Wrestling = Franklin @ Merrimack Duals
– Franklin finished second out of 11 teams at the team duals, going 4-1 overall. Franklin beat Biddeford (Maine) 48-19, Alvirne (N.H.) 46-22, St. Johnsbury (Vt.) 49-6, and Lawrence (Mass.) 40-20. The Panthers lost to Marshwood (Maine) 45-18 in the final match.
Gymnastics = Canton, 120.8 @ Franklin, 123.4 – Final
– Franklin junior Liz Traphagen won the all around with a 34.7 – scoring a 8.3 on vault, 8.7 on bars and beam and a 9.0 on floor – to lead the Panthers to their first win since reestablishing the program. Sophomore Sadie Rondeau was second in all around with a 33.2 – scoring an 8.1 on vault, 7.4 on bars, 8.0 on beam and 8.2 on floor.
Girls Hockey = Franklin, 4 @ Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake, 11 – Final
|Brendan O’Rielly scored a pair of goals to help Franklin bounce back and avoid a two-game losing streak in the league with a 5-2 win over Mansfield. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)|
Boys Hockey = Franklin, 5 @ Mansfield, 2 – Final
"Sometimes even the top teams need a friendly bounce every once in a while.
With Saturday afternoon’s game at the Foxboro Sports Center tied at 2-2 early in the third period, Franklin senior Noah Nasuti turned at the blue line and flung a puck on net. It landed a few feet from goal and bounced on its edge and slid past Mansfield senior goalie Tony Rullo, who finished with 28 saves and had a strong overall game to keep the Hornets in it.
That bounce allowed the Panthers, who seemed nervous at times in the attacking zone, to breathe a little easier. Two late goals, one on the power play and the other into an empty net, sealed a 5-2 victory for Franklin and put an end to a two-game losing streak.
“I know out third goal won’t be making the ‘Top 10’ on Sportscenter, but it was big for us,” said Franklin coach Chris Spillane. “It gave us a little breathing room and we weren’t gripping the sticks so tight and we got into a flow.”Continue reading the write up by Josh Perry, HockomockSports
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From the Twitterverse
[Girls Winter Varsity Gymnastics] Franklin HS defeats Canton HS, 123.4 to 120.8.— FranklinAthletics (@FHSSports) January 21, 2017
In today's Gymnastics Meet, Liz Traphagen & Sadie Rondeau finished 1st & 2nd - All Around! Our teams overall score improved by 9.05 pts!— FranklinAthletics (@FHSSports) January 21, 2017
Congrats to Coach Lupien & her Gymnastics team on their first WIN of the season! The Lady Panthers defeated Canton 123.4 to 120.8!— FranklinAthletics (@FHSSports) January 21, 2017
Boys bounce back with a 5-2 win over Mansfield. Hard hat to @noah_nasuti7 pic.twitter.com/XfSktx2D0G— Franklin Hockey (@FHS_Puck) January 21, 2017
Tough 45-18 loss to Marshwood Maine. Finished 2nd today out of 11 teams. Need to get back to work and come back stronger #FHSWrestle— Franklin Wrestling (@FHSWrestle) January 21, 2017
B V ICE HOCKEY: Franklin & Mansfield. Still 3-2 Panthers. 2min to go. pic.twitter.com/wYn8AKXmMj— FranklinAthletics (@FHSSports) January 21, 2017
Always GREAT ENERGY at our Gymnastics Meets!!! Lady Panthers hosting Canton. #PantherPride pic.twitter.com/7nQrLeCnWD— FranklinAthletics (@FHSSports) January 21, 2017