Wolverines repeat

Wakefield 5, Greensboro Page 1 Wakefield boys win second straight tennis state title. By Marty Simpkins BURLINGTON — Wakefield defeated Greensboro Page, 5-1 for the 4-A state championship on Saturday in the 25th annual boys dual team finals at the Burlington Tennis Center. Bo...

Patriots lose close playoff game after big win

By Marty Simpkins HERTFORD — Franklin Academy softball lost at Perquimans, 2-1 in the second round of the 1A state playoffs Saturday. The game was scoreless in the first two innings and then the Pirates scored their two runs in the bottom of the third. Franklin Academy answered...

Huskies advance on late game effort

Heritage 10, Hoggard 3 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Tied 1-1 at the bottom of the sixth inning, with runners on second and third base with two outs, Chloe Plesset hit a deep double to center field to kick off a nine-run inning en route to a 10-3 playoff win for Heritage...

Patriots dominate the competition

Franklin Academy 9, James Kenan 0; Franklin Academy 6, Camden County 1 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy girl’s soccer defeated James Kenan at home and Camden County on the road to win their first two state playoff games of the season. In the match against James...

Patriots leaders on and off the court

by Marty Simpkins Franklin Academy had the pleasure of having two basketball players that led their team in different ways this past season. Seniors Andrew Weiss and Brandon Hanson made a big impact on the court for the Patriots, who finished the season 11-18 after losing at...

Baseball tournament to raise money for cancer research

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Kids will be playing baseball at The Factory baseball complex in Wake Forest May 30-31 to raise money for the Vs Cancer Foundation. This is North Wake County Baseball’s second cancer-benefit tournament. Their last tournament was in November. It...

Girls Fury wins Queen of the Hill

YOUNGSVILLE — The Franklin Wake Soccer Club U11 Girls Fury soccer team won the 1st Division Championship at the Queen of the Hill Tournament in Boone, N.C. The FWSC U11 Fury Girls are ranked No. 27 among all U11 girls teams in North Carolina and are the top-ranked challenge team...

Local soccer stars make All-State team

by Marty Simpkins Kat McDonald of Wakefield High School and Hunter Weiland of Heritage High School made the All-State team to participate in the annual Clash of the Carolinas soccer match this summer. The Clash of the Carolinas is an all-star soccer match between the 18 best...

CASL Juniors Red wins Kepner cup

RALEIGH — After three weeks of competition across the state, U12 CASL Juniors Red took the U13 boys title at the NCYSA Kepner Presidents Cup. The tournament was played in Bryant Park at Brown Summit, N.C. Pictured are, back row: Coach Mark Jonas, Harrison Herbst, Blake...

Cougars out in second round

Wake Forest 14, Lumberton 0; Wake Forest 5, Fuquay-Varina 7 Wake Forest softball crush Lumberton, then lose to Fuquay in extra innings. By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — There was no contest between Wake Forest and Lumberton in the first round of the 4A softball state playoffs. The...

Patriots golf win conference title and regional tournament

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy boys golf won the North Central Athletic conference tournament April 29 to finish the season undefeated in conference play. On the front nine, the Patriots shot a team score of 173, but then ended on a good note in the back nine...

Patriots regular season ends with a bang

Franklin Academy 20, East Wake Academy 1 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — A 20-1 blowout win over East Wake Academy ends the regular season for the Franklin Academy softball team April 30. The Patriots had a rough start, losing five out of their first seven games of the season,...