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The Macon County Challenge teams will be holding registration for several teams to play in the Western North Carolina Challenge League Tuesday, May 31, and Thursday, June 2, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Industrial Park Soccer Fields. Bring a birth certificate copy and a refundable $60 to tryouts. Cost is $160 for new players; $110 for returning challenge players. Cost covers uniforms, referee fees, backpack (new players), and state registration fees.

Age groups for the Fall will include U14 girls, U12 girls, U12 boys, and U12 Highlands boys. U14 players can be 14 if their birthday is on or after Aug. 1, 2011. Each team will play four home games in Franklin and four away games in the WNC area. Teams will be formed depending on player interest, coach availability, and available divisions in the Western North Carolina Challenge League.


MMS golf team finishes first in division

Macon Middle School Golf Team finished first in the division of six teams.

In the conference match played May 3 and 4, the team was tied for fourth out of ten teams.

Pictured (L-R) are Anthony Fregeau, Head Coach Daryl Oberly, Jackson Perone, Joey Hall, Caleb Albrecht, Andrew Thornton, Charles Martin, Hunter Payseur, Clark Dillard, and Assistant Coach Mark Albrecht.

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.


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.

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published: 10/18/2013
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