Lady Rebel becomes Lady Eagle

FCHS Sports, Sports

Lady Rebel, Maddie Johnson, furthered her basketball career yesterday by signing a letter of intent to play at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia. Johnson was a graduate of the 2018 class at Fannin County High School who was voted by her class to receive the senior superlative of “most athletic.” Maddie played basketball all four years of highschool, ran track for three, and played softball for one.

Head coach of the Lady Rebels basketball team, Ryan Chastain, helped organize the signing and made it to where all of Johnson’s friends and family could come celebrate the next step in her basketball career. “First of all we want to thank everyone that has come out. Our superintendent, our administration, Maddie, and her family. Especially the teammates that have played with her over the years. It is a big deal for them to come out and celebrate her accomplishment. We talk about that a lot with the younger ones that are here about building a family environment and celebrating their teammates accomplishments. I want to thank coach Huffman who is the head coach at Reinhardt for coming up here today to be a part of this. There are few people in the business that I think more highly of than her. She is a super coach and a super person. Her being here today shows you just how much she cares about her kids and the program. Even though I didn’t get the opportunity to coach Maddie myself, we’re so glad she’s getting the opportunity to play at Reinhardt and we want to celebrate her accomplishment as she represents our community,” shared coach Chastain at the signing.

Previous head coach of the Lady Rebel basketball program and Johnson’s coach for all four years, Suzianne Pass, wanted to show how proud she is of Johnson by telling the FYN sports team; “I am happy to see Maddie play at my alma mater. I know she has wanted to attend there since she was accepted early in her senior year. It is a great college to begin your career at. I wish her the best.

From everyone on the FYN sports team, goodluck to Maddie as she takes this exciting step into her basketball career!

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Lady Rebel Becomes Lady Lion

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High school athlete, Hope Franklin, signed a letter of intent yesterday to play basketball at Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia. Franklin has been an athlete at Fannin County High School for four years where she has played basketball for all four years and volleyball for three. For basketball, she was on varsity all four years while she made varsity for volleyball two years out of her three of playing.

“We are all very proud of Hope as a coaching staff. She is the third Lady Rebel in eleven years to decide to become a Lady Lion. I am very proud of Hope because she is going to play at the same place that I did and the coaches she is going to be playing for were actually some of my teammates. It’s very special to know that she is going to be there. We are very proud of Hope and we know that she is going to represent us very well,” Lady Rebel basketball head coach, Suzianne Pass shared at the signing.

Franklin has proved to be an asset to the Lady Rebels basketball team the past four years with her hard work and determination. The past two years she has received the All Region Player award, proving that she makes an impact in the game. Good luck to Hope as she moves on to this new exciting chapter in her life!

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Lady Rebels Declaw the Lady Bobcats

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This past Friday on day two of the Mountaintop Holiday Classic, the Lady Bobcats traveled to take on the Lady Rebels. The Lady Bobcats were coming from a win on day one of the tournament while the Lady Rebels were well rested from the bye game that was scheduled on the first day. Both teams came ready to play and were hungry for another win.

It appeared to be an even matchup from the start. Gilmer had the hustle on defense while Fannin had the determination on offense. The Lady Rebels seemed to score the majority of their points off plays. Lady Rebel, Maleah Stepp, led Fannin in scoring with thirteen points with her will to win. The Lady Bobcats made most of their points from driving the lane and playing in the moment. Lady Bobcat, Mallory Kiser, led her team in scoring with nine points due to her grit. Lady Rebel post, Mackenzie McClure, was on fire with her outside shots which put her right behind Stepp in scoring with ten points. Lady Bobcat guard, Taylor Boling, was behind Kiser in scoring with seven points overall. With the first quarter coming to an end, the Lady Rebels were just one point ahead of the Lady Bobcats with a score of 13-12.

The second quarter was back and forth. Neither team could keep a consistent lead for the eight minutes on the clock. The Lady Rebels started to play scrappy on defense and began rebounding. Lady Rebel, Bailey Whitener, got aggressive down low and contributed three points for her team. Another Lady Rebel, Maddie Johnson, got after it and scored five points after getting steals on defense. Gilmer started looking up the court to find Lady Bobcat, Marylee Callihan, who also put five points on the board for her team. Number twenty-four for the Lady Bobcats, Emma Callihan, put her all into the game and contributed four points for Gilmer. With Fannin in the lead halfway through the quarter, Lady cat Michaela Staley drew a foul and made two of her foul shots. Staley’s two points tied up the game. Gilmer continued to score and further their lead until the end of the second quarter. It was the Lady Rebels ball as the clock was winding down and Reagan Henderson happened to be wide open. Henderson received a beautiful pass down low which resulted in her making a buzzer beater shot and contributing two of her overall three points to tie the game 23-23.

With both teams having the same chances of winning, Fannin found their spunk. The Lady Rebels started to draw fouls from driving the lane. Lady Rebel, Hope Franklin, drew two fouls from the block and contributed two of her four points from the foul line. However, Fannin was not the only team to draw fouls. Lady Bobcat, Katie Kiker, drew a foul and put one point on the board for Gilmer. As Fannin’s lead extended, Gilmer came alive on the block. Lady Bobcat, Faith Ralston, scored two of her three points from down low. Another post for Gilmer, Jasmine Staley, contributed two points for the Lady Bobcats from under the basket. Gilmer’s lead strayed farther from Fannin’s which resulted in the score being 31-25 at the end of the third quarter.

With Gilmer down by only six points, they were determined to make a come back. Both teams wanted to win and it showed through their hustle and intensity. With Gilmer trying their best to catch up to Fannin, the Lady Rebels tried just as hard to keep their lead. Although both teams had the heart to win the game, one had to lose. The Lady Bobcats played an amazing game, but were five points away from victory. The Lady Rebels 38-33 win over the Lady Bobcats put Fannin in the championship game to be played the next day against the Lady Dragons.

The Lady Rebels win puts their overall record at 7-6 while the Lady Bobcats record also stands at 7-6. Catch the Lady Rebels next region game at Fannin County High School on January 5 against GAC starting at 7:00! Or catch the Lady Bobcats next region game on the same day and at the same time as they travel to take on Northwest Whitfield!

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FCHS Tennis Faculty Players Tournament

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The Fannin County High School tennis team held its fifth annual Player Faculty Doubles Tournament. The team of Austin Kuhr and Sally Pavao defeated Brooklyn Nazerian and Erick Cioffi 6-1 in the Finals. (more…)

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2015 FCHS Track Team Sectionals Update

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The Fannin County High School Rebels track team competed at the Sectional Meet with a chance to move on to the State Meet. Lady Rebel, Julie Jacobs, qualified for the State Meet in the Pole Vault with a 1st place jump.

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Rebels Win Two Nail Bitters Over Lumpkin

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The Rebels and Lady Rebels of Fannin County High School made Fannin’s faithful fans nervous on Tuesday winning two close games to region Lumpkin.
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Bailey Jones Signs Softball Scholarship

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Fannin County High School Lady Rebels softball standout, Bailey Jones, signed a scholarship to play for Jenni Shephard at Truett McConnell. Jones played in 23 games for the Rebels and finished with a fielding percentage of .851 with 38 put outs. (more…)

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Rebels Split with Dawson before Taking Pickens

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The Rebels and Lady Rebels had a busy weekend this past week taking on the Dawson Tigers and the Pickens Dragons. The teams split with Dawson, with the Lady Rebels falling and the Rebels pulling off a come from behind win. Fannin swept Pickens in the match ups.
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