25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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Wrestling

Wresting coach Chris DiLuzio reported the results of Friday’s wrestling match against Hayesville. The Dual Meet Score was Franklin 39.0, Hayesville, 27.0. Tristan Longworth, James Watson and Jackson Roper won by pin; Chris Richards won by tech fall; and Dustin Smith won by major decision.

Last Saturday the team went to Greeneville, Tenn. for an individual tournament. James Watson and Chris Richards took 3rd; Jackson Roper took 2nd; and Jimmy Briggs took 1st, his 3rd tournament win in a row. Conference began this week and the team wrestles West Henderson at home Friday at 6 p.m.

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Franklin High School hosts annual Christmas Classic basketball tournament

Foul trouble didn’t faze the Franklin High School boys who were named champions of Franklin High School's Christmas Classic. Beginning last Thursday, the tournament, which hosted Andrews High School, West Oak High School from Westminster, South Carolina, Rabun County High School and Franklin High School, the varsity boys basketball team rallied to reign victorious over Andrews, 58-23, in the first round of the tournament. On Friday, the Panthers were matched up with West Oak and finished the tournament with a 60-49 victory, marking the second year in a row the Franklin boys team has won the tournament.

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Macon County Girls Biddy League Basketball tournament was held Dec. 15-18 at Mountain View School.

In semifinal play, the Biddy Comets defeated The Sky by one point from the free throw line, while the Sparks held out over the Lynx.

The Biddy League Sparks went on to win the tournament with a win over the Comets in the final game.

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WNC conference loss against Pisgah, the Franklin High School varsity girls’ basketball team advance to 5-1 for the season after beating the Smoky Mountain High Mustangs 51-42 on Tuesday night.

Franklin's varsity boys’ basketball team went point for point with the Mustangs and lost by a mere three point margin, ending the game 69-66. The loss gives the Panthers a 5-2 record for the season.

The action continues tonight (Thursday) when the Panthers will travel to Highlands to take on the Highlanders.

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