Leesville outshoots Wake Forest

Wake Forest 47 Leesville Road 59 by David Allen WAKE FOREST – The Cougars’ boys basketball team found themselves shutdown by Leesville Road 47-59 Friday night, when they found themselves unable to match the Pride’s outside shooting. Wake Forest started the first quarter well,...

Scoreboard – week of Jan. 15, 2015

Reported Jan. 7 - Jan. 13 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, 10-5 overall; loss at Millbrook, 90-52....

Meet a globetrotting legend

Former Harlem Globetrotter to speak at two VGCC campuses. LOUISBURG — The Male Mentoring Program at Vance-Granville Community College is bringing former Harlem Globetrotter James “Twiggy” Sanders to speak to students, faculty, staff and the community Jan. 20. Sanders is scheduled...

Huskies pound Wake Forest on the boards

Heritage 65 Wake Forest 40 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Heritage had their way Tuesday night at home against Wake Forest and came away with a 65-40 win. The victory gave the Huskies their tenth of the season while the Cougars lost their third game in a row. Coach Tilden Brill...

Rams wrestling gets crucial conference win

ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville High School wrestling team achieved their seventh win of the season Monday night after defeating Harnett Central at home, 48-35. After coming off a loss at Clayton, the win gave Rolesville a 7-6 record and 3-2 in conference play. It also put the team...

Wildcats sprint past Wolverines

Wakefield 46 Millbrook 83 by David Allen WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield high school boys basketball team couldn’t hold up under the unrelenting pace set by Millbrook Tuesday night. The 2-9 Wolverines, lost to the 12-1 Wildcats 83-46. Millbrook opened, up the game with a full court...

Lady Patriots lose to South Adelaide Panthers

Franklin Academy 22 South Adelaide 32 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy girls basketball team opened up the new year with a loss to a team from Australia Friday night. The Lady Patriots lost 32-22 and Coach Erin Thornton thought that her team was a little...

Franklin Academy boys take on Australian teams

Franklin Academy 49 McKinnon 62 Franklin Academy 45 South Adelaide 36 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy boys basketball team had some visitors from Down Under to start the new year. They lost to the McKinnon Cougars New Year’s Eve, 62-49 and defeated the South...

Franklin Academy and Wakefield represented in the Wells Fargo Cup

by Marty Simpkins Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, recently announced the standings for fall sports in the Wells Fargo Cup competitions for the 2014-15 academic year. The Wells Fargo Cup is sponsored by Wells Fargo and the NCHSAA. The...

Shayna Henley wins first place in gymnastics competition

by Marty Simpkins ROLESVILLE — Rolesville High School has a talented young gymnast and her name is Shayna Henley. Back on Dec. 5, Henley placed first in the balance beam competition with a score of 9.15 at Morgan’s Gymnastics in Johnston County. Out of Rolesville’s three meets,...

U10 Junior ’Canes win in Crabtown

WAKE FOREST — The U10 Junior Hurricanes won the U10B division championship in overtime, 4-3 against the Richmond Generals at the annual Crabtown Showdown in Laurel, Maryland. Drew Briganti hit the game-winning shot to give his team the victory.

Guilford College new home base for Holt

by David Allen WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest high school softball’s star first baseman Katy Holt signed to Guilford College this winter on an athletic scholarship. Holt has been starting for the Cougars since her freshman year, and is an important part of the team that has gone to...