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Huntland Hornets win Region Championship in dramatic two-day stint

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 11:32 am

SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris A double-digit comeback on Thursday night followed by winning with a depleted roster on Friday night resulted in a boys’ Region 5-A Championship for the Huntland Hornets basketball team. Huntland overcame a 15-point deficit to defeat LEAD Academy Thursday night 88-75, then won the championship game against Nashville Christian School 65-52, albeit without a key player and one battling sickness. Thursday night’s semifinal victory came against

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    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.
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    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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  • Despite loss, season continues for Lady Hornets

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Caylee McLennan has had an excellent freshman season for the Lady Hornets, averaging 13 points per game. In this file photo, McLennan gets a shot off right in the paint for an easy two.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris After entering the District 9-A tournament as the No. 3 seed, Huntland’s Lady Hornets fell 48-42 to the No. 2 Middle Tennessee Christian Cougars Thursday night in Eagleville. Losses are never welcomed, but Huntland can take solitude in knowing that its season isn’t over just yet. After facing off against rival Moore County in last night’s District Tournament Consolation game — see results in Friday’s edition

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  • Elementary basketball roundup, playoff preview

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 4:25 pm

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    SPORTS WRITER evan harris The Franklin County elementary basketball regular season officially came to a close this past Thursday night with two teams finishing undefeated. Cowan Elementary School’s girls and Decherd Elementary School’s boys were the two teams that finished with unblemished regular season records at 14-0 each. Cowan faced Sewanee at Townsend with the girls winning by a large margin, and the Cowan boys winning by the week’s slimmest

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  • Hornets upset Tigers, advance to district finals

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Huntland junior Kobe Foster caps off his 34-point performance with a two-handed jam at the buzzer during Friday night’s win over Fayetteville High School.
—Staff Photo by Paul Henry

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris The Huntland Hornets boys’ basketball team is heading to the District 9-A championship game after upsetting the number one seeded Fayetteville Tigers Friday night 69-56. In a win that will be looked back on for many years by Hornet fans, Huntland handed Fayetteville High School just its fourth loss of the season. Entering the game, the stats didn’t offer any favor to the Hornets, losing by

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