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2018-06-13 / Sports

Franklin Has Four Teams on NYSPHSAA Scholar/Athlete Lists

By Tom Coddington


GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD — From left are Gretcyn Ackley, Alexis Bellino, Kirsten Brownell, Lacey Cox, Maddie Ackley and Kirstin Cronk. 
Photo Courtesy of Franklin Central School GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD — From left are Gretcyn Ackley, Alexis Bellino, Kirsten Brownell, Lacey Cox, Maddie Ackley and Kirstin Cronk. Photo Courtesy of Franklin Central School FRANKLIN — For several years, Franklin Central School has been active in the New York State Public School Athletic Association’s Scholar/Athlete program. Until this season, it was one team that did not qualify with an average 90 or better. This time, the Purple Devils fielded four teams (baseball, softball, girls’ track and field and boys’ track and field) — all four did qualify.

All four also had averages that were higher than those of other schools’ teams. The girls’ track and field was the highest at 94.567, the boys’ track and field average was 93.663, softball was 93.348, and baseball 92.387.

Many of the athletes were competing in two sports at a time, which makes the figures remarkable.



FRANKLIN SOFTBALL — From left in front row are Leah Hyzer, Rachel Cobane, Molly McLaughlin, Zoey Warren and Niketa Utter. From left in back row are Alyssa Nolan, Kayla Campbell, Olivia Hyzer, Alexis Bellino, Kirsten Brownell, Marissa Campbell and Adrianna Ransom. Alyssa Nowhitney was not available for photo. 
Photo Courtesy of Franklin Central School FRANKLIN SOFTBALL — From left in front row are Leah Hyzer, Rachel Cobane, Molly McLaughlin, Zoey Warren and Niketa Utter. From left in back row are Alyssa Nolan, Kayla Campbell, Olivia Hyzer, Alexis Bellino, Kirsten Brownell, Marissa Campbell and Adrianna Ransom. Alyssa Nowhitney was not available for photo. Photo Courtesy of Franklin Central School

FRANKLIN BASEBALL — From left in front row are Bryce Davis, Matt Serrao and Brandon Gregory. From left in back row are Nick Carpenter, Collin Campbell, Tyler Gregory, Joe Serrao and George Machala. Peter Niebanck and Tim Peterson were not available for photo. 
Photo Courtesy of Franklin Central School FRANKLIN BASEBALL — From left in front row are Bryce Davis, Matt Serrao and Brandon Gregory. From left in back row are Nick Carpenter, Collin Campbell, Tyler Gregory, Joe Serrao and George Machala. Peter Niebanck and Tim Peterson were not available for photo. Photo Courtesy of Franklin Central School

FRANKLIN BOYS’ TRACK AND FIELD — From left in photo are Jeffrey Bullis, Nick Chase, Tyler Gregory, Joe Serrao, Nick McWeeney, Brandon Gregory, Matt Cox and Nate Dennis. Peter Niebanck was not available for photo. 
Photo Courtesy of Franklin Central School FRANKLIN BOYS’ TRACK AND FIELD — From left in photo are Jeffrey Bullis, Nick Chase, Tyler Gregory, Joe Serrao, Nick McWeeney, Brandon Gregory, Matt Cox and Nate Dennis. Peter Niebanck was not available for photo. Photo Courtesy of Franklin Central School

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