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With spring kicking off on Friday, flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the grass is sprouting perfectly, especially on the local golf courses. With the greens clipped to perfection, Franklin High School's golf team is poised to have another standout season.

With two returning All-Conference seniors, backed up by two returning juniors, and two returning sophomores, there is no lack of leadership on this year's 14- man squad.

"We have two All-Conference players on our team returning from last year who will be the role models for my young guys and will be mentoring them during practice on and off the course," said second year coach Greg Partington. "I have already met with my seniors and juniors and we have discussed our plans for growing and developing our underclassmen. They will be assigned an underclassmen that they will be responsible for all season, making sure they get to practice or have a ride, practicing with them on drills, and playing with them on the course during practice rounds."


Saturday night, Franklin High School crowned its 2015 Mr. & Ms. FHS. Members of the court were nominated by the teachers of Franklin High School and then were voted on by the student body to represent each grade level. Students voted to name Blaine Moss and Vanessa Agrusa as this year's Mr. & Ms. FHS.


AVONDALE, Ariz. - Yes, the best car won Sunday’s CampingWorld. com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway — but one-man juggernaut Kevin Harvick had to hold off charging Jamie McMurray on the final restart with 12 laps left to notch his fourth straight victory at the one-mile track.

The box score will show that the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champ led 224 of 312 laps, but McMurray took his best shot on the Lap 301 restart, driving hard to the inside of the race winner and, for the briefest of moments, clearing Harvick’s No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet off Turn 2.


LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Kevin Harvick must have been tired of finishing second, because on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion did something about it.

Once Harvick got to the front of the field from his 18thplace starting spot in the Kobalt 400, he was untouchable.

Even with a disquieting vibration on the final green-flag run—and a left-rear tire that shredded during his celebratory burnout—Harvick had enough of a working margin to hold off runner-up Martin Truex Jr. by 1.640 seconds.

Harvick, who ran second in the season-opening Daytona 500 and in last week’s 500-miler at Atlanta, led a race-high 142 laps in winning for the first time in Las Vegas and for the 29th time in his career. In his last six races, dating to last year’s championship season, Harvick has three victories and three second-place finishes.


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