A 4-3 loss in the regular-season finale dropped Franklin’s softball team into a tie for second place in the conference standings.
The threat of being minutes away from going into a shootout has been enough motivation to propel Franklin’s soccer team to a pair of wins recently.
It’s the last week of the regular season, and Franklin’s baseball team is still in contention for the WNC Athletic Conferenc championship.
When LesLeigh Tabor was a young girl, she’d sit at home and watch Roy Williams coach the North Carolina men’s basketball team.
Playing so many close ballgames has Franklin coach Tim Hawkins joking about dealing with the stress.
“I’m about 10 years older than when I started the season,” he said, laughing.