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...
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Cougars win on senior night

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Lady Cougars soccer team has had a tough season so far, but that didn’t stop them from giving it their best shot Thursday against Enloe. With the seniors leading the team, the Cougars were able to score a goal to win the...
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Patriot golfers finish sixth at regional match

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CLINTON — Franklin Academy sophomore Grant Lewis shot an 84 in Monday’s 1A Mideast Regional match to secure a spot in next week’s 1A North Carolina High School Athletic Association state tournament. However Lewis was the only Patriot to post...
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Wakefield evens the score

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — In an upset win, Wakefield’s softball team proved too much for the weakened Heritage to handle Tuesday night. The rematch was important for both teams’ chances in the playoffs and as such they played with equal fire. “I knew their...
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Patriots tennis loses in second round

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent TARBORO- The Franklin Academy tennis team’s quest for a deep run in the 1A North Carolina High School Athletic Association dual team championship came to an end Tuesday. The Patriots, which earned a berth as a wild card, lost 4-5 to Tarboro,...
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Wake Forest Lacrosse celebrates first senior night

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — The inaugural year for the Wake Forest lacrosse team has been rough, but rewarding. Holding their first of many senior nights, coach Laura Pierrie had the pleasure of honoring her seven seniors on Friday. The seniors this year were Skyler...