Harry Stevens Youth Football Camp group photo

The football field at Monroe High School was active yesterday with area youth participating in the third-annual Harry Stevens Youth Football Camp. Smiles and laughter filled the air as Union County elementary and middle-school youth ran through football drills and received instruction from coaches and former county football stars a few of whom now play [...]

Tim Speakman

Parkwood High School has named Tim Speakman to lead the football program as head coach, replacing Lynn Coble who resigned early in January after six years at the helm. Speakman is currently teaching physical education at Parkwood Middle and coaching the Parkwood HS softball team. The Ohio-native has over 25 years of collegiate and high [...]

3AA State Champions

The Weddington Warriors defeated Eastern Guilford, 33-20, to claim their first state title, the 3-AA North Carolina High School Athletic Association championship. It was their second trip to states in the last three years and the second time was a charm. Led by the game's most valuable player, David Bayha, the senior quarterback threw for 183 [...]

After starting the season at 1-3, Tim Carson's Weddington Warriors reeled off 11-consecutive wins en route to a conference title and now a trip to their second 3AA state championship appearance in three years. Weddington defeated Hickory Ridge last night, 24-6 in the 3AA Western Regional final. Weddington Head Coach, Tim Carson and defensive end, Jack [...]

David Bayha

Weddington made school history last night winning their first Southern Carolina Conference title outright with their 34-3 win over rival Marvin Ridge. After a slow, 1-3 start to their season, the Warriors made adjustments and went on a tear- seven consecutive wins and the aforementioned conference title. Leading the team, senior quarterback David Bayha, who [...]

Joey Hobbs

The Weddington Warriors defeated rival Sun Valley, 49-19, in an impressive conference road win. The Warriors defense made an early impact that set the tone for the rest of the evening. Defensive back, Richie Laughlin, recovered a fumble at midfield and dashed down the sideline for Weddington's first score on the night. As the first [...]

Fabrice Funderburke

The Sun Valley Spartans scored 40 second half points to erase a 17-7 halftime deficit to defeat conference rival, Marvin Ridge, 48-37. The Mavericks jumped out to a 17-7 lead, but things went downhill quickly when Sun Valley's Fabrice Funderburke returned the second half kickoff 98-yards for a touchdown.  At one stretch of the third quarter, [...]

Metrolina Christian

Metrolina Christian defeated North Raleigh Christian, 27-14, on Friday night. Led by quarterback Myles Saxton and running back, Luke Bricken, the Warriors evened up their season record to 3-3. Saxton, the 6-foot-1 sophomore, was 11-15 for 117 yards with two passing touchdowns and one rushing TD. Bricken, one of the leading rushers in the county, [...]

West Montgomery blanks UA

West Montgomery rolled up the yardage behind a strong ground attack to rout Union Academy, 55-0 on Friday night. The Warriors, undefeated in their first six games, were led by a pair of running backs. Jo Leake and Damon Rhone, who combined for 285 of West Montgomery's 368 yards on the ground. Union Academy struggled offensively [...]

MR on the move

Last season, Marvin Ridge dropped their first three games before going on an eight-game winning streak en route to a Southern Carolina Conference title. This season after six weeks much is the same; Marvin Ridge is on the move. The Mavericks lost their first three games but after defeating Porter Ridge on Friday night, 35-16, [...]