Franklin’s Simpson puts up 20 in Catamount win

December 18, 2014

Junior guard Lindsay Simpson poured in a season-high 20 points as Western Carolina women’s basketball muscled its way past UNC Asheville 79-66, at the Bulldogs Education Day game, Wednesday afternoon in Kimmell Arena. The Catamounts improve to 6-4 on the season scoring the most points of the year. UNC Asheville falls to 3-7. Simpson, a…

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Franklin loses in season opener

December 15, 2014

The Franklin Panther basketball teams will seek their first win on the season Tuesday night as they host Smoky Mountain. Both Panther teams came up short Friday night at Pisgah in the conference openers. The Lady Panthers lost to the Sugar Bears by a final of 65-48 and the boys team was downed 74-62. The…

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Panthers tip off hoops season tonight

December 12, 2014

The Franklin High School basketball teams will tip off the 2014-2015 season tonight with a road game at Pisgah. The Lady Panthers begin play at 6:30 p.m. followed by varsity boys at 8 p.m. Franklin girls basketball coach Scott Hartbarger says his team has built off of last year’s exciting run into the state playoffs. Boys…

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Franklin Football Falls in the 2-AA Western Regional Final 31-21

December 8, 2014

For the first time since 1976 the Franklin Panther football team made a trip to the 4th round of the state playoffs Friday as they traveled to East Lincoln but came up short 31-21. The Panthers found themselves in a 14-0 hole but fought back to tie things up at 14 just before halftime but…

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Franklin Wins a Thriller over Monroe 17-14

November 29, 2014

After a delay of approximately 15 minutes to begin the game due to a power outage in the press box the electricity never went out in the packed home side of the Panther Pit as Franklin set a new single season wins record with 14 defeating Monroe 17-14.    Jeremiah Young ran 18 yards for…

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Franklin Football Wins 35-14 over West Stokes; On to the 3rd Round

November 22, 2014

On another cold night at the Panther Pit Franklin grabbed a quick 21-0 lead at the half in route to a 35-14 victory over the West Stokes Wildcats.  Jeremiah Young scored three touchdowns and rushed for 82 yards for the Panthers and Dalton Cochran ran for a touchdown and passed for another. Franklin had a…

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Catamounts enjoy best season since 2001

November 17, 2014

With one game left on the schedule, the Western Carolina Catamount football is enjoying their best season since 2001. The Cats improved to 7-4 overall and 5-2 in the Southern Conference after a 42-27  win at home Saturday against VMI. The win gave Western the most victories in a season since 2001. It also gives…

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Franklin Rolls Past Wilkes Central 51-7

November 15, 2014

The first round of the 2-AA playoffs began with temperatures in the 20′s but the Panthers Jeremiah Young was red hot through out the night scoring 6 touchdowns and breaking the single game touchdown record in route to a 51-7 win over Wilkes Central. Dalton Cochran added a 28 yard TD pass to Zach Tallent…

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Panthers begin playoffs with Wilkes Central

November 14, 2014

The Franklin Panther football team will open the state playoffs tonight at the Panther Pit as they take on Wilkes Central. The Panthers wrapped up an unbeaten regular season last Friday with a dominating 49-7 win over the Tuscola Mountaineers. But tonight, a new season begins in the playoffs. The Panthers, at 11-0, are a…

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Panthers ousted from playoffs after goal in final seconds

November 12, 2014
Panthers ousted from playoffs after goal in final seconds

A record-breaking season for the Franklin Panther men’s soccer team ended Tuesday night as they lose in the final seconds in the Western Regional Championship. Newton-Connover moves on to the state championship game Saturday after they edged out Franklin 1-0 scoring a goal with just 14 seconds left in the game. Franklin finishes the season…

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