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Lady Patriots soccer reach Round 3

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent RALEIGH — If Franklin Academy’s soccer team has any chance of playing for the 1A North Carolina High School Athletic Association state title, they’ll have to get past their closest rival Raleigh Charter. The top two North Central Athletic...
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Patriots playoffs run stopped

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent LOUISBURG — The Franklin Academy softball team was eliminated from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1A playoffs Friday with an 8-3 loss to East Columbus. The defeat in the second round ends the Patriots season with an...
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Cougars come out flat in playoff opener

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Conference champs with a No. 1 seed for the state softball tournament, the 16-1-1 Wake Forest softball team was slated to be a top contender for the state title as they entered the playoffs. But all of that expectation was dashed on...
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Huskies fight for each other to the very end

By David Allen Staff Writer CARY — The Heritage High Baseball team has been a role model this season of what a team can accomplish after surviving a trial by fire. Making it to the third round of the state playoffs is an accomplishment any team would be proud of. For the Huskies,...
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Record leap makes history

By David Allen Staff Writer FRANKLINTON — It’s not every day you get to see a school’s history being made, even rarer to be a part of making it. But for Franklinton High School high jumper Charity Snelling, she got to do just that.. Charity leapt to both a new personal and new...
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The Triple Crown of tennis: Wakefield takes third 4A tennis title

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent BURLINGTON — Saturday afternoon at the Burlington Tennis Center, it took the 2014 edition of the Wakefield High School boys tennis team about two hours to accomplish a historic first that has been a few years in the making. The Wolverines...
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Playoff-bound Patriots close out regular season with win

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WENDELL — After a tough loss to conference opponent Roxboro Community, the Franklin Academy softball team concluded the 2014 regular season Friday with an 11-5 win over East Wake Academy. The Patriots and Roxboro Community ended the season...
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Patriots baseball faces familiar playoff opponent

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy baseball team took to the field yesterday (Wednesday) against a familiar opponent when they faced Louisburg High School in the first round of the 1A NCHSAA playoffs. The game was played at the Warriors...
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Seniors honored in a fun way

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST – The Wake Forest softball team honored its seniors Thursday night and defeated Enloe for their final regular season game. The 16-1-1 team dominated the Cap-8 conference earning a first place seed and home game berth in the state playoff...
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Inscoe coach of the year, lauds players

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST – Success stories are a thrill to cover, and the Wakefield softball team’s season is one of those stories. It couldn’t have been easy for Danny Inscoe to take over the program following the arrest of former head coach Jamie Lloyd Ayers on...
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Cougar golfer fires for third in state

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent SANFORD — Wake Forest High School junior Alex Smalley put on quite a show in the NCHSAA 4A Men’s Golf State Championship Monday and Tuesday. Smalley got off to a fast start on both days of the tournament and fired rounds of 72 and 70 to...
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Rams make statement in inaugural season

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville High School softball team’s record of 4-15 in its first ever season does not reflect the hard work and dedication that the team put in day in and day out. The results in the win-loss column will not stay that way...