Franklin Academy girls come from behind to win

WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy girls basketball team recovered from a 13-point first half deficit and in the final seconds edged visiting Raleigh Charter 40-38 in a North Central Athletic Conference contest Friday night. The Patriots trailed the entire game until the last...
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Liptrot leads Wolverines in tourney

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WENDELL — Wakefield junior Billy Liptrot went 2-2 during Saturday’s Jolly Roger Wrestling Invitational held at Corinth Holders High School. Twenty-seven teams from across the area competed in the day-long event. The top three finishers were...
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Franklinton stays afloat and ousts Roanoke Rapids

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Friday night held a sound victory for Franklinton Red Rams boys basketball team who faced off against Roanoke Rapids High.  After a weak first quarter, the Red Rams took the lead and held on to it for a 54-34 win. Franklinton struggled to...
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Parks and Rec open house Jan. 24

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department hosts an open house Friday, Jan. 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St. Area residents are invited to attend and meet parks and recreation staff and class instructors who will...
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Wakefield volleyball player Benda signs with Marquette

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKEFIELD — Gabby Benda will leave Wakefield High School as one of the top volleyball players in school history. And the Wolverine standout setter made her college commitment official, signing a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball...
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Wakefield wrestlers compete in memorial invitational

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent KNIGHTDALE — A couple of Wakefield High School wrestlers had a solid showing at the Corporal Pruitt Rainey Memorial Wrestling Invitational, held Saturday at Knightdale High School. Juniors Billy Liptrot and Garrison Roberts both finished the...
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Lady Cougar Delane Smith signs with Catawba College

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Wanting to both pursue a degree in medical technology and continue playing softball, Wake Forest Cougar’s starting second baseman, Delane Smith, will attend Catawba College, fall 2014. Located in Salisbury, Catawba is a Division II-South...

Husky, Wolverine swimmers compete shorthanded

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CARY — Both the Heritage High School and the Wakefield High swim teams were undermanned in Wednesday’s Cap 8 Conference meet at Cary’s Triangle Aquatic Center, but still placed in some events. The Huskies had several swimmers who could not...
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Heritage golfer will play at BYU

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent HERITAGE — There was never any doubt that Kendra Dalton would have the opportunity to play college golf. The Heritage High School senior, who graduated last month, knew for a very long time that she wanted to attend Brigham Young University....
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Cougars lose too much ground to rebound

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Playing hard is how you win games, but sometimes it’s too little too late. This was the case when the Wake Forest Lady Cougars faced off against Leesville Road Friday night. Even though Wake Forest only scored 13 points in the first three...
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Huskies fall flat against Millbrook

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — A bad offensive showing by the Heritage High School boys basketball team Friday resulted in a rout in which the Huskies would end up on the wrong side. The Heritage team turned in one of their worst offensive performances of...
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Wake Forest can’t overcome slow start

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s boys basketball team struggled to climb out of the pit they had dug in the first half as they faced off against Leesville Friday. Although they put on a valiant effort in the fourth period, it wasn’t enough to stop the...