Wolverines can’t slow Mustangs

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer  APEX — Wakefield lost its first road game of the season Friday at Middle Creek, 56-28. The Cougars knew that they were going up against one of the best football teams in the county and Coach Rod Sink shared some of his thoughts. “We didn’t execute...

Heritage scores four to down Wake Forest

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest couldn’t upset two teams in a row when they lost at Heritage, 4-2 Sept. 17. Coming off the big win against Wakefield the Monday night prior, the Cougars couldn’t keep the momentum going against the Huskies, who improved to...

Lady Red Rams smash the competition

By David Allen Staff Writer FRANKLINTON — The Franklinton High School volleyball team is 9-3 and 5-3 in conference after a shutout win against  Southern Vance Tuesday. “I’m happy with the way things are going,” head coach Crystal Barnes said. “This is a great group of girls and...

Veteran Red Rams coach dies

LOUISBURG — Franklin County lost a longtime and beloved coach Sept. 12 with the death of Trent Sanders. Officials said he apparently died in his sleep overnight. “Coach Sanders, as many knew him, … began his career with FCS at Bunn High School, serving as Rec. Asst. and working...

Dawg team overruns Knights

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School’s football team is 3-0 after Friday night’s shut-out home game against Knightdale 38-0. The Huskies have only given up seven points so far this season, and the statistics from Friday show why. The Knights were barely...

Wake Forest runs wild at Cary

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer CARY — Wake Forest dominated the field at Cary Friday night on the way to a 48-0 rout. The running game was the Cougars’ most effective weapon as they piled on 312 total rushing yards. “We practice and prepare the same every week,” said Wake Forest...

Wolverines take home first conference win

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Wakefield High School soccer is now 1-0 in conference after defeating Sanderson Friday night. Despite heavy rain causing a delay, the Wolverines took Sanderson on their home turf in a game that would end up needing two extra 10-minute...

Heritage loses fourth straight in heartbreaker

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — After starting the season 6-0, the Heritage Huskies have dropped four straight after losing a hard-fought game to Leesville Road Tuesday night 3-2 (16-25, 25-14, 25-18, 26-28, 15-10). There were a lot of strong spikes and dangerous...

Rams need size to go with their talent and heart

By David Allen Staff Writer ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville High School football team lost to Panther Creek Friday night 41-16. The score, however, doesn’t accurately portray coach Jermaine Evans’ team. The young squad played strongly throughout the first half, capitalizing on...

Wakefield wins at Wildwood

RALEIGH — Wakefield won its third match in a row Tuesday afternoon at Wildwood Golf Course near Leesville Road. Casey Burroughs finished first on her squad and second overall with a score of 37 behind Heritage player Rhea Bhatia’s 35. “Some of these girls have been playing long...

Wolverines hold Northern with goal-line stand

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer RALEIGH — A tackle by junior Jaleel Scroggins on the 3-yard line gave Wakefield their first victory of the season as they escaped Northern with a narrow 20-14 win. It seemed as if Wakefield had control of the game early when they went into halftime...