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July 31, 2015
Sports
Roles not yet defined for football squad
A mixture of seniors, juniors, sophomores and even a freshman lined up at wide receiver for Franklin during Tuesday’s 7-on-7 passing scrimmage against Robbinsville. “We still don’t know who’s gonna...
Jul 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Swimmer-coach dynamic key to wins
Claire Holland remembers how bad she was at swimming the breaststroke. “It looked like doggy paddling in a weird way,” Holland, 10, said. Now, in her fifth year with the Franklin Amateur Swim Team,...
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British Soccer Camp players ‘brilliant’
Rain is typically unwelcome when it comes to sporting events. But the coaches at the British Soccer Camp enjoyed a rain shower falling Thursday at the Industrial Park. “That was the longest rain si...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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A trip down memory lane
Between getting advice from Lou Holtz, to going one-on-one with his all-state player, to starting multiple sports programs, to winning a state championship, Bill Dyar has many fond memories from hi...
Jul 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Player, coach enjoy East-West All-Star games
Two sports, two games, and, unfortunately, two losses. The East-West All-Star games this week in Greensboro featured two representatives from Franklin. Vanessa Agrusa played in the basketball game ...
Jul 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Franklin hoops coach evaluates players new to varsity squad
Half of Franklin’s varsity basketball team this winter could be comprised of players who were on the junior varsity last year. Zach De La Cruz, James Field, Cole Harling, Brock Kloeppel, Andrew Moo...
Jul 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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All-Stars make state run
Having won four games on their home field, the players had a shot at winning state in front of their own fans. However, it wasn’t meant to be for Franklin’s 7- and 8-year-old All-Star softball team...
Jul 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board gives OK for FHS track resurfacing job
When Caleb Albrecht is sprinting around the Franklin High School track, he clears his head. “I kinda block stuff out when I run,” he said. “But you can see it pretty good.” Albrecht is referring to...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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FAST swimmers glide to wins
What: Highlands Hurricanes Swim Team (HHST) at Franklin Amateur Swim Team (FAST) When: Thursday, July 9 Scores FAST girls 530 HHST girls 9 FAST boys 549 HHST boys 21 Combined FAST 1,079 HHST 30 Ind...
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All-Stars set to host state tournament
After winning district, the players on Franklin’s 7- and 8-year-old All-Star softball team enjoyed some time off. Many went on family vacations. With the state tournament on tap this weekend, July ...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Class act: FHS shines in 2-A
The 2014-15 school year was one for the sports record books at Franklin High School. Consider this: • The football team won three state playoff games before succumbing to the eventual champion. • T...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smaller Panthers take court
Playing games in the summer is the first time a basketball coach truly gets to see what his team might look like in the winter. For Franklin girls coach Scott Hartbarger, one thing is noticeably di...
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four softball players earn all-district, state honors
North Carolina Softball Coaches Association 2-A All-District and All-State selections from Franklin: • Kaylee Corbin, outfielder, class of 2015 “Kaylee had her best year this year at the plate and ...
Jul 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bats propel 8s to title
On multiple occasions over the past few weeks, rain prompted Franklin’s 8-year-old All-Star baseball team to practice indoors. The entire practice would be spent on hitting, either off a pitching m...
Jul 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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School-history honor for Franklin cheerleaders
Mckenzie Hayles and Jenna Hutchinson will be busy representing Franklin High School this summer. The rising seniors were selected as All-State. “They will have the honor of working alongside some o...
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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All-Star team dominates district foes
Moments after securing the final out in a 14-4 victory, players on the Franklin 7- and 8-year-old softball All-Star team stood in the dugout. “It’s Christmas!” a couple players exclaimed. Their pre...
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Arm, bat help freshman earn Co-Player of the Year honor
Haeli Bryson Year: Freshman Position: Pitcher, shortstop Season hitting stats: .538 average, 49 hits (15 doubles, four triples, nine home runs), 32 runs, 28 RBI, nine walks, six strikeouts Season p...
Jun 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Q&A with all conference FHS soccer player Holly Sapp
Holly Sapp Year: Senior Position: Midfielder Stats: 20 goals, nine assists All-conference selection: First All-region selection: First Q&A with Holly Sapp • This is your first time making all-confe...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maslin picks Western Carolina
Trey Maslin remembers hitting wiffle balls into a net when he was 3 years old at the first house he lived in. When he was 10 or 11, he joined a travel baseball team in Charlotte. That’s when he sta...
