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Franklinton's boys basketball team competes against Orange High School during the Lester Wilder Memorial jamboree. Gill Clopton | Contributed Photo

Basketball

Franklinton hosts Lester Wilder Memorial Jamboree

From staff reports
| November 22, 2021

Franklinton High School held its first Lester Wilder Memorial basketball jamboree at Cedar Creek Mid...

Alex Smith led Franklin Academy in scoring with 23 points in the win over Vance Charter.

Boys Basketball

Patriots earn first win of the season

By Marty Simpkins
| November 22, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy’s boys basketball team recorded its first win since Feb. 8, 2020 with...

Rolesville's Antonio Crim Jr. breaks through the Millbrook defense for the game-winning touchdown in overtime.

Football

Offense helps Rams beat Wildcats in overtime

By Marty Simpkins
| November 22, 2021

RALEIGH — It was an offensive battle between Rolesville and Millbrook’s football team in the third r...

Jean McCamy

VIEWS AND REVIEWS

How fast can a Banana Slug run?

By Jean McCamy
| November 17, 2021

While watching the Northwestern Wildcats battle the Indiana Hoosier to a soccer overtime, someone sa...

Franklin Academy works on some inside shooting drills at the start of practice.

Girls Basketball

Can the Lady Huskies do it again? Previewing the 2021 basketball season

By Marty Simpkins
| November 17, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Six of our local high school girls basketball teams shared their thoughts on the upcom...

Wakefield's boys basketball team works on some inside scoring drills at the beginning of practice.

Boys Basketball

Boys back on the basketball court: Heritage, Wolverines vie for conference wins

By Marty Simpkins
| November 17, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Six of our local high school boys basketball teams shared their thoughts on the upcomi...

Wakefield's boys basketball team works on some inside scoring drills at the beginning of practice.

Boys Basketball

Wolverines relying on experience for improvement

By Marty Simpkins
| November 16, 2021

RALEIGH — Wakefield’s boys basketball team finished second in the NAC 6 conference and missed the st...

Wakefield's girls basketball team runs a scrimmage during practice.

Girls Basketball

Wakefield girls basketball enters rebuilding phase

By Marty Simpkins
| November 16, 2021

RALEIGH — Wakefield’s girls basketball team had a down year last season. The Wolverines will try to ...

Franklinton's girls basketball team works on its inside shooting during practice.

Girls Basketball

Lady Red Rams gunning for playoff return

By Marty Simpkins
| November 16, 2021

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton’s girls basketball team won 10 games and finished second in its conference...

Franklinton's boys basketball team warm up with layup drills at the start of practice.

Boys Basketball

Franklinton looking for growth and depth

By Marty Simpkins
| November 16, 2021

FRANKLINTON — Franklinton’s boys basketball team had a rough season last year. The Red Rams will try...

Heritage girls basketball players find their space on the court to warm up their jump shots at the start of practice.

Girls Basketball

Heritage girls trying to defend conference title

By Marty Simpkins
| November 15, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s girls basketball team dominated the competition last year. The Huskies will...

Heritage's basketball players work on inside scoring drills during practice.

Boys Basketball

Huskies return as conference champs

By Marty Simpkins
| November 15, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s boys basketball team is coming off its second straight NAC 6 conference cha...

Heritage quarterback Lex Thomas scrambles out of the pocket to reach the first down. Sara Cunningham | Contributed Photo

Football

Huskies bow out of playoffs with loss to Crusaders

By Marty Simpkins
| November 15, 2021

CARY — Heritage’s football season came to an end with a 56-24 loss at Cardinal Gibbon Friday in the ...

Rolesville's baseball players sign with their respective schools with their families. Contributed Photo

Sports Feature

Rolesville baseball players sign with colleges

By Marty Simpkins
| November 15, 2021

ROLESVILLE — Four baseball players from Rolesville High School signed with their respective schools ...

Wake Forest's student-athletes who signed, from left, Samantha Widelski, Grace Gilmore, Savannah Hauser, Tate Bacon, Josh Wilson and Katie Colavito. Mike Joyner | Contributed Photo

Sports Feature

Six Cougars sign to play for college

By Marty Simpkins
| November 15, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest High School produced six student-athletes to made the decision to play for...

Rolesville's Noah Rogers scored two receiving touchdowns at New Bern.

Football

Rams put up 69 points in playoff win

By Marty Simpkins
| November 15, 2021

NEW BERN — Rolesville’s football team put up plenty of points in its 69-49 victory at New Bern in th...

Dashaun Grant scored the final touchdown of the night for the Cougars on a 33-yard reception.

Football

Cougars end season on missed extra point

By Marty Simpkins
| November 15, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — Wake Forest’s football team scored a touchdown as time expired against Panther Creek, b...

Franklin Academy works on some inside shooting drills at the start of practice.

Girls Basketball

Lady Patriots tip off with fresh start

By Marty Simpkins
| November 12, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy’s girls basketball team will play its first game since Feb. 25, 2020 ...

Franklin Academy's basketball team starts off practice with a layup drill.

Boys Basketball

Franklin Academy basketball returns

By Marty Simpkins
| November 12, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Franklin Academy’s boys basketball team will tip off after a canceled season last year...

Franklin Academy's Emily Myers finished second in the 2A state championship race with a time of 19:35.82. Contributed Photo

Cross-Country

Patriot finishes runner-up at state meet

By Marty Simpkins
| November 9, 2021

KERNERSVILLE — Franklin Academy’s Emily Myers placed second in the 2A state championship cross-count...


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