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Franklin High School senior Amber Cook signed with the Chipola College Indians out of Marianna, Florida to play softball in the fall.

Cook will be attending Chipola on a full athletic scholarship. Cook started her softball career at age eight when she joined a local team, advancing to travel ball at age nine.

Pictured at right (L-R) are Chris Cook (father), Amber Cook, Anita Cook (mother) and Cole Cook (brother).

Franklin High School senior Haylee Overholt signed with Chipola College Indians out of Marianna, Florida to play softball.

Overholt will be attending Chipola on a full scholarship.Overholt will be carrying on the family tradition as she follows in her father’s footsteps as a Chipola Indians athlete.

Overholt's father, Mike (left) attended Chipola College to play baseball. Pictured above: Mike Overholt (father), Haylee Overholt and Shelly Thomas-Finch (mother).


Franklin High School basketball hit the road again as they met the Smoky Mountain Mustangs for a second time this season on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

The second ranked Lady Panthers, who were coming off 82-50 and 70-27 wins over Brevard and Swain County were able to keep the momentum going as they blasted Smoky, 63-42. They now move to 12-2 overall.

The fifth ranked men's basketball team saw their two game winning streak come to an end as the Mustangs handed the team their sixth loss of the season, moving them to a 13- 6 record overall. Down by four points at half-time, they were never able to overcome the deficit, eventually losing 61-48.


The Franklin High School Dance Team wrapped up their first year last Saturday as they performed alongside Western Carolina University's Dance Team during the home game against UNC-Greensboro. With the first season down in the FHS history books, the first-ever dance team went from idea to success in just one year.

According to FHS Dance Team Coach Jennifer Turner-Lynn, she reached out to WCU's Dance Team last spring to solicit their help in starting a team at Franklin High School. “The WCU coaching staff and athletes have been instrumental in assisting Franklin in starting this dance program and have been wonderful about helping us with choreography and technique,” said Turner-Lynn.


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