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Lady Hornet junior guard Tara Cates, left, defends an Eagleville player from advancing up court.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

Stingy defense key to Lady Hornet victory

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 1:14 pm

SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris On a night when Huntland High School’s girls’ basketball team made just 34 percent of its shots, the team relied on its defense to seal a 41-36 District 9-A victory over Eagleville. Paydirt was a rarity in the first quarter with both teams combining to score just seven points. Freshman Caylee McLennan scored all three of Huntland’s points in the opening quarter, and the Lady Hornets

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  • Huntland teams successful in irregular Monday night games

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Playing on a Monday night, Huntland’s High School’s Hornets and Lady Hornets hosted Cascade High School for two wins in front of the home fans. Both Huntland teams got redemption from its first game of 2015, which were road game losses to Cascade. The Lady Hornets won 46-32, and the Hornets avenged an 18-point loss with a 56-54 win. Lady Hornets Following an opening basket from

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  • Rebels slam door on Wildcats: Rebelettes can’t extend strong start

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Franklin County High School’s student section, known as the “Dawg Pound,” has spirit fingers up, hoping to help a Rebelette sink a free throw shot.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    SPORTS WRITER evan harris Friday night proved to be a double-edged sword for Franklin County High School’s basketball teams on home court against rival Tullahoma with the Rebels emerging victorious and the Rebelettes faltering after taking an early lead. The Rebelette’s held a 21-8 advantage, but were outscored in each of the final three quarters in a 67-52 loss to the Lady Wildcats. With the Rebels, it was another story.

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  • Russell Barnett and FCHS team up to draw big crowd

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris In an effort to drum up a large crowd for tonight’s rivalry basketball game against Tullahoma High School, Franklin County High School and the Russell Barnett dealership are teaming up. Not only will all Franklin County High School students receive free admission to tonight’s contest, but they will also have the opportunity to win $2,500, courtesy of Russell Barnett. During halftime of the boys’ game, Russell

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  • Golden eclipses 1,000 point milestone… Huntland cagers combine to go 3-1 in two days

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Huntland High School hosted two days of basketball on Thursday and Friday, as the school’s basketball teams combined to win three of the four games in front of the home crowds in attendance. Another exciting moment for Huntland parents and fans attending the game on Friday night was sophomore Ali Golden scoring her varsity career 1,000th point for the Lady Hornets. All the excitement began on

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  • Local school teachers to run in the Boston Marathon

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 6:08 am

    STAFF REPORT With most of the public’s attention turned toward health, nutrition, and fitness for the New Year, everyone is focusing on setting goals and accomplishing them. Two local school teachers, Maranda Wilkinson and Terry Hannaway, happened to accomplish a major goal of theirs in 2014 and are looking forward to make the once-in-a-lifetime next step in April — running the Boston Marathon. Wilkinson and Hannaway spent hours upon hours

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  • Rebel football closes one chapter, readies another

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 4:43 pm

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    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Franklin County High School’s Rebel football team concluded its 2014 season officially on Saturday night, with the team’s end of the year banquet. The banquet offered a reflection on the year and gave recognition to several deserving coaches and players. In his last night as the head coach of the Franklin County Rebels, James Carr spoke to what will forever be his team. Throughout the night

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