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With wrestlers out with the flu and injuries plaguing the Franklin team, West Henderson dominated the Panthers with Franklin tallying only one pin in the heavyweight class scored by Tristan Longworth. The final score was 61-15.

The Panthers are now 8-5 overall and 0-2 in the WNC Athletic Conference in dual matches.

With five matches to go in the conference, Coach Chris DiLuzio says the ultimate goal is the region and state tournaments.



Wresting coach Chris DiLuzio reported the results of Friday’s wrestling match against Hayesville. The Dual Meet Score was Franklin 39.0, Hayesville, 27.0. Tristan Longworth, James Watson and Jackson Roper won by pin; Chris Richards won by tech fall; and Dustin Smith won by major decision.

Last Saturday the team went to Greeneville, Tenn. for an individual tournament. James Watson and Chris Richards took 3rd; Jackson Roper took 2nd; and Jimmy Briggs took 1st, his 3rd tournament win in a row. Conference began this week and the team wrestles West Henderson at home Friday at 6 p.m.


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.


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