Lady Devils NCHSAA State Champions in Cross Country

Kernersville – The Lady Devil Cross Country Team made history this past Saturday.  Swain won their first ever women’s Cross Country State Championship.  The Lady Devils scored 89 points to outdistance the 16 team field and win the title.  Thomas Jefferson Classical was second with 101 points, Avery County third with 132 points and Gray […]

Lady Devils & Blankenship are Western Regional Champions

Kituwah – The NCHSAA held their 1A Western Regional Cross Country Championships this past Saturday at Kituwah.  Over 100 runners representing at least 12 teams participated in the Championships. Swain took the Regional Championship with 42 points.  Finishing second was Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy with 75 and Avery County with 86. On top of the […]

Lady Devils Run Away With SMC CC Championship

Kituwah Farm – The Lady Devils took the first step towards their ultimate goal, of competing for a State Championship, by dominating the Smoky Mountain Conference Cross Country Championships on Wednesday.  Swain outdistanced 2nd place Cherokee and in the process was one runner away from recording a perfect score.  The Lady Devils had 18 points […]

Arizona Blankenship Ranked #1 in NCHSAA 1A

Bryson City – While both of her semi-famous parents reached the top during their coaching careers, Arizona Blankenship casually cruised into the top spot in only her fourth high school cross country race.  It might be safe to say that the youngest sibling of Neil and Sonya Blankenship has made the most of her brief […]

Lady Devils Continue Strong Showing

Kituwah Farm –  The Lady Devil Cross Country team continued their string of strong showings this past Saturday at Kituwah Farm.  Swain took the top four spots in finishing with 17 points.  Arizona Blankenship took first with a new school record and a new personal best time of 18:51.80.  Emily Ulaner came in second with […]