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Bryson City – Maxpreps’ No. 18 state-ranked Murphy Bulldogs can almost taste their first Smoky Mountain Conference title since 2011.
Ellerbe – Murphy’s high school and middle school shooting teams didn’t finish as high as they had hoped after competing in the N.C.
Murphy – Coach Keith Payne decided to mix things up – especially for his hurdlers – during Murphy’s track practices last week to gear up for a potential fourth straight Smoky Mountain Conferen
Marble – Murphy rifle coach David Dockery didn’t have to tell his shooters much during a windy Saturday afternoon practice at the Wells Range in Marble.
Asheville – There aren’t many instances where a loss would seem fulfilling, but Murphy baseball coach Adam Clonts had to be pleased with his Bulldogs after facing off with 4A s
Franklin – It wasn’t pretty, but the Hiwassee Dam Lady Eagles found a way to grab the spotlight yet again after their non-Smoky Mountain Conference bout with the Franklin Pant
Sapphire – Some days you have it, and some days you don’t.
Tellico Plains, Tenn. – The Eagles were able to snap a four-game skid with a 4-3 triumph over non-league for Tellico Plains in extras on Monday afternoon.
Murphy – Murphy’s softball team started strong but failed to finish the job, as the Robbinsville Lady Knights came from behind to win their second meeting 9-6 on Monday afternoon at Konehete Par
Murphy – Talent can only take you so far before it becomes work. It’s a saying Murphy long distance coach Ben Pipes usually has on repeat for his runners.
Murphy – The visiting Union County Panthers woke Murphy’s baseball team from its spring break daze pretty quickly on Monday afternoon at Konehete Park.
Murphy – The contributions made by Penny Johnson and David Payne to Murphy High School athletics over the years never fell by the wayside.
Hayesville – Leading up to last season, it was the Hayesville Yellow Jackets running the show in the Smoky Mountain Conference.
Robbinsville – The Dam is still holding strong.