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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.


This past weekend, Franklin High School tennis player Anni Neiss travelled to Raleigh to compete at the State Championship where she made it to the semi-finals before losing out to the eventual State Champion Cassidy Shell of Bandys High School.

“I think she competed really well,” said head coach Heather Bell. “She played a great match against Shell which is not reflected in the score. Many of the games were close and Anni just happened to end up short on more of them than not.”


JV Football
Oct. 31
West Henderson 7:00 p.m.

Varsity Football
Nov. 1
West Henderson 7:30 p.m.

Men’s Cross Country
Nov. 2
2-A State Meet 3:30 p.m. @ Beeson Park

Franklin High School senior, Erin Campbell began playing golf as a freshman. Four years later, this Monday and Tuesday, she competed at the North Carolina State Championship for 2-A golf at Pinehurst for the second time in her high school career. She has qualified three times, but was unable to compete last year.

On Monday she shot a 93 and on Tuesday a 91, finishing 20th out of 77 golfers.

Before the season kicked off back in August, Campbell said that she just wanted to have a season like the one she had as a junior.

“Last year, three of us qualified for state,” she had said. “I'm just hoping for another good season.”

As the only returning player, the stakes were set high, even if she didn't realize it. Under those circumstances she managed to rise to the occasion more than a few times and she consistently finished with the best scores of the team for Franklin.


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