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Last week on Wednesday, May 7, the Franklin High School varsity soccer team clinched a piece of the 2A WNCAC championship when they toppled the Tuscola Mountaineers, 3-0.

During the first half of the game, it looked as though it was going to be a defensive battle, but the Lady Panthers turned that idea on its head in the second half when they scored three unanswered goals to take home the win and become co-champions with Tuscola, who won their first meeting.

The win earned the Lady Panthers home field advantage in the first round of the 2A state playoffs when they took on the Chase Trojans yesterday.

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The varsity baseball team ended their season with an 11-12 overall record and a 6-8 conference record, but more notably on the momentum of five straight wins.

Last week they beat two conference foes, West Henderson and Tuscola by scores of 7-3 and 7-0.

The late season surge may serve the team well when they travel to Valdese, N.C. to take on the 12-10 Draughn High School Wildcats on Wednesday in the first round of the state playoffs.

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Franklin High School senior Erin Campbell committed to play golf at North Greenville University in South Carolina last week, May 1, 2014 at the FHS gym.

During her time as a high school student she made the all-conference team all four years and qualified for the state tournament three of those years. Campbell also plays for the varsity softball team.

North Greenville University is a Division II school that plays in the National Christian College Athletic Associations.

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The varsity softball team also ended their regular season on a high note when they defeated the Tuscola Mountaineers last Thursday by a score of 9-0, just one run short of invoking the mercy rule.

That win along with an unexpected Smoky Mountain win against a highly favored North Henderson team allowed Franklin to secure home field advantage on Wednesday when the Panthers took on the 11-4 Mountain Heritage Cougars.

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