Swimmers compete in state tournament

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy, Franklinton and Heritage High schools each sent swimmers to compete in the state swimming finals Feb. 12-14. Bree Smith was the lone Franklin Academy Patriot at state finals. She competed in the girls 200-yard individual medley (IM) and 100-yard...
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Scoreboard – week of Feb. 26, 2015

Reported Feb. 17 - Feb. 24 Here are area scores reported directly from teams or from the NCHSAA-sanctioned MaxPreps.com. Any coach or parent can submit scores or other sport info to sports@wakeweekly.com Heritage High School Boys Basketball, 15-9 overall; loss against Broughton,...
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Town fetes Wake Forest football team

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Cougar football team was feted by the town and residents following Saturday’s Mardi Gras street festival in downtown Wake Forest. A contingent of the marching band led the parade as well as provided familiar music from football games in  front of...
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Cougars can’t keep up with Eagles

Wake Forest 30, Enloe 47 by David Allen WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High School Lady Cougars contended with players out due to illness and other sport competitions, leaving the team with not enough depth to pull out a win against Enloe. The Eagles beat Wake Forest 47-30 in a...
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Synclair Pender’s last game at Heritage

Heritage 38, Broughton 52 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — It may not have been the result Synclair Pender hoped for at the end of the game against Broughton, but it was still a special night to honor the senior captain. In Heritage’s last girls basketball home game of the year,...
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Wolverines over Heritage early

Wakefield 48 Heritage 36 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Senior night couldn’t have been better for the Wakefield girls basketball team. They outscored Heritage 31-10 in the first half on their way to a 48-36 victory Tuesday. Wakefield took over the game early, going up 14-1 by the...
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Red Rams struggles to find traction

Franklinton 50 South Granville 79 by David Allen FRANKLINTON — The boys basketball team at Franklinton High school has had a tough season so far and their 50-79 loss to South Granville Friday night hasn’t helped. From the start of the game, the Red Rams didn’t seem to be...
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Rolesville Middle finishes as champs

Rolesville 43 Wake Forest 36 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — After the final buzzer rang for the last time this season, the Rolesville Middle school boys basketball team walked off the court as division champs. The Rams have come a long way in the past three years. The boys...
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Franklinton girls on win streak

Franklinton 59, South Granville 39 by David Allen Franklinton — After a rocky season started, Franklinton High school’s girls basketball team is on a three-game winning streak after they defeated South Granville Friday night, 59-39. The Red Rams, now with a 7-11 record, matched...
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Cougars capture third straight title

Wake Forest 34, Rolesville 14 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Whether it’s high school or middle school, winning three straight conference championships is a tremendous task to achieve and the Wake Forest Middle school girls basketball team can celebrate that accomplishment. The...
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Franklin Academy pummels Phoenix

Franklin Academy 43, Raleigh Charter 28 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy held Raleigh Charter to 10 points through the first three quarters of the game and the Lady Patriots won in convincing fashion, 43-28. The season sweep gives Franklin Academy a 12-2...
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Patriots get revenge on rival Raleigh Charter

Franklin Academy 52, Raleigh Charter 46 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — There was sweet victory at Franklin Academy after the boys basketball team defeated Raleigh Charter, 52-46. The Patriots lost to the Phoenix earlier this season, 54-51, but got even by winning Friday night....