Celebrating Success and Fostering Growth: The Dual Impact of High School Football in Western North Carolina
The conclusion of the Western North Carolina high school football season brought not only thrilling matches but also a celebration of community and student achievement. Robbinsville High School made an admirable run, reaching the NCHSAA 1A regional final, while Asheville School continued their winning streak by claiming their second consecutive NCISAA Division II state championship. The season's power rankings reflected the dedication and talent present in the area, with Robbinsville and West Henderson leading the pack, thanks to standout players like Cuttler Adams, Carson Dimsdale, and Truitt Manuel.
Sports commission reshapes with new members, aims to attract more high-profile events to Asheville
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — The group that brings high-profile sports events to Asheville has entered a new chapter. The Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission has two new members to help bring in more events like the Billie Jean King Cup and Asheville Championship. Two months ago, commission members rejected...
Letter: A cyclist’s take on Asheville’s bike lanes
I’m an avid cyclist and a North Asheville resident. I would be in “full support” of reconfiguring Merrimon Avenue from Luella’s Bar-B-Que north. The bike lanes are not only “not used” but take up too much width. A narrower scale might’ve made more sense to accommodate everyone.
Many local football players chosen to all-region teams
Led by Madison Warhawks' senior wide receiver Cord Yates and senior linebacker Luke Jarvis, a number of local high-school football players were chosen all-6D North Region first- and second-team for their season-long performances during the 2023 campaign. Yates was chosen as the region's Offensive Player of the Year. He rushed...
North Carolina High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Henderson County Today - December 5
Clear your schedule for the high school basketball action happening in Henderson County, North Carolina today. For a complete list of the local high school games and how to watch them, read on. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma...
Vote for the Citizen Times and Times-News Week 3 girls athlete of the week
Vote for the Citizen Times and Times-News winter sports girls athlete of the week. Fans may vote one time per hour. The poll is set to end Thursday at noon. Note: If the poll does not appear, click here. Sara Larios, Asheville Christian Academy: Larios scored 26 points and added...
Owen distance runner charts course for Mars Hill University
A couple of years ago, Peyton Draper never considered the idea of a career in competitive distance running, but when she joined the Owen High School cross country and track teams as a sophomore her passion for the sport grew as she logged miles on the trails. While in the...
Kennesaw State vs. UNC Asheville: Sportsbook promo codes, odds, spread, over/under and other Vegas lines - December 5
The Kennesaw State Owls (5-3) hope to build on a four-game home winning run when hosting the UNC Asheville Bulldogs (5-3) on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET. See odds, spreads, over/unders and more from multiple sportsbooks in this article for the Kennesaw State vs. UNC Asheville matchup.
Blues Repeat as State Champs; Falcons Bow Out
Hickory – Asheville School repeated as champion among N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II private schools. The Blues (8-3) defeated Fayetteville Trinity Christian (10-2) by 42-29 on Nov. 17. A see-saw first half ended at 21-all. The Blues struck for two touchdowns in the third quarter, to pull away.
Tickets on Sale for 2024 Baseball Night
Save the date for Baseball Night as we return to Highland Brewing on January 19, 2024. Baseball Night is presented by Maxwell Financial Management with support from Twisted Laurel Restaurant Group and Highland Brewing Company. "We are fired up to kick off the 2024 season with our annual Baseball Night...
UNC-Ash. Bulldogs vs. Johnson U Royals live stream info, start time, TV channel: How to watch NCAA Basketball on TV, stream online
Fubo (Try for free) Fubo's holiday offer just kicked off - For a limited time, new subscribers can save $40 on Fubo's Pro, Elite, and Premier plans ($20 off the first and second months) What to Know. The UNC-Ash. Bulldogs will host the Johnson U Royals to start their respective...
High School Round Up: November 30, 2023
Franklin — (WLOS) Carolina Day 50, Blue Ridge Early College 24 (F) Cherokee 82, Franklin 51 (F) North Buncombe 54, Mitchell 32 (F) Christ School 63, Spartanburg Day 15 (F) Franklin 77, Cherokee 67 (F) Mitchell 86, North Buncombe 79 (F) BOYS WRESTLING. East Rutherford 50, Hendersonville 30 (F)
GAME PREVIEW: Men’s basketball travels to Kennesaw for first game of home-and-home series
UNC Asheville (5-3) vs. Kennesaw State (5-3) Kennesaw, Ga.; KSU Convocation Center. The Bulldogs picked up their fifth win of the season on Friday, Dec. 1, as they hosted Johnson University (Tenn.), defeating the Royals 97-51. Fletcher Abee and Drew Pember led Asheville's offense with 15 points each. Several Bulldogs...
Coaches confidential: What is your favorite WNC football stadium at which to play besides your own?
No matter what football stadium a team, families or fans visit in Western North Carolina, there is usually a beautiful mountain view in the background. But there are still a few venues that coaches favor more than others — even if they have to look past rivalries in order to appreciate them.
Davis Ranch Congratulates Winners of 2023 Championship Horse Show Series
The Etowah Riding Club and Davis Ranch LLC congratulate the 2023 Grand Champion Youth Award winner Alana Jordan and the Grand Champion Adult Winner Shelby Stewart. These riders, along with their horses, worked hard all year long and deserve recognition. Stewart, 20 years old, has been riding since she was...
Warlassies change course in 2023
A new head coach and young Warlassies roster are working to get back on track, following an 0-3 start to the 2023 basketball season. Owen, which fell, 72-37, to Thomas Jefferson in its home opener, Nov. 28, will rely on athleticism while focusing on skill development and a fundamentally sound approach to the game.
Best WNC football player area coaches ever faced
There have been plenty of spectacular high school football players that have come through Western North Carolina. But only one of them can be the best. The Citizen Times and Times-News asked fall sports coaches who are the best football players they've ever coached against. It's the first part of our series where we grant local coaches anonymity that we're calling, 'Coaches Confidential.'
WNC Week 3 winter sports top performers, led by Franklin's Cali Queen's 28 points
Here are the WNC athletes who have had big performances this week in winter sports. This list is compiled from information provided to the Citizen Times (firstname.lastname@example.org) or posted on MaxPreps or social media. It will be updated throughout the week. Please encourage coaches to email submissions to email@example.com. ...
TMU Women captures first home victory over Montreat
(CLEVELAND) – The Truett McConnell University women’s basketball team hosted Appalachian Athletic Conference competitor Montreat College on Saturday, where the Lady Bears performed at a high level to secure their first home win of the season and hand the Cavaliers their first conference loss with a score of 58-47, inside the Benjamin F. Brady Arena. TMU improves their record to 2-7, 2-4 AAC, while Montreat falls to a record of 6-4, 4-1 AAC.
Bulldogs defeat Royals 97-51
Asheville — (WLOS) Five Bulldogs found their way into the double-digit scoring column to help the UNC Asheville men’s basketball team to a 97-51 victory over Johnson University (Tenn.) Friday evening in Kimmel Arena. Asheville was led by Fletcher Abee and Drew Pember, who scored 15 points each....