Former Carolina Panthers fullback Brad Hoover generated a lot of excitement when he took the job as head football coach at Union Academy last year, but his stay was short-lived. Hoover stepped down on Monday after going 6-6 in his one season in charge.
Redhawks defensive back Tre'Shun Wynn gave Charlotte 49ers football coach Brad Lambert some good news on Thursday afternoon. Lambert stopped by Monroe High's campus around lunchtime and left with a commitment from Wynn, a three-star recruit.
Central Academy's boys basketball team has never won more than nine games in a season, but that should change soon. The Cougars are 8-2, and are currently riding a six-game winning streak.
Carolina's Luke Kuehly, Mike Tolbert and Greg Hardy made the Associated Press All-Pro team for the first time in their careers, while center Ryan Kalil is a two-time selection.
Monroe's Tre'Shun Wynn and Porter Ridge's Jerrick Robbins have been voted to the Associated Press All-State team.
Former Weddington High QB Anthony Boone threw for 427 yards and three touchdowns in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, but it wasn't enough to hold off Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M in an epic battle. Boone was one of five former Union County players who contributed in bowl games last week.