Conference Tournament Results from Tuesday

Conference tournament action continued on the hardwood Tuesday night. On the Girls side of the ledger, Pisgah defeated Franklin, 60-44. Smoky Mountain was able to advance to the WNCAC final, by taking out Tuscola, 60-51. For the Boys, Cherokee advanced to the finals of the Smoky Mountain Conference tournament with a 76-69 victory over Rosman.

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Franklin Swimmers Have Good Showing in State Meet

Last week, several Franklin High School swimmers travelled to Cary for the 2017 NCHSAA State Championship Swim Meet at Triangle Aquatic Center. After qualifying at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Regionals Swim Meet at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, both male and female swimmers competed in the 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, and 400 free […]

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Conference Tournaments Continue for Area Teams

Conference tournament basketball action continues to roll on for teams in the area. The Franklin Lady Panthers take on Pisgah tonight in second round action. For Smoky Mountain, the Lady Mustangs will be taking the hardwood tonight, in their second round matchup as they take on Tuscola. The Cherokee Girls have advanced to the Smoky Mountain Conference Tournament Final, which […]

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WCU Fills Football Coaching Vacancy

Western Carolina head football coach Mark Speir has completed his coaching staff entering the 2017 off-season, filling a lone remaining vacancy by announcing the elevation of Zac Etheridge to a full-time coaching position. Etheridge was a defensive assistant on staff working in the Catamount secondary with the corner backs last season, and is expected to work with the outside linebackers […]

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Conference Tournament Schedules Set for Basketball

The Conference Tournament matchups are set for basketball for the Smoky Mountain and WNCAC conferences. The Franklin Panthers girls will be hosting Brevard at 6 pm on Friday. The Boys will be at Tuscola, where the action will tip-off at 6:30 on Friday. For Smoky Mountain, the Girls locked up a #1 seed and will be hosting West Henderson, while […]

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Franklin Swimmers Prepare for State Championship

After an impressive showing at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Regionals Swim Meet held last week at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, twelve Franklin High School swimmers will be traveling this week to Cary for the state championship. Both male and female swimmers qualified to swim in the 2017 NCHSAA State Championship Swim Meet at Triangle […]

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WCU Finishes Signing Day with 21 Commits

Western Carolina sixth-year head coach Mark Speir today announced the signing of 17 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent (NLI) that join the four mid-year enrollees to play football for the Catamounts beginning in the fall of 2017, bringing the class total to 21 as a part of National Signing Day. WCU’s four mid-year additions include a pair of mid-semester […]

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Tuesday Night’s Local Basketball Scores

Tuesday Night, conference action continued on the hardwood around the area. Franklin was on the road to take on the East Henderson Eagles. The Franklin Girls came out on top, 56-38, while the Boys lost, 60-57. Smoky Mountain took on Brevard, and was able to get the clean sweep. The Smoky Boys were victorious, 66-44, and the Girls won 48-38. […]

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Franklin High Names Varisty Baseball Head Coach

This Past Friday Franklin High School named Tim Hawkins its Varsity Head Baseball coach taking over for Ryan Raby who resigned earlier this month. Hawkins is no stranger to Panther athletics as he has served as an assistant football coach for many years and has been an assistant with the baseball program. Tim Hawkins has previous Varsity head Coaching experience […]

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