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Wakefield girls come up short against Broughton

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield High School girls basketball team gave Cap 8 Conference leader Broughton all it could handle in a tightly contested matchup Friday before losing 68-61. The Wolverines trailed by six points with three and a  half...
Posted On 13 Feb 2014
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Lackluster defense costs Wakefield boys

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — Wakefield High School basketball coach Dexter Cooley did not like what he saw from the Wolverines on Friday in their 69-53 loss to visiting Cap 8 Conference opponent Broughton High School. As he reflected on the loss, he summed...
Posted On 13 Feb 2014
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Franklin Academy girls get 20th win

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — The Franklin Academy girls basketball team reached one of their main goals with Friday’s 50-37 win against visiting North Central Athletic Conference member Kestrel Heights. They hit the 20-win plateau. “The girls were so excited...
Posted On 13 Feb 2014
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Wake Forest slips to rival

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Friday night’s rivalry basketball game between Wake Forest and Leesville showcased two teams very evenly matched. It wasn’t until the last minutes of the fourth quarter that the Pride were able to pull ahead and beat the Cougars 48-37....
Posted On 13 Feb 2014
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Cougars stumble in 4th

Staff Writer  WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest girls basketball team hosted Leesville on Friday night. Both teams, having played just over a month ago, were here to win the rematch. Wake Forest gained the advantage early in the first quarter, and carried that lead until Leesville...
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Wakefield teen fencing in the Junior Olympics

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — Wakefield High School freshman Andrew Fulmer has championed a sport most would deem unusual. The 14-year old has climbed rapidly in the world of fencing. This weekend Fulmer, who is nationally ranked 91st among 13-16 year-olds,...
Posted On 13 Feb 2014
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Wakefield sprinter named state MVP

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WINSTON-SALEM — Wakefield High School senior Ama-Selina Tchume won two state titles and was named a most valuable athlete at Saturday’s NCHSAA 4A indoor state championship meet. Tchume won the 300-meter dash, breaking a personal record in...
Posted On 13 Feb 2014
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Husky swimmers set new school records

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CARY — The Heritage High School swim team’s season came to an end at Saturday’s 4A NCHSAA state meet, and it was a fitting end to their breakout season. “I am very pleased with the season we had,” said Husky swimming coach Priscilla Overton....
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Wake Forest Parks & Rec youth basketball scores, week of Jan. 22 – Feb. 1, 2014

Scores for Jan. 22 13-14 Boys West Bucks 41 vs. Rolesville PR 2 32 — Bucks: Grant Cobbs 1, Christopher Golding 13, Jeffrey Hirneisen 5, Israel Lockamy 7, Tyler Murray 13, Nicholas Tharrington 2; RPR 2: Ty McCoy 3, Garret Champion 8, Ben Santa 10, Collin Lawrence 2, Tyrese Moles...
Posted On 06 Feb 2014

Sports Briefs – Feb. 6, 2014

WCPSS cheer competition this Friday, Saturday The Wake County School System cheer competition originally slated for Feb. 3-4 at Rolesville Highs School was postponed due to the weather to this Friday and Saturday. Scheduled to compete are 20 middle school teams, 13 high school...
Posted On 06 Feb 2014

February fun with Raleigh parks

RALEIGH — Have fun in February and learn something new at one of these offerings by the Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources. Friday, Feb. 21, 6:30-8 p.m. — Family Wildlife Series: Nature at Night. Discover what critters are active at night at Blue Jay Point County...
Posted On 06 Feb 2014
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Wolverines show off their rings

The Wakefield girls volleyball team and coaches show off their 4A NCHSAA state championship rings. The team was recognized during halftime of the Wakefield and Millbrook basketball game, and they were presented with rings custom designed for each player and coach. The Lady...
Posted On 06 Feb 2014