Winter sports preview

With the fall sports season drawing to a close, it’s time to look ahead to the winter sports seasons that are about to begin at FVHS.



Coming off of a crushing first-round exit in last year’s playoffs, the men’s basketball team looks to rebound this year. They’ll have to do so with some key players missing, including Dylan Smith and Damian Booth who both graduated. This means that bench players from last year’s team like senior guard Cooper Adams will need to have an increased role in order for this team to make it back to the postseason. “We will need to step up for sure. It’s our time now,” said Adams.

After a down year last year, our Women’s Basketball team will look to turn it around this year. It will require a lot to do so considering that the Lady Bengals lost graduating seniors Taryn Wheaton, Jenna Street, Lily Breneman, Jordyn Meeks, and Emily Driver. “We have a lot of great JV girls coming up this year that will make big plays for our team. They should have great team chemistry and make a positive impact,” said senior guard Bella Lane.

You can catch the basketball teams’ first games on Nov. 18 on the road versus Holly Springs. Show out and be LOUD.



Last year’s team was small but mighty. With only eight men and eight women competing, the swim team was one of the smallest in the conference but was able to break multiple school records. Senior Sarah Munzenmaier broke the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle records and the team broke the 200 medley relay record. Tate Anderson broke the following records: 200 free, 100 back, 100 fly, 200 individual medley, and 400 freestyle relays. This year, the team has grown and looks to compete for a conference title. “I am going to miss the small aspect of the team and the closeness we had, but I am glad that the program is growing and we can start competing with other teams,” said Munzenmaier.

Our swim team’s first meet is on November 22 at Triangle Aquatic Center versus Green Hope, Cardinal Gibbons, and Apex. Come out to support our swimming Bengals.



With a great season last year, the wrestling team is looking forward to a fantastic year. A veteran team combined with many new faces looks to continue Fuquay wrestling’s winning traditions. A new face in town is freshman Lucas Prestipino. He is looking forward to adding value to his new team.“I am excited to start the season and contribute to my team,” Prestipino said. 

The wrestling team’s first tournament will be the Red Wolf Invitational at Cedar Ridge High School on Nov. 19. Come watch our Bengals take down the competition.

This is an exciting time of year, and the campus is buzzing as winter sports are right around the corner. We look forward to seeing all of our teams compete to try to bring home some hardware.