SMHS Names Womens Head Basketball Coach

This week it was announced that Ollin Dunford has been named Smoky Mountain’s new girls head basketball coach replacing Heather Klipa, who left earlier in the month. Dunford has been an assistant coach for the Mustangs for the past 13 years spending 11 years as the JV coach. He replaces Klipa was 51-5 over two years with Smoky Mountain.

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WCU Mens Basketball to Play in the Cancun Challenge

As Western Carolina’s 2018-19 men’s basketball schedule for first-year head coach Mark Prosser continues to take shape, some of the tumblers fell into place on Monday afternoon as Triple Crown Sports out of Fort Collins, Colo., announced the teams and schedule for the 2018 Men’s Cancun Challenge that includes the Catamounts. The eight-team field for the popular Thanksgiving Week event […]

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WCU Signs 4 More to Basketball Squad

Western Carolina first-year head men’s basketball coach Mark Prosser has added four student-athletes to his program entering the fall of 2018. Incoming freshmen Kameron Gibson (Cincinnati, Ohio / Walnut Hills HS) and D.J. Myers (Raleigh, N.C. / Hargrave Military Academy) are joined by junior transfers Carlos Dotson (College of Central Florida) and Mason Faulkner (Northern Kentucky). Those four newcomers join […]

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Franklin Panthers Softball Team Looks for State Title

The Franklin Panthers Softball Team is preparing for an opportunity to bring home a State Championship. The Lady Panthers got a thrilling 5-4 victory in the decisive game 3 of the Western Regional Series over the visiting Bunker Hill Lady Bears. After the game, Panther Softball Head Coach, Adam Tallent said that his team shows no quit, and they’re excited […]

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Franklin Softball, Smoky Baseball Moving On in Playoffs

The Franklin Panthers Softball team is moving on to the 4th round of the state playoffs. The Lady Panthers extended their undefeated season mark to 21-0 after defeating 10 seeded Mount Pleasant in Franklin on Tuesday evening by the final score of 3-0. The 2nd seeded Panthers will now play host to 3rd seeded Foard on Friday evening in Franklin […]

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Round 2 of the Baseball / Softball Playoffs in the Books

Round two of the state high school playoffs is now in the books. The 2 seeded Franklin Panthers Softball team was able to come away with a 2-1 victory in 8 innings over Ledford Senior High School in Franklin on Friday evening. Up next, the Panthers will play host to the 10 seeded Mount Pleasant Tigers on Tuesday evening. The […]

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Round 1 of Softball, Baseball Playoffs Wraps Up

Round 1 of the Softball and Baseball playoffs is officially in the books. The Franklin Panthers Softball team is moving on to Round 2. The Panthers earned a 13-0 victory in over visiting Mountain Heritage on Wednesday evening. Up next, Franklin will play host to Ledford Senior High School in the second round on Friday evening at 6pm. The Smoky […]

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Smoky Mountain Football Coach Resigns

The Smoky Mountain Mustangs are now looking for a new Head Football Coach. Chris Brookshire, who took over on the sidelines two years ago for Smoky resigned on Wednesday. Brookshire led the Mustangs to 2 playoff berths and an overall record of 12-12 in his two seasons at the helm of the Smoky Football program. Smoky Mountain is looking to […]

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