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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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Panthers fall to Smoky Mountain in basketball

January 28, 2015

The Battle of Cowee Mountain on the hardwood went to the Smoky Mountain Mustangs Tuesday night in Sylva. In the girl’s game, it was close, but the Lady Panthers (9-8, 5-4) fell short losing 48-42 to the Lady Mustangs (17-2, 9-1). In the boy’s game, Smoky Mountain (18-1, 10-0) won 82-56 over Franklin (6-11, 4-5).…

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Friday’s basketball scores

January 20, 2015

The Franklin Panther basketball teams score two more wins in conference play. On Friday, Franklin hosted the Tuscola Mountains and the Lady Panthers came away with a 50-23 win; they improve to 8-5 on the season. In the boy’s game, Franklin handles Tuscola 64-51 and moves to 5-8 on the season. The Panthers travel to…

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Catamounts release 2015 football schedule

January 14, 2015
Catamounts release 2015 football schedule

Coming off of its best season in a decade, Western Carolina football today released its 2015 schedule which features five home dates and two games against a pair of teams from one of the nation’s premier NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conferences – the SEC. The Catamounts’ 11-game schedule includes a pair of games in…

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Panthers grab back-to-back wins

January 12, 2015

The Franklin Panther basketball teams picked up their second straight wins on Friday at West Henderson. The Lady Panthers improve to 7-5 on the season after the 62-45 win over the Lady Falcons. The Franklin boys are now 4-8 after defeating West Henderson 53-45. The Panthers will be back in action this Friday as they…

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