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Wakefield’s Boyden wins Cap 8 singles title

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris RALEIGH — Wakefield sophomore Susanne Boyden has figured out the secret to winning on the tennis court. On Monday, she continued her hot streak at Millbrook High School by claiming the Cap 8 conference No. 1 singles title. Boyden remains undefeated after...
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Wake Forest cages the Wildcats

Cougars pour on the heat following flagrant foul. by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — The Cougars seemed to struggle initially against Millbrook in their second conference game of the season, but by the middle of the second quarter had shaken off whatever was hampering them, and...
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Undefeated Wakefield, Wake Forest set for showdown

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKEFIELD — In high school football, some games matter more to the fans than others. Friday’s game between cross-town rivals Wakefield and Wake Forest is one of those games and one that has been circled since the start of the season. The Wolverines, 6-0,...
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Youngsville soccer phenom heads to England

Kennedy Capps will travel to England to participate in the Elite Soccer Academy. By Jonathan McNamara YOUNGSVILLE — A local soccer standout will travel to London, England, the second week in April  to participate in a prestigious weeklong Elite Soccer Academy. Kennedy Capps, 12,...
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Heritage’s Rodgers breaks course record

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School cross country runner Grant Rodgers had a feeling something special was about to happen in the dual meet with Wakefield October 2. It turns out he was right. His time of 16:22.4 was the fastest pace by any high school...
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Pirates stop Red Rams’ charge

By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — The Red Rams of Franklinton lost to the Pirates of Corinth Holders, a 2A Northern Carolina conference foe on Friday, 33-32. New this season to the 3A Two Rivers conference, the Pirates came into the undefeated Red Rams’ stadium 4-1 and without a...
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Heritage golfers shoot for first place

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris RALEIGH — The win streak continues for the Heritage High School girl’s golf team after a first place finish in Tuesday’s Cap 8 Conference round at Hedingham Golf Club in Raleigh. The Huskies remain atop the league standings after winning their third...
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Patriot boys, girls finish first in foot race

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy’s girls and boys cross country teams raced to first place in Tuesday’s meet at Wendell Park. The Patriots were joined by East Wake Academy and Kestrel Heights. Justin Martin of Franklin Academy took the lead from the start...
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Last minute drive defeats Heritage

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris RALEIGH — Sanderson quarterback Matt Koehler methodically drove the field in what would turn out to be the game-winning drive with five seconds left and the Spartans capped a furious comeback with a 20-14 win over visiting Heritage Friday night. The...
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Rams runners run strong

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris ROLESVILLE — Victoria Despres of Rolesville High School finished in the top five during a Greater Neuse River Conference Meet Oct. 2 that took place on the Ram’s home course. Despres was the top runner for the Rolesville girls and placed fifth overall in...
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Wakefield holds off Enloe in 34-21 win

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris RALEIGH — Wakefield erased a second half Enloe lead and then held off an Eagle comeback to post a 34-21 Cap 8 Conference victory on Friday night. The Eagles, 0-6, led briefly at 21-20 in the third quarter before the Wolverines, 6-0, exploded for two...
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Rain delays Patriots tennis

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris RALEIGH — Franklin Academy’s tennis team was tied with Raleigh Charter before rain forced play to stop during Monday’s North Central Athletic Conference matchup. After singles, the score was knotted at 3-all. Four of those matches went to third set...