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Three Rebels advance forward to State Meet

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:23 am

SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris After qualifying seven different track and field athletes from Franklin County in a combined 11 events at the AAA Section 2 Sub-Sectional, two Rebels and a Rebelette placed high enough at the Section 2 Sectionals to move onto the State Meet held later this week. The three athletes who qualified for state — sophomore Tinia Palmer, junior Joshua Eid and senior Timothy Farris — will compete

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  • Hornets preparing to follow up breakout season

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Heading into his 17th year at the helm, head coach Bob Robertson still gets fired up for spring practice. Pictured here, Robertson, crouched left, watches on and offers instruction as players go through an inside running, tackling drill.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris After breaking out to an 8-3 overall record in 2014, Huntland High School’s football team aims for another big year as spring practices give a first look at the 2015 Hornets. Head coach Bob Robertson enters yet another season at the helm of the Hornet football program in what he estimated was his 17th year in the position. Robertson gave the number of 17 after initially

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  • Exciting benefit trail ride / concerts here June 4-7 starring Michael Martin Murphey

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Michael Martin Murphy1

                    ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy   Enjoy an amazing concert by well-known musician Michael Martin Murphey, along with an Extreme Cowboy Association competition and a variety of other exciting events and concerts coming up the first weekend in June in Franklin County. Everyone is urged to mark their calendar for the Equestrian Legacy Radio’s Trail Ride and Benefit for the Fiona Rose Murphey Foundation set for Thursday through Sunday, June

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  • Rebel spring ball caps first week under Smith

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 9:25 am

    New Franklin County Rebel football coach Scott Smith, standing center, talks to his players at the end of the first week of spring practice last Thursday.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Franklin County High School began spring football last week for the first time under new head coach Scott Smith with many changes to execute. Smith is no stranger to being a new head coach, having coached six different high schools, but says it still begins slowly when taking over a program. “We started off rough, any time you have a new install on both offense and

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  • Coach Montoye, alumni ready for Lincoln County

    Posted on May 8, 2015 at 5:00 am


    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris The dream of stepping onto the gridiron one last time is quickly approaching several of Franklin County High School’s alumni as they prep to do battle with Lincoln County Saturday at 7 p.m. Former North Junior High coach Mark Montoye along with fellow coach Stanley Bean have spent the past two months coaching the alumni that have signed up for the Alumni Football USA sponsored game.

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  • Hornets’ playoff surge falls short

    Posted on May 8, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Hornet Seniors

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Facing elimination and the end of its season, the Huntland High School baseball team won consecutive games on Monday night to stay alive in the District 9-A tournament. However, the team’s tournament run was cut short with a 3-0 loss to Eagleville on Tuesday evening. The wins on Monday came against Fayetteville 7-5 and then Community, 14-4. Even with tired legs and limited pitching, the Hornets

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  • Clark keeps Rebels alive with shutout

    Posted on May 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Rebel senior Trevor Barnes will be relied on for some strong innings as Franklin County aims for a District 8-AAA crown. Pictured in this file photo, Barnes rifles a ball down the pipe for strike.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris A second round one-run loss in the District 8-AAA Tournament put the Franklin County High School baseball team on the ropes, but the Rebels bounced back, thanks to a courageous effort by senior Colton Clark. Franklin County’s 5-4 loss came on Friday against Lawrence County. Clark’s heroics on the pitcher’s mound helped the Rebels survive in the tournament, as he threw a four-hit shutout in a

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  • Applications now available for Salvation Army Summer Camp

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Salvation Army Summer Camp

    The Franklin County Salvation Army is once again looking for children interested in attending summer camp. Camp Paradise Valley Summer Camp will be held June 29-July 3 for children age 7-12 years old. Transportation will be provided by the local Salvation Army Unit and there is no cost to the camper who might not otherwise be able to attend a summer camp. Applications are available and can be picked up

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  • Eric Taylor 7th annual STEP program set for Saturday

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Former Franklin County Rebel, Memphis Tiger, and now current Calgary Stampede football player Eric Taylor will hold his 7th annual STEP program this Saturday at the old high school from 9-1pm. STEP stands for striving towards excellence and performance, and for seven years now Taylor has held the one-day training camp that it is very important to the Canadian Football League defensive tackle. “It’s something that

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