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Lindsay Simpson a junior at Franklin High School has recently committed to play basketball at Western Carolina University. Western Carolina is in the Southern Conference and is a division one university. Head Coach Karen Middleton is in her second season with the Catamounts. She was an assistant at Stanford University before landing the job at Western Carolina.

Simpson is a 5’7” guard who has been heavily recruited since her freshman year. She has received thousands of college letters, numerous emails, and plenty of phone calls from coaches interested in her ability to play basketball. The recruiting process has been an exciting one for Simpson as she now has narrowed down her options to play on the colleigate level.

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The 9U Carolina Clash competed in the Eastern Spring Challenge in Canton on April 30/May 1.

This was their first tournament of the year, and the team placed runner up in the silver division.

The boys, who are mostly from Franklin, plan on competing again in Canton on May 21 for the Taco Bell Mountain Frenzy.

Pictured (front row, L-R) are Bennett Swafford, Trey Woodard, Dylan Burt, Ian Brooks and Nathaniel Holland; (second row, L-R) Caleb Shields, Caleb Taylor, Tye Chastain, Zach Buchannan and Noah Sitton; (top row, L-R) Coaches Tim Burch, Joey Swafford and Mike Woodard.

Hundreds of Macon County seniors and volunteers gathered at the county’s recreation park last Monday to kick off the 21st annual Macon County Senior Games. The ceremony welcomed several guest speakers, entertainment from Men Macon Music, and exhibitions by Tai Chi demonstrator Mary Ann Ingram. The event marked the beginning of another year of fun games and competition for local seniors.

The event gives seniors the opportunity to compete, have fun, and engage in rigorous exercise. Senior Games Coordinator Sarah Wilkins said that the games enable “our seniors to stay fit and allows them to be active in the community.” Wilkins also emphasized how the games are important in that, “it gives everyone involved the chance to show how much we care and appreciate our senior citizens who have done so much for us.”

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The 21st Annual Macon County Senior Games, hosted by the Macon County Recreation Department will be held April 18-May 14.

Senior Games is a yearround organization for fun and fellowship for anyone 55 years and older.

Seniors meet throughout the year for practice, ice cream socials, fund raisers, flea markets and fellowship, culminating in competition every spring.

Games include athletics, Silver Arts, and Silver Striders.

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published: 10/18/2013
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