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Coach of the Year

Franklin's Jason Fulmer was named

District 10 Coach of the Year by Your Daily Local (YDL). He resigned the post May 8 after compiling a 204-101 record and four District 10 titles in 12 seasons, 10 in two stints at Franklin.


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Damon Curry (33) and Jalen Wood (5) on April 23 were second team picks on the 3A all-state team by the basketball writers. This was the second straight year Curry was named to the second team. And it's the third year in a row the Knights have had a player on the second team. Easton Fulmer was duly honored in 2022.

(Photos by Richard Sayer/Eight&

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Region champs

Franklin boys (four years in a row; 34 straight victories)

3A state runners-up

Franklin boys

Playoff teams
  • Franklin boys

  • Oil City boys

  • Rocky Grove boys

  • Cranberry boys

  • Franklin girls

  • Rocky Grove girls

Boys all-stars (league)

Franklin's Jalen Wood (top) was named Player of the Year in Region 6. Others first teamers were Rocky Grove's Landen Carter (Region 1) and Franklin's Damarco Payne. Second team picks were Franklin's Cole Buckley(4) and Damon Curry (33), Oil City's Ethen Knox (2) and Sayyid Donald (21) and the Grove's Noah Baughman (10) and Schiffer Anderson (20). Cranberry's Ethan Merryman was third team All-KSAC in District 9.


The  Knights lost to Girard, 60-50, in a bid for a fourth straight District 10 title, but met the Yellow Jackets again in the western Pa. final and avenged that defeat (64-55) to reach the state championship game (and a trip to Hershey) where they lost to District 12 champion Devon Prep, 60-56. It was their first state title game appearance since 2006. Franklin finished with a 24-6 record.

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D-10 stars

Three Franklin players -- Jalen Wood (5), Damon Curry (33) on the first team and Cole Buckley (4) on the second were named to the YDL District 10 all-stars. They were also picked to the Erie Times News'D-10 small school stars on April 17. (File photos by Richard Sayer)

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Girls all-stars (league)
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Franklin's Estella Adams (left) and Katie Boal (center) were named to the first team of the Region 5 girls basketball all-stars. Payton Liederbach was named to the second team. Adams is a senior, the 6-2 Boal a junior and the high-scoring Liederbach a sophomore. The Erie Times News conducted the voting by the coaches.

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All-StATERS -- Lily Homan second team in 1A and Monique Vincent third team in 2A. Homan is an Oil City resident who has played at North Clarion the last two years and at Venango Catholic as a freshman and sophomore. Vincent lives in the Valley Grove School District and attends Kennedy Catholic.

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