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With school just getting under way, Athletic trainers from MedWest Sports Medicine are already on the field working to keep area studentathletes injury free.

MedWest is providing athletic trainers to more than a dozen area schools and athletic programs, as well as physician coverage and physical therapy services to Western Carolina University’s student-athletes.

“The ability to have licensed, certified medical personnel in our local schools on a daily basis greatly improves the access to healthcare for the student-athletes,” said Carlyle Schomberg, MPT, Director of MedWest Sports Medicine.

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There are a lot of good reasons to run; the 2nd annual Blue Planet 5k run is one of them. This year’s run will be held at the Tassee Shelter located on the Little Tennessee Greenway Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at 9 a.m. There will also be a one mile fun walk/run for those who do not wish to do the entire 5K. The walk will begin right after the start of the 5K.

“One of the reasons this event is so important to me is that it provides an opportunity for some people to have their eyes opened to some of the larger issues, and that’s what is really important,” said Canyon.

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The purpose of the Mountain Tennis Association of North Carolina (MTA) is to promote tennis in Macon County for all ages and skill levels.

The short term goals are to improve and enlarge existing public facilities, increase youth development, and provide activities for all ages such as clinics, leagues, tournaments and social events. Officers were elected and include Ross Dodge, president; Michael Falkenstein, vice president; Alene Kiesel, secretary and Kristy Dodge, treasurer.

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The Kiwanis Club is sponsoring the Pirates, a 7-8-year-old baseball team.

The team has 11 players and the team average to date is .500.

Shown here practicing for a regular game at the Industrial Park are assistant coach Jeff Coker; and players, Wesley Newson, Jacob Sanders and Austin Coker.

Following the completion of the season, The Kiwanis Club will provide a pizza party for the players and coaches.

Photo by Mac Grady

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