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The Franklin High School varsity baseball game snapped a long standing losing skid when they traveled to East Henderson on Tuesday.

The Panthers shot out to an early lead of 4- 0, but the Eagles began to put up runs of their own in the bottom of the third. The game turned into a shootout with scores comining in consecutive innings for East Henderson, but Franklin was able to keep their bats hot and hold on to the lead. Going into the 7th inning FHS was up 8-5, but extended the lead by scoring six more runs. The Eagles tried to close the gap but came up short, allowing FHS to take home the win, 14-8.

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If you've been to Franklin Lanes on a given night, you've seen plenty of people on a quest to get the perfect game. Maybe it's not the exact goal we set out for when we lace up our shoes and find the perfect bowling ball, but most bowlers would do the farthest thing from complain if they were to score a 300. Just ask Dwain Sager and Clyde Kendrick, two local bowlers who both scored the coveted 300 last Monday night. Though Sager agreed with a notion made by a 2000 New York

Times article describing the influx of bowlers achieving the feat, he doesn't feel as though it takes much away from his personal achievement.

“Nowadays, you can get all kinds of equipment and bowling balls, but that doesn't change the fact that in order to get a perfect game, you have to bowl the ball perfect for 12 frames,” he said during the mixed league night that takes place on Mondays.

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – On Sunday at historic Martinsville Speedway, the driver known as "The Outlaw" committed highway robbery.

Bullying his way past six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson with 10 laps left in Sunday’s STP 500 at the .526-mile short track, Busch held on to edge Johnson by 0.263 seconds, denying Johnson a ninth Martinsville victory.

A Martinsville winner in 2002, Busch added a second victory at Sprint Cup’s oldest current venue to his resume. Busch’s 25th career victory was his first triumph in the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet and the first victory as a Sprint Cup crew chief for Daniel Knost. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third in a race that produce a record 33 lead changes and a sixth consecutive different winner to open the 2014 season. Joey Logano ran fourth, followed by Marcos Ambrose and Matt Kenseth. Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer and Paul Menard completed the top 10.

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The Franklin High School softball team never got a chance to play those important, early non-conference games that most teams get to begin their seasons with. Games that the players can use to get back into the swing of things, didn't occur for this years team and now at an 0-3 start, the Lady Panthers are hoping things start to swing in their favor says head coach Adam Tallent.

“I knew the start of the season was going to be tough the deeper we went into the playoffs with basketball,” said Tallent, who as a result of having some softball players on the highly successful basketball team, was forced to cancel some of the first games of the season. Those games would have come against teams TC Roberson and Hayesville—games that, win or lose, wouldn't have affected the conference standings.

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