Sports: Local

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 09:25 PM

Piedmont picking up pieces after Massey's death

While they mourn, the administrators at Piedmont High have been scrambling to give the players a sense of continuity after head football coach Ron Massey was found unresponsive in his car in the parking lot of Planet Fitness in Monroe Saturday afternoon. Assistant Jamie Belk, described as Massey's "right hand man," has been promoted to interim head coach. The Panthers' home game against Anson has been moved to next Monday.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 08:31 PM

Peppers playing against Panthers as a Packer

Former Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers is now a 6-foot-7, 287-pound outside linebacker wearing No. 56 for Green Bay. The 34-year-old Peppers, who has 120 career sacks, faces his old team on Sunday when Carolina visits Lambeau Field.

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 09:31 PM

Former Piedmont players shocked, concerned about team

The death of Piedmont High football coach Ron Massey has stunned the Unionville community. Massey was found unresponsive in his car at Planet Fitness in Monroe at 1:03 p.m. on Saturday. "He was in good shape, too young," said former Piedmont player Ethan Pierson of the 56-year-old Massey.

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 09:24 PM

Piedmont coach dies day after coaching game

Ron Massey was vibrant and engaged while coaching his Piedmont High football team in Friday night's home game against Sun Valley, but roughly 13 hours later he died unexpectedly.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 01:55 PM

Warriors bury Bearcats with big third quarter

Weddington led just 6-0 at halftime but scored 29 unanswered points in the third quarter of a 42-13 win over Anson. Here other scores from other games involving Union County in Week 8:

Monroe 16, CATA 10

Cuthbertson 19, Marvin Ridge 13

Sun Valley 74, Piedmont 58

Porter Ridge 29, Garinger 2

Parkwood 35, West Stanly 14

Union Academy 24, North Moore 21

Mount Pleasant 39, Forest Hills 15


Oct. 11, 2014 @ 10:41 AM

Muckelvene's TD catch lifts Cavs over Marvin

Cuthbertson coach David Johnson expected a close game against winless Marvin Ridge and he got it.