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Area grapplers win big at state tourney

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Lady Cougars end season strong

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST – Wake Forest Lady Cougars held their last two games of the regular season last week. Wednesday’s game against Wakefield was a rivalry rematch that the Cougars were able to take the lead early on and hold on to it for the win, 40-38. “We...

Patriot girls end season in first round playoff loss

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST— The Franklin Academy girls basketball team ended its season Monday in a loss to KIPP Pride High School 29-27 in the first round of the 1A NCHSAA state playoffs. The Panthers, a 14th seed, from Gaston headed into the game with a...
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Patriot girls take conference title

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent DURHAM — The Franklin Academy girls basketball team capped its 23-3 season by winning the North Central Athletic Conference tournament Friday. The Patriots beat River Mill 46-43 in the final game after a 61-24 victory against Kestrel Heights...
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Wolverines’ offense sluggish in playoff loss

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent RALEIGH — The Wakefield High School girls basketball team fell behind early and could never catch up to Millbrook and lost 67-41 in Monday’s first round of the NCHSAA 4A state playoffs. A slow start and abundance of turnovers and missed...
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Teams play their last games for pride

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST – The Cougars played their last regular season games this week. Defeating Wakefield 79-60, and then defeating Enloe 78-63, Wake Forest will end their season with a 9-13 record and Wakefield will end theirs with a 6-14 record. The Wakefield...
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Husky to swim at Queens University

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School senior Miles Saunders had a dream of playing college football since he was six years old. But that all changed when Saunders headed into his junior year. After playing junior varsity football as a...
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Lady Wolverines hit from above the arch in lopsided win

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD— Wakefield High School’s girls basketball team shot past visiting Leesville-Road 88-35, on the strength of 17 3-pointers in Friday’s Cap 8 Conference game. The Wolverines also topped the 80-point mark for the first time this season...
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Huskies season ends in playoff loss

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent FAYETTEVILLE — Heritage High School’s boys basketball team saw their best season ever come to an end Monday night, but not before they gave Fayetteville’s E.E. Smith High all they could handle and more in the opening round of the NCHSAA 4A...
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Neuse middle repeats perfect season

RALEIGH — After finishing last year 18-0, the Neuse Christian Academy middle school girls continued their winning record with a 14-0 season. The Lady Lions finished Feb. 8 by defeating Crossroads Academy to win the conference title for the second consecutive year. The team was...
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Wakefield struggles with shooting in loss

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent DURHAM — The Franklin Academy girls basketball team capped its 23-3 season by winning the North Central Athletic Conference tournament Friday. The Patriots beat River Mill 46-43 in the final game after a 61-24 victory against Kestrel Heights...
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Heritage senior signs to play football at Lenoir-Rhyne

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School’s Charles Clark will get a chance to play college football. Clark signed a letter of intent Feb. 5 during National Signing Day to play for Lenoir-Rhyne University, a NCAA division II school that competes in...