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The Swarm 11U baseball team finished in second place in the USSSA All-Star jam held in Clayton,Ga. June 4-5.

Pictured are (kneeling, L-R) James Field, Rion Kussow, Hunter Dills, Colin Crosby; (standing) Coach Tracy Justus, Johnathan Henson, Adam Justus, Sam Speed, Bailey Fisher, Seth Justus, Logan Egan, Coach Kevin Kussow.

Two more Franklin High School seniors have signed to play sports at colleges next year, adding to a long list of outstanding athletes in the Class of 2011 who have received sports scholarships.

On May 20, Jordan Pickens signed with Walter State to play softball. Pickens played All-Conference with FHS softball multiple years and was named Conference Player of the Year during her junior year.

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On the morning of June 18, more than a hundred kilted and painted lads and lasses will gather on Main Street preparing to run like “Braveheart” William Wallace through the Town of Franklin. The masquerade will all be part of Franklin’s first annual Braveheart 5K benefit run.

“Proceeds from the run will benefit the museum and help fund its general operations,” explained Ronan MacGregor, of the Scottish Tartans Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to the history and traditions of Scottish Highland culture. The museum features exhibits of the Scottish migration to North Carolina, as well as information about clan ancestry and customs.

“So far, we’ve had entries submitted from people in Raleigh and as far as Texas,” he said.

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Exceptional Franklin High School student athletes were recognized at the annual athletic awards banquet held Wednesday, May 25. Scheduled speakers reminded the students of the importance of their role in school sports programs and that the experience of competing as a high school athlete would last for the rest of their life.

The athletes were awarded for their outstanding performance throughout the year.

“We salute you,” said Macon County Public Schools superintendent Dan Brigman to the FHS athletes and parents that supported them. “Sports are the best dropout prevention, and you all have served as role models… We’re here to honor you and each of your contributions.”

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