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Faith, Focus, and Finish guiding WCU standout

Former Western Carolina University Track & Field standout Manteo Mitchell sprinted to the front of the pack during the 2012 United States Olympic Trials as he competed in the finals of the 400-meter dash Sunday, June 24, at Historic Heyward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Mitchell finished fifth overall in the event and shattered his previous time to run an all-time personal best time of 44.96.

The Mooresboro, N.C., native, who received an undergraduate degree in Sport Management with a concentration in Athletic Administration and a Master's degree in Physical Education, both from WCU...

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Players to be guests at inaugural WNC Open tournament.

The Macon County Senior Games will be hosting the Western North Carolina Open, the first U.S.A. Badminton Association sanctioned badminton tournament in the area, on June 22 and 23 at Mountain View Intermediate School.

“This is the Macon Senior Games first badminton tournament where we are really trying to entice the younger, exciting players to come play in the mountains,” said Mary Ann Ingram, with the Macon County Senior Games.

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The men’s varsity basketball team at Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps took first place in the Smoky Mountain Conference Basketball Tournament.

The men had a great season with no double losses to any team in the conference. Despite being ranked third going into the tournament, the team was seen as a major contender.

There were some concerns with a few seasoned players being lost to graduation just before the tournament, but new faces stepped up to the challenge.

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The Swarm 12U baseball team competed in the 12-team Gainesville, Ga., NIT "Touch em All " tournament recently, taking the Championship.

Kneeling (L-R) are Nathan Sanders, Hunter Dills, Tyler Harrison, Johnathan Henson, Rion Kussow; Standing, (L-R) Gabe Shannon, Chase Horton, Coach Josh Shannon, Bailey Fisher, Adam Justus, Johnathan Babin, Logan Egan, Coach Tracy Justus, Griff Pruitt, Seth Justus and Coach Kevin Kussow.

 

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