Monroe's football team won 13 games last year, but the bitter taste of losing by four points in the state championship game lingers. With an experienced offense, the Redhawks are focused on finishing the job in 2014.
Sun Valley softball star Brittany Pickett has accepted a scholarship offer from the UNC Tar Heels. The rising junior led the Spartans to the 3A state title last June.
Cuthbertson quarterback Austin Kendall has told the Tennessee Volunteer coaches he has accepted their scholarship offer. Kendall, a rising junior, said he also considered Kentucky.
All 11 Union County football teams begn practice on Aug. 1. Weddington gets started first with a midnight madness. For a list of all 11 start times, read more.
Nine starters are back from Central Academy's boys soccer team that went undefeated in the Rocky River Conference last year and reached the third round of the 2A playoffs. CATA opens practice this week in preparation for the Aug. 19 season opener against Piedmont.
Former Monroe High star Jamison Crowder enters his senior season at Duke with 198 career catches. Crowder was one of five players who received at least one vote for preseason player of the year in the league.