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Three Franklin players named to all-tournament team.

The Franklin High School varsity basketball teams each posted wins at the Panther Den Monday night, Feb. 25, in the first round of the N.C. state playoffs.

After a tough loss to Pisgah in the WNC Athletic Conference tournament championship game the Lady Panthers were able to start the night off strong against the 19-6 South Point Red Raiders. What would end up being a back and forth battle between the two teams would end with Franklin pulling ahead and away in the last minutes of the game to seal the victory, 73-65.


The Highlands Highlanders had a successful basketball season with the varsity boys team posting a 15-11 record and becoming the 2013 regular season champions of the Little Smoky Mountain Conference.

The team lost Monday, Feb. 25, to a tough Robinsville Black Knights team in the first round of the state playoffs, 70-61, ending the young team's season.


The 1st Annual Marna Peck Memorial Scholarship Coed Volleyball Tournament will be held March 16, in the Franklin High School Gym beginning at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee is $75 per team. Round Robin Play and Single Elimination Tournament.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase. T-Shirts will also be sold for $10 each.

Business sponsors are needed. If you are interested, a minimum of $25 donation will get your business name printed on the back of the tournament shirt, or $100 for a team registration and business name.



The Franklin High School varsity basketball teams travelled to Waynesville Tuesday, Feb. 19, for the second round of the WNCAC Tournament where they met the Tuscola Mountaineers. After coming off big wins in the opening round of the tournament, the men’s and women’s teams looked to keep their momentum against Tuscola, who handed them each a loss in their last meeting, Feb. 12.

The girls started the night slower than usual, finding themselves outscored after the first quarter, but were able to turn it around, eventually sealing the win, 54-40. The Lady Panthers will now head to a meeting with the Pisgah Sugar Bears in the WNCAC Tournament Championship on Thursday, Feb. 21...


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