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Rams make statement in inaugural season

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville High School softball team’s record of 4-15 in its first ever season does not reflect the hard work and dedication that the team put in day in and day out. The results in the win-loss column will not stay that way...
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Wakefield wins singles, doubles state title

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent RALEIGH — Wakefield High School tennis players Bo Boyden, Jensen Martin, Philippe Lauture, Andrew Belonga and Nico Grewe started Friday’s 4A Individual Tennis State Championship match by taking a small step toward making history. And they...
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Red Ram hits new heights

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton High School’s Charity Snelling is the new state champion in the high jump. Snelling took first place in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2A state championship tournament Saturday with a leap of 5 feet 5 inches, setting a personal...
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Positive ending to season

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — The rivalry between Wakefield and Wake Forest is long standing and well known, but the last game of the season for Wake Forest and Wakefield’s girls soccer teams was played with an air of friendship. Both Cougar coach Jeremiah Mattingly...
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Seniors lead charge on recognition night

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WAKE FOREST — The Franklin Academy soccer team rolled to a 9-0 victory over non-conference opponent Louisburg High School on Friday, closing out their 2014 regular season. It was also senior recognition night and two of the four honored...

Wakefield girls go double OT, advance in lacrosse playoffs

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent WILMINGTON — A double overtime, a relentless defense and a winning goal by Wakefield’s Julie Anne Pretty gave the Wolverine women’s lacrosse team a playoff game it will never forget. Trailing 9-5 late in the second half, Wakefield, 17-2,...

Tennis camp registration in full swing

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Area Tennis Association camps are scheduled June 23-27 and July 14-18 for youths age 9 to 14. The camps, directed by coach Moses Akor, meet from 9 a.m. to noon at Flaherty Park courts. Class size is limited to 16, and the cost is $85 per child or $70 for...
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Miracle League Spotlight Player of the Week

This week’s Miracle League of Franklin County spotlight player is Austin Schneller. He is the son of AJ and Courtney Schneller and is a 10th grader at Franklinton High School. He loves to write, play with his sister Jenna and watch the movies Cars and Shrek. 
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Firehawks join Triangle Premier League, seek support

WAKE FOREST — Fresh off a second-place finish at the recent Challenger Cup in Charleston, S.C., girls youth soccer team the Firehawks are joining the new Triangle Premier League as part of Wake Futbol Club’s (FC) Select Academy. The Firehawks consist of rising U12 girls, mostly...
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Cougars win on senior night

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Lady Cougars soccer team has had a tough season so far, but that didn’t stop them from giving it their best shot Thursday against Enloe. With the seniors leading the team, the Cougars were able to score a goal to win the...
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Patriot golfers finish sixth at regional match

By Becky Kimbrell-Norris Correspondent CLINTON — Franklin Academy sophomore Grant Lewis shot an 84 in Monday’s 1A Mideast Regional match to secure a spot in next week’s 1A North Carolina High School Athletic Association state tournament. However Lewis was the only Patriot to post...
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Wakefield evens the score

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — In an upset win, Wakefield’s softball team proved too much for the weakened Heritage to handle Tuesday night. The rematch was important for both teams’ chances in the playoffs and as such they played with equal fire. “I knew their...