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Marvin Ridge High’s volleyball team is the only county team remaining in the state playoffs after the first two rounds. The 2018 3A state champions hit a rough patch during the regular season, but the club seems to have found its footing in the postseason.

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WEDDINGTON — Perhaps no boys basketball team in Union County was better equipped to handle the strain of the most recent offseason better than the Weddington. Despite rarely meeting face-to-face over the offseason, the Warriors have picked up where they left off after going 21-8 in 2019-20.

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WAXHAW — The Cuthbertson girls basketball team stayed undefeated on the season with a 55-34 win over Marvin Ridge at home Tuesday night. The Cavaliers jumped out to a 35-10 halftime lead and never looked back en route to their third win of the young season.

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WAXHAW — The Cuthbertson boys basketball team hasn’t finished above .500 in Southern Carolina Conference play since going 6-4 back in 2015-16, but this season’s Cavaliers could break that streak.

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Ten games into the shortened 2020-21 NBA season, the Charlotte Hornets finally look like they might turn the table and become a playoff team once again. After losing three straight games, including the first two of a four-game road trip — both of which were against Eastern Conference leader …

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this season. The Warriors will look to improve to 3-0 on Tuesday night as they host Sun Valley. Monroe, meanwhile, isn’t scheduled to play again until Jan. 19 against Cuthbertson.

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MONROE — After a shortened regular season brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, four Union County volleyball teams have advanced to the state playoffs.

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WAXHAW — The Cuthbertson girls basketball team has won back-to-back Southern Carolina Conference titles and is favored to three-peat in 2021, but the Cavaliers are dealing with very different circumstances than they have in years past.

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The Marvin Ridge girls basketball team opened up the 2021 season with a 62-52 win over Monroe on Wednesday, delivering new head coach Steve Lenahan his first win since taking over the Mavericks.

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MARSHVILLE — Because of the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19, the Forest Hills boys basketball team opted to open their 2021 season by hosting senior night for two of its veteran players.

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After a months-long delay, the start of the high school basketball season is finally here, and there are eight games early this week that should help bring the new year in on a high note.

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The Carolina Panthers wrapped up the 2020 regular season Sunday afternoon with on the wrong side of a 33-7 blowout against the short-handed New Orleans Saints.

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The 5-10 Carolina Panthers will try to play spoilers in their season finale on Sunday against NFC South rival New Orleans. First-year coach Matt Rhule said after last week’s win at Washington he wants the Panthers to learn how to win late in the season rather than worry about where they will…

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Former Monroe High two-sport star Jamison Crowder was the 15th receiver taken in the 2015 NFL Draft, and as the sun sets on his sixth season in the league, it’s clear that the 5-foot-9 playmaker was one of the best values in that draft.

The year 2020 has truly been unlike any other, and the Union County athletic landscape has had its share of notable sports news across the most notable year in recent memory.

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MONROE — Grayson McCall was considered Coastal Carolina’s third-string quarterback heading into his redshirt freshman season, so just cracking the starting lineup in 2020 was notew+orthy. But the Porter Ridge High graduate did so much more, and was recently named Player of the Year in the Su…

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MONROE — After a longer wait than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the boys basketball season is set to start next week across Union County. Weddington High projects to have perhaps the best boys team in the County, and four Warriors have been honored among The Enquirer-Journal’s Preseaso…

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MONROE — At the age of 27, Jamison Crowder has already made more money as a professional than any athlete in Union County history. He reminded the NFL of his value on Sunday, when he caught a touchdown pass and threw for another in the New York Jets’ 23-16 home win over Cleveland.

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The Panthers are on the road this weekend to face their old head coach, Ron Rivera and the NFC East-leading Washington football team. This will mark Rivera’s first time facing his old team since he was fired by Carolina at the end of last season.

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The Charlotte Hornets, feeling optimistic after an active offseason, will play their home opener on Saturday against Oklahoma City starting at 7 p.m.

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The biggest race of the cross country season so far happened at McAlpine Park in Charlotte last weekend, as the Weddington finished with the top local boys and girls teams at the CRC Holiday Invitational.

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Former Piedmont High basketball star Hunter Tyson is out indefinitely for the Clemson men’s basketball team after fracturing a bone in his face during the Tigers’ win over Alabama on Dec. 12.

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After separating themselves as the bonafide top team in the county the past several seasons, the Cuthbertson girls basketball team placed a county-high three players on The Enquirer-Journal’s 2020-21 All-County teams.

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Former Sun Valley quarterback Sam Howell will play the biggest game of his young career in under two weeks, as the No. 13 UNC football team is slated to play No. 5 Texas A&M in the Capital One Orange Bowl in Miami Gardens, Fla. on Jan. 2.

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The Panthers were officially eliminated from playoff contention Saturday night with a 24-16 loss to Green Bay. While Saturday’s result was closer than many expected, the Carolina offense failed to find a rhythm for most of the night.

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A loss this week would eliminate the Panthers from playoff contention, and that seems more than likely as they hit the road to take on the NFC’s current No. 1 seed Green Bay on Saturday night.

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The Hornets kicked off the 2020-21 preseason this week with back-to-back games against Toronto. And despite losing both games, there were some encouraging signs for Charlotte, which has missed the playoffs each of the past four seasons.

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Midway through the regular season, one Union County volleyball team has separated itself from the pack in the race for best in the county. In this edition of The Enquirer-Journal’s Super Six volleyball poll, Sun Valley takes the top spot.

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The start of the 2021 basketball season in Union County starts next month, and the Cuthbertson girls basketball team is expected to be the class of the county again.

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Playing in front of a few thousand disappointed fans at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, the Panthers suffered arguably their most embarrassing defeat of the season in a 32-27 loss to Denver.

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Former Porter Ridge High quarterback Grayson McCall accounted for four touchdowns, including a game-winning 23-yard strike to receiver Jaivon Heiligh with 35 seconds left, to help the Coastal Carolina football team stave off an upset in a 42-38 win over Troy on Saturday.

Coming off their bye week, the Panthers host the Broncos on Sunday looking to right the ship after losing six of their past seven games, but they might have to do so without several key offensive players.

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INDIAN TRAIL — For the first time in almost a decade, a Union County volleyball team besides Marvin Ridge is in position to take home an outright conference volleyball title.

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The NC High School Athletic Association posted the first draft of the 2021-25 Conference Realignment Plan, and there’s plenty of change coming to the Union County athletic landscape.

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We’re finally less than a month away from the start of high school basketball season, and the excitement around the county is palpable considering how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the local sports scene.

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Midway through the regular season, there is only one undefeated volleyball team left in Union County. The Sun Valley volleyball team is a perfect 7-0 on the season after sweeping Piedmont on Tuesday. The Spartans have only dropped one set out of 22 played this season, which came in a 3-1 win…

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The athletic landscape in Union County will look very different come the start of the 2021-22 school year, as five local schools are projected to make the jump from 3A to 4A.