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Youth football try-outs set for Saturday, August 8

Try-outs and late sign ups for the 2015 Franklin County Youth Football season will be Saturday, August 8 at the Franklin County Sports Complex. For a listing of times and other information, see the July 30 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.

Angels headed to world series, raising funds for travel expenses

Members of the Franklin County Angels softball team waited on customers as the group sold barbecue sandwiches to help raise funds for their trip to the Dixie World Series.Members of the Franklin County Angels softball team waited on customers as the group sold barbecue sandwiches to help raise funds for their trip to the Dixie World Series.

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PeeWees are State Champions

Franklin County PeeWee All-Star baseball teamThe Franklin County PeeWee All-Star baseball team won the 8U AA Junior State Championship on Saturday, July 18 in Longview. They played a best two-out-of-three series against Hemphill at Lear Park.

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Ponytails compete at State

Franklin County Ponytails All-Star softball teamThe Franklin County Ponytails All-Star softball team competed in the Dixie State Tournament in Commerce Saturday, July 18. They faced Honey Grove in the opening game Saturday morning and Lindale that evening.

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Darlings are third in State tourney

Franklin County Darlings softball teamThe Franklin County Darlings softball team claimed third place in the State tournament played in Mount Vernon July 11 through 14. See the July 16 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for details from the tournament and a listing of team members.