Patriots extend tennis win streak

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy’s girls tennis team kept their winning streak alive with a pair of victories last week. The Patriots, 7-1, made it five wins in a row after defeating Roxboro  Community on their home turf, 8-1 Friday, and Voyager Academy 7-2...

Wakefield’s Boyden beats undefeated champion

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris RALEIGH — Wakefield High School tennis player Susanne Boyden handed Broughton’s Maggie Kane her first ever loss in her four-year high school career. Boyden defeated the state 4A singles champion 2-6, 6-4, 10-8 in a match played Tuesday at Broughton High...
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Heritage Netters Win Two Doubles

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School’s girls tennis team won two doubles matches against visiting Millbrook Tuesday, but lost the Cap 8 conference match 7-2 to the top-ranked Wildcats. E. McCray and Anna Jones of Heritage teamed together at the No. 2...
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Wolverines Win Tale of Two Halves

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKEFIELD— Considering the beginning, Wakefield’s 3-2 soccer win against Wake Forest Monday is just a glimpse of what is possible. There was good for the Wolverines, 3-4 overall and 2-1 in the Cap 8, especially in the first half where they were tenacious...
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Patriots Tennis Sweep Three Teams

by Becky Kimbrell-Norria LOUISBURG— It’s been a perfect week for the Franklin Academy girl’s tennis team. The Patriots played three matches in six days and swept all three opponents, 9-0. Their latest victim was non-conference rival Louisburg High School in a match played in...
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Lucas gets the ‘big 5-0′

by Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — There couldn’t have been a better way for Wake Forest High School football coach Reggie Lucas to celebrate his 50th win in just four short years: The Cougars deftly handed the Cary Imps their first defeat, 48-14. What made the win classic Reggie...
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In string of games, Franklinton garners three wins, loses two

By Jonathan McNamara WENDELL — Franklinton’s volleyball has won three of the past five games. Starting with a road game in Creedmoor Sept. 2, the Red Rams took on conference rival South Granville. “South Granville gave us every opportunity to take the match and we did not...
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Wakefield Gets Defensive in Win

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKEFIELD—Wakefield High School, with a strong defense, defeated Northern Durham 37-7 Friday night. It was the Wolverines explosive offense in their opening game against Holly Springs that made the difference. Against the Knights, Wakefield turned up...
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Huskies win five-set thriller

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST—It’s not so much how you start a match, but how you finish. The Heritage High School volleyball team proved as much on September 5 when they won their second Cap 8 Conference match in the program’s three-year history. The Huskies defeated...
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Red Rams soccer 1-2 on the road

By Jonathan McNamara CARY — Franklinton participated in the Coaches Kickoff Classic at WakeMed Soccer Park Sept. 7. Coming from a hard fought 2-1 overtime conference win at Durham’s North Carolina School of Math and Science (2-2) the night before with two goals from Ivan Rebollar...

Patriot Girls Run to 4th Place

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WILMINGTON— The Franklin Academy girls cross country team raced to a fourth place finish during Saturday’s Seahawk Classic, held at UNC-Wilmington. Hannah Zenker was the varsity girl’s champion, finishing the 5K course in 19:54. Nineteen high school...