Catamount infielder drafted by Atlanta

Western Carolina University infielder Ross Heffley was selected in the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft held this week. The program’s all-time leader in career base hits was taken by the Atlanta Braves with the 569th overall pick in the 18th round on Wednesday afternoon. Heffley , a native of Snellville, GA, was one of 23 players from the […]

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Walk-off single ends season for Panther softball

For the second year in a row, the Franklin Lady Panther softball team goes into extra innings in the playoffs with Fred T. Foard. Franklin traveled to Foard on Tuesday evening for round 4 of the state playoffs and it ended up being a pitcher’s battle. Chelsea Stanfield for the Lady Panthers pitched a stellar game holding the Lady Tigers […]

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Panther baseball wraps season against Tuscola

The Franklin Panthers will wrap the baseball regular season Thursday evening as they try to take one back from Tuscola. Franklin, at 4-9 in the conference is coming off a 5-2 loss to West Henderson on Tuesday. The Panthers lost on April 10 at Tuscola by a final of 11-1. Thursday’s game will be at Macon Middle School at 7:00 […]

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Panther baseball hosts Smoky Mt.

The Franklin Panther baseball team will look to keep their playoff chances alive as they try to beat rival Smoky Mountain tonight at Macon Middle School. The Panthers at 3-6 in the conference, are trying to extend their win streak to four games after coming off wins over Swain, Brevard, and Pisgah. Tonight’s game against the Mustang will have a […]

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Catamounts take down Clemson; 2nd time this year

Western Carolina pounded out a season-high 22 hits on Wednesday night as it completed its first-ever, home-and-home sweep over the Clemson Tigers with a 13-8 victory at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Wednesday marked the eighth time since the two began playing a home-and-home series in 1978 that the Catamounts had a chance to complete the two-game sweep after claiming the first […]

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Walk-off single lifts Franklin over Pisgah

The Franklin Panther baseball team picks up their first win in the conference Monday night after a walk-off single against Pisgah. The Panthers and Bears went into the bottom of the 7th tied at 5, when Franklin’s Chanz Fritz singled in the game winning run with two out. Franklin improves to 5-3 overall and 1-1 in conference play. The Panthers […]

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2012 Franklin Panther football schedule released

The Franklin Panthers have released the 2012 football season schedule, which features five total home games. The upcoming season will also feature a new opponent as the Panthers are scheduled to take on Chase High School, in Forest City, on August 24 in a non-conference game. The Panthers will also face two defending state-champions in Swain and Murphy in non-conference […]

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FHS baseball helping Carenet

Franklin Panther baseball team is teaming up with Macon County Carenet to help those in need. This week, all Panther fans are asked to drop off donations for the food pantry at Franklin High School’s Main Lobby from 7:30 a.m.  to 3:00 p.m. Bring a Carenet donation to this Friday’s home game when the Panthers take on Pisgah and get […]

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Franklin’s Simpson, Brewer in WNC All-Star game

The annual Blue-White All-Star game that showcases some of the best high school basketball players in the mountains will take place tonight at TC Roberson High School. The Franklin Panthers will have two representatives with Lindsay Simpson set to compete in the girl’s game and Jeb Brewer made the boy’s team. Simpson averaged 27.3 points per game during the year, […]

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