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Granite Falls swimmer takes third in state

ROLESVILLE — Granite Falls Makos team member MaKayla Ciancanelli finished third in the state at the N.C. 2014 age group championship in the girls 10 and under 100-meter butterfly with a time of 1:12.34. The event was held Feb. 13-16 at the Greensboro Aquatics Center, and more...
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Patriot soccer ready to take on the best

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — With an amiable mixture of experienced leadership and youth, the Franklin Academy soccer team is looking to make some headlines this season. “I really like the youth and veteran leadership on our club,” said Patriot soccer...
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Wakefield boasts deep tennis squad for 2014

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Corresponden WAKEFIELD — When outlining their vision for the 2014 tennis season, Wakefield High School coach Ken Stewart summed it up best, noting that hard work, team chemistry and a love for the game itself would be key ingredients to a successful...
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Patriot netters look to make playoffs

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — With a strong crop of seasoned returnees and a freshman who is expected to contribute right away, Franklin Academy tennis coach Greg Duffy is talking state playoffs. “I think we can build a record that will get us into the...
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Local golfers prepared for 2014 season

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — The high school golf season is the shortest of any sport but it’s a mad dash, leading up to the regional and state tournaments in hopes of shooting the lowest scores of the season. Wake Forest, Heritage and Wakefield were set...
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Local wrestling goes national

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — The National United Wrestling Association for Youths held its annual championship at Wake Forest High School Saturday. With wrestlers from across the state competing, this was a chance for kids younger than six to 18. Local wrestlers from...
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Huskies victorious in first home game

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Heritage High hosted their first home game of the season this Wednesday against Athens Drive. The Huskies boast an experienced team this year, with many players returning for their fourth year. This was shown as they beat Athens Drive...
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Years of training pay off

Find more state tournament photos here. By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — The North Carolina State wrestling championships were held this past weekend. Three local 4A schools sent wrestlers to the tournament. While only three wrestlers made it onto the podium, t...
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Area grapplers win big at state tourney

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Lady Cougars end season strong

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST – Wake Forest Lady Cougars held their last two games of the regular season last week. Wednesday’s game against Wakefield was a rivalry rematch that the Cougars were able to take the lead early on and hold on to it for the win, 40-38. “We...

Patriot girls end season in first round playoff loss

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST— The Franklin Academy girls basketball team ended its season Monday in a loss to KIPP Pride High School 29-27 in the first round of the 1A NCHSAA state playoffs. The Panthers, a 14th seed, from Gaston headed into the game with a...
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Patriot girls take conference title

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent DURHAM — The Franklin Academy girls basketball team capped its 23-3 season by winning the North Central Athletic Conference tournament Friday. The Patriots beat River Mill 46-43 in the final game after a 61-24 victory against Kestrel Heights...