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The internationally-acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors will be visiting Franklin for a game with the Franklin Dribblers at Franklin High School in the Panther Pit on Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m.

The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlemstyle basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines.

The Ambassadors feature non-stop laughs and deliver a positive message of “Stay in School – Stay off Drugs” for kids wherever they play. “At our shows, we want the kids to know that they are a part of our team, too,” Coach Lade Majic said, “We invite as many kids as we can to come sit on the bench, have a front row seat during the show, and get involved in all of the fun stuff we do.”

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In the final round of the Little Smoky Mountain Conference tournament, the Highlanders beat Hiwassee Dam, 60-49, making this the third year in a row the Highlands boys team has won the conference.

After placing second in the Little Smoky Mountain Conference, the Highlands girls basketball team opened the state tournament Monday at Highlands School gym. The girls played Robbinsville.

The Highlands boys basketball team also opened the state tournament following the girls game at Highlands School gym, playing Lincoln Charter.

Both teams ended their seasons Monday night, falling to their challengers.

Senior night recognizes spring sports athletes.

The Lady Panthers ended their regular season with another dominant victory over the Tuscola Mountaineers at the Panther Den on Monday night. The team appeared as though the week long break they had as a result of last week's snow storm had affected them very little as they held Tuscola scoreless until the last minute of the first quarter. The pace of the game didn't change much throughout as FHS took the win with a final score of 77-28.

The 2A Western North Carolina Athletic Conference tournament began on Tuesday. The Lady Panthers went 13-1 in the conference and earned themselves a bye in the first round. Tonight [Thursday] they will play the Smoky Mountain Mustangs in the 2A championship. The teams have played twice this season with Franklin winning both contests, the first time, 61-42, and the next, 66-23.

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FHS students were honored at Monday night’s basketball game for their exceptional performances at the 2A State Championships earlier in the month.

Both the men’s 4X800 relay team and pole vaulter finished first in the state.

Ryan Ballant was also honored at the event for coming in first place in the one-meter dive competiton at the 1A/2A NCHSAA championship.

Pictured (L-R) are Coach Jeff Howard, Harrison Conner, Caleb Albrecht, Shawn Marcie, Emmanuel Williams and Danielle Brown. Not pictured, Ryan Ballant.

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