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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...
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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,...
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Joyner leaves a legacy at Heritage

by Marty Simpkins Heritage High School has had only one starting point guard in the history of their basketball program and he’s graduating this year. Jared Joyner will leave the Huskies as the all-time winningest basketball player in team history. Born in Boston, Jared started...

Local athletes represent at track and field state championship

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Athletes from Wake Forest, Wakefield and Heritage will compete in the 4A track and field state championship this Saturday at the Irwin Belk Track at NC A&T University in Greensboro. For the Wake Forest girls, Kristoni Barnes will run in the...
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Red Rams lack drive

Franklinton 0, Roanoke Rapids 3 by David Allen FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton High School girls soccer team took the field against Roanoke Rapids Tuesday for senior night, but ended up losing 0-3. After the senior ceremony, the Red Rams took the field, but couldn’t seem to get...
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Cougars stumble on senior night

Wake Forest 0, Sanderson 1 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – Wake Forest High School girls soccer hosted Sanderson Monday for senior night, but lost to the Spartans, 0-1. Before the match, head coach Jeremiah Mattingly touched on each of his seniors and how much they mean to him and...
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Huskies clinch playoff berth

Heritage 11, Millbrook 9 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — It was a perfect way to cap off the regular season for the Heritage girls lacrosse team. The Huskies defeated Millbrook 11-9 Friday to punch their ticket to the state playoffs. Heritage had never beaten the Wildcats in...
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Heritage wrecks Wakefield’s senior night

Heritage 9, Wakefield 1 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — It was a disappointing senior night for the Wolverines’ baseball team, losing to rival Heritage 9-1 Tuesday night at home. The 10th conference victory of the season helps the Huskies bounce back on their feet after coming off of...
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Wakefield netters advance to state tournament

RALEIGH — For the second year in a row, the Wakefield boys tennis team sends six players to the state individual tournament. This kind of achievement has only happened twice in Cap 8 conference history. The six players are Blaine “Bo” Boyden, Jensen Martin, Blake Carter, Nico...
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Heritage offensive lineman named to state’s all-star team

WAKE FOREST — Matt Donovan, a senior at Heritage High School, was named to the 2015 East-West All-Star football game to be played July 22 at Greensboro. The announcement came April 28, and the game features the best seniors from all over North Carolina. Donovan will play for the...
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Local gymnastics club storms state championship

YOUNGSVILLE — Area gymnasts with Youngsville’s Tri-County Gymnastics, competed at the 2015 NC Silver, Gold, Platinum & Diamond state championship April 10-12. Fiftysix of the best gymnastics teams throughout North Carolina gathered in Winston-Salem to compete for state titles...