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Baseball sign-ups start Feb. 3

WAKE FOREST — With nary a hint of spring in the air, it’s time for Wake Forest baseball and softball leagues to organize. The parks and recreation department will accept applications for the following leagues Feb. 3 through Feb. 28, either online or in person at town hall, 301 S....

Youth basketball scholarships offered

WAKE FOREST — Wake Electric and North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives are partnering with North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to offer educational and athletic opportunities for rising sixth- through eighth -graders this...
Posted On 23 Jan 2014

Wakefield track team prepares for states

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent RALEIGH — Wakefield High School freshman Lauren Monroe and sophomore Brittany Ollivierre qualified for the 4A state indoor track and field championships during Saturday’s Cardinal Gibbons Wake County Polar Bear track and field meet. Monroe...
Posted On 23 Jan 2014
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Wake Forest grapplers win ninth match

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest wrestling coach Sam Hershey said his team focused on what they needed to do on the mat when they visited Heritage High last Thursday. The Cougars focused enough to capture a 55-24 win; their ninth of the season...
Posted On 23 Jan 2014
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Wake Forest Parks & Rec youth basketball scores Jan. 13- Jan. 18

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 9-10 Boys West Cardinals 33 — Huskies 10; Cardinals: Cole Quinlan 11, Grant Harris 10, Joshua Mruk 6, Elija Preddy 4, Daniel Xu 2; Huskies: Ethan Howard 4, Jon Michael Mabrey 4, Owen Williams 2 Bears 9 — Wolverines 27; Bears: Thomas Mceneny 7, Robert Warrene...
Posted On 23 Jan 2014

Ram swimmers race to 7th

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CARY — Rolesville High School’s girls and boys swim teams swam to a seventh-place finish in Friday’s Greater Neuse River Conference meet. Clayton won the girls competition while Garner placed first in the boys event. “I cannot be more proud...
Posted On 23 Jan 2014
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Strong finish gives Red Rams a win

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — The Franklinton Lady Red Rams were victorious in Friday night’s basketball game against the visiting Roanoke Rapids Yellowjackets. The Red Rams took the lead early but allowed the Yellowjackets to slip past their defense until they were...
Posted On 23 Jan 2014
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Huskies hold off Caps

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — After allowing 89 points in their previous game against Millbrook, Heritage High basketball coach Pat Kennedy focused almost solely on defense in practices. It paid off big Friday night against visiting Broughton. Heritage,...
Posted On 23 Jan 2014

Franklin Academy girls come from behind to win

WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy girls basketball team recovered from a 13-point first half deficit and in the final seconds edged visiting Raleigh Charter 40-38 in a North Central Athletic Conference contest Friday night. The Patriots trailed the entire game until the last...
Posted On 23 Jan 2014
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Liptrot leads Wolverines in tourney

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WENDELL — Wakefield junior Billy Liptrot went 2-2 during Saturday’s Jolly Roger Wrestling Invitational held at Corinth Holders High School. Twenty-seven teams from across the area competed in the day-long event. The top three finishers were...
Posted On 23 Jan 2014
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Franklinton stays afloat and ousts Roanoke Rapids

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Friday night held a sound victory for Franklinton Red Rams boys basketball team who faced off against Roanoke Rapids High.  After a weak first quarter, the Red Rams took the lead and held on to it for a 54-34 win. Franklinton struggled to...
Posted On 23 Jan 2014
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Wakefield volleyball player Benda signs with Marquette

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — Gabby Benda will leave Wakefield High School as one of the top volleyball players in school history. And the Wolverine standout setter made her college commitment official, signing a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball...
Posted On 16 Jan 2014