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Smith’s 30 Not Enough As Devils Fall In 1st Round

BRYSON CITY – Robbinsville held off a furious Maroon Devil rally in the 4th to post a 66-58 win and advance in the SMC Tournament. Swain standout Raymius Smith put on a dazzling performance and at one point had his team within 4 points. Smith then hit a driving layup and was fouled, which had [...]

Knights Drop Lady Devils From SMC Tournament

CHEROKEE – The Lady Devils SMC Tournament ended in the 1st round Wednesday night. Robbinsville ran out to a 16-5 advantage in the 1st quarter, and then extended the lead to take a 63-39 win and advancing in the tournament. Swain battled back, cutting the lead to 10 at the half, but in the 2nd [...]

Path To State Title For Swain Trio

BRYSON CITY – The Maroon Devils will send three wrestlers to this weekends NCHSAA 1A State Championships. Chris Miller, Russell Bigmeat, and Spencer McCoy will all compete for individual State Championships this weekend. Miller, who is only a freshman will compete in the 126 pound weight class. Bigmeat will wrestle in the 138 pound class, [...]

SMC Basketball Tournament Breakdown (Subject to Change)

BRYSON CITY – The first round of the Smoky Mountain Conference basketball tournament will tip off this Wednesday with the boys teams playing here at Swain high school and the girls teams all playing at Cherokee. Start times for this event will be fluid in order to accommodate bus issues, as well as teams who [...]

Devils Down Rosman 68-59

BRYSON CITY – Swain outscored Rosman 22-19 down the stretch and held off the Tigers comeback attempt to take a 68-59 conference win on Tuesday. Swain got 23 points from senior guard Raymuis Smith. Smith would add 9 assists and 7 rebounds to the Swain cause. Cody Cooper finished 15 points, Grant Shuler 13, and [...]

McCoy & Bigmeat Win SMC Titles In Wrestling

HIWASSEE DAM – Swain’s Spencer McCoy and Russell Bigmeat won their weight classes in the Smoky Mountain Conference Wrestling Championships over the weekend. McCoy, who is ranked #1 in the state and unbeaten on the year, won in the 195 pound weight class. Bigmeat was the champion in the 136 pound weight class. Both will [...]

Weeks Named SMC Lineman of the Year


BRYSON CITY – Swain senior lineman Zach Weeks was named the SMC Lineman of the Year for the 2013 season. Weeks was the anchor for an offensive line that rolled to 6039 total yards, and averaged 37 points per game. In the Maroon Devils grading scheme for offensive lineman Weeks continually grading out 94% or [...]

Smith Named SMC Back of the Year


BRYSON CITY – Swain quarterback Raymius Smith has been named the Smoky Mountain Conference Back of the Year. Smith directed the Maroon Devils to a 12-3 overall mark and their 3rd straight SMC Crown. On the season Smith finished with 1932 yards passing on 115 of 198 passes. He threw for 23 touchdowns and only [...]

Blankenship Named SMC Coach of the Year.

Neil Blankenship

SMC Coach of the Year

BRYSON CITY – For the second straight year Swain’s Neil Blankenship has been named the Smoky Mountain Conference football Coach of the Year. Blankenship guided the Maroon Devils to their 3rd straight SMC Championship finishing with a 12-3 overall record. The Devils also appeared in their 3rd straight Western [...]

Cheerleaders Heading to Alamo Bowl

Swain High Cheerleaders

BRYSON CITY – Once again the Swain Varsity Cheerleaders will be making a Bowl Game appearance. Thirteen members of the Varsity Football Cheer Squad will be leaving December 26th to travel to San Antonio, Texas to participate in the Halftime show of the Valero Alamo Bowl. “We are so excited!” says Coach Sherry Wright. “We [...]