High School Football Kicks off All Around WNC

This evening is the kickoff to the 2017 football season in Western North Carolina. Franklin will be looking to avenge a 29-28 loss to Asheville to open last season, when they travel to take on the Cougars. Franklin Head Coach Josh Brooks says that a big key to the game will be Franklin trying to not make crucial miscues, “It’s […]

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Several Franklin Sports Looking for New Athletes

Practice is underway for fall sports at Franklin High, and the school is looking for some new athletes in several sports. Girls Tennis, Girls Golf, and Boys and Girls Cross Country teams are looking for new athletes to join the teams. If you are a student at Franklin High School and are interested in potentially joining the teams, you can […]

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Season Opener for WCU Marks Longest Trip in Program History

Western Carolina football’s 2017 season-opener against Hawai’i on Saturday, Sept. 2 will kick off at 6:00 pm Hawai’i-Aleutian Time / 12:00 am ET when the Catamounts visit the Rainbow Warriors at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, O’ahu in the first-ever meeting between the two programs. Broadcast coverage of the game has yet to be announced. Western Carolina’s 2017 season-opener is a […]

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Catamounts Prepare for 2017 Season, Camp Now Open

Western Carolina’s football student-athletes, many still enrolled and involved in the second semester of summer school, officially report for the start of the 2017 preseason camp on Monday as preparations for the much-anticipated 2017 season ramp-up ahead of Tuesday’s first practice session. The Catamounts open camp with the first of two helmet-only practices in the acclimation period on Tuesday, Aug. […]

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Former Mustang Basketball Player Added to WCU Staff

Western Carolina head men’s basketball coach Larry Hunter announced the addition of Jackson Simmons to his staff. Simmons, who played four years at the University of North Carolina, will take over the role of Director of Basketball Operations. Simmons has many ties to the local community and specifically Western Carolina University. He was a four-year standout at Smoky Mountain High […]

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WCU Football Announces New Director of Scouting

Western Carolina sixth-year head football coach Mark Speir has finalized his coaching and support staff this week, announcing the hire of Tommy Chandler to the position of Director of Scouting and Quality Control.  Through his position at WCU, Chandler will work extensively with the football coaching staff, director of football operations, and other football support staff with all video aspects […]

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Franklin Little League Softball Clinches State Title

For the second year in a row, the Franklin Little League all-star machine pitch softball team clinched the title of Machine Pitch North Carolina Champions. The softball team recently defeated Cherokee in the final championship game in Sylva 17-11 to once again clinch the state title. After two successful pool play games, the softball team earned the top seat in […]

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Franklin Softball All Stars Heading to State Tournament

After sweeping the district tournament, the Franklin 12U Girls All Stars team will be traveling to Pfafftown, near Winston-Salem, to compete in the 2017 Little League 12U North Carolina State Tournament July 14th – 17th. The local team defeated Haywood County in four fastpitch softball games of the Major League North Carolina District 5 Tournament to earn a bid to […]

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