Marvin Ridge didn't have to look far to find its next football coach, promoting outside linebacker and strength coach Dan Bailey to head coach. Bailey is replacing Scott Chadwick, who was relieved of his duties after going 41-20 the last five seasons.
Cuthbertson High named David Johnson the school's next football coach in a festive atmosphere that included a pep band on Wednesday.
Marvin Ridge got a game-tying home run from Jessica Curtis (14), and she also scored the game-winning run in her team's 6-2 victory over Porter Ridge. The SCC tournament champions enter Friday's playoffs with a 17-2 record under first-year coach Heather Carnes.
Marvin Ridge got a pinch-hit single from freshman Aaron Pilkington in the bottom of the seventh inning that knocked in two runs and gave his team a 2-1 win over Weddington in the championship game of the SCC tournament on Tuesday night. The Mavs enter the playoffs with a Union County-best 23 wins..
Kyle Buffkin, a 6-10 center who played for Union Academy in 2011-12 and Sun Valley before that, has signed a full scholarship to play basketball at Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C.
Weddington needed nine innings to eliminate Sun Valley in the semifinal round of the SCC baseball tournament. The Warriors, defending 3A state champions, play Marvin Ridge in the championship game.