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GOING UP? Bunn High School's Jessica Sosa (center) and Rebecca Tyson (right) try to come up with a block during Monday's road volleyball matchup against the Southern Nash Ladybirds in Stanhope.
BUNN CONNECTION

STANHOPE -- Two of the all-time greatest Bunn Ladycats teamed up to defeat this year's BHS volleyball version Monday during the regular season opener for both Bunn and homestanding Southern Nash.
The resurgent SNHS program is guided by former BHS standouts Melanie (Davis) Hicks as the head coach and Katie (Jones) Wester as an assistant.


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Harris Helps FHS Reload
A FAMILIAR FACE. New Franklinton High School volleyball coach Tom Harris is a Franklin County native who graduated from Louisburg HS.
Harris Helps FHS Reload

LOUISBURG -- Under normal circumstances, inheriting a team following the loss of seven talented seniors would provide a daunting task for a new volleyball coach.
But Franklinton has built its program to a point where winning is expected -- and it shows with a confident group this fall that seems unfazed by the graduation of so many key components from the Lady Rams' 2018 club.


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HAPPY RETURN
ALL ABOUT AMBER. Amber Rushing delivers a kill for Franklinton during Tuesday's victory at rival Louisburg.
HAPPY RETURN

LOUISBURG -- Ironic that Tom Harris' first match as Franklinton's volleyball coach would come at a place -- and against a program -- that holds plenty of familiarity for him.
Harris is a 1980 graduate of Louisburg High School, and his parents taught at LHS. Several of his relatives played volleyball at Louisburg -- including a few that helped guide the legendary Freddie Edwards to a pair of state championships.


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Franklin's clubs set to kick off
BUNN GRID COACH DALE MURPHY
Franklin's clubs set to kick off

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Prep football action will kick off this Friday night with a trio of non-conference games -- none of which will take place in Franklin County.
Franklinton and Bunn will be somewhat close to home as the Red Rams will travel to Rolesville, while BHS will take on former league opponent Vance County in Henderson.


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Mudcats win over Hillcats
Mudcats win over Hillcats

LYNCHBURG, VA. -- The Carolina Mudcats scored six runs on six hits in the fourth inning while running away with Sunday's series finale 7-2 over the homestanding Lynchburg Hillcats at City Stadium in a Class A Carolina League baseball showdown.
Payton Henry led the way by going 2-for-3 with two RBI, Rob Henry was 1-for-2 with a RBI triple and Scotty Sunitsch earned the win in his Carolina debut as the Mudcats picked up the series-clinching victory.


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LC Sports Starting
LC Sports Starting

LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College is about to kick off its 2019 fall athletics season with action in five sports.
The LC football squad, under new coach Chris Tolbert, will scrimmage t his Friday at Averett University before opening its regular season schedule Aug. 31 with a road game against the Myrtle Beach Panthers.


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BUNN LEGENDS
BUNN LEGENDS

Two of Bunn's greatest volleyball players in history are now on the bench at Southern Nash. That's Katie (Jones) Wester in the center as an assistant to head coach Melanie (Davis) Hicks during Monday's meeting with the Ladycats.


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LEAVING A GOOD TIP
LEAVING A GOOD TIP

Bunn High School's MacKenzie Batton (right) sends a tip over the net for the Ladycats during Monday's road volleyball showdown versus the Southern Nash Ladybirds.


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