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Franklin High School’s girls golf team finished the season on a good note this week, as two standouts qualified to represent FHS at the state tournament held at the Foxfire Resort and Golf club in Foxfire Village, N.C. Senior Carly Payseur shot a 103 in both rounds to finish 42nd overall. Sophomore Erin Campbell shot a 106 and 108 to finish 51st overall. f 13 teams and 78 individuals competed at the event. “I was pleased with our season this year,” said head coach David Morgan. “I felt like all the girls improved from last year. I think we need to be more consistent and confident in our shots next year and we will be a much better team in the future and a team to be reckoned with,” he said. “I want to congratulate Carly, Erin, Keirsten, and Sydney on a great season and for setting a lot of FHS gold records this year,” concluded Morgan.

The team finished third in the conference and every player managed to qualify to compete at the regionals tournament in Asheville on Oct. 24. The team placed sixth at the regionals match, an admirable achievement for the young team to build off of.


A contingent from the Macon County Senior Games traveled to Raleigh recently for the State Championship Senior Games and brought home dozens of medals: 29 gold, 29 silver and 25 bronze.

The medal winners celebrated with a luncheon at the community building. Macon County seniors are invited to join in the fun.

For more information, call (828)421-3444.



The 8th Annual Tour de Franklin was held Sunday, Oct. 30, beginning at Smoky Mountain Bicycles on Highlands Road in Franklin.

Three different routes were offered: a 28-mile; a 66-mile and a 103-mile. At right, William Rossman from Peachtree City, Ga. completed 110 miles (which included a small detour) in 6 hours and 25 minutes.

Proceeds from the race went to the Wounded Warrior project.

Photo by Joey Hooper

The Franklin Cross Country team will be hosting the Grayson Hall Memorial 5K race on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. at Tassee Park on the Little Tennessee Greenway in Franklin.

This is the seventh year for the Grayson Hall Memorial race, which raises money for a Franklin High School scholarship. The idea for the race was conceived by Tiffany Allen, a FHS graduate and cross country runner, as a tribute to a former classmate who was killed in a car accident. Yearly scholarships in his memory have been awarded.


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