• Smoky Mountain Conference First Round Playoff Preview

    Feature photo from Haley’s Photography Smoky Mountain Conference- All 6 teams in the SMC are playoff bound, with 5 of the 6 hosting home playoff games this Friday. Let’s take a look at these matchups and see which teams have the best chance to make it to round two.   Andrews Playoff Outlook- The only […]

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  • Week 10 Western North Carolina Players of The Week

    Cherokee- So. QB Tso Smith 183 Rush Yds / 4/7 Passing / 42 Pass YDs / 4 TDs / 4 Tackles / 1 INT Smith led his team to their first conference win on Friday vs Hayesville and was instrumental in the victory on both sides of the football as he contributed over 200 yards […]

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  • Week 9 Players Of The Week In Western North Carolina

    Murphy- Senior QB Cole Laney 10/11 Passing / 208 Passing Yards / 4 Passing Touchdowns Robbinsville- Sophomore RB Cooper Adams 7 Carries / 50 Rush Yards / 1 Rush TD Cherokee- Junior RB Chase Calhoun 36 Carries / 157 Rush Yards / 1 Rush TD Andrews- Senior WR Cole Anderson 4 Receptions / 107 Receiving […]

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  • Week 6 Western North Carolina Players of The Week

    Robbinsville- Black Knights Defense -9 Rushing Yards Allowed / 40 Total Yards of Offense Allowed / 3 Tackles for Loss / 1 Interception Murphy- Mason Cook 8 Total Tackles Franklin- Clayton Guynn 12 Total Tackles / 4 Receptions / 44 Rec Yards / 1 Rec TD Andrews- Bye Week Hayesville- Bye Week Cherokee- Bye Week […]

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  • Maroon Devils Offense Struggles In 14-0 Loss To Dade County

    Photo courtesy of Joanna Mcmahan Dade County Wolverines @ Swain County Maroon Devils Maroon Devils Shutout by the Wolverines             Ryan Cobbett Swain County’s defense kept the Maroon Devils in the game for 48 minutes on Friday night, but the offensive production never came as they were shutout on their home turf, 14-0. The Dade […]

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  • Maroon Devils Fall Short In Home Opener

        Bryson City, NC – The Swain County Maroon Devils dropped their home opener on Friday night. They fell 21-20 to the Smoky Mountain High Mustangs. #3 Josh Collins got the scoring started for the Maroon Devils with a rushing touchdown in the second quarter. Smoky Mountain followed that with a scoring drive of […]

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  • Collins Tosses A Gem As Swain Handles Hayesville

    Photos courtesy of Jenea Murphy Taylor   Clay County, NC- Swain County Ace Charlie Collins continued his streak of dominance on the mound on Thursday night against Hayesville, leading his team to a 10-4 victory. Collins lasted 5 innings while only allowing 1 run off of 3 hits and striking out 9 Hayesville batters. This […]

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  • SMC Athletes Compete In 3rd Bulldog Invitational

    Murphy, NC- Murphy High School was the site of the 3rd and final Bulldog Invitational of 2022. Robbinsville, Swain, Murphy, Hiwassee Dam, The Learning Center, and Tri-County Early College all had teams competing in the meet. Swain County took center stage as they oftentimes do on the track, winning both the girl’s and boys’ meets. […]

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  • SMC Standings & Leaders Through Week 4

    We are now (give-or-take) 4 weeks into the NCHSAA high school baseball season and it’s time to take a look at how things are shaking out in the Smoky Mountain Conference. The weather has made it difficult for some teams in our area to get games in, but all teams have played at least 4 […]

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  • Neil Blankenship steps down as Head Coach of Swain County

    In an Instagram post uploaded by @Swainfootball, Neil Blankenship announced he was stepping down as Head Football Coach of the Swain County Maroon Devils. In the post, Blankenship said: I am stepping down as Head Football Coach at Swain High School. This was a difficult decision, one that I certainly did not take lightly, and […]

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