Franklin Academy and Wakefield represented in the Wells Fargo Cup

by Marty Simpkins Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, recently announced the standings for fall sports in the Wells Fargo Cup competitions for the 2014-15 academic year. The Wells Fargo Cup is sponsored by Wells Fargo and the NCHSAA. The...

Shayna Henley wins first place in gymnastics competition

by Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — Rolesville High School has a talented young gymnast and her name is Shayna Henley. Back on Dec. 5, Henley placed first in the balance beam competition with a score of 9.15 at Morgan’s Gymnastics in Johnston County. Out of Rolesville’s three meets,...

U10 Junior ’Canes win in Crabtown

WAKE FOREST — The U10 Junior Hurricanes won the U10B division championship in overtime, 4-3 against the Richmond Generals at the annual Crabtown Showdown in Laurel, Maryland. Drew Briganti hit the game-winning shot to give his team the victory.
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Guilford College new home base for Holt

by David Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest high school softball’s star first baseman Katy Holt signed to Guilford College this winter on an athletic scholarship. Holt has been starting for the Cougars since her freshman year, and is an important part of the team that has gone to...

Wakefield gets run over by Millbrook

Wakefield: 41 Millbrook 63 by David Allen WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield high school girls basketball team (5-7) had a tough night against Millbrook (12-1) Tuesday night losing 63-41. Millbrook, who is 3-0 in the conference, blew the game wide open in the first quarter scoring 23...
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Scoreboard – week of Jan. 8, 2015

Reported Dec. 30 - Jan. 6 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, 10-4 overall; wins against Marina...
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Lady Huskies prevail over Wake Forest

Heritage: 47 Wake Forest: 31 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Heritage girls basketball team win their fourth game in a row after a 47-31 victory over Wake Forest Tuesday at Heritage. Both teams showed that they were equally matched in the first quarter, but Heritage had a...

Rolesville girls place second in Cleveland Christmas tournament

Rolesville 45 Nash Central 53 by Marty Simpkins CLAYTON — The Rolesville girls basketball team traveled to Clayton for their Christmas break and finished second in the Cleveland Classic Holiday Tournament. The Lady Rams defeated Cleveland Dec. 27, 46-43, then West Johnston Dec....
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Heritage falls short at Christmas tournament

Heritage 87 Northern Vance 56 Heritage 62 The Burlington School 64 by Marty Simpkins CREEDMOOR — Heritage High School defeated Northern Vance, 87-56 on Friday, but then lost to The Burlington School, 64-62 on Saturday. The games took place at the South Granville High School...
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Looking back on sports in 2014

by David Allen The year 2014 has been full of tournament champs, record setting athletes and school firsts. Stopping through each month, we wanted to remind everyone just how amazing sporting has been this past year. January Two exceptional high school football players are named...

Rams wrestling season starts well

by Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — Rolesville has a 6-6 record in wrestling this season and has gone 2-2 in conference play. Their latest match was a 51-29 loss at Clayton Dec. 17 and their latest win was a 56-18 victory against West Johnston Dec. 10. Coach Michael Grether has seen...
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Lady Wolverines lose to undefeated Northern Nash

by Marty Simpkins HOLLY SPRINGS — It was a tough game to watch for Wakefield fans, as their girls basketball team lost to Northern Nash Monday, 57-20 in the first round of the Holly Springs High School Christmas tournament. The Lady Wolverines won three in a row coming into the...