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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 Lady Panthers (10-3) smoked the Maroon Devils in Saturday’s game, 81-23, making it the seventh win in eight games. Four players scored in double digits led by Sarah Henson who scored 19 points. On Friday, Jan. 4, the Lady Panthers beat North Henderson, 63-40. Franklin went on to beat East Henderson, 69-34, on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

The boys’ team didn’t fare as well on Saturday, losing to Swain County, 58-56. The Panthers won against North Henderson, 56-42, on Friday, followed by a win on Tuesday against East Henderson, 51-36, taking the team to 3-2 in the WNC Athletic Conference.

Next up: Friday, Jan. 11, at West Henderson beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Photos by Vickie Carpenter

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