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The varsity baseball team ended their season with an 11-12 overall record and a 6-8 conference record, but more notably on the momentum of five straight wins.

Last week they beat two conference foes, West Henderson and Tuscola by scores of 7-3 and 7-0.

The late season surge may serve the team well when they travel to Valdese, N.C. to take on the 12-10 Draughn High School Wildcats on Wednesday in the first round of the state playoffs.

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Franklin High School senior Erin Campbell committed to play golf at North Greenville University in South Carolina last week, May 1, 2014 at the FHS gym.

During her time as a high school student she made the all-conference team all four years and qualified for the state tournament three of those years. Campbell also plays for the varsity softball team.

North Greenville University is a Division II school that plays in the National Christian College Athletic Associations.

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The varsity softball team also ended their regular season on a high note when they defeated the Tuscola Mountaineers last Thursday by a score of 9-0, just one run short of invoking the mercy rule.

That win along with an unexpected Smoky Mountain win against a highly favored North Henderson team allowed Franklin to secure home field advantage on Wednesday when the Panthers took on the 11-4 Mountain Heritage Cougars.

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Franklin High School senior Danielle Brown signed with Western Carolina University for track and field last Thursday, as her mom, Chris, looked on.

Brown was the 1A/2A state indoor champion in pole vaulting back in the winter and just Saturday, two days after her signing, she broke a state record at the 2-A State Championship that took place at NC A&T when she reached 11 feet, 2 inches in pole vaulting and became state champion again.

Photo by Vikie Carpenter

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