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Consistency will be key to Wakefield’s success

Boys basketball preview by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield High School boys basketball team will look to rebuild this year after losing six players, including three starters from last season’s 13-12 squad. Despite that void, Dexter Cooley, who is in his fourth...
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Franklin Academy girls basketball team shoots for league crown

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — There were some good moments last season for the Franklin Academy girl’s basketball team. The Patriots won 16 games and finished their 2012-13 season in the second round of the state 1A playoffs. Losing just two players to graduation and...
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No doggy paddling here — Husky swimmers work hard to win

Swimming preview by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — The Heritage High School swim team returns some top swimmers from 2013-14, including one that competed in the 4A State Swimming Championships. Gabe Nugent is back for the Huskies, which finished 29th overall in last year’s...
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Wakefield volleyball state championship bound

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris GREENVLLE — The Wakefield High School volleyball team is making history this week. Their pre-season goal sheet is whittling down and now the school’s first ever trip to the 4A state volleyball finals is all that remains. The Wolverines took the first step...
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Patriot girls repeat in regionals

Patriot girls win second regional XC title, boys finish fourth CARY — Franklin Academy’s girls cross country team earned its second consecutive 1A mideast regional championship Saturday with a team score of 41 points and the Patriots Hannah Zenker raced to her second individual...
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Wakefield’s Boyden wins singles state championship

RALEIGH — Susanne Boyden left no doubt on the tennis courts this past weekend. The Wakefield High School sophomore earned a 7-5, 6-2 victory against Broughton’s Maggie Kane to claim the 4A women’s singles state championship Saturday at the Millbrook Exchange Park tennis courts in...

Volunteer youth basketball coaches needed

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department is looking for adults interested in volunteering time one night a week plus an hour on Saturdays to coach youth basketball teams of all ages. Youth leagues are offered for boys and girls ages 5-17. Team practices are...
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Late interception dampens Huskies homecoming

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — Friday night’s game between the Heritage and Millbrook High School football teams was a battle every step of the way. It was everything a heavyweight fight should be as both teams made serious blows to their opponent. Heritage was ahead...
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Patriot netters advance in playoffs

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris NEWPORT — Franklin Academy’s tennis advanced to the Regional round of the 1A North Carolina state playoffs Monday with a 5-1 victory against East Carteret High School. The Patriots played against conference rival Raleigh Charter yesterday (Wednesday);...
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Red Rams stifle Yellowjackets

Franklinton ends road march two for three. By Jonathan McNamara ROANOKE RAPIDS — Three weeks of away games can be a grinding challenge for a high school football team. Fortunately, for the Red Rams of Franklinton, they concluded their three-week away stint Friday meeting the...
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Huskies’ Kendra Dalton finishes in top-10 in state golf match

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris PINEHURST— Kendra Dalton of Heritage High School finished in the top ten of the 4A women’s state golf tournament, held Monday and Tuesday at the Pinehurst Country Club in Pinehurst. Dalton, a senior, shot a 77 on the first day, four strokes behind first...

Wolverines get offensive in 55-35 win against Broughton

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris RALEIGH — The Wakefield High School football team posted its biggest point total of the season, outscoring Cap 8 conference opponent Broughton, 55-35, Friday night. With the win, the Wolverines share a first place tie in the league with Millbrook and...