Sports: Local

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 06:29 PM

Defending SCC champs return 10 starters

Piedmont's wrestling program has been the strongest in Union County for a half-dozen years, and has back most of last year's team that went 28-7 in dual-team competition. The Panthers, who start just one senior, open the season Wednesday against the team that put them out of the postseason last year, and will also take on the five-time defending 4A state champions.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 09:18 PM

Weddington whips Reynolds, reaches third round

Weddington improved to 12-1, breaking the school record for wins in a season, with a 45-18 home win over A.C. Reynolds in the second round of the 3AA football playoffs on Friday. Of the five Union County teams that reached the second round, three of them advanced with lopsided wins.

Cuthbrtson 48, Asheboro 14

Monroe 67, Ashe County 14

Lincolnton 28, Parkwood 12

Murphy 50, Union Academy 16


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 02:03 PM

Mavs' Wotell signs with Arizona

Marvin Ridge left-handed pitcher Max Wotell signed a National Letter of Intent with the Arizona Wildcats on Wednesday. See a list of other Union County athletes who signed.

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 01:14 PM

WHS, Cuthbertson at home in second round

Five Union County football teams are alive in the second round of the playoffs. Here's a breakdown of the matchups.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 02:06 PM

Eight county teams begin football playoffs Friday

Four Union County teams are at home in the first round of the high school football playoffs, including Monroe, Weddington, Cuthbertson and Union Academy. Here's a breakdown of all eight games.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

Warriors' Watts inks with UNC

Star combo guard Stephanie Watts made it official on Wednesday, signing a Letter of Intent with the UNC Tar Heels. Watts accepted North Carolina's scholarship offer as a sophomore.