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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WCU Baseball Players Selected in MLB Draft

Western Carolina junior infielder Brett Pope was selected in the 22nd round by the Pittsburgh Pirates during Wednesday’s final round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Pope was one of two Catamounts drafted, joining senior LHP Bryan Sammons who was taken on the second day in the eighth round by the Minnesota Twins. With two selections, this […]

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Former Smoky Mountain Football Coach Passes Away

Former Smoky Mountain Football Coach Cameron Brooks passed away on Tuesday at Spartanburg Regional Hospital due to complications from an Illness at the age of 55. Brooks coached at Gaffney High School in South Carolina for 18 years and was most recently the Defensive backs coach for his alma mater the Gaffney Indians. He is the son of another former […]

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NCHSAA Well Fargo Conference Cup Final Standings Released

The results of the NCHSAA Wells Fargo Conference Cup for the 2017 spring sports season have been released and in the Smoky Mountain 1-A Conference Murphy is in 1st place after sweeping the track championships along with a baseball championship. In 2nd place is Swain County with a men’s golf championship and a 2nd place finish in women’s track. Hayesville is […]

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WCU Announces Home Football Kick-Off Times

Western Carolina University announced Friday the Kickoff times for their five home football games for the 2017 season. The home opener with Davidson on Sept. 9 will kick off at 6:00 pm. The next three home dates Sept. 23 against Samford on Family Weekend; Oct. 14 against ETSU; and the Oct. 28 Homecoming date against Furman will each have 3:30 […]

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