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FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton's outdoor track and field depth was tested this spring due to injuries -- but FHS head coach Clennie Wilkins was able to find that depth, thanks in part to one veteran and one newcomer.
The veteran was four-year middle distance standout Lauren Esselborn, while the newcomer was Grace Petty, a transfer from Rolesville High School who made an instant impact.


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FUTURE BRONCO
FUTURE BRONCO

Franklinton High School's Grace Petty signs a letter-of-intent to join the track and field program at Fayetteville State. Also pictured are (back, l to r) FHS assistant coach Ben Snelling and FHS head coach Clennie Wilkins; (front, l to r) Neh Petty (mother), Julian Petty (father) and Rashaad Petty (nephew).


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LEAGUE STARS
LEAGUE STARS

FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton's Red Rams made plenty of upward progress this season in the Big East Conference as part of Donnie Ray's initial campaign as the school's head baseball coach.
And there is promise for the future as FHS fielding a strong junior varsity squad in 2019 -- and Cedar Creek Middle School is coming off back-to-back league championships in the Middle Athletic Conference.


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LC alum selected by Reds
JASON PARKER
LC alum selected by Reds

LOUISBURG -- Another former Louisburg College standout pitcher has been selected in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft.
Jason Parker, who was a member of LC's starting rotation during the 2017 and '18 seasons, was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 16th Round (474th overall).
Like former LC teammate Seth Johnson (who was taken 40th overall in the Supplemental First Round by Tampa), Parker was predominately a position player in high school, starring in the outfield at West Craven High School near New Bern.


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LC players are honored
LC players are honored

LOUISBURG -- Accolades continue to pour in for the Louisburg College softball team after its star-studded 2019 campaign.
LC, coached by Eric Lee, went 38-11 overall and won the Region X Tournament Championship en route to competing in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II National Tournament, where the Lady Hurricanes reached the Elite Eight.


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Anglers honored at Jim's
HOLDEN CASH - BIGGEST BLUEGILL
Anglers honored at Jim's

LOUISBURG -- Jim's Cricket Ranch recently held its annual Kids Fishing Contest for ages 12 and younger.
There were four categories for largest catch in the following types of fish:
• Bass
• Bluegill


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Kids Fishing Contest pics
Kids Fishing Contest pics

CARSON CHAMPION - BIGGEST BASS


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ECU topped by Cardinals

LOUISVILLE, KY. -- Bobby Miller tossed eight innings of one-hit ball while flirting with a no-hitter and helped No. 7 Louisville to a Super Baseball Regional clinching win, 12-0, over East Carolina University last Saturday afternoon at Jim Patterson Stadium in the Bluegrass State.
With the win, the Cardinals (49-16) advance to their fifth Men's College World Series since 2007 while the Pirates (47-18) saw their season come to an end.


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BHS Bounces Back
BHS Bounces Back

BUNN -- After a slow start to the 2019 campaign, the Bunn Ladycats were able to find their footing -- and raced all the way to the second round of the Class 2-A Girls Soccer State Playoffs.
The Ladycats, led by senior offensive threats Morgan Williamson, Alex Husinko and Rachel Alford, went 9-6 overall and 8-4 in the Northern Carolina Conference -- a mark that was good for third place.


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