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MARSHVILLE — Thousands of Forest Hills High School alumni call Eddie Rivers, “Pop”, because of the memories they hold to their hearts. Before coming to Forest Hills, Rivers worked in construction and volunteered at his alma mater, Central High School in Pageland, S.C., as a volunteer footbal…

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MARSHVILLE — There’s no slowing down Eddie Rivers. He likes to keep busy. After spending seven seasons coaching multiple sports at Central High in Pageland, S.C., the North Carolina softball Hall of Fame coach delivered on a promise he made to Weddington High softball coach Claire Lyerly to …

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MONROE — For the first time since 2012, a Union County high school softball team is competing in an NCHSAA state title series this weekend; Union Academy Charter School will be trying to end the County’s 11-year drought.

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After winning the Southern Carolina Conference regular season and tournament titles, the Weddington High baseball team placed a league-high six players on the 2023 All-SCC team, which is voted on by the league’s head coaches.

MONROE — After coming off their second straight Rocky River Conference football title and a fourth-round playoff appearance in 2022, Monroe High is using the offseason to focus on installing their approach to offense, defense, and special teams.

Auto racing’s long day’s journey into night begins on the European continent and ends with NASCAR’s longest race, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (6 p.m. ET Sunday on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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WAXHAW — Marvin Ridge High’s second attempt to win a 4A regional title came to a halt Thursday when the Mavericks were outdueled by top-seed Hickory Ridge in a best-of-3 series.

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The girls soccer team at Weddington High reached the semifinal round of the 4A playoffs with a 3-1 home win over Northwest Guilford on Thursday. Top-seeded Weddington eliminated No. 12 seed Northwest Guilford.

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The Carolina Panthers have done well with accumulating veterans through free agency so far this offseason, as they build a cast around incoming rookie QB Bryce Young. But the Panthers still have a few holes left to fill before the start of training camp this Summer, primarily on defense. The…

ATHENS, GREECE — The Wingate University women’s basketball team completed a three-game international swing through Greece today (Saturday, May 20) with a 72-57 victory over the Athinaikos Basketball Club in the Athens suburb of Vyronas. The South Atlantic Conference member Bulldogs compiled …

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WEDDINGTON — Junior Zoe Key scored the only goal of the match in the first half on assist from freshman Paige Santos that lifted Weddington High’s girls soccer team to a 1-0 home win over Lake Norman in the third round of the 4A playoffs on Monday (May 22).

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Left-handed pitcher Cooper McKeehan is off to an impressive start in his first full season of minor league baseball. McKeehan, a 2019 graduate of Weddington High, has a 3-1 record with four saves and a 1.0 ERA in 13 appearances out of the bullpen this season for the Kansas City’s Single-a af…

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Hunter Tyson, who added 30 pounds of muscle weight in college, got his man body late in life; physically, he was a late bloomer and needed all five seasons he had at Clemson University to prepare for his chance to play in the NBA.

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The Charlotte Hornets have the No. 2 overall pick for the 2023 NBA Draft, being held on June 22 in Brooklyn, N.Y. The club narrowly missed out on winning the top pick, and the rights to what is generally regarded as the best basketball prospect in the history of the world — 7-foot-5 Victor W…

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MONROE — Union Academy Charter School has received the 2022-23 Jack C. Gaster, Jr. Excellence in Athletics Award for the Yadkin Valley 1A/2A Conference for the second year in a row. Athletic Director Michelle Phifer, was presented with the trophy at the conference Athletic Director’s meeting…

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William Byron took full advantage of a late on-track incident between Ross Chastain and Kyle Larson to triumph in Sunday’s Goodyear 400 Darlington Raceway and become the first three-time winner in the NASCAR Cup Series this season.

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Wrestling has been a focal point for Michael Macchiavello since he started the sport in the eighth grade. The 2013 Sun Valley High School graduate learned patience and perspective through wrestling and football.