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Upton on board with the Midshipmen

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKEFIELD — Pursuing a military career, Heritage’s Graham Upton will be attending the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in the fall after signing in February to play baseball with the Midshipmen.  Upton was initially offered the scholarship in January...
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Haws gets win at Hickory

HICKORY — Brayton Haws, a ninth grader at Franklinton High School, got his first career Late Model Stock Car win at Hickory Motor Speedway June 7 and also became the youngest driver to win the event at just 14 years old. Haws, who is racing No. 41, was consistently trading second...
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Tennis champs swing into state tourney

Capital-area champions for the 3.5 18+ United States Tennis Association league are heading to the state tournament in Winston-Salem June 12-17. From left are co-captain Megan Clawson, Ginger Sidoti, Kristin Despain, Blake McMurray, Emily Freeman, Kim Patrey, Jeanie Chang, Jane...
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Husky receives lacrosse scholarship

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CARY — Ryan Varner, a four-year lacrosse athlete from Heritage High School is the recipient of the Tony Cullen Memorial Scholarship Award. Varner was recognized during the halftime of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Men’s...
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Heritage outfielder to play for Southeastern Community College

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Heritage High’s outfielder Brett Moore signed with Southeastern Community College (SCC) to play baseball Feb. 5. SCC is located between Chardbourn and Whiteville in Columbus county and is a Division II school with 13 competing teams....
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Cicotte will play for Chowan University

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Chowan University will be getting a new player this coming season with Heritage High’s catcher Cullen Cicotte signing to play baseball. Chowan is the second-oldest Baptist school in North Carolina, and is affiliated with the Baptist State...

Co-rec church ball registration extended

WAKE FOREST — Co-recreational church softball league registration has been extended until June 13. Registration and team roster forms are available online at wakeforestnc.gov and at town hall, 301 S. Brooks St. The entry fee is $550 per team. For more information, call Recreation...
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Lady Hammers get solid win

KNIGHTDALE — The East Wake Soccer Association ’99 Lady Hammers, with a couple of players from the Youngsville and Wake Forest areas, won the N.C. Youth Soccer Association Spring Classic League U14 Girls First East Division championship.  The Lady Hammers went 8-0-1 and will now...
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Tennis court resurfacing scheduled

WAKE FOREST — The tennis courts at Flaherty Park, 1226 N. White St., will be closed starting Monday for repair and resurfacing. Repairs include scraping, removal of grass and weeds, sealing cracks, resurfacing and refurbishing the net posts. Eight pickleball courts will also be...
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Youngsville travel team wins in shootout

YOUNGSVILLE — The Franklin Wake Fiorentina soccer team, a U10 challenge team from Youngsville, won their division in the Coast Spring Classic soccer tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. April 27. To claim the title, the Fiorentina had to shoot their way out of a match that was tied...
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Katowitz will play basketball at Hampden-Sydney

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School senior Josh Katowitz will further his academic and basketball career at Hampden-Sydney College starting this fall. “I made my final decision about Hampden-Sydney after I compared academic opportunities and,...