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Senior Sarah Henson pulls up for a jumper against a West Henderson player last week. Henson scored 14 points against the Lady Falcons. The Lady Panthers are currently enjoying a 12-game winning streak and will look to continue their dominance against Hayesville tonight (Thursday).Lady Panthers look to extend 12-game winning streak

The Lady Panthers continue to keep their game winning streak alive with two dominant wins over the past week. The first came against West Henderson in game that looked like it may be close in the first half, but as they have time and time again this season, Franklin ended up on top at the end of the fourth quarter with a score of 62-30.

Their game against Tuscola didn't look much different with the Lady Panthers taking home the win with a final score of 57-26, which is shockingly, only their fourth most dominant win of the season. The win brings the Lady Panthers' winning streak to 12 games. They will be playing the Hayesville Yellow Jackets tonight. This will be the first undefeated team that the Panthers have played so far this season.

Boys basketball hopes to recover from two-game skid

The boys' varsity basketball team will look to bounce back from a two game skid tonight when they travel to Hayesville to take on the Yellow Jackets.

Their first loss in the most recent faulter came at the hands of the West Henderson Falcons at the Panther Pit last Wednesday night. The Falcons jumped to an early lead out of the gate, making it seem as though it could turn into a blowout, but Franklin was able to close the distance before the first quarter had come to a close. For the next three quarters, the contest would stay neck and neck and end tied at 54-54 as time expired. In overtime, the Falcons were able to take the win with a final score of 57-56.

The Panther's next defeat came at the hands of conference rival, Tuscola last Friday night in Waynesville. The game once again stayed close during most of regulation until the fourth quarter when the Moutaineers outscored the Panthers 28 to 19, closing it out with a final score of 74-65.

Swim Results Saturday, January 11
Franklin Health & Fitness

Men - Team Rankings – Through Event 22

  1. Franklin High School – 614
  2. Murphy High School – 204
  3. Madison High School – 178
  4. Andrews High School – 130
  5. Hiwasee Dam High School 33

Women – Team Rankings – Through Event 22

  1. Franklin High School – 647
  2. Madison High School – 271

Combined Team Scores – Through Event 22

  1. Franklin High School – 1261
  2. Madison High School – 449
  3. Murphy High School – 389
  4. Andrews High School – 179
  5. Hiwasee Dam High School - 33

Franklin High School boys swim team won the WNC Athletic Conference at a meet held Jan. 8 at the Waynesville Recreation Center. Next up is Regionals in Swimming and Diving Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at the Huntersville Aquatic Center. 


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