Rams continue to learn and improve

by David Allen WAKE FOREST – Rolesville High School’s volleyball team has had a rough season so far, and it didn’t get easier against Clayton Tuesday night. Scoring 7-25, 15-25 and 9-25, it was a tough loss, but the team showed heart by playing hard until the very end. Their 0-16...

Heritage kept fighting to beat Wakefield on the road

Heritage 3 Wakefield 2 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — It was truly an exciting, tight conference volleyball match-up between Heritage and Wakefield Sept. 24. The momentum swung back and forth throughout the match, but ultimately it was Heritage that came out on top, 3-2 (19-25,...

Wolverines net win against Heritage

Wakefield 5 Heritage 4 WAKE FOREST – Heritage hosted Wakefield on Tuesday and came away with four of the nine matches, three of which were doubles. Heritage’s A. Scott defeated A. Thompson 6-0, 6-2. Wakefield’s L. Sheppard defeated S. Talley 6-1, 6-0. Wakefield’s L. Ivey defeated...

Red Rams soccer glad for German student

by Marty Simpkins FRANKLINTON — After losing two prolific goal-scorers to graduation last year, Franklinton Coach Isaac Welker needed to find some talent to spark his offense. Who would have thought that the player he was looking for came all the way from Berlin, Germany? Leon...

Franklinton records 10th victory of season

Franklinton 9 Southern Vance 1 by Marty Simpkins FRANKLINTON — Monday night was bleak and miserable, at least for Southern Vance. It was a great night for Franklinton as they dominated their opponent with a 9-1 victory. The Red Rams have now achieved their 10th win in just 13...

Huskies’ motivation allows defense to hold strong

Heritage 14 Leesville Road 3 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — If you like defense, then you should have been at the Heritage vs. Leesville Road football game Friday night. The final score was 14-3 with the Huskies coming out on top after a disappointing 34-29 loss at East Wake before...

Huskies’ win streak ‘capped’ by undefeated Broughton

Heritage 1 Broughton 3 by Marty Simpkins Wake Forest — Heritage volleyball came up short at home Tuesday against an unbeaten Broughton team, 3-1 (25-15, 19-25, 12-25, 26-28). The Huskies’ had previously won four games in a row, but now their conference record drops to 6-4 while...

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...

Rolesville soccer winless

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer Rolesville — Rolesville traveled to Clayton last Wednesday night only to lose their 11th game in a row, 4-0. The Rams have not scored a goal since their home game against Southeast Raleigh back on September 8. Coach James Overman wants to make sure...

Red Rams stay undefeated at home

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer Franklinton — Another home game, another win for Franklinton over conference opponent South Granville, 4-1. They also stay undefeated in their conference with a 2-0-1 record. Junior Leon Grunchmann scored twice and had an assist in the game....