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Sanders Remembered At FHS
NEVER FORGOTTEN. Franklinton High School football coach Jeremy Buck presents a shirt that was ordered for Trent Sanders before his passing to his wife, Tina, during last Thursday's FHS Athletic Awards Ceremony.
Sanders Remembered At FHS

FRANKLINTON -- When Trent Sanders tragically passed away last fall, members of the Franklinton High School family came together to make sure that Sanders' legacy would continue to remain an integral part of the FHS athletics scene.
With that in mind, Sanders' long-time commitment to the school was accentuated during last Thursday's Athletic Awards Ceremony at the FHS Gymnasium.


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THE SECOND CHANCE
GREAT TRY. Bunn first baseman Stephanie Williams (right) dives for a foul ball as catcher Charlotte Murphy looks on during Tuesday's home playoff setback against long-time rival South Granville.
THE SECOND CHANCE

BUNN - Erica Davis' four-game postseason shutout streak came to an end in the top of the first -- and things would never get better for the Bunn Ladycats, with the exception of a brief flurry in the bottom of the fifth stanza.
And with that, the Ladycats fell behind one game to zero in their Class 2-A State Softball Playoff semifinal series with South Granville following Tuesday's 6-4 setback on the BHS campus.


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WARRIOR PRIDE
BEST AT LHS. (L to R) Senior veterans Vanisha Wilshire and Ryder Bishop are this season's Louisburg High School Athletes of the Year.
WARRIOR PRIDE

LOUISBURG -- Surprises weren't the order of the day when Louisburg High School conducted its annual Athletic Awards Ceremony last Monday at the LHS Auditorium.
The Athlete of the Year award voting went as expected as Vanisha Wilshire was the girls winner, while Ryder Bishop took home the boys plaque.


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Wilshire inks with Wingate
Wilshire inks with Wingate

LOUISBURG -- Most prospective college student-athletes only focus on the prospective schools they wish to attend -- but Vanisha Wilshire's task was much more difficult than that.
In addition to picking the correct college, Wilshire had to decide which sport she wanted to play on the next level.
Thanks to her prolific multi-sport career at Louisburg High School, Wilshire had plenty of collegiate options in both volleyball and track and field.


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BHS drops Lady Bruins
PARKER MAKES THE PLAY. Bunn's Parker Brantley (left) tries to tag out a Wilson Beddingfield baserunner during last Friday's quarterfinal action in the Class 2-A State Softball Playoffs.
BHS drops Lady Bruins

BUNN -- Through four rounds, Erica Davis' mound performance for the Bunn Ladycats has been a big zero in the Class 2-A State Softball Playoffs.
Davis hasn't allowed a single run in Bunn's quartet of postseason games -- a streak that continued last Friday during a 6-0 home victory over Wilson Beddingfield in the quarterfinals of the playoffs.


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A Playoff Push
IN THE CLEAR. Franklinton's Cheyenne Spicer sends the ball out of harm's way during last Wednesday's road match with Carrboro in the Class 2-A Girls Soccer State Playoffs.
A Playoff Push

FRANKLINTON -- After an up-and-down regular season, which ended with a tough losing stretch, nobody knew quite what to expect from the Franklinton Lady Rams during the Class 2-A Girls Soccer State Playoffs.
But Franklinton saved its best work for the most opportune time as the Lady Rams reached the third round of the postseason before falling last Wednesday on the road to undefeated powerhouse Carrboro High School in Orange County.


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Civitan Club tourney targeted
Civitan Club tourney targeted

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- The Cypress Creek Civitan Club will host its annual Charity Golf Scramble on June 20 at The River Golf Course at Lake Royale.
Cost is $65 per person or $245 per four-player team. The price includes lunch, green fees and cart.
There is a $5 discount for fathers with a son or daughter on their team.


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Documentary features Buffaloes

CHAPEL HILL -- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Photojournalism Department recently produced a documentary film on the lives of local Kyokushin Karate instructor Kenny Buffaloe and his son/student Christian Buffaloe.
The documentary film focused on Kenny Buffaloe's 40-year-career in Kyokushin Karate, his direct training under Shihan Oyama, a famous grand master from Japan, his martial arts work with youth in the public school systems, 4-H, recreation departments, and YMCA's in North Carolina and Virginia since 1980.


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FHS football schedule finalized

FRANKLINTON -- Franklinton High School's 2015 football schedule will begin Aug. 21 at home against the South Johnston Trojans.
FHS will start the campaign with five non-league games before kicking off its Northern Carolina Conference worksheet on Oct. 9 at home versus South Granville.


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FHS ATHLETES OF THE YEAR
FHS ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

FRANKLINTON'S BEST. Franklinton High School's Athletes of the Year for the 2014-15 season are senior standouts (l to r) Malik Tarbell and Anna Moss. Tarbell will attend Coker College, while Moss will attend the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.


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Mudcats on a losing streak
Mudcats on a losing streak

WILMINGTON, DEL. -- The Carolina Mudcats suffered their ninth consecutive loss after falling 10-2 to the host Wilmington Blue Rocks on Sunday night in a Class A Carolina League baseball event.
Reliever Mauricio Cabrera allowed six earned runs on four hits while recording just one out in the loss.
The loss extended Carolina's losing streak to nine straight games. The skid is their longest losing streak since they 11 straight in 2010.


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Hartsfield inducted into Hall

ROCKY MOUNT -- Nash Central High School added a bit of a twist to its 2015 Spring Sports Athletic Awards Ceremony last Thursday.
In addition to honoring some of the school's top athletes, NCHS also inducted the initial class into its Athletics Hall of Fame.


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Soccer trip planned

NASH COUNTY -- A limited number of spots are still available for a bus trip to a Women's World Cup Soccer match in late June in Ottawa, Canada.
Southern Nash soccer coach Kurt Bienias is helping organize the journey, which will include tickets to a quarterfinal match that is expected to feature the United States.


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AWARD RECIPIENTS
AWARD RECIPIENTS

Among the winners at the Franklinton High School Athletic Awards Ceremony were (above) Michaela Greene and Malik Tarbell (Trent Sanders Scholarship).


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HELPING HANDS
HELPING HANDS

Bunn's Kristy Green executes a sacrifice bunt during Tuesday's home playoff matchup.


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LOUISBURG'S ULTIMATE WARRIORS
LOUISBURG'S ULTIMATE WARRIORS

This year's winners of the Matt Greear Ultimate Warrior Award at Louisburg High School are (l to r) Bryana Roundtree and Thomas 'The Train' Oothoudt.


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MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Carrboro's Laura Sparling (6) dribbles while being defended by Franklinton's Cheyenne Spicer.


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SCHOLAR ATHLETES AT LOUISBURG HS
SCHOLAR ATHLETES AT LOUISBURG HS

(L to R) Seniors Quint Hester and Tori Reynolds are the 2014-15 recipients of the Louisburg High School Scholar-Athlete Award.


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