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Rebels’ opening day met with sunshine, win

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 12:11 pm

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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  • Huntland faithful watch Hornets rout Houston County

    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.
—Photo provided by

    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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