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The Triple Crown of tennis: Wakefield takes third 4A tennis title

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent BURLINGTON — Saturday afternoon at the Burlington Tennis Center, it took the 2014 edition of the Wakefield High School boys tennis team about two hours to accomplish a historic first that has been a few years in the making. The Wolverines...
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Playoff-bound Patriots close out regular season with win

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WENDELL — After a tough loss to conference opponent Roxboro Community, the Franklin Academy softball team concluded the 2014 regular season Friday with an 11-5 win over East Wake Academy. The Patriots and Roxboro Community ended the season...
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Patriots baseball faces familiar playoff opponent

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy baseball team took to the field yesterday (Wednesday) against a familiar opponent when they faced Louisburg High School in the first round of the 1A NCHSAA playoffs. The game was played at the Warriors...
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Seniors honored in a fun way

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST – The Wake Forest softball team honored its seniors Thursday night and defeated Enloe for their final regular season game. The 16-1-1 team dominated the Cap-8 conference earning a first place seed and home game berth in the state playoff...
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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...