Patriots get historic softball wins on the road

Franklin Academy 12 East Wake Academy 0; Franklin Academy 14 River Mill Academy 1 by Marty Simpkins ZEBULON — Claire Batten pitched the first no-hitter in Franklin Academy history in a 12-0 win at East Wake Academy April 21. The sophomore tossed eight strikeouts in five innings...

Huskies spank Spartans in first home victory

Heritage 16, Sanderson 1 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Heritage boys lacrosse achieves the first win at home after blowing out the Sanderson Spartans 16-1, April 21. The Huskies defeated Sanderson earlier this season, 6-2, to make it a conference sweep. “We were ready mentally...

Wakefield holds Wake Forest back to win

Wakefield 7, Wake Forest 6 by David Allen WAKEFIELD – The baseball game between Wakefield and Wake Forest High Schools didn’t begin in Wakefield’s favor Friday night, but they were able to turn it around and claw their way past Wake Forest to win 7-6. In the first inning, Wake...

Wake Forest runner places third in half-marathon

by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Wake Forest High School’s Kayla Holder placed third among the women runners in the Rock ‘n’ Roll half-marathon in Raleigh April 12. The 17-year-old finished the race in one hour and 24 minutes. The starting line for the race was in downtown Raleigh on...

Wakefield pitcher signs with Barton College

by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Jordan Ramos committed to Barton College Friday. The Wakefield starting pitcher on the baseball team will sign on a partial scholarship that will save his parents $18,000, which is 65 percent of the cost to attend. “I had a few other offers, but Barton...

Wake Forest athletes rise to the next level

by David Allen WAKE FOREST – Three student athletes from Wake Forest High School signed to their respective colleges this past week, two softball players and a cross country runner. Bringing her tenacious attitude to the college level, runner Megan Lanzon has committed to...

Wakefield controls Cougars in final regular season home game

Wakefield 18, Wake Forest 1 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Wakefield enjoyed an easy 18-1 victory over Wake Forest girls lacrosse in their last home game of the regular season Friday. The Wolverines jumped out to a fast start with five goals in the first three minutes, ending the...

Heritage takes down Eagles

Heritage 17, Enloe 5 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Heritage scored 15 runs in the first inning and won by mercy rule in the fifth inning at home against Enloe in the 17-5 win Friday. The game started fast: Jordan Gontram hit a three-run home run and then Hayley Lambertsen...

Franklin Academy soccer making up for rough start

Franklin Academy 6, East Wake Academy 0; Franklin Academy 4, Woods Charter 4 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy girls soccer started the season 1-3-1, but are now 11-3-2 after a big 6-0 win over East Wake Academy Monday and a 4-4 tie with Woods Charter Tuesday....

Heritage blow out Cougars in rivalry game

Heritage 15, Wake Forest 1 by David Allen WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School’s baseball team beat Wake Forest High School in a close first game on April 2nd, but Tuesday night’s rematch saw the Heritage Huskies completely sweep the Cougars aside to win 15-1. In the first inning,...

Huskies hand Cougars first loss

Heritage 3, Wake Forest 2 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Undefeated no more. The Wake Forest softball team lost to Heritage at home Tuesday night, 2-0 in their first loss of the season. The Huskies suffered their first loss of the season to Wake Forest, 3-2, April 2 and they got...

Patriots blanked by Roxboro Community

Franklin Academy 0, Roxboro Community 9 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — For the fifth time this season, the Patriots baseball team failed to score a run. They lost at home to conference opponent Roxboro Community, 9-0 Tuesday. Franklin Academy is now 4-12 and 3-3 in conference...