8 Swain Athletes Tabbed as Honorable Mention All Conference

Bryson City – The following Swain athletes have been named Honorable Mention All Smoky Mountain Conference in their respective sports:  Bryce Sain, Colby Kirkland and Thomas Allen (football); Aiden Pond (soccer); Ashton Younce and Kaitlin Anthony (volleyball); Emily Ulaner and Austin SanSouci (cross country). Related

2nd Seed Mitchell Ends Maroon Devils Season

Spruce Pine – The number 2 seeded Mitchell Mountaineers ended the Maroon Devils title hopes last Friday.  Mitchell broke open a close game by scoring 17 unanswered points in the 2nd quarter to take a commanding 24-0 lead into halftime.  Swain scored their lone touchdown in the 3rd quarter before falling 38-6. The Maroon Devils […]

Maroon Devils Advance to 3rd Round With 38-12 Win

Bessemer City – The Maroon Devils traveled to Bessemer City this past Friday, for the 2nd round of the NCHSAA 1AA football playoffs.  It was business as usual for Neil Blankenship and his Maroon Devils, as they turned in another dominating performance.  Using a brutal rushing attack and a stingy defense the Devils cruised to […]

Maroon Devils Dominate Union Academy in 1st Round

Bryson City – The Maroon Devils notched Swain’s 30th straight 1st round home win on Friday.  Much like many of the other 30 over the years, it was in dominating fashion.  Swain would build a 47-0 lead through the first three quarters before visiting Union Academy scored.  In the end the Devils would, pick up […]

Swain to Face Union Academy in 1st Round of NCHSAA 1AA Playoffs

Union Academy comes to town as a wild card with a 6-4 overall record.  The Cardinals, from Monroe, finished 4th in the Southern Piedmont Conference behind Mountain Island Charter, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy and Bessemer City.  They make their living with the ground game, having gained 2806 yards and scored 30 touchdowns rushing.  Union Academy […]