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Jerseys retired in two sports for first time ever

During the basketball home opener in the Panther Den last Wednesday night, the Franklin High School Athletic Department honored FHS graduate Lindsay Simpson for her award-winning contribution to the volleyball and basketball programs during her high school career. To honor Simpson's accomplishments both on and off the court, the Athletic Department retired Simpson's number 15 jersey in both basketball and volleyball. Wednesday night marked the first time in FHS history that a student has jerseys retired in two sports.


In the Franklin home opener against T.C. Roberson last Wednesday, the Lady Panthers rose victorious over the Rams 50-44. Despite some foul trouble near the end of the game, a considerably young women's varsity basketball team rallied together for the win. The girls beat West-Oak on 11/30, 62-44.

Building on the momentum started by the women's team, Franklin's men’s varsity basketball team took to the court in the Panther Den to beat the Rams 48-34. At half-time, the Panthers trailed the Rams, but in the fourth quarter Franklin's defense held T.C. Roberson and outscored Roberson for the win in the final stretch of the game. The boys continued their winning streak against West-Oak on 11/30, winning 56-45.


Franklin High School kicked off the winter sports season with a “Meet the Panthers” event Monday night at the Panther Den.

Franklin High Dance Team coach Jennifer Turner-Lynn emceed the special night, which gave all of Macon County the chance to come out and show support for all the winter sports teams. The teams involved included women’s and men’s JV and varsity basketball, JV and varsity cheerleading, FHS band, indoor track, and the dance team.


Football: The Franklin High School Panthers traveled to Morganton last Friday to play in the first round of the NCHSAA 3A playoffs.

The Freedom Patriots proved to be too much as Freedom overturned Franklin, 42-14.

The Panthers finished the season with an 8-4 record, failing to win a playoff game for just the third time in 12 seasons.


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