Sports

Panthers welcome Murphy to the Pit

August 28, 2015

The Franklin Panther football team returns for the Panther Pit tonight for its home opener against Murphy. The Panthers at 0-1 are coming off a loss against a tough Asheville team; while Murphy is 1-0 after winning their season opener against Hendersonville. The Pit has been a hostile environment for opposing teams as Franklin hasn’t…

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Asheville pulls out win over Franklin in opener

August 24, 2015

Franklin fought hard in their season opener Friday on the gridiron at Asheville, but could not come away with the win. The final was Asheville 34, Franklin 20, and Panther assistant coach Jay Brooks says the score is not indicative of how close this game was. “We’ve gotten better from the Rabun County scrimmage going…

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Panthers ready for challenging opener at Asheville

August 21, 2015

The Franklin Panther varsity football team kicks off the 2015 season tonight with a tough road test at Asheville. This will be the first game between Franklin and Asheville since 2009 when they met in the playoffs. Franklin Head Coach Josh Brooks says this year will mark the emergence of new leaders on the Panther…

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‘Meet the Cats’ scrimmage set for Saturday

August 18, 2015
‘Meet the Cats’ scrimmage set for Saturday

Western Carolina University Athletics invites fans to join us at E.J. Whitmire Stadium Saturday, Aug. 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. for Meet the Cats. This day marks the final preseason scrimmage for Catamount football and the start of an exciting year for Catamount Athletics. The event is free and open to the public with…

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Rabun clips Franklin in scrimmage

August 17, 2015

The Franklin Panther football team came up short in its scrimmage game at Rabun County Friday night. The final score of the two-quarter game was Rabun 27, Franklin 14. After the game, Franklin Head Coach Josh Brooks credited Rabun with a good effort, and says it was a great opportunity for this relatively young Panther…

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Panthers are preseason favorities to win conference

August 10, 2015

The 2015 North Carolina High School football season is just around the corner and mountain coaches are picking Franklin to be tops in the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference. According to the WNCAC preseason coaches’ poll, Franklin was chosen to win the conference with Pisgah being picked for second place. Tuscola was predicted to finish…

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Panthers to host Midnight practice

July 31, 2015

The first official practice of the 2015 high school football season begins Saturday, and the Franklin Panthers will get a quick start on things. The Panthers will host a Midnight practice tonight at the Panther Pit and the community is invited to come get an early look at the 2015 Panther squad. In preparation for…

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Panthers rank 8th in state preseason polls

July 27, 2015

We’re less than a month from the kickoff of the 2015 North Carolina High School football season, and NCpreps.com is out with its annual preseason rankings. According to the state polls voted on by coaches, the Franklin Panthers are ranked 8th in the 2-A classification. The first official day of practice will be August 1…

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Catamounts rank 2, 3 in preseason polls

July 24, 2015

Western Carolina was tabbed both second and third in preseason polling of both the league’s head coaches and voting media as it was announced on Wednesday afternoon as a part of the 2015 Southern Conference Football Media Day at the Spartanburg Marriott. Coming off a 7-5 season that included a 5-2 mark and second-place finish…

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Summer tennis clinics announced

June 22, 2015

Summer tennis clinics will be held every Wednesday at the Macon County Rec. Park tennis courts. Mariona Trilla from Barcalona, Spain and a teaching pro at High Hampton Inn will be heading up the lessons. Clinics for ages seven through adult will be held, and private lessons are available.  Contact the Franklin Youth Tennis Association…

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  • August 29, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
  • September 1, 2015 3:30 pmCOWEE FARMERS MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 8:00 amMACON COUNTY SR. GAMES FLEA MARKET
  • September 5, 2015 10:00 amAL-ANON MEETING
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