Wake Forest gets swept by undefeated Broughton

Wake Forest High School: 0 Broughton High School: 3 By Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Even after winning back-to-back road games, the Cougars’ volleyball team couldn’t handle the undefeated Broughton Capitals at Wake Forest. The final score was 3-0 (12-25, 2-25, 15-25)...

Heritage wins against a tough Sanderson team

Heritage: 3 Sanderson: 1 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – Heritage high school’s volleyball team hosted Sanderson in a conference game Tuesday night. The Huskies were coming off of a tough loss to Leesville Road so the outcome was important for conference placing. The first...

Huskies build a program of learning, fun

by David Allen WAKE FOREST – In her inaugural season Leanna Winstead has created an environment at Heritage High School’s tennis program that encourages players of all skill levels to get better with each game they play, and to have fun doing it. “Even though we did...

Patriots improve despite adversity

Franklin Academy: 3 Chatham Charter: 6 Franklin Academy: 6 Voyager Academy: 3 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy girls tennis improves to 10-3 after a 3-6 loss to Chatham Charter and a big win against Voyager Academy, 6-3. Chatham Charter was a school that defeated...

Franklin Academy freshman forward scores two for victory

Franklin Academy: 2 Woods Charter: 0 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — It’s not very often that a freshman leads his team to victory in a varsity soccer match. However, on Monday night, it was the case for striker Zach Hanson and Franklin Academy as they defeated conference...

Winning one for Rock

Heritage High School: 35 Sanderson High School: 13 WAKE FOREST – The Heritage High School football team hosted Sanderson Friday during one of the toughest times in the school’s history following the devastating death of 15-year old Braden Rock, a student and band member at the...

Wakefield loses first match, but wins Cap 8 championship

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The lady Wolverines saw their chance of an undefeated season slip away at Heritage Golf Club Tuesday, but because this was the last golf match of the regular season, they were crowned Cap 8 conference champions. Wakefield finished fourth at...

Young driver makes impact

FRANKLINTON — NASCAR driver Brayton Haws, 15, of Franklinton, presents a check for $2,165 to representatives from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society after collecting donations in advance of his Sept. 13 race at Hickory Motor Speedway. Pictured are, from left, Meredith Johnson,...

Pickleball clinics scheduled

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is partnering with the Wake Forest Pickleball Association to sponsor adult pickleball clinics Tuesday evenings in October. The clinics will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Flaherty Park...

Wolverines suffer loss to undefeated Capitals

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — The Wakefield High School soccer team just couldn’t rebound from an early lead by Broughton on Monday and ended up losing 1-4. Broughton, now 6-0-2, is the Cap 8 leader and had just come off of a decent break after their tie to Sanderson....

Red Rams continue road wins at Roanoke Rapids

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer Roanoke Rapids — Whether they’re at home or on the road, Franklinton finds ways to win soccer matches after defeating conference opponent Roanoke Rapids, 4-1 Monday night. The Red Rams are now 8-2-1 and 3-0-1 in conference play. Coach Isaac Welker...