The thrill of victory

WW photos by David Allen and Marty Simpkins At right, Franklinton High School’s soccer team celebrates a tie-breaking goal before going on to defeat Durham High School of the Arts 5-2. The Red Rams are now conference champs and have clinched a playoff berth. Below, Ellie Lupton...

Cougars roll over dawgs

Wake Forest 33 Heritage 7 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – Wake Forest High School’s football team remains undefeated after playing at Heritage Friday night. The two teams were vying for first place in the Cap 8 conference, which the Cougars came away with after the game finished...

Bhatia overcomes early struggles to win East Regional

By Marty Simpkins CHAPEL HILL — After hitting a triple bogey on her second hole at the 4A East Regionals in Chapel-Hill, Heritage senior Rhea Bhatia thought she wasn’t going to finish first this time. Seeing her frustration, Coach Ronnie Reitz walked up to her and gave her some...

Red Rams earn title on senior night

Franklinton 5 Durham School of Arts 2 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – Franklinton High School’s soccer team won a huge game Monday night against Durham School of the Arts. The conference match was on senior night, and clinched the Red Rams the conference champion title. The Red Rams...

‘A must win’

Heritage secures second seed in playoffs, Wakefield loses goalkeeper on Senior Night. Heritage 3 Wakefield 2 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — It was a grim Senior Night for Wakefield soccer. Not only did they lose the game to Heritage, 3-2 on Monday, but they also lost their senior...

Patriots’ Langer makes historic playoff run

WAKE FOREST — Senior Casey Langer wanted to finish her high school career on a positive note, but she may have surpassed that Oct. 14. Langer became the first girls’ tennis player to be the 1A East Regional runner-up for Franklin Academy. Her road to success started as the No. 4...

Wolverines come up short

Wakefield 2 South Central 3 by David Allen WAKEFIELD — Saturday held the first round of the state volleyball playoffs for Wakefield High School and South Central. The two fought for all five matches, but it was the Falcons who came away with the 3-2 win. Wakefield lagged behind...

Wakefield losing momentum in conference after loss

Wakefield 12 Millbrook 38 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — After winning two conference games in a row, Wakefield has now dropped two in a row by losing to Millbrook at home, 38-12 Friday night. The Wolverines have fallen to third place in the Cap 8 conference leaving Millbrook in a...

Cougars knocked out in first round

Wake Forest 1 East Chapel Hill 3 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – Wake Forest High School Volleyball head coach Scott Love has created a program in his first year as head coach that has beaten all expectations. They played in the first round of the playoffs this past Saturday, but...

Heritage is dominating first trip to the playoffs

Heritage 3 Riverside 0 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST - The Heritage Huskies volleyball team is doing pretty well in their first trip to the 4A state playoffs in school history. They defeated Riverside at Durham, 3-1 Saturday and Tuesday night, they swept East Wake at home, 25-16,...

Young runners gain experience for Huskies

by Marty Simpkins For both the boy’s and the girl’s Heritage cross country team, the theme is gaining experience. Tyler Crum is only a sophomore, but he is currently leading his Huskies’ team. At the Great American Cross Country Invite in Cary on Oct. 11, Crum ran his personal...