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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...
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Huskies outlast Pride in five-set thriller

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — It wasn’t easy but the Heritage High School volleyball team recorded its biggest victory in the program’s three-year history, defeating last year’s state 4A runner-ups, Leesville Road 3-2 on Thursday, September 26. Back-and-forth points,...
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Wolverines tie Millbrook in double overtime

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKEFIELD — Battling a relentless defense, Wakefield High School was unable to defeat Millbrook in men’s soccer on Monday and instead tied the Wildcats 2-2. The two teams played on the Wolverines field in a Cap 8 Conference game that would see stellar...
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Wake Forest netters lose to Wolverines on senior day

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High School tennis team recognized its five seniors in a match against Wakefield October 2; however their quest to win on Senior Day was unsuccessful, losing 1-8 to the Wolverines. “Reflecting on the end of our season, I can...
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Huskies dominate

Heritage overpowers Leesville Road for first win by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — The turnovers aside, this was the kind of performance the Heritage High School football needed. The Huskies overcame a slow start in the first quarter before defeating their top-ranked...
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Heritage tops Sanderson for first place tie

              by Becky Kimbrell-Norris WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School’s soccer team got all the offense it would need against Sanderson. After the top teams in the Cap 8 Conference generated numerous scoring chances all throughout Monday’s...
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Rams make strides on the court in first year

by Becky Kimbrell-Norris ROLESVILLE — Rolesville High School tennis coach Jeannie Pastorius and her players know more wins will come. The Rams have recorded two victories in their inaugural season, both against Greater Neuse River Conference opponent, Southeast Raleigh. All of...
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Red Rams elude Panthers

Franklinton defeats Granville Central and move to 5-0 for the season. By Jonathan McNamara FRANKLINTON — Franklinton celebrated homecoming with a victory against Granville Central Sept 27 as the Red Rams remain undefeated for the season. “We came out on fire. We were up 14-0...