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.
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.
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.
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.
At 6-foot-6 and throwing in the upper 80's from the left side, Central Academy senior Dillon Hardy is an imposing figure on the mound. In 21 innings of work this season, Hardy has a Union County-high 41 strikeouts.
Carolina QB Cam Newton was hoping his ankle injury would heal with some rest, but it didn't. So he had surgery on Wednesday, and his recovery time is expected to be roughly four months. He had it done now so he can be healthy for the start of training camp in late July.