Veteran Red Rams coach dies

LOUISBURG — Franklin County lost a longtime and beloved coach Sept. 12 with the death of Trent Sanders. Officials said he apparently died in his sleep overnight. “Coach Sanders, as many knew him, … began his career with FCS at Bunn High School, serving as Rec. Asst. and working...

Dawg team overruns Knights

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School’s football team is 3-0 after Friday night’s shut-out home game against Knightdale 38-0. The Huskies have only given up seven points so far this season, and the statistics from Friday show why. The Knights were barely...

Wake Forest runs wild at Cary

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer CARY — Wake Forest dominated the field at Cary Friday night on the way to a 48-0 rout. The running game was the Cougars’ most effective weapon as they piled on 312 total rushing yards. “We practice and prepare the same every week,” said Wake Forest...

Wolverines take home first conference win

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — Wakefield High School soccer is now 1-0 in conference after defeating Sanderson Friday night. Despite heavy rain causing a delay, the Wolverines took Sanderson on their home turf in a game that would end up needing two extra 10-minute...

Heritage loses fourth straight in heartbreaker

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer WAKE FOREST — After starting the season 6-0, the Heritage Huskies have dropped four straight after losing a hard-fought game to Leesville Road Tuesday night 3-2 (16-25, 25-14, 25-18, 26-28, 15-10). There were a lot of strong spikes and dangerous...

Rams need size to go with their talent and heart

By David Allen Staff Writer ROLESVILLE — The Rolesville High School football team lost to Panther Creek Friday night 41-16. The score, however, doesn’t accurately portray coach Jermaine Evans’ team. The young squad played strongly throughout the first half, capitalizing on...

Wakefield wins at Wildwood

RALEIGH — Wakefield won its third match in a row Tuesday afternoon at Wildwood Golf Course near Leesville Road. Casey Burroughs finished first on her squad and second overall with a score of 37 behind Heritage player Rhea Bhatia’s 35. “Some of these girls have been playing long...

Wolverines hold Northern with goal-line stand

By Marty Simpkins Staff Writer RALEIGH — A tackle by junior Jaleel Scroggins on the 3-yard line gave Wakefield their first victory of the season as they escaped Northern with a narrow 20-14 win. It seemed as if Wakefield had control of the game early when they went into halftime...

Basketball tryouts for home-schoolers Sept. 27

WAKE FOREST — Lighthouse Eagles home-school basketball tryouts for home-school students ages 10-18 will be held Sept. 27 at Franklin Academy Middle School, 1127 Chalk Road. Lighthouse Eagles is a competitive home-school basketball program, spon-sored by Lighthouse Christian...

Cougars still struggle to get on their feet

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School’s soccer team lost 0-6 at Apex Tuesday and 0-6 vs Cary on Aug. 28. The Cougars are struggling to find their balance as coach Jeremiah Mattingly attempts to create a team that works together. The 1-5 team hasn’t caught a break since the season...

Red Rams roll past Louisburg

FRANKLINTON — The Red Rams deftly managed the Louisburg Warriors, coming away with a 39-23 win in their opening home game Friday. The match was back and forth until late in the third quarter when Franklinton pulled completely away from Louisburg.  Play was halted for nearly 20...

Wake Forest weathers the East Wake beast

By David Allen Staff Writer WAKE FOREST – The Wake Forest High School football team defeated East Wake 27-18 at home Friday after four periods of battling them up and down the field. Upon receiving the initial kickoff, East Wake wasted little time in making a statement. On a...