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Cougars felled by Caps

By Clellie Allen   RALEIGH — For three quarters, 4-3 Wake Forest gave 6-1 Broughton a run for their money, coming back from a 12-point deficit at the end of the first period to be within two at the end of the third. But the Herculean effort wasn’t enough for the Cougars to...
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Lower weights carry Leesville past Huskies

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris   RALEIGH — From 152 to 285 pounds, the Heritage High School wrestling team went 5-2 in seven bouts where points were scored in three falls, one decision and one forfeit when they squared off December 18 with Leesville Road High School. The problem...
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Rams pinned by West Johnston

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris   WEST JOHNSTON — Despite losing to West Johnston, Rolesville High School wrestling coach Michael Grether said it was his team’s best match of the season. “While it may seem contrary to the results, this was arguably the best match we have wrestled...
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Ram girls lose 66-38 to West Johnston

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris ROLESVILLE — When Tosha Pullen became the head coach of the Rolesville High School girls basketball team, she came with a vision of starting a program and raising it to an elite level. The Rams, 0-9, this season have been on the wrong end of a few...
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Rams lose their footing in fourth quarter.

By David Allen   FRANKLINTON — With stands filled to the brim, and both teams playing fast and powerful, the rivalry game between Franklinton and Bunn’s boys basketball teams was a nonstop race. The Wildcats, however, won on a slim lead with a final 80-74 score. The...
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Rams lose to rivalry stigma

By David Allen    FRANKLINTON — The rivalry game between Franklinton High, 5-2, and the 5-3 Bunn High resulted in a staggering 42-17 defeat for the Rams. “I don’t care if we played Carolina (UNC), we would have played better than this,” said Franklinton coach Lester Wilde...
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Katowitz’s 23 points lead Heritage past Leesville road

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris   WAKE FOREST— Friday night, the Heritage High School boys basketball team finished off Cap 8 Conference opponent Leesville Road with a huge third quarter. The Huskies outscored their visitors 18-8 in the third frame and earned their first win over...
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Cougars 3-0 in dual matches

By David Allen    WAKE FOREST — With a 3-0 record in dual matches, and placing high in tournament meets, Wake Forest is a force to be reckoned with. The Cougars faced off against Broughton at home Dec. 18. Both sides won 7 matches, and scored 5 pins. But the Cougars were...
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Cougars battle injuries, lose to Millbrook

  by: David Allen   Wake Forest — The 3-5 Lady Cougars lost a tough conference match against 6-2 Millbrook Tuesday. With multiple players injured and others sick, the night’s game was full of young players who hadn’t had a lot of game time before. Wake Forest found...
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Wakefield’s Mack named N.C. volleyball player of the year

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKEFIELD — Wakefield High School volleyball player Darian Mack, a two-time first team all-state player, has been named as North Carolina’s Gatorade Player of the Year. The six foot, outside hitter, led the Wolverines to a 25-2 season and the program’s...
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Cooper to play softball at Averett University

By: Becky Kimbrell-Norris   WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy standout softball player Olivia Cooper will be able to continue her career beyond the prep level, attending college and playing softball at Averett University next fall. Averett, a Division III school located in...
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Ram wrestlers pinned by East Wake

By: Becky Kimbrell-Norris   ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville High School wrestling team had a good showing against a strong East Wake team but came up short 50-24 on December 11. The visiting Warriors recorded nine pins against the Rams in the dual match. “We gave our best and...