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United Blue takes championship

The Wake Forest United Blue U14 girls’ soccer team was undefeated in four games to take the Riverside Summer Shootout in Asheville Aug. 16-17. The team defeated teams from Atlanta, Ga., and Lexington, S.C. to claim the championship. Front row from left are Eliza Poleszak, Lauren...
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Granite Falls Gators finish strong

ROLESVILLE — The Granite Falls Gators finished the Tarheel Swimming Association (TSA) season with an overall record of 5-1 in dual meets (3-0 in their division). The Gators won the championship in their division for the third year in a row.  The season ended with the TSA...
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Wakefield captures top scores in opening golf match

WAKE FOREST — In the first conference match of the season, Wakefield came out on top with a team score of 118 for three players. Heritage placed fifth with 136, just ahead of Wake Forest’s sixth-place 137. Wakefield also notched the top individual score with Casey Burroughs...
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Cougars let victory slip through their feet

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest High School soccer team took an early lead against Smithfield-Selma High School Monday, but lost it in the second half before losing 1-2. The Cougars will play a charity fundraiser game Sept. 19 against Rolesville to raise money for cancer research...

Golf all day for a cause

LOUISBURG — The United Way of Franklin County will host the Longest Day In Golf at The River Golf and Country Club, 170 Clearwater Road, Louisburg. The tournament takes place Wednesday, Aug. 27, starting at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $100 per two-person team, and players are...
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Kicking for a cure

Charli French kicks with heart at the Innovative Martial Arts Academy Kick-A-Thon in Wake Forest Aug. 16. Students at the academy gathered sponsors to donate money, and their efforts raised $2,330 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. The top fundraisers were Victoria Crane, Dean...

Cycle-a-thon helps foster children

ROLESVILLE — Nonprofit organization Mercy for America’s Children will hold its second annual Cycle-a-Thon fundraiser Sept. 13 at Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. The Cycle-a-Thon will feature multiple teams each riding a stationary bike for a total...

Parks and Rec Briefs – August 7, 2014

Wake Forest Team registration takes place through Aug. 29 for several adult sports leagues in Wake Forest. •Co-rec kickball is scheduled to begin weeknights in mid-September through late October. The entry fee is $150 per team and participants must be 18 or older.  •Flag football...

Parks program registration made easier

WAKE FOREST — A new onsite registration process is underway for the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) department’s fall programming. For years, participants were required to register at the PRCR facility offering the particular class or program. The new onsite...
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The little team that could — Youngsville second in nation

By David Allen Staff Writer YOUNGSVILLE — Practice, practice and more practice is the key to success according to three hard working 8- and 9-year-olds. Rett Johnson, Samuel Lilly and Jake Phan were three of the 12 Youngsville All-Stars who traveled more than 1,000 miles to...
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Bocce ball court dedicated

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department held a dedication ceremony Friday to unveil the new bocce ball court at Tyler Run Park, 830 Pineview Drive, and honor the Boy Scout who made it possible. Jared Blaylock designed and constructed...
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Rolesville All-Stars district runners-up

Claiming victories over Clinton and Nash by mercy rule, the Rolesville Parks and Recreation 10U All-Stars then beat Onslow to qualify for the championship game in the SWAC Conference district tournament held in Roseboro July 17-20. After two hard-fought battles against Onslow,...