WCU Falls in Extras Against Missouri

Missouri designated hitter Robbie Glendinning capped a three-hit night with a game-winning RBI single through the right side as the 26th-ranked Tigers rallied past upset-minded Western Carolina, 7-6, in 10 innings Wednesday night in nonconference action at Taylor Stadium. With WCU leading 6-5 through the top of the seventh inning, outfielder Trey Harris knotted the game with a one-out home […]

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Smoky Girls Fall in the 4th Round

Tuesday night, the season came to an end for the Smoky Mountain girls’ basketball team. The Lady Mustangs fell to 4 seed East Burke, 78-64, bringing the 2016-2017 campaign to a close in the 4th round of the state tournament. Smoky Mountain finished the season with a 27-3 overall record.

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Regular Season Over for Catamount Men, 8 Seed in SOCON Tournament

Sophomore Marc Gosselin and freshman Yalim Olcay picked up career-highs in the Western Carolina men’s basketball regular season finale Monday night inside the Ramsey Center. The Catamounts knocked off VMI 81-68 to secure the No. 8 seed and a date with The Citadel at the upcoming 2017 Southern Conference Championships presented by General Shale. The Catamounts will now begin preparation […]

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Cherokee Girls Fall, Lady Mustangs Advance

Saturday afternoon and evening saw the end of one more area team’s basketball season, while another keeps rolling. Round 3 of the state high school tournament tipped off Saturday all around the state. The Cherokee Lady Braves were at home hosting Murphy, a team that they lost to in the finals of the Smoky Mountain Conference finals. Cherokee fell again […]

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Round 2 Results from Thursday

Round 2 of the state basketball tournament is now in the books. On the girl’s side, the season came to an end for the Franklin Lady Panthers, as they fell on the road to Monroe, 68-48. The season rolls on for Cherokee, as the Lady Braves were able to escape an upset minded Mitchell, 50-48. Up next, the Lady Braves […]

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Round 2 of State Playoffs Tips Tonight

Tonight, round 2 of the state high school playoffs will tip off for the remaining area teams. In boy’s action: After a first round victory for 9 seed Cherokee, the Braves will now travel to 7 seed West Montgomery. 2 seed Swain County won a close game in round one and now, the Maroon Devils will take on 17 seed […]

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Basketball Results from First Round

Tuesday night marked the beginning of the state basketball playoffs, for the area teams that won, they will be playing in the second round on Thursday evening. In boy’s action: Cherokee beat Union Academy 80-67. The Braves will now travel to West Montgomery Smoky Mountain fell to Randlemen, 70-45 Swain County was able to beat East Surry, 86-81. The Maroon […]

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State Basketball Brackets Set, Games Tip on Tuesday

Conference basketball tournaments are now over, which means that area teams are preparing for the state playoffs. Round one of the playoffs will tip off Tuesday evening. In Boys action, 10 seed Smoky Mountain (9-11) will be playing host to 24 seed Randleman (13-7). 9 seed Cherokee (15-5) will be playing host to 20 seed Union Academy (13-7). 2 seed […]

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Western Falls to SOCON Leader Furman

The Western Carolina men’s basketball team had a pair of players post career-highs but it was not enough to end Southern Conference leader Furman’s win streak. The Paladins earned their 10th-straight victory on the season as they edged the Catamounts, 74-62. Junior Devin Peterson and sophomore Marc Gosselin led the Catamounts with 22 and 16 points, respectively. Peterson, who tied […]

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