Sports: Local

Jun. 03, 2015 @ 10:57 PM

Five Rebels make all-league

Parkwood won a share of the RRC baseball title and finished 18-7. The awards have followed, with five Rebels making all-conference and Rocky Richar being named coach of the year.

Jun. 05, 2015 @ 07:01 PM

Mavs win Game 1 of state title series

Max Wotell threw a two-hit shutout in his final game on the mound for Marvin Ridge High, leading the Mavs to a 2-0 win over Aycock in Game 1 of the 3A state championship series. Alex Leshock scored the winning run and Hunter Colonna added the insurance run for the 28-5 Mavericks.

Jun. 03, 2015 @ 11:01 PM

Panthers made wise move retaining Newton

Cam Newton might have his flaws, but the Carolina Panthers have spent years building their offense around the massive dual-threat QB. Charlotte has never drawn a big time free agent talent in any pro sport, so retaining a talent like Newton is a victory for the Charlotte region.

Jun. 04, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

Mavs headed to first state final

After knocking on the door with a trip to the state semifinal round in 2013, Marvin Ridge's powerhouse baseball program has reached new heights. The Mavericks are playing C.B. Aycock for the 3A state championship June 5-6 in a best-of-3 series at N.C. State's Doak Field in Raleigh. Senior lefty Max Wotell carries a 13-0 record into the series opener (5 p.m. on June 5).

May. 02, 2015 @ 07:04 PM

Crowder: 'I knew my time was coming'

Jamison Crowder 'went to bed kinda mad' Friday night, when he was passed up in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft. But he didn't have to wait long on Saturday to get the word that he is now a member of the Washington Redskins.

May. 02, 2015 @ 01:50 PM

Washington drafts Crowder in fourth round

Former Monroe High football star Jamison Crowder, who had an all-American career at Duke, became the highest-drafted player in Union County history (105th overall) on Saturday. Crowder is expected to play slot receiver and return punts in the NFL.