Franklin Swimmers Prepare for State Championship

After an impressive showing at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Regionals Swim Meet held last week at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, twelve Franklin High School swimmers will be traveling this week to Cary for the state championship. Both male and female swimmers qualified to swim in the 2017 NCHSAA State Championship Swim Meet at Triangle […]

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WCU Finishes Signing Day with 21 Commits

Western Carolina sixth-year head coach Mark Speir today announced the signing of 17 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent (NLI) that join the four mid-year enrollees to play football for the Catamounts beginning in the fall of 2017, bringing the class total to 21 as a part of National Signing Day. WCU’s four mid-year additions include a pair of mid-semester […]

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Tuesday Night’s Local Basketball Scores

Tuesday Night, conference action continued on the hardwood around the area. Franklin was on the road to take on the East Henderson Eagles. The Franklin Girls came out on top, 56-38, while the Boys lost, 60-57. Smoky Mountain took on Brevard, and was able to get the clean sweep. The Smoky Boys were victorious, 66-44, and the Girls won 48-38. […]

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Franklin High Names Varsity Baseball Head Coach

Friday Franklin High School named Tim Hawkins its Varsity Head Baseball coach taking over for Ryan Raby who resigned earlier this month. Hawkins is no stranger to Panther athletics as he has served as an assistant football coach for many years and has been an assistant with the baseball program. Tim Hawkins has previous Varsity head Coaching experience as he […]

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WCU Baseball’s Bryson Bowman is a Preseason All-American

Western Carolina redshirt senior outfielder Bryson Bowman received his second preseason All-America selection on Wednesday as he was tabbed fourth team All-America by the staff of College Sports Madness Bowman received third team preseason honors from Collegiate Baseball back in late December. He is one of two players from the Southern Conference to receive the preseason honor. Coming off a […]

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Franklin High Baseball Head Coach Resigns

Just under a month before practice begins for High School baseball teams Franklin High is searching for a new head coach to lead the team. Ryan Raby has resigned after six seasons as head coach and ends over three decades of association with the Panther baseball program. Raby played baseball for Franklin High in the 90’s and was an assistant coach […]

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Franklin, Smoky in Action Thursday Night

Thursday night, Franklin and Smoky Mountain were in action on the hardwood. In Boy’s action, Franklin got the win over Brevard, 45-41; while Smoky fell to Pisgah, 83-77. On the Girls’ side of the ledger, Franklin knocked off Brevard, 59-41, while Smoky beat Pisgah, 58-46.

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WCU Releases ’17 Baseball Schedule

An opening-weekend match-up with the defending NCAA national champion as a part of seven games against 2016 postseason teams, as well as a grueling 24-game Southern Conference slate highlight Western Carolina’s 2017 baseball schedule that was finalized and unveiled this week by head coach Bobby Moranda. The defending champion from the SoCon, Western Carolina’s 56-game season schedule opens with tournament-play […]

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Area Teams Get Sweeps on Hardwood

Area teams made it a clean sweep Tuesday night on the hardwood, as Franklin, Smoky Mountain, Swain and Cherokee all came out on top in conference action. Boys: Franklin over East Henderson, 77-47 Smoky over Brevard, 62-56 Swain over Andrews, 80-69 Cherokee over Rosman, 66-61 Girls: Franklin over East, 71-43 Smoky over Brevard, 63-46 Swain over Andrews, 62-44 Cherokee over […]

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