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Strong bats, solid pitching lead Patriots to win

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent SILER CITY — Franklin Academy senior pitcher Gianna Buccellato pitched seven innings and struck out nine Chatham Charter batters as the Patriots captured a 16-9 non-conference win on Monday. “Gianna worked very hard to lead the team to a...
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Rams softball earns second win

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville High School softball team tallied 14 hits in a 12-0 shutout victory Friday over Greater Neuse River Conference opponent Southeast Raleigh. The win was the second for the Rams, which improved to 2-9 overall and 2-4...
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Cougars dominate non-conference games

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST – The Wake Forest High softball team, now 8-1, won two games this past week, one against Sanderson and the other versus Knightdale High. Hosting Sanderson on Friday, the Cougars allowed only three runs, and scored 16 of their own. “We...
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Young team lacks experience, has tenacity

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Lady Cougars Lacrosse team has had a rough first season so far with three losses in the past week, 2-13 to Sanderson, 3-13  to Enloe and 3-13 to Millbrook. The team has nonetheless fought hard each game, chasing down...
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Blake McShea is top golfer in Greater Neuse conference

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent FOUR OAKS — Rolesville High School golfer Blake McShea is currently atop the Greater Neuse River Conference leaderboard by three strokes with just two matches remaining on the Rams schedule. McShea, a sophomore, has placed in the top four of...
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Pretty’s goal keeps Wakefield girls lacrosse undefeated

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent RALEIGH — Julie Anne Pretty scored the game-winning goal with 16 seconds left on the clock as the Wakefield High women’s lacrosse team posted a 17-15 victory over Broughton on April 9 to remain undefeated. With the score knotted 15-15 with...
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Heritage golfers rebound to second place finish

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent  WAKE FOREST — Rebounding from its previous outing thanks to improved weather conditions and playing on its home course, the Heritage High School golf team posted a second place finish in the Cap 8 Conference match at Heritage Golf Course....
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Patriots go 0-2 against rival

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent RALEIGH — In facing its biggest rival twice in six days, the Franklin Academy men’s tennis team dropped both matches to Raleigh Charter. On Monday, the rain shortened the matches to 10-game pro-sets and Raleigh Charter won all five singles...
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Husky records no-hitter

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — On March 21 against Enloe, Heritage High’s baseball team made history as pitcher Blake Walters threw a no-hitter for the 1-0 shutout win. The Huskies boast a 11-2 record so far this season, and are 4-1 in conference play. We were able to...
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Golfers have tough day at Wakefield TPC

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — Tuesday was a tough day for some of the local high school golf teams at the Wakefield TPC. The Wake Forest High School team finished fourth with a score of 159 in the Cap 8 Conference match, but the Wakefield and Heritage golfers...
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Wakefield tennis

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield High School boys tennis team swept Millbrook 9-0 Tuesday to remain undefeated this season. The Wolverines are currently ranked as the state’s number two 4A tennis program according to mytennisleague.com, behind East...
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Patriots score big in conference win

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent DURHAM — Franklin Academy scored 23 runs and banged out 18 hits in their conference opener Friday at Voyager Academy. The Patriots improved to 3-4 overall and they are 1-0 in the North Central Athletic Conference. The 23-1 win came two days...