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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.


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.


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.


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