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 Sports    June 29, 2015 

Retirement Party Planned For Norm Witek

After an impressive 47 year career at Brevard College, Norman Witek has announced his retirement from the college. He will leave a void that will not be easily filled. Witek attended the University of...

 
 Sports    June 29, 2015 

And They're Off

The Brevard Rotary Club will host their annual Firecracker 5K and 10K races this weekend, beginning and ending at Brevard College. The starting pistol for the 10K race goes off at 7:45 a.m. For more...

 
 By Randall Stewart    Sports    June 25, 2015

Tornados Tap Evan Schreiner To Helm BC Tennis Program – Brevard NC

Athletic Director Juan Mascaro has announced the hiring of Evan Schreiner to fill Brevard's men's and women's tennis head coaching vacancies. Schreiner joins the Brevard staff from Division III Allegh...

 
 Sports    June 25, 2015

Healing Waters, Healing Fish

A lucky angler and former armed forces veteran (right) has his catch netted by a volunteer guide. Project Healing Waters, a veterans' support group, hosted more than a dozen fly fishermen Saturday on...

 
 By Robbie Robertson    Sports    June 22, 2015

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...

 
 Sports    June 18, 2015

BC Puts 83 Student-Athletes On Honor Roll – Brevard NC

The 2014-15 South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll included a record 1,329 student-athletes this season, with 83 Brevard College student-athletes on the list. To be eligible for inclusion on the SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll,...

 
 By Randall Stewart    Sports    June 18, 2015

Tornado's Bennett Hixon Named Second-Team All-State – Brevard NC

Senior right-hander Bennett Hixson has been named second team all-state in the College Division as a relief pitcher by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association. Hixson wrapped up his career by appearing in 18 games in 2015,...

 
 Sports    June 18, 2015

Project Healing Waters

This weekend, scores of veterans will descend on Transylvania County for the second annual Tight Lines and Tall Tales Festival. Oskar Blues will host a fly fishing film tour screening Friday at 8...

 
 Sports    June 18, 2015

Award Winners

Don and Camille Ziegler (middle and right), long-time competitors at county and state senior games, received the Jimmy Schanck Award for years of dedication to and advocacy for the games. Mandi Bentley presents the award. (Courtesy...

 
 Sports    June 15, 2015

Cyclists Ready For Looking Glass Bike Tour – Transylvania County NC

On Saturday, local roads will be the course for bicyclists competing in the 2nd Annual Looking Glass Tour. Starting and finishing at Oskar Blues Brewery, there will be a 50-mile and 100-mile course fo...

 
 Sports    June 15, 2015

Brevard's Randall Stewart Wins Sports Writing Award –Brevard NC

A touching feature story chronicling the individual paths that led four close-knit Brevard High School soccer players to continue their athletic careers at Brevard College received high honors in a recent writing contest organized by the College...

 
 Sports    June 11, 2015

Blue Devils Land New Head Track Coach - Brevard, NC

Philip Latter is the new head track coach at Brevard High School (BHS), bringing with him an impressive resume. On Tuesday, Latter introduced himself to the community at an event at the high school...

 
 By Robbie Robertson    Sports    June 11, 2015

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...

 
 By Robbie Robertson    Sports    June 8, 2015

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...

 
 By Robbie Robertson    Sports    June 8, 2015

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...

 
 By Randall Stewart    Sports    June 8, 2015

Tornados Announce Addition Of Seven Soccer Signees – Brevard NC

Brevard College women’s soccer head coach Shigyoshi Shinohara is pleased to announce the additions of seven more players to the 2015 women’s soccer team. Lane Berchtold Megan Delicato, Leah Heysler, Victoria Pernia, Rachael Stanford, Dory...

 
 Sports    June 8, 2015

Baseball Camp Slated

A baseball camp for children ages 6-12 will be held at Transylvania County Parks and Recreation on Ecusta Road from 9 a.m. to noon June 29 through July 2. The cost is $100 and registration must be completed by June 26. The camp, which is run by...

 
 Sports    June 4, 2015

Tigers Take To The Spring Practice Field – Rosman NC

The 2015 Rosman Tiger football team took to the practice field the past two weeks during spring training, working on offense, plays and formations. None of the players on the team have ever lost to...

 
 Sports    June 4, 2015

'U.S. Open Of Croquet' Coming To Toxaway – Lake Toxaway NC

The Lake Toxaway Country Country Club, along with co-hosts Burlingame Country Club and Cedar Creek Racquet Club, has been chosen to host the U.S. Croquet Association National Golf Croquet...

 
 Sports    June 4, 2015

Transylvania's Special Olympians Bring Home The Gold – Transylvania County NC

Transylvania County Special Olympics traveled to Raleigh last weekend for the summer games, participating in everything from the 25-meter dash to the 800-meter, including field events like the mini...

 
 Sports    June 1, 2015

Blue Devils Prep For Upcoming Season

High schools in North Carolina entered a 10-day spring practice session last week. State rules limit contact and equipment, but teams were able to work on fundamentals, drills and formations. (Times...

 
 By Randall Stewart    Sports    May 28, 2015

Mike Bayne Returns To The Tornado Coaching Fold – Brevard NC

Brevard Athletic Director Juan Mascaro has announced the hiring of Michael Bayne to lead the Tornados' track program. Bayne will serve as the head coach of the track team and as the special teams...

 
 Sports    May 25, 2015

Blue Devil Track Trio Earns Medals At State – Brevard NC

The three Blue Devils who earned a berth at the 2-A state track championships turned in medal-earning performances in Greensboro. Noah Graham finished the highest of the three, earning a bronze medal...

 
 By Robbie Robertson    Sports    May 25, 2015

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...

 
 Sports    May 25, 2015

Outdoor Activities Scheduled – Pisgah Forest NC

A pair of family-related outdoor activities are slated at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education this week — Family Fly Fishing Day and Close-Up Outdoor Photography. Family Fly Fishing Day is slated for May 26 from 9 a.m. to noon, open to ages 8...

 

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