Marching Cougars celebrate winning season

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High School Marching Cougars finished their competition season Saturday in Havelock, where they won awards for percussion, music performance, drum major, visual performance, general effect and overall. It was the final competitive performance for the...

Red Rams roll in to third round

Franklinton 3 Jordan Matthews 0 by David Allen FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton High School Red Rams soccer team made history Saturday night when they defeated the Jordan-Matthews Jets, 3-0 in the second round of the 2A boys soccer playoffs. Franklinton has never had a boys soccer...

Marching Red Rams end season with success

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High’s Marching Red Rams brought home quite a few trophies after Saturday’s Cary Band Day competition, including firsts in color guard and drum major, and seconds in music, general effect and overall Class AAA. The Rams also won the Perkinson award, an...

Patriots easily get by the first and second round

Franklin Academy 7 East Wake Academy 1 Franklin Academy 5 North Duplin 0 By Marty Simpkins and David Allen Staff Writers WAKE FOREST — For his 39th birthday, the Franklin Academy soccer team gave Coach Jay Paradowski a gift that can’t be bought with money: his first playoff win....

Rolesville gets first football win in school history

Rolesville 14 Knightdale 7 by Marty Simpkins KNIGHTDALE — The Rolesville High School varsity football program was winless until last Friday. The Rams defeated Knightdale on the road, 14-7, to earn their first win in school history. After allowing 44 points in their last game...

Huskies topple Wakefield on senior night

Heritage 40 Wakefield 21 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — It was a great Senior Night for Heritage as their football team crushed Wakefield at home, 40-21, last Friday night. Heritage did lose two straight before coming into the game, and their football team was resurrected on...

Cougars tear apart Spartan defense

Wake Forest 42 Sanderson 14 by David Allen WAKE FOREST — The hallmark of Wake Forest High School’s football program this year has been its consistency. It’s evident in their ability to smash defensive lines until they break. The power in their running game has left many a school...

Patriots drop first game of preseason in overtime loss

Franklin Academy 57 Lighthouse Christian 58 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy lost their first basketball game of the season to Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association at home, 58-57 in overtime. Luckily for the Patriots, it will count as a preseason game and...

Heritage passes Leesville, then falls to Broughton

Heritage 5 Leesville Road 1 Heritage 0 Broughton 4 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Heritage soccer got an easy win over conference opponent Leesville on Oct. 29, 5-1. They advanced to the second round of the 4A State Playoffs. The Husky seniors stepped up to get the big win. Both...

Star lacrosse players visit Wake Forest

by Marty Simpkins Professional football has the Manning brothers. Professional lacrosse has the Bucktooths. Brothers Brett and Wade Bucktooth and their cousin Kevin Bucktooth Jr., of the Onondaga Nation, came to The Factory in Wake Forest last Saturday. Their purpose was to sign...

A memorable high school journey for Casey Langer

WAKE FOREST — Casey Langer will finish her high school tennis career as one of the best players Franklin Academy has ever seen. She’s been on the varsity team since her freshman year and has been their No. 1 player for two consecutive seasons. She has been to the individual and...