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WillPower 5K race returns to Downtown Franklin Apr. 8

WillPower 5K race returns to Downtown Franklin Apr. 8
This April marks the 5th annual WillPower 5K, a footrace launched by Franklin teenager Will NeSmith in early 2013 as he recovered from a life-changing stroke. The race was created to celebrate his survival and to raise awareness for both pediatric stroke and Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) — the genetic disease that led to Will’s ...
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SOCCER OUTLOOK: Spring Hill keeps building

Spring Hill’s soccer team aims to make strides in 2017, while several Franklin-area schools look to build on last year’s success. Spring Hill The Raiders went 2-4-1 in District 12-AA last year they continue to rebuild with some exciting players. “We began the 2015 season with mostly freshmen and lost every game that q year,” ...
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Independence falls to Southwind in semifinal

Independence falls to Southwind in semifinal
By CHIP CIRILLO MURFREESBORO – Independence’s seniors waved to the student section as they left the court for the final time. Even in defeat, the Eagles realized they accomplished a lot by making it to the final four. Independence’s season ended with an 83-71 loss to Southwind, as Tennessee-Martin signee Carlos Marshall scored 27 points ...
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Harpeth rugby impresses at Nash Bash

Harpeth rugby impresses at Nash Bash
The Harpeth Harlequins rugby club recently took home three wins at Nash Bash in Nashville. The Harlequins A side defeated Delbarton (New Jersey) 32-12 on Saturday, March 11. Inside center Mitch Rossi, outside center Zach Rademacher, eight-man Nick Galbreath, hooker Jacob Schoeff and wing Avery Tate scored tries in the affair. Scrumhalf Jameson Reagan pulled ...
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Independence basketball handles Bearden to reach Final Four

Independence basketball handles Bearden to reach Final Four
By CHIP CIRILLO | Photos by KINDELL MOORE MURFREESBORO – Independence didn’t look like a team making its first state tournament appearance. The Eagles never trailed in a convincing 63-48 win over Bearden in a Class AAA quarterfinal at Middle Tennessee State’s Murphy Center on Wednesday morning. “When I first walked in I was a little nervous, ...
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Independence riding wave of momentum into state tournament

Independence riding wave of momentum into state tournament
By CHIP CIRILLO Independence got to work before sunrise Monday. The Eagles began practice at 6:30 a.m. in preparation for the first state tournament appearance in the 13-year history of the program. Independence coach Greg Glass was trying to get his team ready for Wednesday’s 10 a.m. tipoff against Bearden (22-9) in a Class AAA quarterfinal at Middle Tennessee State’s Mur...
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BASEBALL OUTLOOK: Spring Hill shoots for repeat; Summit seeks return to state

BASEBALL OUTLOOK: Spring Hill shoots for repeat; Summit seeks return to state
By CHIP CIRILLO SPRING HILL RAIDERS Spring Hill returns much of its Class AA state champion team that finished 33-8. The core will be built around Class AA Mr. Baseball Gage Gillian, Middle Tennessee State signee Brycen Thomas (senior, third baseman-pitcher), senior shortstop Austin Dunston (Trevecca signee), senior leftfielder Taylor Warwick (Martin Methodist signee), sen...
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Sea Dragons, other competitive teams, registering now

Sea Dragons, other competitive teams, registering now
Five summer competitive swim teams open to children ages 5 to 18 are now taking online registration, including the Longview Sea Dragons. The Sea Dragons practice at Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr. Other teams are the Franklin F.A.S.T. Frogs, Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd.; Fairview Sharks, Fairview Recreation Complex, 2714...
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Backers of Major League Soccer hope for big turnout at Gold Cup

Backers of Major League Soccer hope for big turnout at Gold Cup
Local business and civic leaders highlighted new details regarding a key opportunity for Nashville to strengthen its bid for a Major League Soccer expansion team. The U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) will play Panama on July 8 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, according to a Tuesday announcement. The news follows CONCACAF’s announcement last December that Nashville ...
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Smith’s career night lifts Brentwood basketball to state

Smith’s career night lifts Brentwood basketball to state
By CHIP CIRILLO CLARKSVILLE – Vince Carter calls it pivot school. Every day at practice, the Brentwood assistant coach works with the front-line players on pivot moves. Reed Smith has been paying close attention, and it really showed when he used his post moves to shine with a career-high 27 points in the Bruins’ 55-47 ...
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BA basketball snags third straight state title

BA basketball snags third straight state title
By CHIP CIRILLO | Photos by ANDY COLLIGNON Brentwood Academy put an exclamation point on its three-peat with a nearly flawless 74-52 win over McCallie in the Division II-AA final at Allen Arena on Saturday. Tournament MVP Darius Garland led the way for BA (30-2) with 30 points, seven rebounds and four assists from his spot ...
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BA Lady Eagles fall short of four-peat

BA Lady Eagles fall short of four-peat
By CHIP CIRILLO | Photos by ANDY COLLIGNON Without Sydni Harvey, Brentwood Academy just wasn’t the same. A sprained shoulder knocked the three-time Division II-AA tournament MVP out of the lineup and the Lady Eagles’ quest for a four-peat ended with a 57-38 loss to Ensworth in the final at Allen Arena on Saturday. “It’s hard ...
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FRA basketball suffers another runner-up finish

FRA basketball suffers another runner-up finish
By CHIP CIRILLO | Photos by ANDY COLLIGNON Franklin Road Academy brought home another silver basketball Saturday night. The Panthers finished second in Division II-A for the third time in four years after a 64-55 loss to Lausanne at Allen Arena. “Three state championship (appearances) in four years is great, but it almost hurts even worse to even make it to ...
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