Marvin Ridge senior John Emezie was virtually unstoppable this season, averaging a county-high 30.4 points per game. The future Army player has been voted The Enquirer-Journal's Union County Player of the Year for the 2013-14 season.
Former Cuthbertson baseball player Preston Morrison recently won his 20th career game at Texas Christian University. The All-Big 12 player is one of many former Union County high school standouts now helping their college teams.
Piedmont High played error-free baseball and got a three-hit shutout from junior pitcher David Nash in a 10-0 win over Weddington that was shortened by the mercy rule on Friday. The Panthers won two out of three games against Weddington, which won the 3A state title in 2012 and 2013.
Weddington High scored in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Piedmont 6-5 in a matchup between two defending state champions. Piedmont won the first of the three-game series 8-7 in nine innings. The final game of the series is being played Friday night in Unionville.
Piedmont High trailed by four runs entering the bottom half of the seventh inning, but the Panthers tied it up and went on to win in extra innings, 8-7. The historic game marked the first time in Union County history two defending high school state champions played each other in baseball.
After losing a pair of one-run baseball games to Weddington earlier in the week, Cuthbertson got over the hump and salvaged the third game of the series with an 8-6 home win on Friday. The victory is extra satisfying for the Cavaliers, considering Weddington has won the last two 3A state titles.
The last time Parkwood's boys golf team won the conference championship was 1992, but the 22-year drought appears to be coming to an end. The Rebels have now won all four Rocky River Conference golf tournaments this season.