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Town to show Cougars team love on Feb. 14

WAKE FOREST — The town is hosting a special community celebration Valentine’s Day to honor the 2014 Wake Forest High School football team. The festivities will begin at 4 p.m., right as the downtown Mardi Gras activities end. Last season the Cougars advanced to the 4AA state...
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Lady Patriots lose first home game this season

Franklin Academy 49 River Mill 55 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — It’s been a tough week for the Franklin Academy girls basketball team. After losing at Roxboro Community Jan. 17, the Lady Patriots dropped another one to River Mill Friday night, 55-49. Coach Erin Thornton said...

Register now for Dream and Miracle leagues

Spring is around the corner and for children with special needs, it’s time to register for Wake Forest’s Dream League or Franklin County’s Miracle League. Wake Forest The Wake Forest Dream League is a baseball league designed for children with special needs ages 5-21....
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Pickleball gets its own league

WAKE FOREST — An adult pickleball league has been added to the roster of Wake Forest recreational offerings. Considered one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton and ping pong. The sport is played on a badminton-sized...
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Cougars out-claw Wolverines in rematch

Wake Forest 53 Wakefield 44 by David Allen WAKEFIELD — The Cougars once again batted down the Wolverines, winning the second meeting between the two rivals 53-44, on Wakefield’s home court, Friday. After Wake Forest took a small lead in the first quarter on the heels of Cougar...
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Making an impact with Racer X Stables

by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Jeff Neese is just a local guy following his dreams. He is also the owner of the largest stable of thoroughbred racehorses in the state of North Carolina. Jeff has always been a big fan of sports. He played quarterback at Washington State University...
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Cougars place fourth at Cap-8 wrestling tourney

by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Four wrestlers from the Cougar squad placed first in their weight class at the Cap-8 wrestling tournament at Leesville Road High School. As at team, Wake Forest came in fourth with 122.5 points while other local high schools, Wakefield and Heritage,...
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Lady Wolverines outstretch Wake Forest

Wakefield 53 Wake Forest 44 by David Allen WAKEFIELD — In spite of Kristoni Barnes being the high scorer of the night, the Lady Wolverines easily handled the Cougars in their second meeting of the season, once again coming away with a 53-44 win over their cross-town rivals.  In...

Huskies sweep Cougars

Heritage 52 Wake Forest 44 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Heritage limited Wake Forest’s outside shooting to come away with a 52-44 win on the road. Wake Forest freshman Kayla Surles outshined her team with 19 points, but it wasn’t enough to split the season series at home...
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Heritage High School football signing day

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Four Heritage High School football players officially signed with their college teams Wednesday morning. The players are Matt Baker, Gershom Ejoni, Jeff Gemmell and Josh Murphy. Baker signed with Elon University on a full-ride scholarship and...

Wrestling becomes Rolesville’s first winning program

by Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — After Rolesville defeated Knightdale Jan. 21, Rams wrestling became the first sports program in school history to finish the regular season with a winning record. Although the Rams lost to Garner Jan. 28, coach Michael Grether said that the future...
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River Mill spoils Franklin Academy’s homecoming

Franklin Academy 46 River Mill 62 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — A more physical and dominant River Mill team took care of Franklin Academy at the Patriots’ homecoming game, besting them 62-46. The Jaguars are second in the North Central Athletic conference and the match last...