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Wakefield’s Boyden wins singles state championship

RALEIGH — Susanne Boyden left no doubt on the tennis courts this past weekend. The Wakefield High School sophomore earned a 7-5, 6-2 victory against Broughton’s Maggie Kane to claim the 4A women’s singles state championship Saturday at the Millbrook Exchange Park tennis courts in...

Volunteer youth basketball coaches needed

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department is looking for adults interested in volunteering time one night a week plus an hour on Saturdays to coach youth basketball teams of all ages. Youth leagues are offered for boys and girls ages 5-17. Team practices are...
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Late interception dampens Huskies homecoming

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — Friday night’s game between the Heritage and Millbrook High School football teams was a battle every step of the way. It was everything a heavyweight fight should be as both teams made serious blows to their opponent. Heritage was ahead...
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Patriot netters advance in playoffs

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris NEWPORT — Franklin Academy’s tennis advanced to the Regional round of the 1A North Carolina state playoffs Monday with a 5-1 victory against East Carteret High School. The Patriots played against conference rival Raleigh Charter yesterday (Wednesday);...
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Red Rams stifle Yellowjackets

Franklinton ends road march two for three. By Jonathan McNamara ROANOKE RAPIDS — Three weeks of away games can be a grinding challenge for a high school football team. Fortunately, for the Red Rams of Franklinton, they concluded their three-week away stint Friday meeting the...
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Huskies’ Kendra Dalton finishes in top-10 in state golf match

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris PINEHURST— Kendra Dalton of Heritage High School finished in the top ten of the 4A women’s state golf tournament, held Monday and Tuesday at the Pinehurst Country Club in Pinehurst. Dalton, a senior, shot a 77 on the first day, four strokes behind first...

Wolverines get offensive in 55-35 win against Broughton

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris RALEIGH — The Wakefield High School football team posted its biggest point total of the season, outscoring Cap 8 conference opponent Broughton, 55-35, Friday night. With the win, the Wolverines share a first place tie in the league with Millbrook and...
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Heritage’s Rodgers qualifies for state XC championship

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris CARY — Heritage High School cross country runner Grant Rodgers qualified for the 4A state championship meet after a strong finish in Saturday’s 4A mideast regional. Rodgers finished 12th overall and also recorded a personal best time in the 5K race, which...
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Sluggers build a winning tradition

ROLESVILLE — The Leonard Builders Volcanoes 9U baseball team went undefeated through the fall season. They finished the season with a 9-0-1 record. Playing for the Volcanoes are, from front left, Preston Coley, Dylan Mason, Jonathan Gay, Joseph Cracknell, Jordan Lowthorpe, Carter...
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Wakefield wins battle of unbeatens and retains Predator Trophy

by Clellie Allen WAKEFIELD — A meeting in any sport between crosstown rivals Wake Forest and Wakefield comes with the atmosphere of two prize fighters ready to battle. From the student sections to the players themselves, Friday’s football game, played at and won by Wakefield...
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Best season yet ends for Heritage Volleyball team

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris RALEIGH — In just the fourth year of the program’s history, the Heritage High School volleyball team has enjoyed a breakthrough in 2013. They had their best season ever but it came to an end during the first round of the Cap 8 Conference tournament...
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Patriot tennis advances to second round

WILLIAMSTON — Franklin Academy’s tennis team advanced to the second round of the women’s dual team 1A state playoffs with a convincing 5-0 win against Riverside Martin, in a match played Tuesday in Williamston. The Patriots will play at Gates County High School in Tuesday’s...