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Former Cougar wins player of the week

WAKE FOREST — Former Wake Forest High School girls basketball player Kayla Surles was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s women’s basketball player of the week as a guard for Hollins …
Noelle Horton scored seven points for the Huskies. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly

Lady Huskies top Spartans

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s girls basketball team kept building off their lead throughout the night on their way to a 53-33 win over Sanderson at home Monday. The Huskies started off the night …

Patriots win second cheerleading state title

Franklin Academy's cheerleading squad won their second state championship Saturday with a score of 69.4 points. Contributed photo
RALEIGH — Franklin Academy’s cheerleading squad brought home another state championship after winning the 1A non-building division competition Saturday at the Raleigh Convention Center. The …
Kahlil Watson scored the only touchdown of the game for the Cougars on a 4-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly

All good things must come to an end

WAKE FOREST — After three straight 4AA state championships, Wake Forest’s football team has been knocked out of the playoffs for the first time since 2015 after a 21-10 loss to Leesville Road at …
Knightdale's Crishaun Mitchell rises to rinse a Rodney Ellis alley-oop pass during the domination of West Johnston. Don Fuller | Special to The Wake Weekly

Knightdale rebounds with blowout win

KNIGHTDALE — In this season of giving, the Knightdale High varsity boys basketball team did not give West Johnston much of a chance during a 74-28 lopsided triumph at home Dec. 5. The Knights …
Rolesville's Alysa Davenport, right, rejects an attempt by East Wake's Cashiya Graham, left. Don Fuller | Special to The Wake Weekly

Girls basketball: Lady Rams improve to 7-0

WENDELL — The East Wake High girls basketball program previously ruled the annual “Rolesville Road Rivalry” with Rolesville, but the present still undefeated Rams blazed a trail in the opposite …
Pro sports

Mudcats falter, drop series to Salem

ZEBULON — After a modest three-game winning streak, the Carolina Mudcats’ offense deserted them again in back-to-back Advanced-A Carolina League losses to the Salem Red Sox over the …
Tristen Lutz belted a three-run home run to send the Carolina Mudcats, playing as the Pescadores de Carolina, to a come-from-behind 6-4 victory over the Salem Red Sox in Friday’s Advanced-A Carolina League series opener at Five County Stadium.

Four-run 7th sends Mudcats by Red Sox in series opener

ZEBULON — With the use of the long ball, the Carolina Mudcats won their third straight contest Friday night, erasing a seventh-inning deficit and defeating the Salem Red Sox 6-4 in the opening …

Mudcats walked off by Wood Ducks, 6-4

KINSTON — Devin Hairston gave the Carolina Mudcats a 4-3 lead in the top of the eighth inning, but that margin did not hold up as Curtis Terry’s three-run homer with two outs in the …

Mudcats drop last 2 of series vs. Dash

WINSTON-SALEM — Despite hitting a pair of late home runs, the Carolina Mudcats fell 7-5 to the Winston-Salem Dash in Sunday’s Advanced-A Carolina League series finale at BB&T …
Community sports
Wake Forest's state championship streak ends

WAKE FOREST — After three straight 4AA state championships, Wake Forest's football team has been knocked out of the playoffs for the first time since 2015 after a 21-10 loss to Leesville Road at …

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