Sports: Local

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 03:12 PM

Union County still trying to figure out how to finish

In 100 years of recorded high school football in North Carolina, Union County has just one state champion (Forest Hills in 1984). UC has lost six state title games in a row over the past 30 years, with the latest being Northern Guilford's 14-7 win over Weddington.

Dec. 14, 2014 @ 09:36 PM

Panthers edge Tampa Bay, 19-17

Carolina won its second game in a row, defeating Tampa Bay for the second time this season by less than a touchdown. Reserve QB Derek Anerson is now 2-0 as a starter in 2014.

Dec. 14, 2014 @ 12:43 PM

Newton inactive, expected to miss just one game

Panthers QB Cam Newton and running back DeAngelo Williams are inactive for Sunday's home game against Tampa Bay. Newton is reportedly making a good recovery and is expected to miss just one game after his car accident.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 10:48 PM

Northern holds off WHS, 14-7, for state title

Weddington had a first down at Northern Guilford's 17-yard line with a minute left but couldn't score in the 3AA state title game, allowing the Nighthawks to win their fourth state title in five years. The Warriors completed a pass on fourth-and-10 but it was a yard short of the first down with 11 seconds to play.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 07:47 PM

Warriors playing for state title Saturday night

Weddington is playing Norhtnern Guilford for the 3AA state championship. Here's a look at the game. Updates will appear on our Web Stie starting at halftime and a game recap will follow from Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 03:16 PM

Elwood commits to 49ers, continues family tradition

Piedmont High junior baseball player Todd Elwood has committed to a scholarship offer from the Charlotte 49ers, where his older brother is entering his fourth year as a starter. Todd is the third of three Elwood brothers to commit to a college baseball scholarship, and both of his parents played college sports as well.