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Wakefield’s losing streak continues

Wakefield 51 Leesville Road 67 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Another game and another loss for Wakefield boys basketball after falling to Leesville Road Friday night, 67-51. The loss extends their downward streak to 11 for the season and leaves the Wolverines winless in conference...

Wake Forest Middle School basketball coming together in mid-season form

From the Sports Desk by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Middle School boys basketball team had a rough start this year, despite coming off a conference championship last season. The Cougars started the season 1-3, but have come together as a team to improve to 5-4,...
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Scoreboard – Week of Jan. 22, 2015

Reported Jan. 14 - Jan. 20 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, 10-6 overall; loss at Broughton,...
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Cougars outplay Eagles

Wake Forest 56 Enloe 52 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – Three girls out and working with a six-player rotation, Wake Forest High school’s girls basketball team pulled a 56-52 win out of the proverbial magician’s hat against Enloe Friday night. “We had some girls missing tonight,”...
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Patriots dominate Voyager, stay perfect

Franklin Academy 60 Voyager 14 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The streak continues as Franklin Academy girls basketball notched their 12th win of the season against Voyager Academy at home Monday, 60-14. The 60 points is a season-high for the Lady Patriots and they have not...
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Lady Wolverines win critical conference game

Wakefield 51 Leesville Road 49 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — After losing four-in-a-row, the Wakefield girls basketball team came out with a win at home against Leesville Road Friday, 51-49. The win also bumped Wakefield up to third in the Cap-8 standings ahead of Sanderson and...

Wake Forest Parks & Rec youth basketball scores reported Jan. 20

Editor’s note: The younger teams do not keep score, so only the matches are listed. Monday, Jan. 12 11-12 West Boys Nets 32 vs. Pistons 19 Nets: Markeith Lucas 6, Chandler Rice 2, Chad Hillman 7, Caleb Thomas 2, Jesse Griffin 4, Brady Austin 2, Levi Moore 5, Hunter Paxson 4...
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Tri-county Gymnastics comes out on top

WAKE FOREST — Tri-County Gymnastics from Youngsville came out on top at the Crystal Coast Ice Breaker competition, which took place in Newport Jan. 15. The gymnasts came away victorious with XCEL Bronze and Gold teams placing second All-Around and XCEL Silver, level 6 and level 7...
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A buzzer-beater win — then two straight losses

Franklin Academy 73 Kestrel Heights 72 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy boys basketball team has gone through numerous obstacles in their last three games. Emotions were at an all-time high and then an all-time low in just a matter of a few days. At home...
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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...
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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...
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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...