Valley of the Lilies half marathon & 5k

Saturday morning was a gorgeous day in Cullowhee for the Valley of the Lilies half marathon and 5k. At 8 a.m., runners lined up to start the half marathon, with the 5k following shortly after. “It’s been a long time since I’ve gotten out and raced so it will be nice to see what I can […]

Cats with bats take the wins

The Western Carolina Catamounts baseball rises against the Niagara Purple Eagles in a mid-week doubleheader. Junior pitcher, Dillon Bray got the victory for the first game (17-4) with help from senior Colton Davis and freshman Jake Moebius. In game two, junior pitcher Chad Mabini picked up the second victory (10-2) with help from relief pitcher, […]

Insight into the world of whitewater boat ridin’

When it comes to the winter, many students choose to stay inside and rarely feel the desire to venture out into the cold. Sophomore Michael Ferraro does not let the cold stop him from doing what he loves. The kayaking community around Western is relatively small but growing, and the kayakers around here are more than […]

Student Veterans Association prepares for first ever softball season

The Student Veteran’s Association at Western Carolina University is gearing up for softball season with their first intramural sports team this spring. The SVA Softball Team will be not only the club’s first softball team, but the first time in SVA history that the club has participated in intramural sports. SVA was re-started at WCU […]

Bad news for the Mercer Bears, Catamounts win 60-52

Western Carolina University’s most important conference game of the season ended in triumph tonight as the Catamounts defeated the Mercer Bears 60 to 52. The 9-11 Catamounts took on the 11-10 Bears of Mercer who were still riding high from their win over Duke in the 2014 NCAA tournament. There was much speculation leading up […]

Intramurals give students a second chance in sports

Most high school athletes will never play a game at the college level, but just because you don’t go to college and play on a NCAA team doesn’t mean you can’t still compete. Intramural sports are allowing former athletes to continue to play the games they love and even games they never played before. “I […]