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Wakefield’s Brabrand ready to lead

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKEFIELD — Evan Brabrand has not taken a snap as a Wakefield quarterback in two years, but once the Wolverines season ended in the second round of the 4A state playoffs last November, he knew this would be his team in the fall. The senior has been...
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Rolesville ready for varsity volleyball

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris ROLESVILLE — For most athletes, the start of a new season is an exciting time. For those at Rolesville High School, it’s the beginning of the first fall season of sports, and expectations are to build a solid foundation with well-rounded players. Just ask...
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Experienced Husky runners return, pick up surprises

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — With some depth returning to this year’s team, Heritage High School new cross country coach Thomas Hampton is optimistic for a successful, productive year. “We are obviously still building our program, and each year will be another step...
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Wolverines’ tennis returns solid core

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKEFIELD — Wakefield’s girls tennis team is hitting the courts after a 9-7 2012 season and is looking forward to a new year. Despite losing five seniors, including their No. 2, 3 and 4 singles players, the Wolverines team returns a talented core of...
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Patriots build on experience

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — A year removed from the start of a rebuilding process, the Franklin Academy volleyball team is striving to move another step or two forward in 2013. The Patriots return most of last year’s roster to a young team that finished 6-9 overall and...
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Heritage golfers look to repeat successes

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — High expectations have been lingering around the Heritage High School girls golf team since the end of the 2012 campaign. The Huskies won their last five matches to win the Cap 8 Conference championship last year. They head into this season...
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Huskies primed for deep playoff run

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School soccer coach Scott Sloan is confidently looking forward to a successful season for the Huskies. After a solid 2012 campaign, the Heritage boys’ soccer team could be even better this upcoming season. The Huskies, which...
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Franklinton soccer charging for playoffs again

by Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — This year, Franklinton will field one of its toughest soccer teams it has had. High hopes are on everyone’s mind including head coach Issac Welker. “We have a great team, most have played together since kid-level leagues thanks to Youngsville...
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Rolesville Rams ready for first season

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris ROLESVILLE — Rolesville High School has almost everything a high school football program needs to succeed: fan support, high-level coaching and committed athletes. The only thing the Rams don’t have is history. Friday night football games are tradition at...
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Franklinton football kicks off new season with new players

by Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — Football season has returned once again and Franklinton High football is sure to bring joy to a lot of folks as they kick-off the 2013 season. The Red Rams have some high expectations to live up to as well as stepping into some big shoes. Last...
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Summer workouts prepare Wolverines to run

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield girls and boys cross country teams have been hitting the pavement hard since July getting ready for the upcoming season. The Wolverines are poised to build on last year’s successes, relying on both strong returning athletes and...