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Patriot wins 3-point contest

ZEBULON — Franklin Academy’s Chris Golding won the 3-point contest in East Wake Academy’s summer basketball tournament June 25. Golding knocked down seven 3-pointers in the first round and then splashed home 10 in the final round to win the contest. “I just tried to get off as...
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Heritage sports camps improve kids’ game

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School wrapped up their sports camps that they held June 15-18 and June 22-25. Local kids learned how to play soccer and lacrosse from the Heritage coaches and other volunteers. A total of 81 kids attended the week-long camps. There...
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Braves top Orioles in title game

Braves 14, Orioles 10 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Braves beat the Orioles at Heritage High School in a come-from-behind 13-10 victory for the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Little League fast-pitch softball championship Friday night. Anthony Fraser and Tim Robinson...
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Young wins senior state tennis championship

From the Sports Desk by Marty Simpkins Actor, bus driver, inventor and professional tennis instructor. These are just a few titles given to Dan Young over the years, but his biggest passion is tennis. Dan won the State Closed Senior 70+ Tennis Clay Court Championship at the...
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Youngsville resident reels in bass trophy

by Marty Simpkins YOUNGSVILLE — Robert Barrett weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 5 ounces, June 13 to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division tournament of 2015 on High Rock Lake. Barrett, a Youngsville resident, earned $4,806 as prize money. “I...
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Patriots losing momentum in summer basketball league

by Marty Simpkins ZEBULON — Franklin Academy boys basketball split their first two games at the East Wake Academy summer tournament. Now, they have lost two of their last three. They defeated Faith Christian 68-54, but fell short to Crossroads Christian, 61-38 and Raleigh...
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Athletic academy off and running

by Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — Michael Booth formed the Rolesville Athletic Academy after the high school spring sports season in May to give kids in the surrounding area a chance to compete in track and field events. “We wanted to get our community involved and engaged in track...
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Cougar top national recruit

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Dexter Lawrence is a punishing force on the football field, but a humble, gentle giant off of it. His performance at the defensive tackle position for Wake Forest High School has landed him offers from almost every major college program in the...
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Patriots tip off summer league

Franklin Academy 53, East Wake Academy 50 by Marty Simpkins ZEBULON — Franklin Academy’s boys basketball team started their summer league with a 53-50 win over the Eagles June 9 and a 59-37 loss to River Mill Academy June 11. East Wake Academy is hosting the league for all the 1A...
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Polar Ice House hosts Powerade State Games

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Youth hockey teams from all over the states of North and South Carolina competed in the Powerade State Games at the Polar Ice House in The Factory this past weekend. The Powerade state games is an event run by North Carolina Amateur Sports. Michael...
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Franklin Academy breezing through summer league

Franklin Academy 77, Crossroads Christian 41 by Marty Simpkins ZEBULON — Franklin Academy’s girls basketball team has played four summer league games this season and have won all four of them by margins of 20 points or more. Their last win was over Crossroads Christian, 77-41...
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Dozens attend Franklin Academy’s free basketball clinic

by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Former Franklin Academy High School basketball player Christian Gray hosted a free basketball clinic at the school campus Saturday. A total of 30 kids, 26 boys and four girls, participated in the clinic that lasted from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Gray...