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Experience should help Wakefield baseball

RALEIGH — Wakefield finished fifth in the Cap-8 in baseball last year and coach Ed Hall said that he is looking for better results this upcoming season. The Wolverines went 9-12 and 6-8 in the conference last season and they are losing four seniors, including pitcher Evan...
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Patriots looking for third state playoff run

WAKE FOREST — In the upcoming softball season, Franklin Academy is looking to build on the previous year and reload for a big run in 2015. The Lady Patriots posted a 12-6 record last year and were 8-3 at home. They also made the state playoffs for the second time in school...

Heritage lacrosse losing big senior class

WAKE FOREST — Big changes are coming to the Heritage lacrosse team this year after losing 13 seniors to graduation, most of whom  were starters last season. Coach James Riedel will have an almost completely different team this year, which he says will make for an interesting...

Wakefield boys golf working together as a team

RALEIGH — It was a disappointing season for Wakefield boys golf last year, finishing sixth in the conference. Under coach James Doyle, the team will look to make a push in the Cap-8. The Wolverines have lost four seniors from last season’s team: Cole Ray, Justin Chitla, Daniel...
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New girls soccer coach at Franklin Academy

WAKE FOREST — Coach Kambyl Borries not only teaches German at Franklin Academy, she’s also the new girls soccer coach. Borries enters her first season after coach Jay Paradowski switched to coach the boys team. Paradowski led the girls to a 14-6-1 season last year before the team...
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Franklin Academy tennis looking for consistency in 2015

WAKE FOREST — Last year, the Patriots boys tennis team finished third in the 1A North Central Athletic conference and made it to the state playoffs as a wild card, but lost in the second round to Tarboro, 4-5. Franklin Academy also sent four players to the East Regional...

Swimmers compete in state tournament

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy, Franklinton and Heritage High schools each sent swimmers to compete in the state swimming finals Feb. 12-14. Bree Smith was the lone Franklin Academy Patriot at state finals. She competed in the girls 200-yard individual medley (IM) and 100-yard...
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Scoreboard – week of Feb. 26, 2015

Reported Feb. 17 - Feb. 24 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, 15-9 overall; loss against Broughton,...
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Town fetes Wake Forest football team

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Cougar football team was feted by the town and residents following Saturday’s Mardi Gras street festival in downtown Wake Forest. A contingent of the marching band led the parade as well as provided familiar music from football games in  front of...
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Cougars can’t keep up with Eagles

Wake Forest 30, Enloe 47 by David Allen WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High School Lady Cougars contended with players out due to illness and other sport competitions, leaving the team with not enough depth to pull out a win against Enloe. The Eagles beat Wake Forest 47-30 in a...
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Synclair Pender’s last game at Heritage

Heritage 38, Broughton 52 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — It may not have been the result Synclair Pender hoped for at the end of the game against Broughton, but it was still a special night to honor the senior captain. In Heritage’s last girls basketball home game of the year,...
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Wolverines over Heritage early

Wakefield 48 Heritage 36 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Senior night couldn’t have been better for the Wakefield girls basketball team. They outscored Heritage 31-10 in the first half on their way to a 48-36 victory Tuesday. Wakefield took over the game early, going up 14-1 by the...