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When school begins this year, Franklin area athletes will receive care from Angel Medical Center (AMC) instead of Healthworks. The Board of Education unanimously voted to award AMC the district's sports medicine contract to save money.

The school system's previous sports medicine contract called for an athletic trainer to attend all home and away varsity football games for a flat fee and then any other sport coverage such as basketball games, track meets, JV and MMS football games and any playoff game hosted by FHS, at a rate of $22.50 an hour.

In addition to services of the athletic trainer, the previous contract called for $2,500 a year for medical supplies and an additional $2,500 for mandatory coverage for football practices.


BROOKLYN, Mich. - Add another name to the Chase conversation.

Joey Logano started Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from the pole, and after a convoluted mix of strategy and racing incidents, it was Logano who claimed the victory and established himself as a contender for a berth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

The victory was Logano's first of the season, his first at Michigan, his first for Penske Racing and the third of his career. Kevin Harvick ran second, followed by Kurt Busch, Paul Menard and Clint Bowyer.

The victory moved Logano from 16th to 13th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings, 17 points out of 10 place. The youngest winner in MIS history also is in play for a Wild Card, with two spots available to the drivers in positions 11- 20 in the standings with the most victories.


Looking to build off last year’s winning season

The Franklin High School Panthers men's varsity soccer team will kick off the season Monday, Aug. 19, with a game against the Murphy Bulldogs at the home field at Macon Middle School.

Led by coach Ken Neitz, the team will look to carry momentum from last year when it ended its season with a 12-11 record.

“I don't know if we're going to have a better year because you really never know how your opponents are going to play, but I can say that I think we have a very talented team,” said Neitz.


Tony Stewart’s accident might affect outside racing.

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - The third time may have been the charm for Kyle Busch, but it was a jinx for pole winner Marcos Ambrose.

Having surrendered the lead late in the last two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Watkins Glen International, Busch reversed the trend Sunday in winning the Cheez-It 355 at the 2.45- mile road course by .486 seconds over runner-up Brad Keselowski.

Ambrose had the race in hand, having led 51 of the first 61 laps, until an inopportune caution in the middle of a pit stop cycle dropped him back to 12th for a restart on Lap 64 of 90. Busch grabbed the lead when Ambrose came to pit road under yellow on Lap 62 and held it the rest of the way.


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