Cougars gain momentum heading to third round

Wake Forest 45 Pinecrest 21 by David Allen WAKE FOREST — The undefeated Wake Forest High School football team showed no signs of slowing down as they dominated the now 11-3 Pinecrest Patriots in the second round of the state 4AA playoffs on Friday. Cougar head coach Reggie Lucas...

Hard worker runs over competition

WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School will have to say goodbye to a great football player in Matt Baker. The senior running back helped carry his team to a school-best 8-4 record this year and he finished his career playing in the first home state playoff game in school history....

Wakefield’s playoff run ends at Garner

Wakefield 7 Garner 37 by Marty Simpkins GARNER — The Wakefield High School football team will have to try again next year after losing at Garner, 37-7 Friday night in the second round of the 4AA State Playoffs. The Wolverines went up against a team that had one of the best...

Lady Patriots win first two games of the year

Franklin Academy 52, Woods Charter 8 Franklin Academy 50, Roxboro 46 by Marty Simpkins CHAPEL HILL — The Franklin Academy girls basketball team easily got by Woods Charter on the road in their first regular season game Nov. 19, winning 52-8. The girls went undefeated in the...

Wolverines ‘right ship’ after season opening loss

Wakefield 55, S.E. Raleigh 49 Wakefield 53, Franklinton 37 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — In their first home game of the season, the Wakefield boys basketball team took down the Southeast Raleigh Bulldogs, 55-49 last Thursday night (Nov. 20). Even though the Wolverines got the win,...

Patriots wins on the road, loses at home

by Marty Simpkins CHAPEL HILL — Franklin Academy started off their regular season with a dominating conference win at Woods Charter, 55-33. After going 1-4 in the preseason, Coach Matt Durkin was happy to see his team come out strong and get a pivotal win to start the new yea...

Scoreboard

Reported Nov. 19 – Nov. 24 Here are area scores reported directly from teams or from the NCHSAA-sanctioned MaxPreps.com. Any coach or parent can submit scores or other sport info to sports@wakeweekly.com Heritage High School Boys Basketball, 1-1 overall; loss at Knightdale,...

Kayaking class Dec. 6

RALEIGH — The city of Raleigh Parks & Recreation Department is offering an introductory-level kayaking course Saturday, Dec. 6, 1-5 p.m. Kayak Basics, a 4-hour course, takes place in a pool environment and will prepare students to paddle at the Friday night pool sessions this...

Cougars bite down on Rolesville

Wake Forest 67 Rolesville 49 by David Allen ROLESVILLE — In their second meeting in a week’s time, Wake Forest once again bested Rolesville, this time on the Rams’ turf. Both teams had adapted and improved in even the short time since their last meeting. The Cougars played...

Wake Forest girls hold off Rams

Wake Forest 48 Rolesville 45 by David Allen ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville High School girls basketball team hosted Wake Forest in a rematch game Tuesday. The now 3-0 Cougars won by just three points in their game against the Rams the previous week. Both teams are young this year...