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Revived sport likened to “skate boarding on water.”

Stand up paddling (SUP) seems to be catching on here in Western North Carolina where there is no shortage of rivers, ponds, and lakes for recreational use.

Though the activity originated in Hawaii, it has caught on quickly in the rest of the country and in 2013, according to a the Outdoor Industry Association's Outdoor Recreation Participation Report, it was deemed as having the most first-time participants of any sport in the year.

The sport itself, according to Cullowhee resident Rick “Sharky” Gorton, can have a very positive impact on people who participate.

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FHS senior Joe Templeton signed to compete for Western Carolina University's track team on May 8.

Templeton, a standout in track and baseball earned first place in the 2014 WNCAC High Jump and Long Jump, second place in the Triple Jump and was named the Field Events MVP.

Joining him at his signing ceremony were (L-R) parents Jim and Veronica Templeton, niece Raelyn McGaha, stepbrother Mitchell McGaha and Franklin track coach Tom Westbrook.

On June 3, Franklin High School senior Andrew Baldwin signed with Milligan College for cycling.

His focus will be on mountain biking in the fall for the school that is located in east Tennessee.

On top of the partial scholarship he received for cycling, Baldwin will also be assisted with tuition from local scholarships that he was awarded recently.

Joining him for the ceremony were (L-R) his father, Stephen Baldwin, cycling coach Zack Nave, and his mother, Vicki Baldwin.

LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA – Dale Earnhardt Jr. was in position to pounce on Sunday, punching his ticket to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup by winning his second race this season and his first-ever at Pocono Raceway.

It took a little racing luck.

Runner-up Brad Keselowski was terrific in clean air. What he lacked was a clean grille.

On Sunday, when Keselowski’s car began to overheat due to a piece of trash on his front end, Earnhardt roared by, becoming the fourth consecutive Hendrick Motorsports driver to put a Chevrolet in Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway.

“Brad had the better car; he had me beat,” said Earnhardt, who has known his share of late-race misfortune. Take the third race of the season at Las Vegas, when he ran out of gas on the final lap, enabling Keselowski to win.

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published: 10/18/2013
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