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Red Rams struggles to find traction

Franklinton 50 South Granville 79 by David Allen FRANKLINTON — The boys basketball team at Franklinton High school has had a tough season so far and their 50-79 loss to South Granville Friday night hasn’t helped. From the start of the game, the Red Rams didn’t seem to be...
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Rolesville Middle finishes as champs

Rolesville 43 Wake Forest 36 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — After the final buzzer rang for the last time this season, the Rolesville Middle school boys basketball team walked off the court as division champs. The Rams have come a long way in the past three years. The boys...
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Franklinton girls on win streak

Franklinton 59, South Granville 39 by David Allen Franklinton — After a rocky season started, Franklinton High school’s girls basketball team is on a three-game winning streak after they defeated South Granville Friday night, 59-39. The Red Rams, now with a 7-11 record, matched...
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Cougars capture third straight title

Wake Forest 34, Rolesville 14 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Whether it’s high school or middle school, winning three straight conference championships is a tremendous task to achieve and the Wake Forest Middle school girls basketball team can celebrate that accomplishment. The...
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Franklin Academy pummels Phoenix

Franklin Academy 43, Raleigh Charter 28 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy held Raleigh Charter to 10 points through the first three quarters of the game and the Lady Patriots won in convincing fashion, 43-28. The season sweep gives Franklin Academy a 12-2...
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Patriots get revenge on rival Raleigh Charter

Franklin Academy 52, Raleigh Charter 46 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — There was sweet victory at Franklin Academy after the boys basketball team defeated Raleigh Charter, 52-46. The Patriots lost to the Phoenix earlier this season, 54-51, but got even by winning Friday night....
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Scoreboard – week of Feb. 12, 2015

Reported Feb. 3 - Feb. 10 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, 15-8 overall; loss against Millbrook,...
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Heritage sweeps Wakefield in blowout win

Heritage 74, Wakefield 34 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — It was a senior night to forget at Wakefield after the Wolverines lost to their rival Heritage, 74-34 in boys basketball Tuesday night. The two rivals played two very different games this year. The first matchup at Heritage...
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Free turkey hunting seminar

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold free turkey hunting seminars on the Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education, 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, March 3, 5 and 17 in anticipation of the upcoming spring turkey...
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Love tips cap to Stanford

by David Allen WAKE FOREST — The auditorium at Wake Forest High School was standing room only Friday afternoon as students, school staff, media and fans amassed to hear the answer to the burning question: Which school was going to be lucky enough to get Bryce Love’s commitment....
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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...