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Rebel football closes one chapter, readies another

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 4:43 pm

SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Franklin Cunty 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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  • Lady Hornets break streak with rout over rival

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Huntland Lady Hornet sophomore Caylee McLennan (21) gets past a trailing, Moore County senior, Makayla Ray (3) for an easy two point layup. McLennan finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds for her fourth consecutive double-double.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Feb. 28, 2004 — That was the last time that Huntland High School’s girls’ basketball program had beaten Moore County until Tuesday night when the Lady Hornets routed the Raiderettes 50-39. To put the time frame into perspective, with a roster consisting predominately of freshmen and sophomores, the last time the Lady Hornets defeated Moore County the current players were between the ages of 4 and

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  • Rebels start strong in district race

    Posted on December 5, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Franklin County senior Hunter Watson (with ball) battles through contact and soars over Tullahoma defender Luke Mitchell (31) for two of his 16 points on Tuesday night.
—Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Tuesday night marked the tip-off of the District 8-AAA basketball season with Columbia, Lawrence County, and Franklin County’s boys’ team all earning victories. The Franklin County Rebels drowned out rival Tullahoma by a margin of 25 points, 67-42, to improve to 4-2 on the early season. Initially things looked to be close with the Rebels escaping the first quarter of play up by just one point,

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  • FCHS to name new head football coach

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Three weeks to the day after James Carr was released as Franklin County High School’s head football coach, a replacement has been named — Warren County’s Scott Smith. The Franklin County school system has hired Smith to captain the school’s football program with hopes of setting the sails toward more success on the gridiron. News broke of the decision Wednesday at 2 p.m., when Scott Smith

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  • Elementary Basketball roundup

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 9:51 am

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Elementary basketball season is in full swing with third through fifth graders getting their shot on the hardwood. Games are played on Thursdays at either Cowan Elementary School or Townsend gym, and here is a recent recap of the most recent contests. Cowan played host to Huntland against Broadview, and Decherd against Cowan. Huntland and Broadview’s girls’ game ended with the slimmest margin of victory of

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  • South gets two wins over rival East Middle

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Much of South Middle School’s offense runs through big man, Omar Robinson. Here, Robinson (42) fades back after posting up a defender and goes on to sink a two-point basket.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris South Middle School basketball fans had plenty to cheer about Thursday night with the Lady Trojans and Trojans, respectively defeating East Middle School in Tullahoma. The girls’ game was a no contest with the Lady Trojans sprinting away with a 61-4 victory while the boys’ game got interesting late, but the Trojans prevailed 27-26. South’s girls were unstoppable, wreaking havoc at both ends of the court.

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  • Carr no longer Rebels’ coach

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris   James Carr was released from his duties as head coach of the Franklin County Rebels football team Wednesday. Dr. Rebecca Sharber, the director of schools, said she made the ultimate decision, upon a recommendation from Franklin County High School principal Greg Mantooth , to have Carr step down from the Rebels’ helm. She added that Carr will remain on staff as a teacher but will

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  • Rebels, Hornets conclude regular season with senior night

    Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:37 am


    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris High School football is ramping down in the Franklin County area with the conclusion of the regular season setting up a possibly spooky ending on Halloween night. Halloween will be on the back of a few parents’ minds tonight as they watch their young men’s last regular season home game with Franklin County and Huntland High School football teams honoring their seniors this evening. Franklin County

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  • Rebel wrestling team wants to know who’s ready to rumble

    Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Coach Hines (back center) watches on and helps two freshmen wrestlers, while other Rebel wrestlers work on take downs and defense.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    STAFF WRITER Evan Harris As fall fades into winter, high school sports begins to shift with athletes either taking time off or transitioning to another sport. Rebel wrestling coach Vaden Hines says he hopes Franklin County students consider taking to the mats. A team sport, that also puts the athlete on an island as coach Hines explains, is a unique challenge that teaches much more than just how to execute

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