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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All WNCAC Team Named for Baseball

The All-Conference baseball squad has been announced for the WNCAC, and several Panthers and Mustangs made the list. For Smoky Mountain, 4 players were named, including: Zebby Matthews, Cole Hooper, Trevor Lews, and James Henson. 6 Panthers were honored, including: Andrew Terrell, Blake Gibson, Tye Chastain, Cody Strain, Hayden Price, and Jordin Nugent. Hayden Price was named as one of […]

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Most Outstanding Athletes Named at FHS Athletic Banquet

At this week’s athletic banquet for Franklin High School, the Most Outstanding Male and Female Athletes for individual and team sports were announced by FHS Athletic Director, Jay Brooks. The first honoree was a Franklin stand-out in two team sports, “The Most Outstanding Female Athlete of a team sport is a 4 year letter winner in one sport, and a […]

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Franklin Baseball Falls in 3rd Round of Playoffs

The Franklin High School Baseball team’s season came to a close Tuesday evening in the 3rd round of the playoffs. Franklin fell to the Lake Norman Charter Knights by the final score of 8-2. The Knights scored 4 runs in the 2nd and 5th innings to put away the Panthers. Franklin ends the season with 18 wins, 11 more than […]

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All Conference Softball Teams Announced for WNCAC and Smoky Mountain Conference

The All Conference Softball team for the WNCAC and Smoky Mountain Conferences have been announced. The player of the year for the WNCAC went to Franklin Junior, Haeli Byson. Also receiving honors for the Lady Panthers were, Sophomores; Paige Norton, Kelli Rogers, Audi Wallace, and Junior, Faith Borque. The Lady Mustangs that were named all-conference performers were: Junior, Brittany Melton, […]

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Times for Second Round of Baseball, Softball Confirmed

The times and match-ups for the second round of the state playoffs for Baseball and Softball have been set. The #4 seeded Franklin Baseball team is 17-6 overall, and will be hosting #11 seeded Bunker Hill at Macon Middle School, with first pitch set for 5 pm on Saturday. The #9 seeded Franklin Softball team is 12-5 and will be travelling […]

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