Sports

Middleton out as Lady Cats’ coach

March 26, 2015

Western Carolina Athletics and Director of Athletics Randy Eaton announced that head women’s basketball coach Karen Middleton will not return as the program’s head coach. “I want to thank Karen for all of the hard work she and her staff did representing Western Carolina over the last six years,” said Eaton. “She consistently recruited quality young ladies…

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Hopes high for balanced, experienced Panther baseball team

March 20, 2015

The 2015 Franklin High School Panther varsity baseball team is off to a 2-1 start this season after winning their conference opener Wednesday against Brevard. Hopes are high for the team to improve on last season’s 13-13 record, which featured the team’s first playoff appearance in several years. Head Coach Ryan Raby says the 2015…

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Franklin’s Agrusa named All-District

March 19, 2015

Another postseason basketball honor has been garnered by a Franklin Lady Panther. Vanessa Agrusa, a senior standout on the basketball team was selected to the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association’s All-District Team. Agrusa was named to the 2nd All-District Team and has also been selected for the annual Blue-White All-Star Game later this month.

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WNCC-FM Announces 2015 FHS Baseball Broadcast Schedule

March 6, 2015
WNCC-FM Announces 2015 FHS Baseball Broadcast Schedule

The high school baseball season began this week and 96.7 WNCC-FM has announced its 2015 broadcast schedule for Franklin High School Baseball. The schedule will include 14 conference games and will begin with the first Western North Carolina Athletic Conference game on March 20th at home versus Brevard and go thru the end of the…

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FHS Lady Panther Basketball Advances; Boys Lose in 1st Round

February 28, 2015

The Lady Panthers hit the road Friday for Mt Airy, NC and after the nearly 4 hour road trip won a heart stopper on the North Surry Lady Greyhounds 45-43 and will play tonight in the 2nd round of the 2-A state tournament at Smoky Mountain tip-off is set for 5pm in Sylva. We will…

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Panthers begin playoffs with road games

February 23, 2015

The state basketball playoffs begin Tuesday in North Carolina and the Franklin Panther teams have drawn road games in the opening round. The Lady Panthers, at 15-7, received a 20 seed and will travel to North Surry, who is also 15-7. The Franklin Boys finished the regular season 11-11, drew a 22 seed, and will…

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Conference basketball tournament cancelled

February 18, 2015

The winter weather has taken a toll on the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference basketball tournament scheduled for this week. Franklin High School was scheduled to take on Pisgah in round two tonight, but with more snow and ice expected, Pisgah’s Athletic Director has called off the tournament. Coaches did not want to play possible…

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FHS Panthers release 2015 football schedule

February 13, 2015

The 2015 football schedule for the Franklin Panthers has been released with the season opener set for August 21 at Asheville. Before the season opens, the Panthers will face Robbinsville and Rabun County, Ga. in scrimmages. The 11-game regular season consists of nonconference games at Asheville and Erwin and home games against Murphy and Swain.…

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Panthers set sights on conference tourney

February 12, 2015

The Franklin Panther basketball teams will head into Friday’s Western North Carolina Athletic Conference tournament with momentum after a win streak to close the season. The Panthers, boys and girls, defeated Tuscola Tuesday 71-58 and 63-26, respectively, in the last regular season game. The Lady Panthers close out the season with six straight wins and the…

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Catamounts extend Speir’s contract

February 10, 2015
Catamounts extend Speir’s contract

The executive committee of Western Carolina University’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the request for a four-year contract extension for Catamount head football coach Mark Speir. Additional terms of the extension were not disclosed. The board granted the contract extension as a part of a teleconference meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4, on the heels of…

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