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Wake Forest, Heritage wrestle in WRAL tourney

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris   RALEIGH — Anthony Brito of Heritage High School lost his first wrestling match of the season during Saturday’s WRAL Wrestling Invitational held at Athens Drive High School. Brito, 14-1, had to settle for second place after losing by decision to Ian...
Posted On 31 Dec 2013
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Brabrand, Love named Cap 8 players of the year

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris   RALEIGH — Wake Forest High School junior running back Bryce Love and Wakefield senior quarterback Evan Brabrand were recently named Co-Cap 8 Conference football players of the year. Love rushed for 1,914 yards and 24 touchdowns this season and helped...
Posted On 31 Dec 2013
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Wakefield’s Bender named all-american

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris   WAKEFIELD — Wakefield High School senior volleyball player Gabby Bender has been named to the MaxPreps High School All-American volleyball team. Benda, who recently signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball next fall at Marquette University,...
Posted On 31 Dec 2013
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Rams still searching for first win

 by Becky Kimbrell-Norris   ROLESVILLE — After nine games, the Rolesvile High School boys varsity basketball team is still searching for its first win. Thursday, the Rams played their closest game of the season but came up short against Greater Neuse River Conference...
Posted On 26 Dec 2013
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Wake Forest Tennis names Avery Cup League Champs

The Wake Forest Area Tennis Association has ended the Fall 2013 Avery Cup League season — crowning champions in two divisions. In Avery Cup, teams are made up of two women and two men who play pro sets of doubles and mixed doubles. At season’s end, all teams play in the playoffs...
Posted On 26 Dec 2013

Heritage’s Brito remains undefeated

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris   DURHAM — A couple of local high school wrestlers had a solid showing at Saturday’s Sonny Inskip Wrestling Invitational. Freshman Anthony Brito of Heritage High School placed first in his weight class as did Nasid Barrow of Wake Forest High. Brito...
Posted On 26 Dec 2013
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Turnovers, poor shooting doom heritage girls

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris   WAKE FOREST — The Heritage High School girls basketball team had no answers for Leesville Road in Friday’s Cap 8 Conference game. Not able to overcome some poor team shooting and 27 turnovers, the Huskies suffered a 42-15 loss to their visitor...
Posted On 26 Dec 2013
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Broughton topples Lady Cougars

By Clellie Allen   RALEIGH — The final 61-49 score from Wake Forest’s loss to undefeated Broughton is reflective of a team that has a majority of players who haven’t seen a lot of playing time before this season. What it doesn’t reflect is the doggedness of a Cougar team...
Posted On 26 Dec 2013
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Cougars felled by Caps

By Clellie Allen   RALEIGH — For three quarters, 4-3 Wake Forest gave 6-1 Broughton a run for their money, coming back from a 12-point deficit at the end of the first period to be within two at the end of the third. But the Herculean effort wasn’t enough for the Cougars to...
Posted On 26 Dec 2013
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Lower weights carry Leesville past Huskies

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris   RALEIGH — From 152 to 285 pounds, the Heritage High School wrestling team went 5-2 in seven bouts where points were scored in three falls, one decision and one forfeit when they squared off December 18 with Leesville Road High School. The problem...
Posted On 26 Dec 2013
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Rams pinned by West Johnston

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris   WEST JOHNSTON — Despite losing to West Johnston, Rolesville High School wrestling coach Michael Grether said it was his team’s best match of the season. “While it may seem contrary to the results, this was arguably the best match we have wrestled...
Posted On 26 Dec 2013
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Ram girls lose 66-38 to West Johnston

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris ROLESVILLE — When Tosha Pullen became the head coach of the Rolesville High School girls basketball team, she came with a vision of starting a program and raising it to an elite level. The Rams, 0-9, this season have been on the wrong end of a few...
Posted On 26 Dec 2013