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It was a rainy Saturday afternoon on July 14 when the 2nd Franklin Cornhole Doubles Tournament made its way into Franklin history. The dreary weather made no difference to the 16 men’s teams and the three women’s teams awaited the brackets to be set for the events at the Franklin Community Center.

The women started with two strong teams Edwina Hauversburk and Barbara Bullard against the strong competitors of Sue Schultz and Eva Haller. The battle waged and Edwina and Barbara were the Franklin Women Doubles Cornhole Champions.

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The Franklin High School Panther Men's Soccer Team scored a 3 to 1 victory over Highlands in their Tuesday night game.

Arturo Lopez scored 2 points that brought the Panthers to a 2 to 1 lead at half time.

Alberto Gonzalez-Garcia scored another goal in the second half of the game to bring the Panthers the win with a 3-1 ending score.

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The Old Bones Senior Softball team from Franklin, recently beat all competition and won the Hendersonville Senior Softball 65 age group tournament by soundly beating Hendersonville, 12-7; Lake Keowee/ Seneca, 19-7; and Charlotte, 14-11.

Special recognition goes to Walt Taylor who pitched two stellar games holding the competition to only seven runs and Larry Hildreth, who came in from his normal outfield position to hold the powerful Charlotte team to only 11 runs in the final tie breaking game.

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Olympic silver medalist and Western Carolina University alumni Manteo Mitchell brought a whole new meaning to his motivational phrase Faith, Focus and Finish during last Thursday's 4x400 meter relay Olympic Trial race.

The former Catamount Track and Field standout had 200 meters to go in the first leg of the 4x400-meter relay preliminaries when he heard a “pop.” With his relay partner cheering him on to hand off the baton, Mitchell fought through the pain and finished his leg of the race.

Mitchell limped to the side of the track and watched his team tie for first with the team from the Bahamas with a time of 2:58.87. After the race, Team USA announced that Mitchell's left fibula cracked midway through his stretch of the race forcing him to finish the last 200 meters of the race with a broken leg.

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