death of Trent Sanders. Officials said he apparently died in his sleep overnight. “Coach Sanders, as many knew him, … began his career with FCS at Bunn High School, serving as Rec. Asst. and working...