Round 2 of State Playoffs Tips Tonight

Tonight, round 2 of the state high school playoffs will tip off for the remaining area teams. In boy’s action: After a first round victory for 9 seed Cherokee, the Braves will now travel to 7 seed West Montgomery. 2 seed Swain County won a close game in round one and now, the Maroon Devils will take on 17 seed […]

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Basketball Results from First Round

Tuesday night marked the beginning of the state basketball playoffs, for the area teams that won, they will be playing in the second round on Thursday evening. In boy’s action: Cherokee beat Union Academy 80-67. The Braves will now travel to West Montgomery Smoky Mountain fell to Randlemen, 70-45 Swain County was able to beat East Surry, 86-81. The Maroon […]

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State Basketball Brackets Set, Games Tip on Tuesday

Conference basketball tournaments are now over, which means that area teams are preparing for the state playoffs. Round one of the playoffs will tip off Tuesday evening. In Boys action, 10 seed Smoky Mountain (9-11) will be playing host to 24 seed Randleman (13-7). 9 seed Cherokee (15-5) will be playing host to 20 seed Union Academy (13-7). 2 seed […]

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Western Falls to SOCON Leader Furman

The Western Carolina men’s basketball team had a pair of players post career-highs but it was not enough to end Southern Conference leader Furman’s win streak. The Paladins earned their 10th-straight victory on the season as they edged the Catamounts, 74-62. Junior Devin Peterson and sophomore Marc Gosselin led the Catamounts with 22 and 16 points, respectively. Peterson, who tied […]

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Conference Tournament Results from Tuesday

Conference tournament action continued on the hardwood Tuesday night. On the Girls side of the ledger, Pisgah defeated Franklin, 60-44. Smoky Mountain was able to advance to the WNCAC final, by taking out Tuscola, 60-51. For the Boys, Cherokee advanced to the finals of the Smoky Mountain Conference tournament with a 76-69 victory over Rosman.

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Franklin Swimmers Have Good Showing in State Meet

Last week, several Franklin High School swimmers travelled to Cary for the 2017 NCHSAA State Championship Swim Meet at Triangle Aquatic Center. After qualifying at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Regionals Swim Meet at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, both male and female swimmers competed in the 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, and 400 free […]

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Conference Tournaments Continue for Area Teams

Conference tournament basketball action continues to roll on for teams in the area. The Franklin Lady Panthers take on Pisgah tonight in second round action. For Smoky Mountain, the Lady Mustangs will be taking the hardwood tonight, in their second round matchup as they take on Tuscola. The Cherokee Girls have advanced to the Smoky Mountain Conference Tournament Final, which […]

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WCU Fills Football Coaching Vacancy

Western Carolina head football coach Mark Speir has completed his coaching staff entering the 2017 off-season, filling a lone remaining vacancy by announcing the elevation of Zac Etheridge to a full-time coaching position. Etheridge was a defensive assistant on staff working in the Catamount secondary with the corner backs last season, and is expected to work with the outside linebackers […]

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Conference Tournament Schedules Set for Basketball

The Conference Tournament matchups are set for basketball for the Smoky Mountain and WNCAC conferences. The Franklin Panthers girls will be hosting Brevard at 6 pm on Friday. The Boys will be at Tuscola, where the action will tip-off at 6:30 on Friday. For Smoky Mountain, the Girls locked up a #1 seed and will be hosting West Henderson, while […]

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