All WNCAC Team Named for Baseball

The All-Conference baseball squad has been announced for the WNCAC, and several Panthers and Mustangs made the list. For Smoky Mountain, 4 players were named, including: Zebby Matthews, Cole Hooper, Trevor Lews, and James Henson. 6 Panthers were honored, including: Andrew Terrell, Blake Gibson, Tye Chastain, Cody Strain, Hayden Price, and Jordin Nugent. Hayden Price was named as one of […]

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Most Outstanding Athletes Named at FHS Athletic Banquet

At this week’s athletic banquet for Franklin High School, the Most Outstanding Male and Female Athletes for individual and team sports were announced by FHS Athletic Director, Jay Brooks. The first honoree was a Franklin stand-out in two team sports, “The Most Outstanding Female Athlete of a team sport is a 4 year letter winner in one sport, and a […]

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Franklin Baseball Falls in 3rd Round of Playoffs

The Franklin High School Baseball team’s season came to a close Tuesday evening in the 3rd round of the playoffs. Franklin fell to the Lake Norman Charter Knights by the final score of 8-2. The Knights scored 4 runs in the 2nd and 5th innings to put away the Panthers. Franklin ends the season with 18 wins, 11 more than […]

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All Conference Softball Teams Announced for WNCAC and Smoky Mountain Conference

The All Conference Softball team for the WNCAC and Smoky Mountain Conferences have been announced. The player of the year for the WNCAC went to Franklin Junior, Haeli Byson. Also receiving honors for the Lady Panthers were, Sophomores; Paige Norton, Kelli Rogers, Audi Wallace, and Junior, Faith Borque. The Lady Mustangs that were named all-conference performers were: Junior, Brittany Melton, […]

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Times for Second Round of Baseball, Softball Confirmed

The times and match-ups for the second round of the state playoffs for Baseball and Softball have been set. The #4 seeded Franklin Baseball team is 17-6 overall, and will be hosting #11 seeded Bunker Hill at Macon Middle School, with first pitch set for 5 pm on Saturday. The #9 seeded Franklin Softball team is 12-5 and will be travelling […]

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Franklin Native to Take Over Football Program at Rabun Gap

Shawn Bryson will join the Rabun Gap community this fall as Head Football Coach. He will be the school’s second Head Coach since the program began in 2011. Coach Bryson comes to Rabun Gap from coaching running backs at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. The Franklin, North Carolina, native has played football on the collegiate and professional levels. He was a […]

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Catamounts Wednesday Baseball Game Cancelled Due to Weather

Due to the impending threat of severe weather across the Southeast, Western Carolina’s Wednesday night road game against Kennesaw State at Stillwell Stadium has been cancelled. No make-up date has been scheduled at this time.  Forecasts of severe thunderstorms, heavy wind and rain, and the potential for tornadoes prompted discussions that began on Tuesday and concluded with the cancellation of […]

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Western Puts Up 13 Runs, Falls Short Against Gardner Webb

Western Carolina managed to erase all but two runs of a nine-run middle inning deficit on Wednesday night. However, the Catamounts were blanked over the final four frames by visiting Gardner-Webb, suffering a 15-13 loss at Childress Field / Hennon Stadium in the frontend of a midweek nonconference home-and-home. Gardner-Webb (10-12) scored early-and-often, plating runs in the top of each […]

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Plemmons Coming Back to Take over Franklin Boys Basketball

The Franklin Panthers boys basketball team will have a familiar face as the head coach next season. Doug Plemmons, who previously coached the Panthers will be returning to the team this winter. Plemmons spent 15 years on the sidelines for Franklin, and resigned in 2008. Plemmons was approved as the new coach as part of the Macon County Board of […]

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WCU Falls to Kennesaw State

Kennesaw State rode a seven-run second inning to a sizeable lead it would never relinquish as the Owls halted a three-game road losing skid at Western Carolina on Thursday, handing the Catamounts a 12-3 loss in nonconference action at Childress Field / Hennon Stadium. Kennesaw State opened up a nine-run lead through the first three innings, and seized momentum by […]

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