By Press Release
Before Caleb Surratt came along, Sean Moore was long regarded as the best golfer in Union County history. Moore, a native of Monroe, starred at Forest Hills High and Wake Forest University.
MADISON, Ill. — A seed Corey LaJoie planted more than three years ago finally bore fruit.
The Forest Hills High 2A girls’ soccer team finished the 2023 season with its second straight Rocky River 2A/3A Conference title. They finished 16-5-1 overall. The Yellow Jackets placed a league-high five players on the all-RRC team this season.
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…
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 …
By MICHAEL WAYNE O’NEILL
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.
Union Academy's Holmes on brink of becoming youngest coach in County history to compete for a state title
MONROE — Union Academy Charter School softball coach Darbi Holmes on brink of becoming youngest high school coach in Union County history to compete for a state championship.
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.
WEDDINGTON — The Weddington High boys team had an impressive showing at the NCHSAA 4A outdoor track and field state championship meet on May 20 on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. WHS defeated Mallard Creek by two points to win the first 4A state title; th…
Cuthbertson High 2021 graduate Cade Kuehler could be a first round draft pick in the 2023 Major League Baseball Draft. Prospective Live projects Kuehler as a top 20 pick in the MLB Draft, which will be held July 9-11.
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).
MONROE — Grinding out their batting opportunities and staying connected helped the Union Academy Charter School softball team maintain their rhythm against top seed South Stokes in the 1A west regional final best-of-3 series. When the chance came to end the game and the series early at home …
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.
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.
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…
MARSHVILLE — Forest Hills High football coach Jammie Deese has earned a reputation for helping his players get a college scholarship. He expects his players to excel in the classroom, on the field and during the off-season. He requires a positive attitude.
The Hornets have five draft picks, including two in the first round, for the June 22 NBA Draft — selections No. 2, 27, 34, 39 and 41.
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 …
MARSHVILLE — Selena Timmons completed her girls soccer career at Forest Hills High on Monday (May 22).
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).
GREENSBORO — The Union Academy Charter School boys track and field team took home the 2023 NCHSAA 1A State Championship with a team score of 63.50 last Friday (May 19) on the campus of N.C. A&T State University.
NORTH WILKESBORO — Kyle Larson’s third victory in the Sunday’s NASCAR All-Star Race was a case of absolute dominance.
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…
MONROE — Union Academy Charter School put together a deep run in the 1A baseball playoffs in 2023, advancing to the fourth round.
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.
Simplicity will be the watchword when NASCAR Cup Series stars take to the track on Sunday in the NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway (8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
By The Enquirer-Journal
After winning SCC regular season and tournament titles, WHS becomes only SCC team to advance in playoffs
It was a banner year for the Weddington High baseball team. The Warriors will get to hang a banner after winning the Southern Carolina 4A Conference. Their postseason ended with a 3-1 home loss to Myers Park in the second round of the 4A playoffs on May 12.
Five of the six girls soccer teams in the Southern Carolina Conference made the 4A playoffs this Spring. Conference champ Weddington, along with second-place Cuthbertson and third-place Marvin Ridge earned the league’s automatic playoff bids, and each survived round one.
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…
INDIAN TRAIL — Porter Ridge High sophomore basketball player Sidney Blackwell reported her first Division 1 scholarship offer from the University of Tennessee-Martin on Monday (May 15).
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…
ROUGHEGDE — Parkwood High’s girls lacrosse team had a 4-14 record in 2023, and made history by winning the program’s first playoff game.
For the McWhorter brothers, playing varsity sports before earning diplomas from Parkwood High, have helped lead them into careers in law enforcement. It’s become a brotherly tradition for Chad, Jacob and Luke McWhorter to graduate from Parkwood, attend South Piedmont Community College and jo…
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.
Central Academy junior Ben Green won the Union County batting title with a .455 average in 2023. In 82 plate appearances, Green was 25-of-55 with 8 doubles, 2 home runs, 21 RBI and 26 runs scores. He helped CATA finish 12-10.
Porter Ridge High’s softball team finished the regular season 12-9, placed third in the Southern Carolina Conference (5-5) and made the second round of the 4A playoffs. Northwest Guilford defeated the Pirates, 5-3, in the playoffs on May 12.
By MICHAEL WAYNE O’NEILL
The Carolina Panthers will open the 2023 regular season at Atlanta on Sept. 10 starting at 1 p.m. The NFL released Carolina’s schedule on Thursday (May 11).
MONROE — The Union Academy softball team is in the midst of a 1A playoff run.
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.
ROUGHEDGE — Parkwood High juniors Eva and Ashley Creech have shared a love for softball since elementary school.