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MONROE — Central Academy of Technology and Arts will be sending a Union County-high eight wrestlers to the individual 2A state tournament after winning the Midwest Regional on Wednesday.

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After missing the start of organized team activities (OTAs) while working through a contract renegotiation, former Monroe High football star Jamison Crowder has restructured his deal to remain with the New York Jets for the 2021 season, according to ESPN.

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UNIONVILLE — The Piedmont High wrestling program dominated the 3A Midwest Regional at home Wednesday. The Panthers scored 153 points and won the individual team title. Piedmont is sending six wrestlers to the 3A state tournament at Eastern Guilford High School on June 26.

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Facing elimination for almost an entire week, Wingate University rallied to shock the Division 2 collegiate baseball world on Saturday.

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Over the past several years, Union County football teams have produced several Division 1 talents, including quarterbacks Sam Howell and Grayson McCall, running back Will Shipley and offensive lineman Will McDonald. Qho will be the next wave of UC recruits to make an impact at the FBS level?

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Four Union County teams will compete in their respective baseball state tournaments beginning this week.

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With their backs against the wall once again, the 16th-ranked Wingate baseball players defeated 9th-ranked Angelo State, 5-4, on a walk-off single by redshirt junior Hunter Dula on Thursday.

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The Marvin Ridge baseball team avenged its loss to Sun Valley earlier this week with a 7-2 road win over the Spartans on Thursday night. The Mavericks (10-4) used a six-run fifth inning to pull away from Sun Valley (11-3) and go home victorious in both teams’ regular season finale.

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MATTHEWS — Head coach Shane Rimmer’s Weddington High wrestling team improved to 16-4 in dual-team matches this season with wins over Cuthbertson and Parkwood on Tuesday. The Warriors avenged last year’s loss to Cuthbertson with a 48-34 win and defeated Parkwood, 57-21, at home.

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Former Monroe High football and basketball star Jamison Crowder will play his seventh season of NFL football in 2021, but before he does that, the New York Jets receiver is trying to work through “some contract stuff” with the team, according to head coach Robert Saleh this week.

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WEDDINGTON — Former Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis was burglarized on Tuesday. Deputies for the Union County Sheriff are looking for two suspects who broke into his garage, stole his neon McLaren 720S luxury sports car and wrecked it on Tuesday morning.

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With its season on the line, the Wingate University baseball team edged out Southern New Hampshire, 3-2, in an elimination game during the Division 2 College World Series on Tuesday afternoon.

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With a share of first place on the line, the Sun Valley High baseball team defeated Marvin Ridge, 7-2, on the road Tuesday night to earn its ninth straight victory. The Spartans (11-2) are currently tied with Cuthbertson atop the Southern Carolina Conference standings with one regular season…

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Less than a month after being traded from Los Angeles to Chicago, and roughly two months after being selected No. 10 overall in the WNBA Draft, former Weddington High basketball all-American Stephanie Watts was waived by the Sky on Sunday.

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UNIONVILLE — It took the Piedmont High Panthers baseball team (6-6) six innings to come through with a decisive play Friday night. Fortunately, it worked out in their favor when junior Joshua Barham doubled in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Piedmont a 4-3 home win over Parkwood.

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MONROE — Two-time state champion Tripp Collins, a senior at Piedmont High, has the best record of any wrestler in Union County with a 25-0 mark heading into the week. Collins is competing in the 132-pound weight class.

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The Wingate University baseball team fell in its opening game of the 2021 NCAA Division 2 World Series, 6-2, to Angelo State in Cary on Sunday afternoon. The loss snapped a seven-game win streak for the Bulldogs, who will now play an elimination game Tuesday afternoon.

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During the shortened 2021 spring season, the Marvin Ridge High football team went 4-2, losing to Monroe and eventual 3A champion Charlotte Catholic and missing out on the state playoffs.

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UNIONVILLE — Piedmont High’s wrestlers (19-2) easily took care of business in back-to-back dual matches as they blew out Cuthbertson, 64-10, and Sun Valley, 72-12, by an average team score of 68 points at home Wednesday.

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The NBA playoffs are underway, and despite sitting at home for the fourth straight season, the Charlotte Hornets have plenty to be excited about in the future.

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In its final season in the Southwestern 4A Conference in the spring of 2021, the Porter Ridge football team went 4-3 overall and missed out on the 4A playoffs for the first time since 2015.

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RALEIGH — In its latest hearing into the N.C. High School Athletic Association, the private nonprofit that governs and manages most aspects of High School Sports, education leaders said they have many of the same concerns as legislators.

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For the first time in school history, the Wingate University baseball team will compete in the NCAA Division 2 World Series; it starts this weekend.

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Led by a strong outing from sophomore Sean Katzback, the Weddington High baseball team defeated Marvin Ridge, 6-2, at home Tuesday night. The win marked the Warriors’ third straight, while the Mavericks had a four-game winning streak snapped.

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UNIONVILLE — The Piedmont High wrestlers improved their dual team record to 17-2 by holding off Weddington (13-4 record) 40-36 and shutting out Monroe 79-0 at home on Tuesday.

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Playing their second season under head coach Trey Kavanaugh this spring, the Cuthbertson High football team lost its final four games and settled for fifth place in the Southern Carolina Conference standings at 2-4 overall.

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CONCORD — In dominating fashion, Kyle Larson won NASCAR’s longest race on Sunday night and in the process gave team owner Rick Hendrick a record 269th victory, most in NASCAR Cup Series history.

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With less than two weeks remaining in the regular season, the Marvin Ridge High baseball team has reclaimed its familiar spot atop The Enquirer-Journal’s Super Six Union County baseball poll.

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Late last week, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced they re-assigned former Porter Ridge High pitcher Brennan Malone to the Gulf Coast League, which is normally reserved for rookies.

Playing in the football-rich Southern Carolina 3A Conference for the final time in the spring of 2021, the Monroe High football team surprised many by advancing further in the playoffs than Weddington or any other Union County team.

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WAXHAW — On a beautiful Thursday evening, Cuthbertson High’s baseball team improved to 7-2 with a 7-3 home win over the Piedmont Panthers (4-5 record). The victory is the 19th straight for the Cavaliers over the Panthers in Southern Carolina Conference play. Cuthbertson is in a battle for th…

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MONROE — Forest Hills High’s baseball improved to 3-3 and moved up to third place in the Rocky River Conference standings with a doubleheader sweep against Central Academy (2-8) on Thursday.

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The Marvin Ridge High baseball team continued its winning ways by defeating Parkwood, 15-0, on the road Thursday night. The Mavericks (6-2) scored 14 runs in the first three innings and won via the mercy rule after five innings.

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UNIONVILLE — Head coach Jamie Belk and the Piedmont High Panthers wrestling squad hosted the annual Southern Carolina Conference tournament Friday and won their 13th consecutive conference championship.