Lady Lions are district champs

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The Lion families have suffered a tragic loss. The sudden passing of Coach David Knight this week has the entire Lion community in mourning. It’s the third time this season that a close member of the athletic family has been lost.  

The staff at the Robertson County News offers our sympathy and our prayers go out to Coach Knight’s family and the Franklin Lion family. Know that with God there is a plan for all that happens in life, so stay strong.

With a week to prepare for the Area Meet, the Franklin Lady Lions will use the time to hone their skills.  If they hope to advance in next week’s Region meet, they know their times will have to improve from their present state.  The Lady Lions will carry enough into the meet to make a legitimate run at the region Championship.

They will be represented by Megan Davis in the 3200 meter run, Brittany Scott in the 100 hurdles, Carrie Casey in the high jump, Celeste Grimes and Caroline Flippin in the pole vault, Jaley Watkins in the discus and Elizabeth Wright in the shot put. The Lady Lions 4 x 400 relay also qualified for Regionals.  Team members for that relay are Carrie Casey, Regan Blajeski, Megan McCarver and Darby Hughes.  All these provide Franklin with a strong group of qualifiers entering the meet next week. If they can perform up to their expectations, the Lady Lions will have an enormous opportunity to advance to the State Championships in Austin.

The Lady Lions Softball team raised their record to 12-0 in district, with another forfeit from the Hearne Eagles.  The Lady Lions will have one game remaining to maintain their perfect record in district play for the school year.  The Lady Lions have not lost a game in volleyball, basketball or softball all year long.  Now that’s the “Hat Trick” I’ve been talking about.  Three sports, three unbeaten seasons, all in the same year, that’s domination. Congratulations on a great 2013-14 school year to the Franklin Lady Lions

Michael Cotton | Robertson County News

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