Jun 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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From beginner to record-holder
As a freshman on Franklin’s cross country team, Caleb Albrecht knew virtually nothing about running. At one practice, coach Rita Esterwood told everyone they were going to run a dozen 400s. “What’s...
Jun 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ultimate player rises up ranks
Tim McAllister is trying to raise money while also increasing awareness for his sport. The 2011 Franklin High School graduate plays ultimate frisbee, also known simply as ultimate. “Most people are...
Jun 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteers donate time, effort on tennis court repairs
Two tennis courts are getting a facelift just in time for a tournament. The Franklin 16th Annual Open Tennis Tournament is slated to begin Friday evening. Courts 5 and 6 at the Macon County Recreat...
Jun 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Booster Club selects 2015 Hall of Fame class
Mary Lou Cabe • Played basketball during the six-player era, when six players on each team took the court: three forwards who played only offense, and three guards who played only defense. She was ...
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior breaks 800 meter record in final race
Caleb Albrecht had a choice to make: run the 400 meters or the 800. Since those track events are held back-to-back, there was no way the Franklin runner could do both. The senior chose the 800 for ...
Jun 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turner named varsity hoops coach at Swain
Michael Turner took a year off from the hardwood to reassess whether coaching basketball was just something he was good at or whether it was something more. “Stepping away from coaching afforded Go...
Jun 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Errors doom FHS in regional loss
It was a close game for four innings. Hits by Forbush, combined with errors by Franklin, led to a lopsided final three innings during Friday’s 2-A Western Regional softball game. The visiting Falco...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Record run ends on PKs
Add up the miles and the total comes to over 1,000. That’s the distance Franklin’s soccer team traveled for 2-A NCHSAA playoff games at Ashe County, Lake Norman Charter and Forbush – all in the spa...
May 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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FHS confident despite loss in Game 1
The bad news is Franklin’s 11-game winning streak came to an end Tuesday. The good news is the Panthers’ season is still alive thanks to the 2-A Western Regional softball championship being a best-...
May 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball team to play best-of-3 series for regional title
Jordan Carpenter likes inside pitches. Actually, she loves inside pitches. With a 1-1 count, the Franklin senior got the pitch she was looking for, crushing a three-run home run over the fence in l...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Franklin soccer continues record playoff run
Franklin’s soccer team employed a specific strategy for its opponent in the fourth round of the state playoffs. “We just played defensively,” coach Rita Esterwood said. “We knew we didn’t want them...
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soccer continues run, earns road victory
It was already the first team to advance to the third round. Now it will also be the first to play in the fourth round. Franklin’s soccer team extended its deepest run in school history by knocking...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Panthers make history, move to 3rd round
As the final seconds rolled off the clock and the buzzer sounded, Franklin’s soccer players ran to each other and hugged in celebration. “We did it!” a couple players exclaimed. For the first time ...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hot bats lead FHS to win
Franklin’s softball team is no stranger to the third round of the NCHSAA playoffs. Thanks to a 12-7 win over North Surry in Saturday’s second round of the 2-A playoffs, the Panthers are in the thir...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Second-half goals propel Franklin into 2nd round
They tried passing combinations. They tried dribbling through the defense. They attempted a free kick from just outside the box. They booted numerous corner kicks. They even had a one-on-one breaka...
May 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Panthers beat Mustangs for 8th straight victory
Franklin’s softball team tacked on another win to its streak Wednesday night, dispatching a rival in the process. The Panthers beat Smoky Mountain 7-2 in the first-round playoff game, extending the...
May 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hard-working swimmer signs, reaches goal
Tyler Stevenson started swimming competitively when he was 6 years old. By the time he was in middle school and breaking records, he set the goal to pursue becoming a collegiate swimmer. “He’s just...
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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FHS to start 2-A state playoffs Wednesday
Two teams will be at home, while another will hit the road. The 2-A NCHSAA playoff brackets were released Monday, and Franklin’s softball and soccer teams will be at home for Wednesday’s first roun...
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Panthers win regional golf title
Isaac Jay had a three-foot putt for par on his last hole at regional to shoot one of his best scores ever. The Franklin senior badly wanted to sink the putt for a 76, but missed it and settled for ...
May 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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FHS hopes to build momentum
Chase Mallonee hadn’t spent much time thinking about how Tuesday’s game might be his last on the Macon Middle School baseball field. It wasn’t until he was recognized with the seven other Franklin ...
May 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Huge week’ ahead for softball
Add Ashlynn Buchanan to the list. The Franklin junior hit a home run Friday at East Henderson, joining six of her teammates to launch a pitch over the fence. The Panthers have hit 19 home runs this...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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