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Lady Patriots rebound after first loss of season

Franklin Academy 53, Woods Charter 13 by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — After letting their perfect season slip away, the Franklin Academy Lady Patriots rebounded in style by blowing out Woods Charter 53-13 Tuesday. Saturday, Franklin Academy fell to Roxboro Community 42-37 and...
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Lady Wolverines win third in a row

Wakefield 62, Sanderson 46 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Playing for the home crowd, the Lady Wolverines blew out Sanderson 62-46, improving to a 6-2 conference standing. It was Wakefield’s third win in a row, despite a game marked by 49 fouls between the two teams. The last time...
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Wakefield falls one point short on senior night

Heritage 39, Wakefield 38 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Wakefield came within one point of Heritage on the Wolverines’ Senior Night, losing 39-38 to the Huskies. Nonetheless, Heritage coach Thomas Durham was not pleased with the one-point win made possible only by four Wakefield...
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Wakefield wins after 12 straight losses

Wakefield 52, Sanderson 49 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — The Wakefield boys basketball team defeated Sanderson in a tight game at home, 52-49. It was the Wolverines’ first win since Nov. 24 of last year and their first conference win this season. Coach Mickey Bissette shared his...

Red Rams wrestling fights for third with small lineup

by David Allen WAKE FOREST – With only nine of their 14 wrestlers in their lineup and one of their starters out, Franklinton High school was still able to finish third in the Riverside Invitational Saturday. “The guys performed well and are showing a lot of improvement with...

Wake Forest Parks & Rec youth basketball scores reported Jan. 27

Editor’s note: The younger teams do not keep score, so only the matches are listed. Tuesday, Jan. 20 9-10 Boys West Miners 26 vs. Wolverines 33 Miners: Gregory Devoe 2, Carson Lewis 1, Mason Primm 4, Kholton Myers 15, Jack Cummings 4 Wolverines: AJ Smalls 9, Dante Tilman 4,...
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Mismatch Huskies advantage

by David Allen WAKE FOREST — Heritage High School wrestling hosted Franklinton and Northern Durham Friday night. After the two teams faced off against Northern Durham during the Tri-meet where the Red Rams beat Northern 50-30 and Heritage lost 41-36, they wrestled each other....
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Red Rams lose in last minutes

Franklinton 48 Bunn 53 by David Allen FRANKLINTON — A rivalry match between Franklinton and Bunn High schools’ boys basketball teams ended with Bunn taking bragging rights in the 53-48 win. The first quarter began with Bunn taking a quick 9-2 lead, causing some initial worry as...
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Wakefield’s losing streak continues

Wakefield 51 Leesville Road 67 by Marty Simpkins RALEIGH — Another game and another loss for Wakefield boys basketball after falling to Leesville Road Friday night, 67-51. The loss extends their downward streak to 11 for the season and leaves the Wolverines winless in conference...

Wake Forest Middle School basketball coming together in mid-season form

From the Sports Desk by Marty Simpkins WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Middle School boys basketball team had a rough start this year, despite coming off a conference championship last season. The Cougars started the season 1-3, but have come together as a team to improve to 5-4,...