Weddington senior Ethan Kanagy and Piedmont junior Brett Underwood have been named co-Wrestlers of the Year in Union County after each won a state title in 2014-15. Underwood has been groomed for this since middle school, while Kanagy had to endure a late start that included a winless freshman season.
Parkwood won two of its three games in Piedmont's Spring Break baseball tournament, including a 10-0 victory over Sun Valley. The veteran Rebels, who start five seniors and four juniors, are one game out of first place heading into the final six games of the Rocky River Conference schedule.
Piedmont's powerhouse baseball program is having another successful season. The Panthers, who won the 2A state title in 2013 and finished second as a 3A school last year, have won five in a row and 12 of their last 13 games. They went 3-0 at their own tournament during Spring Break.
Weddington High superstar guard Stephanie Watts got 17 of the 21 votes for Associated Press state player of the year. Watts, a UNC signee and McDonald's All-American, says she's honored to receive the award.
Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski won his fifth national title this season, and he did it with only eight scholarship players. Four of those eight are freshmen, and they scored all the points in the second half of the 68-63 win over Wisconsin. It isn't debatable: Coach K is the best men's basketball coach of his era.
Cuthbertson's baseball team got a grand slam and four hits from senior third baseman Bailey Connell in a 14-2 road win over Weddington on Thursday. "We brought the bats today," said Connell.
Cuthbertson High took the first two games of a 3-game series against Weddington in the opening week of Southern Carolina Conference baseball play. The victories are a sign the already successful Cavaliers are trending upward as a program.