Jun. 18, 2015 @ 11:43 PM

Macchiavello gaining confidence on mat with Wolfpack

Former Sun Valley High state champion Michael Macchiavello had a 9-7 record in the 184-pound class as a sophomore at N.C. State. He has set a goal of reaching the NCAA tournament in his junior season.

Jun. 06, 2015 @ 07:53 PM

Mavs rally, win state title in baseball

MVP Max Wotell said "it feels better than I thought it would," after leading Marvin Ridge to the 3A state title. The Mavs rallied from a 2-0 deficit by scoring three runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth in a 6-3 win over C.B. Aycock.

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. 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).

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. 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.