Sports

Angel, FHS offer football and spirit clinic for local youth

July 15, 2014

Angel Medical Center and the FHS Athletic Department will offer a football and spirit clinic on Saturday, August 9th at Franklin High School.  The clinic is open to all rising K through 6th grade students only.  The event will be held from 9:30am to 11:30am in the FHS Gymnasium and practice field. “If your child…

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Two Lady Panthers grab All-State honors

July 1, 2014

Two Franklin Lady Panthers are among a handful of student-athletes from the mountains to garner state recognition. Franklin’s Kaitlin Bishop and Maddy Cousineau were named all-state in 2-A softball by the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association. Bishop graduated this year from FHS and Cousineau is a rising senior.

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Franklin coach-pitch all-stars win District Championship

June 27, 2014
Franklin coach-pitch all-stars win District Championship

Congratulations to Franklin’s 6-year-old coach-pitch all-star team as they won the district title. The team defeated Hendersonville Tuesday night to win the District 5 Championship. Franklin went undefeated in both division and tournament play beating Jackson County, Canton, Asheville and Hendersonville. The players are Lane Crawford, Cayden Hunter, Tyler Koch, Gregory Karcher, Anderson Terrell, Tucker…

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Macon youth help Ga team win state baseball tourney

June 25, 2014

Some Macon County youth have teamed up with youth from North Georgia to help win the Georgia Triple Crown 14 and under Baseball Tournament. “”We got kids from Rabun, Toccoa, Franklin, Highlands, all in between there,” said Kevin Kussow, coach of the Swarm travel ball team that brought a big win to the area this…

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Catamount quarterback dismissed from team

June 20, 2014
Catamount quarterback dismissed from team

Western Carolina redshirt senior quarterback Eddie Sullivan has been dismissed from the Catamount football team effective immediately for a violation of team policies and standards according to an announcement Thursday from head football coach Mark Speir. “I have dismissed Eddie Sullivan for conduct detrimental to our program,” said Speir in a statement. “The timing of…

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Catamount football adds Jaybo Shaw to staff

June 12, 2014
Catamount football adds Jaybo Shaw to staff

Western Carolina third-year head football coach Mark Speir today announced the addition of Jaybo Shaw to complete his coaching staff, taking the role as the wide receivers coach. Shaw joins the Catamount coaching staff from the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., where he briefly held the role of offensive quality control. Shaw replaces former…

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Three Catamounts picked in 2014 MLB Draft

June 10, 2014
Three Catamounts picked in 2014 MLB Draft

Western Carolina University had three baseball players selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft. Junior right-handed pitcherJeremy Null and senior shortstop Aaron Attaway were both selected on the final day Saturday, joining senior catcherAdam Martin who was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 10th round on day two. Null was a 15th round draft pick…

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Improved Moss Knob reopens July 1

June 9, 2014
Improved Moss Knob reopens July 1

The U.S. Forest Service announced that the Moss Knob Shooting Range, located in the Nantahala Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest, will reopen on July 1, following months of repairs. “We appreciate the help that the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Rifle Association provided in this project,” said Nantahala District Ranger Mike Wilkins. “With…

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2014 FHS Hall of Fame Class announced

June 2, 2014

Nominees for the 2014 Franklin High School Athletic Hall of Fame were announced at the school’s recent athletic banquet. Rhonda Blanton with the FHS Booster Club announced that Mike Houston, Ronnie Higdon, and the 1991 Cross Country team were nominated. The ’91 team went undefeated and won the 3-A state championship. Mike Houston was a…

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FHS holds annual athletic awards banquet

May 28, 2014
FHS holds annual athletic awards banquet

Student-athletes at Franklin High School were honored for their hard work and commitment at the annual scholarship and athlete banquet held at the school on Thursday. Students were recognized not only for their efforts on the field, but also in the classroom and in the community. Several Memorial Scholarships were handed out including the Stan…

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