Franklinton’s new coach brings fresh drive

By David Allen Staff Writer FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High’s new coach Doug Blowe hopes to bring a new passion for baseball under his training. Now at 2-6 after their 5-9 loss to rival Louisburg, the Red Rams know the areas in need of work. “I was a head coach at Riverside High...
Posted On 03 Apr 2014

Red Rams stuggle with rivals

By David Allen Staff Writer FRANKLINTON — With a positive and excited coach, the Franklinton Lady Rams look forward to becoming better with each game. Over the last few weeks, the Lady Rams have competed against multiple teams, but have also suffered from injuries, sickness and...
Posted On 03 Apr 2014

Lady Wolverines remain undefeated

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent  WAKE FOREST — Ashley Blawas scored six goals in Wakefield High School’s convincing 19-7 lacrosse victory over conference opponent Heritage High last Thursday. The Lady Wolverines remain unbeaten at 7-0 and are ranked as the third be...
Posted On 03 Apr 2014

Lady Cougars struggle to develop teamwork

WAKE FOREST — Every team needs to develop a strong sense of communication and teamwork, especially in soccer. This is something the Wake Forest Lady Cougars soccer team has struggled to do. With a wide range of ages and new players on the team, they’ve had a tough time adjusting,...
Posted On 03 Apr 2014

Close game leaves Cougars on top

Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Wednesday afternoon held the first meeting of the season for cross-town rivals Wake Forest, 6-0-1, and Heritage High, 7-2. Heritage defeated the Cougars last year, breaking Wake Forest’s long-standing win record of well over 100 conference wins. “One of...
Posted On 03 Apr 2014

Rams tripped up by West Johnston

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville High School men’s tennis team wasn’t too far from winning its second Greater Neuse River Conference match against visiting West Johnston last Thursday. The Rams, 1-7, lost to their visitors 3-6 and captured one...
Posted On 03 Apr 2014

Franklin Academy wins second golf match

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent RALEIGH — The Franklin Academy men’s golf team made it two in a row, winning their second North Central Athletic Conference match of the season. The Patriots shot a 167 as a team at Wakefield’s walking nine course on Monday, finishing 15...
Posted On 03 Apr 2014

Wakefield tennis winning streak continues

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — The No. 1-ranked 4A Wakefield High School men’s tennis team continues their impressive season after two wins over Leesville Road and Wake Forest last week. The Wolverines have now won 12 consecutive matches after they were able...
Posted On 03 Apr 2014

Patriot netters go 2-1

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST—The Franklin Academy men’s tennis team went 2-1 in their past three games, as they hit the midway point of the 2014 season. With a 9-0 non-conference win over visiting Chatham Charter, the Patriots improve to 5-3 overall. In...
Posted On 03 Apr 2014

Triangle Tarheels sweep tournament

WAKE FOREST — The Triangle Tarheels seventh-and eighth-grade girls basketball teams swept the competition to win regional tournaments in their divisions in Fayetteville over the weekend. Playing for the eighth grade team are Valencia Carroll (30), Valencia Carroll (30), Eliniya...
Posted On 03 Apr 2014

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...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014