Weddington's boys soccer team reached the state semifinal round for the first time in the program's 15-year history this season. Led by seniors Ethan McClain and Chris O'Grady, the Warriors broke the former school record for wins in a season by four.
Marvin Ridge left-handed pitcher Max Wotell signed a National Letter of Intent with the Arizona Wildcats on Wednesday. See a list of other Union County athletes who signed.
Monroe's defense held Forest Hills to one scoring drive and the offense had five rushing touchdowns in the Redhawks' 34-8 road win that determined second place in the Rocky River Conference. Here are some other Union County scores from Week 12:
Parkwood 19, CATA 18
Weddington 37, Marvin Ridge 10
Cuthbertson 32, Piedmont 29
Sun Valley 49, Anson 15
Rocky River 34, Porter Ridge 0
Austin Kendall was in on five touchdowns during Cuthbertson's 42-41 home win over Sun Valley that assures the Cavaliers of at least a share of the Southern Conference football title. Kendall threw three TD passes to BJ Muckelvene and another to JT Cauthen. The Cavs overcame the Spartan effort of Albert Funderburke, who scored four touchdowns.
Monroe graduate Jamison Crowder caught two touchdown passes and QB Anthony Boone (Weddington) threw three TD passes and rushed for another in Duke's 51-48 overtime win at Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Blue Devils, ranked No. 24 in the nation by multiple polls, are now 7-1 overall.
Piedmont High football player Nathan Burgess got out of the hospital in Charlotte on Friday but "won't be back in school for a while" while he continues to heal from a ruptured kidney and a collapsed lung suffered against Anson County. Burgess has a goal of attending his Senior Night on Nov. 7.