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Representative Phil Haire presented FHS Varsity and Junior Varsity cheerleading squads with a certificate commemorating their recent victory as state cheerleading champions for the Western North Carolina district.

The teams went to Raleigh from Feb.11-13 and competed in the North Carolina Cheerleading Coaches Association. Both Varsity and Junior Varsity squads won first in nontumbling cheerleading.

The duel win was the first in FHS cheerleading history. Varsity coach Jennifer Turner- Lynn attributed her team’s success this year to good leadership and hard work.


Two-time All Conference award winner Ben Carrion signed his letter of intent to play football for Appalachian State University Friday, March 18 at the Panther Pit.

Carrion excelled on both sides of the football and played offensive tackle and defensive tackle for Josh Brook’s Franklin Panther football team.

“Playing for Franklin taught me how to be physically and mentally tough,” said Carrion.



The WNC Challenge League Soccer Season is under way. This year Macon County Soccer is fielding four teams in the spring league — three U12 teams: girls division are the MCSC Grasshoppers and in the Boys division are the MCSC Storm and the MCSC Highlanders and one U14 boys division team, the MCSC Panthers. Each team is playing an eight-game schedule.

The popular British Soccer Camp is coming back to Franklin the week of July 11-15. The camp will be held at the Macon County Industrial Park Fields. Players can register by going to the MCSC web site at www.maconsoccer.net/ and follow the links for the British Soccer Camp or by going to Challenger Sports at www.challengersports.com.


The newly formed Franklin Archers club met recently for its second time and officially established itself as a non-profit archery organization.

Eighteen archers of all ages gathered at the meeting which was held at the agricultural learning building at Franklin High School, in order to sign up for membership. In recent years, the same group of people have joined two archery clubs, both of which failed. The group has been adamant about reforming a club, [anxious for an outlet to practice the sport].


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published: 10/18/2013
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