Huskies take control in final innings

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Braving the cold wind and rain Tuesday, Wake Forest and Heritage took the field in their rivalry match. The Cougars, with a 5-3 record coming in, hoped to right the mistakes they made against the Wolverines the previous week. With a...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

Wakefield women’s lacrosse moves to 6-0

Correspondent RALEIGH — A two-goal, four-assist outing by Ashley Blawas propelled the Wakefield women’s lacrosse team to a 19-2 win over Cap-8 conference opponent Millbrook on Tuesday. Head coach Denna Grasso’s squad remains undefeated at 6-0 and is ranked among the top five 4A...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

Lack of practice keeps teams from their peak

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST – After weeks of bad weather impeding practice, Wake Forest and Heritage met despite both coaches wishing they had more time to prepare. “We did the best we could considering the cold and rainy conditions,” said Wake Forest coach Patrick...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

Lady Patriots take one, lose one

WAKE FOREST — Gianna Buccellato used her arm to lead the Franklin Academy softball team to a 2-0 win over Cary Academy Tuesday. Buccellato not only pitched a shutout but also struck out five batters along the way to give the Patriots their second win of the season. “We played our...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

Wake Forest offense unable to get the ball rolling

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — In a soccer match that was ultimately decided by the defensive squads, the Wake Forest Lady Cougars hosted Leesville Pride Monday. The first half started with both teams vying for control offensively. With every push each team’s offense...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

Covering a Cougar’s tracks

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest-Rolesville 2012 graduate Will Perry led the South Atlantic Conference in free throw percentage this season and was seventh in the 305-team NCAA Division II with 91.4 percent. Perry averaged 13.1 points per game and was fourth in the conference in 3-point...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

Wolverines bite down on Cougars

WAKE FOREST — Friday night’s rivalry game between Wake Forest and Wakefield didn’t go as expected. The Cougars sported a 5-2 record before heading to Wakefield, and had the fire of four straight wins behind them. No one expected them to lose 1-5 to the Wolverines. “Even with the...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

School Briefs – March 27, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. No new makeup days scheduled for Wake County Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) has decided to use a combination of banked hours (instructional hours beyond the required 1,025) and change the March...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

Cougars remain undefeated

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKEFIELD – In a softball rivalry match that went five straight innings without a single run, Wake Forest, 5-0-1, and Wakefield, 3-4, played till the very end. In Friday afternoon’s game, both teams showed signs that the lack of practice, because...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

Patriots place first in golf match

RALEIGH — Franklin Academy put on a strong showing in Monday’s North Central Athletic Conference golf match to capture their first team victory in the program’s history. The Patriots were led by Grant Lewis, who shot a 41 on nine holes at the Wildwood Country Club in Raleigh. His...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

Area schools receive high marks

Franklinton tied for first and Franklin Academy third in conference cup standings. CHAPEL HILL — Wells Fargo, along with the N.C. High School Athletic Association, announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2013-14 winter season. The...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

Red Ram looking at bright future

FRANKLINTON — Pierre Hunter Jr. graduated in December from Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Va. with a bachelor of arts in communication. Hunter signed with Virginia Wesleyan his senior year at Franklinton High in 2009. He was a writer and editor for the school’s newspaper,...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014