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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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  • FC soccer defeats Shelbyville to win Rebel Classic

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris By going 2-0-1 over the weekend, the Franklin County High School Rebel soccer team claimed top honors at its annual Rebel Classic event. Making the victory even sweeter, the Rebels two wins both came against quality District 8-AAA opponents in the form of Lincoln County on Saturday in a forfeit, and Shelbyville on Sunday, 1-0. The Classic winner is determined by points which the Rebels topped

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  • Rebels go 2-1 in baseball Classic

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris A weekend filled with baseball is exactly what happened down at Loel E. Bennett Stadium as the Franklin County High School baseball team hosted its annual Rebel Classic. Franklin County won two of its three games, defeating Giles County on Thursday 5-0, losing to North Oldham on Friday, and bouncing back for a 2-1 win over McMinn County on Saturday. Colton Elliott and Hunter Perry combined

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  • FCHS athleticism on display at Tomahawk Chop Championship

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Rebel senior Timothy Farris looks to
stick the landing while competing in
the long jump at Saturday’s Tomahawk
Chop Track and Field Championship.
—Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Franklin County High School’s track and field team traveled to Riverdale High School on Saturday and left with the girls’ and boys’ earning second place at the Tomahawk Chop Championship. Both teams placed behind Riverdale, but ahead of rival Tullahoma High School’s boys’ and girls’ teams which finished in third place. The team placement was a big accomplishment for the track and field team that was made possible by several Rebels and Rebelettes stepping up. Franklin County had seven

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  • Rebels’ opening day met with sunshine, win

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 12:11 pm

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    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Rebel baseball’s opening day was originally set for March 9, but after inclement weather forced Franklin County to reschedule its first six games, the team was able to earn a victory on Sunday in 70 degree weather. The skies were clear, and the sun was out as the Rebels used and extra inning to defeat the Ooltewah Owls 2-1. Kade Rigsby received the start on the

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  • Rebelette softball team opens with tough no-hitter district loss

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Facing a division one college committed hurler on the road isn’t the ideal situation for the first game of the season, but the Rebelettes did just that in a 7-0 loss Monday night to District 8-AAA foe Coffee County. Coffee County started three-year running District 8-AAA pitcher of the year Brianna Jones on the mound. Jones is committed to play college ball for Southern Illinois. Jones was simply unhittable, pitching

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  • Lady Hornets stumble late for first defeat

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Huntland sophomore Savannah Davis made her varsity pitching debut in Monday’s season opener. Here, Davis releases the ball looking to strikeout a Grundy County batter.
—Staff Photo by Evan Harris

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Huntland High School’s Lady Hornet sophomore Savannah Davis started her first varsity softball game as a pitcher in Monday evening’s tough opening day 5-4 loss to Grundy County. Davis pitched an excellent game in her debut, allowing just six hits and two runs through six innings on the mound. After holding Grundy County scoreless through two innings, Huntland was poised to be the first to score

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  • Hornets gain field time in opening day loss

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Huntland senior Tyler Cates recorded several of the first stats for the Hornets on the season in Monday’s opener. Here, Cates, center, walks back to first base after Huntland’s first single of the season.
—Staff Photo by Evan H

    SPORTS WRITER Evan Harris Huntland High School opened up its baseball season with a 7-3 loss Monday evening to Cascade High, but earned valuable invaluable field time to prep for next week’s District 9-A slate of games. Due to recent weather causing field conditions to be impracticable, time on the baseball diamond has been scarce for the Hornets ball team. Despite scattered rainfall throughout the day, Huntland was able to

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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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