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 By Robbie Robertson    News    July 23, 2015

Duo Brings Home Gold To Transylvania - Brevard NC

Chalk up another national championship for Transylvania County and North Carolina - this time a senior citizen duo brought home the gold medal in the U.S. Senior Games basketball tournament. Arnold...

 
 By Robbie Robertson    News    July 23, 2015

Jeff McDaris Responds To Track Questions - Brevard NC

Jeff McDaris, superintendent of Transylvania County Schools, responded to Monday’s article in The Transylvania Times on the track facility at Brevard College. “I am not aware of any meetings between the school system, county and Brevard College...

 
 By Robbie Robertson    News    July 20, 2015

County: No Funds For Track - Brevard NC

Frank and Donna Patton have donated generously to improve athletics in Transylvania County: hundreds of thousands of dollars for the football field at Brevard High School and, most recently, $180,000 to resurface the track at Brevard College. The...

 

Four Lady Blue Devils Earn All Conference – Brevard NC

Four members of the Lady Blue Devil softball team earned all-conference accolades for the 2015 season, thanks in large part to their 19-5 season, 10-4 mark in the WNC Athletic Conference. Casey...

 
 By Robbie Robertson    News    July 6, 2015

Business Booming For County's Outdoor Industries - Brevard NC

Summer officially began June 20, and visitors to Transylvania County arrived in plenty of time for the Memorial Day activities in late May, but with the July 4 festivities already past, the outdoor...

 

Brian Kreigsman Is Off To The Races – Brevard NC

Not many would stand in fire resistant gear for four hours in 100 degree heat and consider that a labor of love - much less a lucky volunteer opportunity - but Brian Kreigsman does just that. The...

 

Longtime Hoops Coach Critical Of Decision – Brevard NC

When Brevard College made the decision to reclassify to the NCAA Division III level in May, longtime Tornado men's basketball coach Chick Martin saw it as a step in the wrong direction. The...

 

Torturing Fish For Fun And Not Much In The Way Of Profit

The stale pieces of bread landed heavily on the water’s surface with a plop, and immediately small bluegill began nipping at it. They were much too small to even sink the bread, much less fit it in their small mouths. The pond itself has little to...

 

BHS' Ian Pierron Signs With Gardner-Webb

Division I athletes are fairly rare in Transylvania County, but one of Brevard High School's own joined their ranks last week. Ian Pierron, a senior on the Blue Devil soccer squad, signed to play for...

 

Lady Blue Devil Stratton Signs With Agnes Scott

Lady Blue Devil senior Aina Stratton joined the Scotties of Agnes Scott College in a signing ceremony last week in the Brevard High School media center. Stratton plans to play soccer at the...

 

Brevard Duo To Join Catawba Valley Baseball Team – Brevard NC

A pair of Blue Devil infielders have signed letters of intent to continue their baseball careers at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory. Middle infielder Nick Mehalic and pitcher Cole Batson s...

 

BC Coaches React To Division III Decision – Brevard NC

Editor's note: the following are remarks from Brevard College coaching personnel regarding the school's recent decision to reclassify from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division III (see the May 21 edition for full details). Paul Hamilton, head...

 
 By Robbie Robertson    News    May 21, 2015

College President Answer Questions About NCAA III Transition-Brevard NC

Editor's Note: Brevard College President David Joyce answered the following questions: Why the decision to go to NCAA Division III? Joyce: The college saw an opportunity to enhance the student...

 

Lady Blue Devils Advance With 1-0 Win, Fall At Polk In Second Round

The Lady Blue Devils needed a miracle in their opening-round victory at West Stokes Wednesday afternoon. They got it in the bottom of the ninth for a 1-0 victory to start the 2-A state softball...

 

Lady Tigers Fall In Opening Round 8-5

It's been a long time - perhaps longer than a decade - since the Lady Tiger softball team hosted a playoff game. And for four innings, it looked like the Lady Tigers would advance to 1-A's second...

 

Blue Devils Swat Archrival Hornets 6-0 – Brevard NC

Two archrivals down, two to go. Less than a week after sending Shelby down to a 5-4 defeat in the second round, Brevard faced an old nemesis in Salisbury. The Hornets went much more quietly Monday...

 

Yellow Jackets Sting Tigers, Grab Second – Rosman NC

he Tigers rallied from a 6-0 deficit with four runs in the bottom of the sixth, but it was not enough as visiting Hayesville held on to win 6-4 Friday in the regular season finale for both teams....

 
 By Robbie Robertson    Sports    May 7, 2015

Lady Devils Win In Dramatic Fashion – Brevard NC

The Lady Blue Devils needed a hit in the worst possible way - with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh. And what better person to deliver 11th hour heroics than one of the two L...

 
 By Robbie Robertson    Sports    May 4, 2015

Schrader Rallies To Win State Regional – Brevard NC

Blue Devil Joseph Schrader rallied from deficits of 4-1 and 5-2 with five straight victories Saturday afternoon to win the state 2-A individual regional title. The sophomore was facing Shelby senior M...

 
 By Robbie Robertson    Sports    May 4, 2015

Lady Devils Earn Fourth Straight Shutout – Brevard NC

The Lady Blue Devils, led by pitcher Casey Gilbert, won their fourth straight shutout Friday, avenging an early loss to Smoky Mountain with a 4-0 win. Brevard scored a run in the first, second, fifth...

 
 By Robbie Robertson    Sports    May 4, 2015

Tigers Claw The Andrews Wildcats 11-3 – Rosman NC

The Tiger varsity baseball team scored all the runs it would need in the bottom of the first inning Friday, cruising to an 11-3 win in Smoky Mountain Conference action. Josh Rice opened the bottom of...

 
 By Robbie Robertson    Sports    May 4, 2015

Mustangs Gallop Off To 11-6 Victory Over Blue Devils – Brevard NC

The Mustangs jumped out to a 6-0 lead over Brevard in Friday night baseball action and never really looked back in an 11-6 WNC Athletic Conference victory. Smoky Mountain led by as much as eight...

 

Rosman's Megan Lewandowski Signs With Mars Hill – Rosman NC

Lady Tiger senior sprinter Megan Lewandowski became the most recent signee to continue her athletic career, signing with Mars Hill University to run track next spring. Lewandowski, a three-time...

 

Blue Devils Compete At Conference Tourney – Brevard NC

A pair of Blue Devil golfers competed for a WNC Athletic Conference championship Tuesday, earning a chance at a regional title along the way. Will Byrd finished third overall with a 161 in the...

 

Eagles Make It Season Sweep With 5-3 Win – Rosman NC

Rosman spotted the visiting Eagles three runs in the top of the first and never recovered in a 6-4 loss to visiting Hiwassee Dam Friday afternoon in Smoky Mountain Conference baseball action. The...

 

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