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Seniors compete in events for a chance at state level.

Macon County Senior Games are under way in Franklin. Seniors 55 and older compete in various games for the chance to go to Raleigh and compete on the state level. Among the official events being offered are basketball shooting, softball throwing, bowling, bocce, billiards, croquet, track events, shuffleboard, spin casting and more.

For those leaning toward performing on a stage instead of an athletic field, the Silver Arts category showcases visual, heritage, literary and performing arts.


TALLADEGA, Ala. — In the type of stunning victory that has typified racing at Talladega Superspeedway since its inception, David Ragan led an extraordinary 1-2 finish for Front Row Motorsports, which had never won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race before Sunday.

David Gilliland pushed Ragan, his teammate, to the lead on the final circuit in a green-white checkered-flag finish that took Sunday's Aaron's 499 four laps past its scheduled distance of 188 laps. Gilliland came home second, followed by pole sitter Carl Edwards, Michael Waltrip and series leader Jimmie Johnson.

As Ragan put it, two Davids beat the Goliaths of NASCAR racing in one of the sport’s most unlikely finishes ever.


Soccer: The FHS women's varsity soccer team continued their winning ways Monday against West Henderson. The team won, 3-0, and moves their overall record to 14-0-1.

The Lady Panthers are currently ranked number one in the conference.

The team travelled to Tuscola yesterday to take on the Mountaineers whom they beat 2-1 in their April 9 meeting.

Tomorrow they will play the Smoky Mountain Mustangs at home.



The MCSC U14 Storm took first place in their bracket of the FCCA First Strike Tournament in Concord, N.C. on April 20 and 21.

The Storm won 4 of 4 games to emerge victorious, capping a great first season in the Classic League.



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