Red Rams steamroll first half of season

Franklinton 5, Bunn 2 by David Allen FRANKLINTON – On a hot streak, Franklinton High School’s girls soccer team has remained undefeated after their first two weeks and are currently 6-0. Most recently, they’ve bowled over Bunn, 5-2, Faith Christian Academy, 5-1, and Durham School...

Wakefield graduate now coaching in the MLS

by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Former Wakefield High School goalkeeper Alec Dufty is now training goalkeepers at the professional level. Alec accepted a job at Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC (Football Club) to be their Goalkeeping Director for the Toronto FC Academy. While there,...

Red Rams flourish under new coach

Franklinton 0, Bunn 1 by David Allen Franklinton – This season will be a turning point for the Franklinton High School baseball program as new coach Ryan Whitney takes the reigns. “My first impressions have been very positive,” Whitney said. “A number of guys have shown a real...

Huskies lose home opener

Heritage 0, Sanderson 2 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Heritage girls soccer has not had a great start to the season, losing to Sanderson, 2-0. The loss drops Heritage to 1-3-1 and still winless in conference play. Sanderson on the other hand, gets their first conference win of...

Patriots struggle in home opener

Franklin Academy 1, Granville Central 12 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy Patriots girls softball team didn’t have the best home opener, Tuesday, losing to the Granville Central Panthers by a lopsided 12-1. The loss came on the heels of a 10-0 spanking by...

Cougars show their teeth in early season meet

by David Allen WAKE FOREST – Wake Forest High school competed in the 2015 Phoenix Classic at Elon University Saturday and placed 21 in girls and 11 in boys overall with only four athletes. “We went out to the Phoenix Invitational at Elon with a couple of our returning runners,”...

Heritage takes care of Rolesville early

Heritage 10, Rolesville 2 by Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — Playing on Rolesville’s March 18, Heritage took an 8-0 lead in the second inning and never looked back, ultimately pounding Rolesville, 10-2. It was Rolesville’s fifth loss of the season and the Huskies fifth win. With...

Scoreboard – March 26, 2015

Reported March 18 - March 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 Baseball, 8-1; wins at Rolesville, 10-2, against...

Huskies take down Spartans thanks to freshmen players

Heritage 14, Sanderson 4 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Heritage softball wins their first conference home game 14-4 against Sanderson to stay undefeated. The 4-0 Lady Huskies have allowed only five runs in their four victories with shutouts at Panther Creek (11-0) and Leesville...

Lady Wolverines footballers dominate Riverside

Wakefield 7, Riverside 0 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — It was another high-scoring shutout victory for Wakefield girls soccer, taking down Riverside, 7-0 at home. It was the third home game in a row for the Lady Wolverines. They won their first game of the season, 9-0 over...

Huskies win home opener

Heritage 15, Sanderson 11 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — After Heritage girls lacrosse played their first two games on the road this season, an 18-10 win at Leesville Road and a 17-4 loss at Wakefield, the Lady Huskies defeated Sanderson at home, 15-11. Senior captain Maddy Ade...

Smalley sinks top score at North Ridge

RALEIGH — Even though Wake Forest placed fifth in the Cap-8 golf match at North Ridge Country Club, Alex Smalley’s performance stood out with a score of 34, which is two under par. The senior finished sixth in the first match of the season with a score of 36 and the Cougars as a...