The Carolina Panthers will kick off their preseason training camp at Bank of America Stadium with a Fan Fest on Friday starting at 6:30 before heading to Wofford College on Saturday.
Monroe, Weddington, Porter Ridge and Cuthbertson will play four teams from outside Union County in a two-day event slated for September of 2015. The Redhawks' administration is hoping to make it an annual event.
Former Monroe High receiver Jaylan Barbour, who signed a Letter of Intent with Wake Forest last February, has been released and is taking classes at Appalachian State. Barbour says he has a chance to get immediate playing time for the Mountaineers, who make a return trip to Michigan on Aug. 30.
Weddington High allowed a county-low 9.4 points per game last season, helping the Warriors win a school-record 11 games. Senior Jack Jenkins is one of the six returning starters on Weddington's defense, and he says the unit can be just as good, if not better, in 2014.
BJ Muckelvene, a speedy receiver who caught 51 passes for Cuthbertson in 2013, was recently offered a scholarship by Wingate University, according to his coach. The Cavs enter the 2014 season loaded with talented skill players.
Sun Valley's softball team is the most recent state champion from Union County. Fifty UC teams before them have experienced the feeling of being a state champion over the past 38 years. The Spartans are the most decorated with 20 of those state crowns.