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Franklin High School's varsity football team has managed to blow out most of the teams in Western North Carolina, putting up win after win. The 2013 FHS football team currently sits on top of the 3A/2A Western North Carolina Athletic Conference with an undefeated record of 10-0.

They began their season with a big win over the defending 1A State Champions, the Murphy Bulldogs, with a score of 41- 17. Big wins like their home opener would define the season thus far with only two close contests.


The Highlands varsity soccer team has had an amazing season and it isn't over yet. On Saturday, the Highlanders hosted the second round of the state play-offs and was able to move past the 14-5-1 Blue Ridge Bobcats.

Highlands entered the contest with a 21-3-1 record with their only losses coming from Tuscola High School, Franklin High School and Rabun Gap Nacoochee School. Despite those losses, the Highlanders went undefeated in their conference winning the Smoky Mountain Conference Championship. In the first round of the playoffs they hosted the Cherryville Ironmen, winning easily by a score of 5-1.



FORT WORTH, Texas – The speed in Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet was positively jaw-dropping.

Able to pull away from his pursuers with apparent ease, Johnson finished three positions ahead of Matt Kenseth in Sunday's AAA Texas 500, breaking a tie for the lead in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, but – make no mistake – Johnson's performance amounted to a brutal bludgeoning of Kenseth and the rest of the opposition.

Kenseth hurt his own cause with a pit-road speeding penalty, but not even a perfect day on pit road likely would have overcome the dominance of the five-time champion, who led 255 of 334 laps en route to his third victory at Texas Motor Speedway, his sixth of the season and the 66th of his career.


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