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29
May
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Powder Puff Fundraiser in Franklin

It was a game to remember this past Thursday, May 22 as the Franklin High School girls took Hedrick Field for a Project Graduation Powder Puff football game. The senior and sophomore girls claimed a victory over the junior and freshman girls in this fun filled fundraiser. The girls team was supported and cheered for by the Lions very own football team, dressed in full cheerleading attire. A Powder Puff Queen competition was held and MacKenzie Anderson escorted the crowned Powder Puff Queen Joe Riley in this backwards event. All proceeds of Project Graduation’s football game from both admission and the bake sale went towards the David Knight Scholarship Fund; the game raised over $1,600.00 for this scholarship program.

Jan Roe | Robertson County News

Thu
29
May
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Third annual “Kick Butts Day” kickball game held to promote tobacco awareness

Junior high and high school students in Hearne gathered at the district’s softball field on the afternoon of May 15 to watch more than just a fun game of kickball. In addition to the teachers vs. students’ kickball competition, employees of the Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse (BVCASA) were on site in order to educate audience members about the dangers and consequences of tobacco use.

“We thought, what better way to celebrate national ‘Kick Butts Day’ than a kickball game,” said Ronda Jackson, Community Coalition Coordinator for BVCASA. “It was great to see all these students having so much fun while also learning about the harmful effects of smoking.”

Thu
22
May
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Turning the page

Michael Cotton | Robertson County News Tiffany Williams competed in state track and field for the Lady Trojans, winning multiple medals.

If the Lady Lions were the most successful girls program in the County, it would be hard to argue that the Calvert Lady Trojans were next. Though they failed to make the playoffs in Volleyball, they still managed to win more games and become more competitive than the program has ever been.  The addition of senior Raquel Wortham from Bremond gave the team a true volleyball player. That success led into one of the most outstanding basketball seasons in girl’s basketball history in the County. Led by, what I called the “Iron Five” (they averaged more than 30 minutes a game each), Diesha Clark, Jaylonn Walker, Tiffany Williams, Lakeydra Mosley, and Raquel Wortham, they pushed the sport to a new level of performance not seen before. They finished the season at 30-2, suffering losses only to 2A Franklin, which made the State Semi-finals in Class 2A and in the Championship game to Nazareth. It was the most wins in school history and the school’s first Finals appearance.

Thu
15
May
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Gold medals and state records

The week began for Tiffany Williams and Lakeydra Mosley as they spent Friday night at their last prom as high school.  On Tuesday, they received their honors and accolades for the 2013-14 school year at the Calvert Annual Athletic Banquet. This before packing their bags and returning to Austin for a chance to defend several individual titles and try to win that illusive State Title. They lost the 2013 State Championship by 2 points and now they are back to try to avenge that loss and improve on their performance.

Thu
15
May
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Hearne athlete signs with Southwestern University

Kyle Castilleja, a senior at Hearne High School, has announced his decision to play football at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. Kyle was a standout in football as well as track and Powerlifiting. He qualified for regionals in track participating in the long jump; he also broke the regional dead lift record in Powerlifiting for his weight class. Kyle is the son of George and Amanda Castilleja, and the grandson of Carla White, the late Howard White, Martha Castilleja, and the late Alfonso Castilleja Jr.

Local Report | Robertson County News

Thu
15
May
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Franklin Sports Banquet honors local sports heroes

Franklin ISD capped off a remarkably successful athletic year with its annual Sports Banquet Monday night, May 12. After dinner was served at 6 p.m. in the main meeting room of Franklin’s Pridgeon Community Center, the Franklin Athletic Department honored several of its finest.

Heading the list of honorees was Outstand Female Athlete Carrie Casey and Outstanding Male Athlete Ian Knight.

The Volleyball Heart Award went to Kadie McCullough while Kyla Walker and Maddie Nelson took softball Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards; Maddie also took the Basketball Game Changer award along with teammate Kadie McCullough.

Track Athlete of Year went to Jaley Watkins, Cross County Athlete of the Year is Megan Davis, and Jacob Dorsett received the Lion Rycore award and Honorable Mention All-District.

Thu
08
May
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Tennis champion continues her reign

Michael Cotton | Robertson County News

For one member of the Franklin Lady Lion family, it was a Championship Week. Carrie Casey defended her Singles Title from 2013-14 and in the process became a two-time singles champion. If the name sounds familiar to area Tennis buffs, she is following in the footsteps of her mother and older siblings, who were all State Tennis Champions at Franklin. With the 6-2, 6-0 win Carrie claimed back-to-back Championships in singles. Congratulations Carrie on a great career at Franklin. This was her fourth Tennis Title, after winning 2 doubles titles with her sister.  Since she is the last of her generation of Caseys, the Lady Lion program may have to wait a while before the next generation of the Casey family tree carries on the family name.

Thu
08
May
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Memorable season comes to a close

Michael Cotton | Robertson County News

The Hearne Eagles are going to miss the strong group of graduating seniors from the program this season.  Kyle Castilleja, Tredarrian Satchell, and Marcjavion McGrew, all have played huge roles in the Eagles success over the past years. Regardless of the sport they have demonstrated their leadership.  Because of their efforts, the Eagles carried the largest group of qualifiers to the Region in recent years.  I’m sure as Head Coach Clinton Smith stated in August, this Hearne program is definitely one that is headed in the right direction. He has established an identity to the Eagles that he hopes they will maintain during the coming off-season.

Thu
08
May
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Elliot hopes to fly as Lions roar

Michael Cotton | Robertson County News

Brent Wallingford, who qualified in singles, was looking to restore the Franklin Lions claim to Tennis supremacy in Class 2A, but he was beaten in the State Quarter-finals for the second consecutive year. He was looking to become the Lions next State Champion in Boys Singles and first since 4-time Champion Austin Klores. Wallingford made several difficult returns during the match, including a through the legs, going away from the net return, but overall he was no match for the opponent he drew on this date, losing 6-1, 6-2. Ironically he lost in the same round last season but to a different opponent.

Fri
25
Apr
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Hearne Lady Eagles; still a contender

The Hearne Lady Eagles used the off week to improve upon their overall performance at the District Meet last week.  The Lady Eagles will carry both their 4 x 100 and the 4 x 200 meter relay teams to the Region Meet next week.  The team members of Zariah Villalpando, Zharia Mercer, Da”Quishayln Jenkins and Tenoria Edwards finished in 2nd both events and will need to do the same or better in order to advance to the State Championship. Working on improving their times will be the top priority for this week; we wish you the best of luck girls.  Zharia Mercer qualified in the 200 meters and Aileen Davaloz did also in the 800 meters, both could advance. With Kinnikinic Bundage in the shot put and discus and Edwards in triple jump, the Lady Eagles could get some valuable points.  Edwards barely missed qualifying in the long jump and the 100 meters, finishing 5th in both events.

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