Nine starters are back from Central Academy's boys soccer team that went undefeated in the Rocky River Conference last year and reached the third round of the 2A playoffs. CATA opens practice this week in preparation for the Aug. 19 season opener against Piedmont.
All 11 Union County football teams begn practice on Aug. 1. Weddington gets started first with a midnight madness. For a list of all 11 start times, read more.
Monroe, Weddington, Porter Ridge and Cuthbertson will play four teams from outside Union County in a two-day event slated for September of 2015. The Redhawks' administration is hoping to make it an annual event.
Former Monroe High star Jamison Crowder enters his senior season at Duke with 198 career catches. Crowder was one of five players who received at least one vote for preseason player of the year in the league.
The Carolina Panthers will kick off their preseason training camp at Bank of America Stadium with a Fan Fest on Friday starting at 6:30 before heading to Wofford College on Saturday.
Weddington High allowed a county-low 9.4 points per game last season, helping the Warriors win a school-record 11 games. Senior Jack Jenkins is one of the six returning starters on Weddington's defense, and he says the unit can be just as good, if not better, in 2014.
BJ Muckelvene, a speedy receiver who caught 51 passes for Cuthbertson in 2013, was recently offered a scholarship by Wingate University, according to his coach. The Cavs enter the 2014 season loaded with talented skill players.