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Wakefield undefeated season in reach

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CHAPEL HILL — After extending its 2014 win streak to double digits this week, the Wakefield High School men’s tennis team aims for an undefeated season. The Wolverines know the ramifications of the big win streak. On top of their dominance...
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Rolesville earns first softball victory

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent HARNETT CENTRAL — Rolesville High School is fielding a softball team for the first time and the Rams did not have to wait too long to get the first win in the program’s inaugural year. It came Monday in their eighth game of the season. The...
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Patriots remain undefeated with shutout win

WAKE FOREST — After taking an 8-0 shutout win against North Central Athletic Conference rival Voyager Academy Tuesday, the Franklin Academy girls soccer team remains undefeated at 4-0. It is the second shutout this season for the Patriots, which held a 6-0 halftime lead over...
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Huskies take control in final innings

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Braving the cold wind and rain Tuesday, Wake Forest and Heritage took the field in their rivalry match. The Cougars, with a 5-3 record coming in, hoped to right the mistakes they made against the Wolverines the previous week. With a...
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Wakefield women’s lacrosse moves to 6-0

Correspondent RALEIGH — A two-goal, four-assist outing by Ashley Blawas propelled the Wakefield women’s lacrosse team to a 19-2 win over Cap-8 conference opponent Millbrook on Tuesday. Head coach Denna Grasso’s squad remains undefeated at 6-0 and is ranked among the top five 4A...
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Lack of practice keeps teams from their peak

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST – After weeks of bad weather impeding practice, Wake Forest and Heritage met despite both coaches wishing they had more time to prepare. “We did the best we could considering the cold and rainy conditions,” said Wake Forest coach Patrick...
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Lady Patriots take one, lose one

WAKE FOREST — Gianna Buccellato used her arm to lead the Franklin Academy softball team to a 2-0 win over Cary Academy Tuesday. Buccellato not only pitched a shutout but also struck out five batters along the way to give the Patriots their second win of the season. “We played our...
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Wake Forest offense unable to get the ball rolling

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — In a soccer match that was ultimately decided by the defensive squads, the Wake Forest Lady Cougars hosted Leesville Pride Monday. The first half started with both teams vying for control offensively. With every push each team’s offense...
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Covering a Cougar’s tracks

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest-Rolesville 2012 graduate Will Perry led the South Atlantic Conference in free throw percentage this season and was seventh in the 305-team NCAA Division II with 91.4 percent. Perry averaged 13.1 points per game and was fourth in the conference in 3-point...
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Wolverines bite down on Cougars

WAKE FOREST — Friday night’s rivalry game between Wake Forest and Wakefield didn’t go as expected. The Cougars sported a 5-2 record before heading to Wakefield, and had the fire of four straight wins behind them. No one expected them to lose 1-5 to the Wolverines. “Even with the...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. No new makeup days scheduled for Wake County Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) has decided to use a combination of banked hours (instructional hours beyond the required 1,025) and change the March...
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Cougars remain undefeated

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKEFIELD – In a softball rivalry match that went five straight innings without a single run, Wake Forest, 5-0-1, and Wakefield, 3-4, played till the very end. In Friday afternoon’s game, both teams showed signs that the lack of practice, because...