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Franklin High School varsity volleyball team (front row, L-R) Kailin Carpenter, Rachael Mathis, Morgan Maslin; (second row, L-R) Hannah Hylton, Kaylee Corbin, Jordan Burrell; (third row, L-R) Alex Clark, Haley Hamilton, Bayley Rewis, Kellie Trammel, Mariah Wallace, Madison Cousineau, and Avery Graham.The Franklin Panthers varsity volleyball team is keeping pace with last year's team by racking up three wins to start their season off.

Last Monday in a game against Hayesville, Franklin won in 3 (25-17, 26- 24, 25-22) Mariah Wallace: 9 kills, 6 aces, 3 blocks; Kellie Trammel: 7 kills, 10 blocks; Alex Clark: 5 kills, 3 assists, 2 aces; Kailin Carpenter: 15 assists.

Last Friday they hit the road to play Highlands where again, Franklin won in 3 (25-5, 25-16, 25-16). Kellie Trammel: 8 kills, 3 blocks, 2 assists; Mariah Wallace: 3 kills, 6 aces- she served 18 consecutive serves in game 1; Avery Graham: 4 kills; Haley Hamilton: 4 kills, 1 block; Hannah Hylton: 4 kills, 3 assists; Morgan Maslin:12 assists; Kailin Carpenter: 8 assists, 1 kill.

Franklin High School JV volleyball team (in no particular order): Payton Burrell, Bailey Gentry, Cassie Gillig, Kristen Ledford, Kenzee McCoy, Alex Moffitt, Madison Pattillo, Jenna Snell, Kirkland Stoudemire, Alexis Taro, Brooke Watson, Danae Woodard, Rebekah Zoellner. Managers: Lexi Bodenheimer, Mackenzee Herman. Head Coach: Bekah Brooks. Assistant Coach: Amanda Dowdle. Photos by Vickie CarpenterThe team travelled to Enka Tuesday night and once again pulled off the win, 25- 21. 25-15, 13-25, 26-24. Mariah Wallace: 18 kills, 4 blocks, 10 digs; Alex Clark: 12 kills, 7 digs; Kellie Trammel: 8 kills, 6 blocks; Haley Hamilton: 7 kills, 2 digs; Kailin Carpenter: 4 kills, 20 assists, 3 digs; Morgan Maslin: 9 assists.

The team travels to Brevard today to take on the Blue Devils.

Franklin will host Pisgah next Tuesday in the Lady Panthers' first home game.


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