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Huntland faithful watch Hornets rout Houston County

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:44 pm

SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris To say Huntland High School basketball supporters are proud of the boys’ basketball team wouldn’t begin to cover it, as hundreds of fans piled into the gymnasium Tuesday night to see the Hornets dismantle Houston County 73-55. The final score is a misrepresentation of the game’s early stages however, that saw the Hornets trailing after the first quarter 13-12 District 9-A Tournament MVP Kobe Foster scored

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  • Rebels early tournament exit a first under Taylor

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Franklin County senior Dre Braston (34) battles through a foul for a few of his game-high 19 points in Friday’s loss.
—Photo provided by JCShots.com

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Under the tutelage of Rebel head coach and alumni Jeff Taylor, Franklin County’s boys’ basketball team had advanced to the District 8-AAA championship game in Taylor’s first two seasons. However, that won’t be the case this year as the Rebels took a first round exit from the district tournament Friday night with a 55-48 loss to Lincoln County High School. Franklin County finished the regular season

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  • One-point heartbreaker ends Rebelettes’ 2015 season

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    In her sophomore season, Rebelette Sydney Ingle became a double-digit scoring threat on any night. Here Ingle, right, drives past a Lincoln County defender into the paint.
—Photo provided by Trent Loman

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Rebelettes’ basketball coach Larry Helton’s first year at Franklin County High School is in the books, but despite improvements, it didn’t end quite how he had hoped. Franklin County’s Rebelettes suffered a tough loss to Lincoln County Thursday night with a score of 58-57 in the first round of the District 8-AAA tournament. The Rebelettes avoided the dreaded play-in game by claiming fifth place among the

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