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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.


MCSC U14 Storm improves record

The U14 Storm defeated the YCVSC Eagles (Conover) 2-0 in Asheville on Feb. 23. Angel Chavez dropped a beautiful shot just under the crossbar in the first half, on an assist by Diego Panilla. Omar Arellano scored on a penalty kick in the second half, and tight play by Goalie Juan Garcia held the Eagles scoreless.

On March 2, the Storm beat GUSC Blue at Gastonia, winning 4-1 after a slow start. GUSC Blue led at the half 1-0, and held the lead until the 25-minute mark of the second half.


On Monday, March 18, the Macon Middle School baseball team hosted a pre-game ceremony celebrating the life of Matt Fritz, who lost his battle with cancer last October.

Fritz was a well respected teacher, father, husband, coach, and friend to many in Macon County.

Wife, Teresa, and his two sons, Chanz and Zak threw out the first pitches of the season.

The Macon Middle School baseball team and coaches have dedicated the 2013 season to the beloved coach.


The action was back at Bristol Motor Speedway with a war of attrition on the track and a war of words in the garage following Kasey Kahne's victory in Sunday's Food City 500.

Denny Hamlin, who led a race-high 117 laps, and his former Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano, went at it verbally in a scuffle that also involved team members. The dust-up came after an incident on Lap 348 in which Hamlin sent Logano spinning in Turn 2 with both drivers in hot pursuit of race leader Jeff Gordon.

Ultimately, though they both led the race, neither factored at the finish.


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