As the players ran out of the locker room, the packed Franklin High School gymnasium let out a roar.
Russell Bowling looked outside to see a pleasant sunny spring day. He thought back to three days earlier when he ran in the Boston Marathon, and it almost didn’t seem real.
Smoky Mountain senior pitcher Zebby Matthews flashed skills Tuesday that will likely land him a spot on a college roster.
Grayson Jones smiled for pictures, hugged friends and family members and slapped hands in celebration on his big day.
Cody Strain fires to the plate. His curveball breaks into the strike zone, freezing the Pisgah batter.