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Inscoe coach of the year, lauds players

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST – Success stories are a thrill to cover, and the Wakefield softball team’s season is one of those stories. It couldn’t have been easy for Danny Inscoe to take over the program following the arrest of former head coach Jamie Lloyd Ayers on...
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Cougar golfer fires for third in state

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent SANFORD — Wake Forest High School junior Alex Smalley put on quite a show in the NCHSAA 4A Men’s Golf State Championship Monday and Tuesday. Smalley got off to a fast start on both days of the tournament and fired rounds of 72 and 70 to...
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Rams make statement in inaugural season

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville High School softball team’s record of 4-15 in its first ever season does not reflect the hard work and dedication that the team put in day in and day out. The results in the win-loss column will not stay that way...
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Wakefield wins singles, doubles state title

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent RALEIGH — Wakefield High School tennis players Bo Boyden, Jensen Martin, Philippe Lauture, Andrew Belonga and Nico Grewe started Friday’s 4A Individual Tennis State Championship match by taking a small step toward making history. And they...
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Red Ram hits new heights

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School’s Charity Snelling is the new state champion in the high jump. Snelling took first place in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2A state championship tournament Saturday with a leap of 5 feet 5 inches, setting a personal...

Mathis to compete in Rex tourney

RALEIGH — Professional golfer and Wake Forest resident David Mathis was granted a sponsor’s exemption and will compete in this year’s Rex Hospital Open, May 22-25. Mathis is a North Carolina native who considers TPC Wakefield his home course. “I started playing at TPC Wakefield...
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Positive ending to season

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — The rivalry between Wakefield and Wake Forest is long standing and well known, but the last game of the season for Wake Forest and Wakefield’s girls soccer teams was played with an air of friendship. Both Cougar coach Jeremiah Mattingly...
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Seniors lead charge on recognition night

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy soccer team rolled to a 9-0 victory over non-conference opponent Louisburg High School on Friday, closing out their 2014 regular season. It was also senior recognition night and two of the four honored...

Wakefield girls go double OT, advance in lacrosse playoffs

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WILMINGTON — A double overtime, a relentless defense and a winning goal by Wakefield’s Julie Anne Pretty gave the Wolverine women’s lacrosse team a playoff game it will never forget. Trailing 9-5 late in the second half, Wakefield, 17-2,...

Tennis camp registration in full swing

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Area Tennis Association camps are scheduled June 23-27 and July 14-18 for youths age 9 to 14. The camps, directed by coach Moses Akor, meet from 9 a.m. to noon at Flaherty Park courts. Class size is limited to 16, and the cost is $85 per child or $70 for...
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Miracle League Spotlight Player of the Week

This week’s Miracle League of Franklin County spotlight player is Austin Schneller. He is the son of AJ and Courtney Schneller and is a 10th grader at Franklinton High School. He loves to write, play with his sister Jenna and watch the movies Cars and Shrek. 
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Firehawks join Triangle Premier League, seek support

WAKE FOREST — Fresh off a second-place finish at the recent Challenger Cup in Charleston, S.C., girls youth soccer team the Firehawks are joining the new Triangle Premier League as part of Wake Futbol Club’s (FC) Select Academy. The Firehawks consist of rising U12 girls, mostly...