Press photos/Tom Pantaleo - Chad Wilson drives to the hoop while Pisgah’s Max Wait tries to cut him off during action Friday. Franklin avenged a 53-30 loss to the Black Bears by winning another low-scoring battle, 46-43.

Streaky Panthers win 3

In three games last week, Franklin’s boys basketball team allowed 48 points at Brevard, 33 against East Henderson and 43 against Pisgah.  The stellar defensive efforts led to three victories, which came on the heels of a four-game losing streak. …

Love for volleyball carries Knop

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Alison Knop played volleyball in sixth grade at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. But when she tried out for the Macon Middle School team in seventh grade, she was cut. 

Defense ignites streak

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Here’s where Franklin’s girls basketball team currently stands: 

• 16-3 overall record

• 6-0 in the Mountain Six Conference, first place by two games