Red Rams lose sight of the ball

Franklinton 17 Bunn 45 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – It was a tough night for Franklinton High School’s 4-8 girls basketball team as they hosted county rival Bunn. The Red Rams lost in a crushing defeat 17-45, after what seemed to be four quarters of a floundering offense. In the...

Red Rams swat the Yellowjackets

Franklinton 55 Roanoke Rapids 49 by David Allen FRANKLINTON — It was a close game from beginning to end as the Franklinton High School boys basketball team hosted Roanoke Rapids Friday night. While the Red Rams won in the end 55-49, the Yellowjackets kept it close. In the first...

Wakefield wrestling loses at Millbrook

by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — The Wakefield high school wrestling team has had a tough season and their match at Millbrook on Jan. 7 didn’t make it better, with the Wolverines losing 63-17. First-year coach Joey Davis has replaced Mason Goldbach this year and has been with the...

Wake Forest pins Heritage in conference match

by David Allen WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School entered its wrestling match with Wake Forest short six regular starters. This put the Huskies well behind the Cougars, skill-wise, on top of having four forfeits to Wake Forest’s one — which just made the Cougars’ 51-22 win all...

Cougars fall before the Pride

Wake Forest 19 Leesville Road 47 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – Wake Forest high school’s girls basketball team suffered a tough 47-19 loss to Leesville Friday night during their seventh home game of the season. Leesville Road, with a 9-7 record over Wake Forest’s 5-10, took the...

Bad night for Heritage at Millbrook

Heritage 52 Millbrook 90 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — The Heritage High School boys basketball team traveled to Millbrook Friday night, only to return with a devastating 90-52 loss. With the win, Millbrook is 14-1 and still undefeated in conference play with a 5-0 record. A win...

Discipline leads to success

by Marty Simpkins Currently, the Wakefield middle school girls basketball team are undefeated at 8-0. According to coach Sara Hershaft, the team has dominated their opponents game after game due to hard work on and off the court. “I run a very tight ship, but the girls get along...

Wake Forest Parks & Rec youth basketball scores

Reported Jan. 13 Editor’s note: The younger teams do not keep score, so only the matches are listed. Monday, Jan. 5 7-8 year-olds Bulls vs. Pioneers Bulls: Landry Boyles, Finian Shail, Julian Young, Devin Walker, Peyton May Pioneers: Tyler Abbe, Ethan McMican, Matt Sulinski, John...

Leesville outshoots Wake Forest

Wake Forest 47 Leesville Road 59 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – The Cougars’ boys basketball team found themselves shutdown by Leesville Road 47-59 Friday night, when they found themselves unable to match the Pride’s outside shooting. Wake Forest started the first quarter well,...

Scoreboard – week of Jan. 15, 2015

Reported Jan. 7 - Jan. 13 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, 10-5 overall; loss at Millbrook, 90-52....

Meet a globetrotting legend

Former Harlem Globetrotter to speak at two VGCC campuses. LOUISBURG — The Male Mentoring Program at Vance-Granville Community College is bringing former Harlem Globetrotter James “Twiggy” Sanders to speak to students, faculty, staff and the community Jan. 20. Sanders is scheduled...

Huskies pound Wake Forest on the boards

Heritage 65 Wake Forest 40 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Heritage had their way Tuesday night at home against Wake Forest and came away with a 65-40 win. The victory gave the Huskies their tenth of the season while the Cougars lost their third game in a row. Coach Tilden Brill...