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The Harlem Ambassadors visited Franklin on Tuesday night to take on the Franklin Dribblers at the FHS Panther Pit in front of lively audience.

As part of the show, young attendees along with their friends and family were invited to take part in various mini-games that were held throughout the night as well as some hilarious dance sequences.

The Harlem Ambassadors use their headturning basketball skills to spread laughs and a positive message to kids, “Stay in School – Stay Off Drugs.”

Partnered with The Franklin Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin High School Booster Club, the Ambassadors made Franklin one of their more than 200 shows they put on each year.


Wrap up of Saturday's game and plans for the future.

Franklin High School's Lady Panthers entered the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Fleming Stadium with a chip on their shoulder. When they secured their win against East Rutherford just four nights earlier, they had made school history by advancing the further into the state playoffs than any other FHS women's basketball team ever had. As a result of their epic regional semifinal win, they were now set to play the Bandys Lady Trojans, a team who entered the Western Regional championship undefeated and with their closest game being decided by 20 points. In other words, the Lady Trojans had been dominant in their season.


Advances to 2-A Western Regional championship

The Franklin High School Lady Panthers have made school history. After becoming the 2-A sectional champions last Friday when they defeated the Lexington Yellow Jackets, 62-46, the girls made their return to Greensboro where they lost last year to the Tuscola Mountaineers. This year, experience and skill would help the Panthers achieve a different outcome.

On Tuesday night, after making the four hour drive to the University of Greensboro, Franklin took on the (23-3) East Rutherfordton Cavaliers in the 2-A Western Regional semifinals.


FHS girl's varsity team wins conference title

Last Thursday night, the Franklin High School Lady Panthers traveled to Sylva to take on the Smoky Mountain Mustangs to determine the 2A WNCAC champions. The teams had met twice prior to the game with Franklin winning both contests by wide margins. Thursday's game would be no different. The Panthers shot to an early lead and continued to batter the Mustangs through each quarter, eventually securing the win 67-36, thus becoming the conference champions.

Monday night's game began the 2A NCHSAA Women's Basketball State Championship tournament. Franklin enters the tournament as an eighth seed and took on 25th ranked Forbush High School Falcons at the Panther Den.


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