WCU Announces Mark Prosser as Men’s Head Basketball Coach

Former associate head coach at Winthrop University and 15-year NCAA coaching veteran Mark Prosser was introduced as Western Carolina University’s 18th head men’s basketball coach by Director of Athletics Randy Eaton on Tuesday afternoon in a press conference held on campus in the Ramsey Center Hospitality Room. Prosser, who just completed his sixth year on the men’s basketball staff at […]

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WCU Men’s Basketball Coach Stepping Down

Larry Hunter announced that he is stepping down as the Western Carolina head men’s basketball coach with the completion of the 2017-18 season. Hunter, who just wrapped up his 13th season at the head of the Catamount program, was named the head coach of WCU men’s basketball in April, 2005. “We are so very grateful and thank Larry for his […]

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Round 1 of Playoff Basketball in the Books

Tuesday Night marked the first round of the state high school basketball tournament, and signaled the end of the season for many teams, while others advanced to round 2. In 2A Boys action, the Franklin Panthers lost on the road at Pisgah, 67-57. Smoky Mountain fell on the road against West Stokes, 95-67. In the 2A Girls bracket, Smoky Mountain […]

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WNCC-FM Cherokee High Basketball 2018 Broadcast Schedule

104.1 WNCC is proud to announce that Select Cherokee Braves Basketball games will be broadcasted in January and February including all State Playoff games. The station plans on broadcasting both Girls and Boys games beginning with the Friday January 12th game against Highlands. Braves fan will be able to follow the games over the air on FM @ 104.1 and […]

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More Postseason Honors for Catamount Football Players

Three Catamount football players were among those recognized by HERO Sports following the 2017 season as the website selected its postseason honors. Senior running back Detrez Newsome again graced another All-America first team as an all-purpose back, while redshirt junior punter Ian Berryman was listed on the third team. In addition, WCU redshirt sophomore quarterback Tyrie Adams was an honorable […]

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Conference Honors Awarded for Mountain Six, Smoky Mountain Conferences

The All-Conference Teams for the Mountain Six and Smoky Mountain Conferences have been released. For the Mountain Six conference, Franklin’s Colton Cochran was named as Lineman of the Year, Smoky Mountain’s Nate Coffey was named Skill Player of the Year, and Franklin’s Andrew Moore was named as Special Team Player of the Year. Franklin’s Head Coach Josh Brooks was named […]

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Cherokee Brings Football State Championship Home

The Cherokee Braves are 1A State Champions in Football for the first time. The Braves took the long road trip to Raleigh to play the undefeated North Duplin Rebels at Carter-Finley Stadium, the home of NC State football. After falling behind at the half, Cherokee roared back in the third and fourth quarters, putting up 21 points in the second […]

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Cherokee Avenges Loss to Mitchell, Will Play for State Title

The Cherokee Braves have a chance to bring home a football State Championship, after winning on Friday against #1 seeded in the Western side of the 1A bracket, the Mitchell Mountaineers. The Braves were able to exact revenge on the Mountaineers, after Mitchell took Cherokee down twice last year, the Mountaineers were no match for the Braves on Friday, as […]

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Franklin Falls, Cherokee One Step Away from State Title Game

Round 3 of the state high school football playoffs saw the Franklin Panthers season come to a close, and the Cherokee Braves earn a spot in round 4. The Franklin Panthers were undefeated going into the round 3 matchup with the also undefeated Hibriten Panthers in Lenoir. Hibriten was able to take Franklin down, handing the Panthers their first loss […]

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