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Sports shorts Dec. 4-10

Sports shorts Dec. 4-10

Porter Ridge High School in search for new football coach to replace Bevilacqua Porter Ridge’s football program hasn’t been the same since Blair Hardin left following the 2012 season after… Read more »

Monroe poised for semifinal date with East Lincoln

Monroe poised for semifinal date with East Lincoln

Top seeded Monroe avoided a Thanksgiving hangover, destroying Franklin, 50-7, in the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2AA state playoffs to advance to the semifinals. The… Read more »

Weddington beats Lee County 2-0 to win the NCHSAA 3A soccer state championship

Weddington beats Lee County 2-0 to win the NCHSAA 3A soccer state championship

It’s been a long time coming, but Weddington’s soccer team (20-1-2, 8-0 Southern Carolinas) finally reached the pinnacle in Powell Williams’s ninth season as head coach. The No. 5-seeded Warriors… Read more »

A time to be thankful, and a time to look back

A time to be thankful, and a time to look back

In the words of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, “I’m thankful.” But seriously – I am. What I love most about Thanksgiving is it pushes us to put its… Read more »

On to the next one: Friday night playoff game previews

On to the next one: Friday night playoff game previews

Franklin at Monroe Friday at 7:30 p.m. Monroe, the top seed in the N.C. High Athletic Association 2AA west regional, is beating opponents with a vengeance. The Redhawks (13-0, 5-0… Read more »

Weddington boys’ soccer advances to state title

Weddington boys’ soccer advances to state title

Powell Williams joked that it was windy, but Weddington’s boys’ soccer coach was fighting back tears following his team’s 3-0 win over No. 6-seed Asheville (20-4-2, 10-2 Mountain Athletic) Tuesday,… Read more »

Survive and advance: Union County preps for round two of playoffs

Survive and advance: Union County preps for round two of playoffs

It’s win or go home now with the state playoffs officially underway. We had our first round of games, which ended in celebration for some and heartbreak for others. Monroe… Read more »

Athletes of the Week Nov. 12-18

Athletes of the Week Nov. 12-18

Boys Marvin Ridge junior wide receiver Alex Leshock He caught a team-high six passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns to help lead Marvin Ridge to 28-27 win over Weddington… Read more »

Mavs capture girls’ tennis state title

Mavs capture girls’ tennis state title

Less than six months after winning the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A boys’ tennis state championship, Marvin Ridge has achieved the same accomplishment on the girls’ side, defeating Union… Read more »

Weddington, Marvin Ridge football look to playoffs

Weddington, Marvin Ridge football look to playoffs

It’s hard to believe we’re midway through November and for high school football fans, that means one thing – it’s playoff time. The regular season has drawn to a close,… Read more »