Close this search box.

Fannett-Metal Defeats Hancock on Senior Night


On Senior Night, the Fannett-Metal Tigers (10-8) hosted the Hancock Panthers and triumphed with a decisive 70-43 victory in a non-league matchup. The evening was dedicated to celebrating the high school careers of their three seniors: Daxten Detweiler, Drew Goshorn, and Riley Martin.

The game commenced with a tightly contested first quarter, culminating in a narrow 19-18 lead for the Tigers. The momentum shifted in the second quarter when Landon Arnold sank a three-pointer, sparking a 10-0 run fueled by vigorous defense and swift transition plays, leaving the score at 37-28 by halftime. Emerging from the break, the Tigers dominated the third quarter with a 17-5 run, extending their lead to 54-33. In the final quarter, the Tigers continued their relentless push, activating the running clock and sealing the game at 70-43. This victory was a fitting homage to the seniors, who have significantly contributed to the Tigers’ successes over their four years.

Evan Wingert led the scoring for the Tigers with 23 points, complemented by 3 rebounds and 2 steals. Landon Arnold contributed impressively with 17 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals. Riley Martin added 11 points and 8 rebounds to the tally. Drew Goshorn had a standout game, scoring 9 points, delivering 6 assists, and achieving 7 steals. Broc Hostler rounded out the performance with 7 points, 5 assists, and 2 steals, while senior Daxten Detweiler contributed 3 points and 4 rebounds, marking a victorious Senior Night for the Tigers.


Gregg P Davis 1926-2024

Gregg was well known as an avid outdoorsman, a passion he developed as a boy who helped provide food during the Depression.

A Fred McCleaf 1923-2024

Mr. McCleaf served in the South Pacific with the United States Navy during World War II. He owned and operated A. Fred McCleaf Plumbing & Heating most of his life.

Daily Forecast, February 24, 2024

Franklin County Forecast: In the forecast for today, we are expecting light rain, with a high of 42.03°F and a low of 27.55°F. The humidity

Who We Are

The Franklin County Free Press, established by Vicky Taylor in 2019, emerged as a beacon of local journalism for the residents of Franklin County. Under Vicky's leadership, it quickly became an essential source of news, particularly at a time when major newspaper publications were increasingly overlooking local coverage.

On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

Rooted in the heart of Franklin County and powered by its residents, the Franklin County Free Press continues to bridge the gap, ensuring that the local stories, events, and issues that matter most to the community remain in the spotlight.