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As the number of soccer players in the USA nears 20 million, the number one soccer company in the United States & Canada, Challenger Sports, has been invited to hold three of their highly regarded “British Soccer Camps” right here in the growing soccer community of Macon County.

Macon County Soccer Club has teamed up to host the week long “British Soccer Camp” during the week of July 11-15 at the Macon County Industrial Park Soccer Fields.

The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s team of 1,000 British soccer coaches flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs.


A phenomenal season for the Franklin High School Lady Panther’s softball came to an end on Tuesday when the team met Fred T. Foard High School in the third District round of the state playoffs. They did not go quietly, however, and it looked as though junior pitcher Chelsea Stanfield would continue her extraordinary streak, throwing a near shutout game, until in the tenth inning, when the other team took advantage of some defensive mistakes and pulled a 3-0 win.

Until that game, the team had gone undefeated in the regular season and went on to become the undefeated champions of the conference tournament.


Franklin Panthers U12 Girls Basketball Team place second in the Palmetto Classic in Greenville, S.C.

Pictured in the back row, from left is Coach Burrell, Lesleigh Tabor, Hannah Zugo, Kandis Hunter, Rebekah Zoellner, Coach Langstaff; middle row, Payton Burrell, Kristen Hanold, Alexis Bodenheimer.

Front row: Misty Kimbrough and Maleeah Langstaff.

The Carolina Mudcats 9-and-under Travel Baseball Team competed in the East Worth Hardball Classic in Kingsport, Tenn., May 14-15.

The Mudcats won three elimination games, beating a team from Canton, N.C., Jonesboro, Tenn., and Roanoke, Va.

The Mudcats consist of players from Waynesville, Sylva, and Franklin.



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published: 10/18/2013
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