Friends join forces at JUCO


Juan Gomez and Cris Chavez have known each other since they were 10. They’re good friends, and as such, they’re very competitive with one another. 

Center yet to reach his peak


Chris Hartbarger was over 6 feet tall when he was in sixth grade. He grew another 3-4 inches as a seventh-grader. 

Now, the Franklin senior stands 6-7. 

NCHSAA cancels spring sports season


Franklin’s softball team made it to the state final in the spring of 2018. The Panthers nearly made it back in 2019, losing in the final game of the regional championship series.