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Unexpected snow showers covered Western North Carolina Monday and Tuesday, giving the Franklin High School sports teams a break from their competitive schedule.

Both the FHS varsity baseball and softball teams were coming off losses from last Friday's games against Pisgah. The baseball team was able to start its game off competitively, holding Pisgah scoreless after the first inning, but for the remainder of the game the Panthers were unable to hold off the onslaught that was to come. The Bears were able to drive in runs in every other inning of the game, while Franklin scored one run in the second, before losing 7-1. The loss moves Franklin to a 3-3 record with a 1-2 record in the conference. The Panthers hosted Smoky Mountain yesterday at the Macon Middle School. The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but was canceled due to inclement weather.

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After trading barbs on Twitter a week ago, Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano actually traded paint on Sunday, throwing away their chances to win the Auto Club 400 by banging each other into oblivion on the final lap at Auto Club Speedway.

But it was Logano's row with Tony Stewart that led to the most heated exchange of the season so far, first as Stewart tried to get a piece of Logano on pit road and later as the three-time champion roasted the 22-year-old with criticism that turned very personal.

The Hamlin-Logano feud, which began last week at Bristol when Hamlin's attempted bump-and-run sent Logano's Ford spinning into the wall, escalated at Fontana, as Hamlin drove to the outside of Logano to start the final lap and the drivers traded shots until they wrecked in Turn 3 – to the benefit of Kyle Busch, who was running third at the time and won the race.

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Ten teams sign up to benefit FHS scholarship fund.

The Marna Peck Memorial Scholarship Fund hosted its first co-ed volleyball tournament fundraiser on Saturday, March 16, at the Franklin High School gym. Marna Peck was an English teacher at FHS and touched many lives of the students who came through her classroom. She lost her battle to cancer in February 2010 at the age of 44.

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Track & Field, Varsity Baseball & Softball

Track & Field

The Franklin High School Track team hosted the Far West Invitational last Friday with six teams competing. The girls finished in third place while the boys took first. Avery Graham was chosen as the MVP for field events and Emmanuel Williams was chosen as MVP for the running events.

A track event was also held on Tuesday at the FHS track.

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published: 10/18/2013
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