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Darlings to compete at Dixie World Series

Franklin County Darlings All Star teamThe Franklin County Darlings All Star team won the Texas State Dixie Darlings, eight and under, Tournament in Sulphur Springs, Texas, July 19-25. The Franklin County Darlings All Star team

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Home run king

Bert Wilson, Jr. keeps his head tucked in as he hits the ball during the Home Run Derby.A total of 18 men competed in the Homerun Derby softball benefit. Players paid $10 each to participate. Each had to hit as many softballs over the fence, set at 270 feet, as possible in a one minute time period.

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Benefit softball tourney raises $2,400 for missions

High school baseball and softball players made up the majority of the team that won the benefit softball tourney last weekend.A Homeruns for the Hungry benefit softball tournament was conducted this weekend and raised $2,400 to support the summer mission projects by the youth at the First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon. The tournament was played at the MVISD sports fields.

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Franklin County T-Ball team is state runners-up

Franklin County T-Ball All Star baseball teamThe Franklin County T-Ball All Star baseball team claimed the title of North State Regional Runner-ups at the Dixie State Tournament in Sulphur Springs July 6-10.

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Franklin County Darlings All Star team win district

Franklin County Darlings All Star teamThe Franklin County Darlings All Star team won the Dixie District Tournament on Tuesday, July 2 in Cooper. The team will advance to the state tournament in Sulphur Springs on July 19. For more information, see the July 11 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.