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Outfielder Tristen Lutz, left, and catcher Payton Henry, answering questions during Carolina Mudcats Media Day on Tuesday at Five County Stadium, are two of the top Milwaukee Brewers prospects set to open the 2019 season with the club. The Mudcats open the Carolina League season Thursday night in Kinston against the Down East Wood Ducks.
ZEBULON — Eight years into the Carolina Mudcats’ existence as a Carolina League Single-A Advanced franchise, the won-loss numbers aren’t overwhelming. Two winning records. No …

Cheerleaders from Wake Forest, Raleigh and Garner came together to win first place at the Cheerleading Worlds event April 28. Contributed photo

Locals win international cheerleading competition

WAKE FOREST — Cheerleaders from Wake Forest, Raleigh and Garner were a part of the Code Black cheerleading squad who won first place in the Cheerleading Worlds competition April 28. Cheer …

James Ward introduces himself to the football team at Wakefield High School. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly

Wakefield hires new football coach

RALEIGH — Wakefield High School announced Monday the hiring of James Ward as its new football head coach. He was introduced to the football team in the high school gymnasium after school. Ward …

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Rolesville boys win track and field regionals

WAKE FOREST — Many athletes from local high schools qualifed for their respective state championship track and field meet after performing well at regionals Saturday, but Rolesville came as out …

Franklin Academy tennis reaches new heights

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy High School’s boys tennis team shut out John A. Holmes High School 8-0 Monday to reach the 1A state semifinals for the first time in school history. The Patriots …

Franklinton volleyball player commits to college

FRANKLINTON — Amari Champion signed with Livingstone College to play volleyball at the collegiate level Monday. She will study biology at the school located in Salisbury. “The real reason I …

Lady Huskies take down Capitals

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s girls soccer team shut out Broughton 2-0 at home May 10 to win the second round of the 4A state playoffs. Bri Holt scored a goal and recorded an assist for the …

Lady Patriots dominate Woods Charter

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy’s girls soccer team stayed undefeated after beating Woods Charter 5-0 at home in the second round of the 1A state playoffs May 10. The Patriots started out slow …

Heritage baseball upsets New Bern in state playoffs

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s baseball team knocked out the No. 1 team in the east region with an 11-4 win against New Bern on the road in the third round of the 4A state playoffs Tuesday. The No. …
Raygan Rensing only allowed two runs as Heritage's starting pitcher against Apex Friendship. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly

Heritage softball blows out Apex Friendship

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s softball team will advance to the fourth round of the 4A state playoffs after beating Apex Friendship 12-2 at home Tuesday. The Lady Huskies won on mercy rule after …
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