11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

- published 3/27 (Larry) - unpublished ?

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Wrap up of Saturday's game and plans for the future.

Franklin High School's Lady Panthers entered the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Fleming Stadium with a chip on their shoulder. When they secured their win against East Rutherford just four nights earlier, they had made school history by advancing the further into the state playoffs than any other FHS women's basketball team ever had. As a result of their epic regional semifinal win, they were now set to play the Bandys Lady Trojans, a team who entered the Western Regional championship undefeated and with their closest game being decided by 20 points. In other words, the Lady Trojans had been dominant in their season.

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Advances to 2-A Western Regional championship

The Franklin High School Lady Panthers have made school history. After becoming the 2-A sectional champions last Friday when they defeated the Lexington Yellow Jackets, 62-46, the girls made their return to Greensboro where they lost last year to the Tuscola Mountaineers. This year, experience and skill would help the Panthers achieve a different outcome.

On Tuesday night, after making the four hour drive to the University of Greensboro, Franklin took on the (23-3) East Rutherfordton Cavaliers in the 2-A Western Regional semifinals.

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FHS girl's varsity team wins conference title

Last Thursday night, the Franklin High School Lady Panthers traveled to Sylva to take on the Smoky Mountain Mustangs to determine the 2A WNCAC champions. The teams had met twice prior to the game with Franklin winning both contests by wide margins. Thursday's game would be no different. The Panthers shot to an early lead and continued to batter the Mustangs through each quarter, eventually securing the win 67-36, thus becoming the conference champions.

Monday night's game began the 2A NCHSAA Women's Basketball State Championship tournament. Franklin enters the tournament as an eighth seed and took on 25th ranked Forbush High School Falcons at the Panther Den.

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Franklin High School seniors Daniel Marr and Marquel Manning have committed to play football at Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C.

A signing ceremony was held at the FHS gym last Thursday where friends, classmates, teammates and family members joined together to congratulate the two football stars.

In his senior year, Marr was an All-Western North Carolina Athletic Conference and All-WNC lineman despite missing five games due to a broken leg.

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