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The Carolina Bombers 14U Travel Baseball Team competed in the FCA Baseball Invitational, Aug. 31-Sep. 1, at Catawba Meadows Park, Morganton, N.C.

The Bombers had an undefeated weekend and brought home the title of 14U Champions.

The Bombers are made up of players from Franklin, Sylva, Waynesville, Burnsville, and Clayton, Ga.

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WNC Storm played in the Land of the Sky Basketball Tournament Sept. 7-8 in Asheville.

In pool play, the Storm were 2-1, and defeated the defending AYBA State Champions from Surry County. WNC Storm is sponsored locally by Macon Bank, CEO Roger Plemmons.

The Storm is coached by Adam Burrell and Paul Martin.

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Franklin High School student Alyssa Nicole Burk is one of more than 500 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. who will be performing in the world famous London New Year's Day Parade.

The individuals invited to perform in the parade qualified for the trip after being selected as an All- American at one of the summer camps hosted by Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), National Cheerleaders Association (NCA), United Spirit Association (USA), Universal Dance Association (UDA) and National Dance Alliance (NDA). All-Americans are selected to try out based on superior cheerleading skills at camps across the country.

Varsity has been hosting camps since 1974. Since then, they have been leading the way by combing high energy entertainment with traditional school leadership. Each year Varsity Brands trains over 325,000 cheerleaders at over 5,000 camp sessions.

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click image to zoomLOUDON, N.H. — Was this real or instant replay?

For the second straight week, in the second race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Matt Kenseth led Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch to the finish line — and for Kenseth, who has struggled at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, that added a dreamlike quality to the victory.

The top seed in the Chase, Kenseth won Sunday's Sylvania 300 by .533 seconds over Busch as JGR asserted its superiority for the second consecutive week. A half hour after the race ended, the magnitude of the victory was still sinking in for the 2003 Sprint Cup champion.

"For me to win at New Hampshire, first of all, is more than a stretch and more than a dream," Kenseth said. "This is probably one of my worst places. That just shows you how good this whole team is. ... I didn't even know there was a Victory Lane here.

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