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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.


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.


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.


The Panther Pit was lit up Saturday night, but instead of the young bucks of Franklin High School lining up, veteran players covered the field for the first ever alumni football game against Smoky Mountain High School.

Organized and promoted by Alumni Football USA, the rivalry match included players ranging from 1983 high school graduates to those who graduated just last June. The Battle of Cowee Mountain continued as Franklin High School defeated Smoky Mountain, 26-0, after four long, grueling 15 minute quarters.


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