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Earlier this week, the Porter Ridge High girls basketball program parted ways with head coach Angelia James. The Pirates were 11-23 in two seasons under James, including a 4-6 record last spring.

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The Central Academy of Technology and Arts boys soccer team improved their record to 5-3-2 on the season with a 5-0 road win over Mount Pleasant (3-8 record) on Monday night. Cougars head coach Jay Niessner earned his 150th career win in 14 seasons with the program.

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After about a year and a half in charge, Drew Hackett has resigned as the head football coach for the Sun Valley High football team — in the middle of the 2021 season.

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WINGATE — The Wingate University football team is rolling early on. The Bulldogs are currently 2-0 and ranked No. 16 in the D2 Football Top 25 poll.

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The Piedmont High football team will look for its third straight win Friday night as it hosts Union County foe Parkwood. This is the Wolf Pack’s first game since a 47-30 loss to Cuthbertson in Week 1.

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Will Shipley, a true freshman running back for Clemson University, rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries in the Tigers’ 49-3 home win over South Carolina State last Saturday (Sept. 11).

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CHARLOTTE — Ardrey Kell High dominated the second half against Weddington on Friday night, outscoring the Warriors, 24-0, over the game’s final two quarters to claim a 38-21 home victory over a the Warriors, who have won three state titles in the past five years.

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The Piedmont High football team defeated Fort Mill (S.C.), 34-28, on the road Friday night to improve to 2-2 on the season. The Panthers now matched their win total for the two previous seasons combined.

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Two undefeated football teams will clash on Friday, Sept. 10, when 3-0 Weddington travels to Ardrey Kell. The Warriors are coming off a 19-7 win over West Forsyth last week. Head coach Andy Capone’s team has allowed its three opponents an average of 7.0 points per game this season. Capone wa…

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MARSHVILLE — Forest Hills High won its fifth straight boys soccer match on Tuesday, defeating North Stanly 9-0 at home.

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Weddington High’s football team earned its 25th straight regular season win Friday night with a 19-7 home victory over West Forsyth. The Warriors (3-0 record) are one of two Union County teams — along with Porter Ridge (2-0) — who are still undefeated this fall.

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Former Sun Valley High four-star quarterback Sam Howell’s Heisman Trophy campaign got off to a rough start Friday night, when the North Carolina Tar Heels football team fell to Virginia Tech, 17-10, on the road in its first game of the 2021 season.

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MARSHVILLE — The Forest Hills High Yellow Jackets’ football team has a record above .500 after Week 3 for the first time in six years. The Jackets improved their record to 2-1 with a 48-0 home win over Union Academy on Friday. The last time Forest Hills started the season 2-1 was in 2015; FH…

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The Wingate football team opened the 2021 fall season Thursday night with a 30-7 win over Shaw. The Bulldogs outgained Shaw, 406-188, on the night. This is Wingate’s ninth straight win to open a season under head coach Joe Reich.

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We’re about a quarter of the way through the 2021 boys soccer season, and the Weddington boys look poised to challenge for another state championship this year.

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The Weddington High football team will look for its third straight win to open the 2021 fall season Friday night when the Warriors host West Forsyth, which is also 2-0.

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The Weddington student section celebrated Hawaiian night during the Warriors’ 28-7 win over Providence Day on Friday. Weddington earned its 24th straight regular season win with the victory over the Chargers.

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Week 2 of the high school football season continues this Friday (Aug. 27) with a handful of intriguing matchups involving Union County teams. Here’s a look at the seventh matchups on the schedule.

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MARSHVILLE — Forest Hills High’s defense stood out in the season opener on Friday, holding Piedmont’s offense scoreless during a 22-8 home win. FH got a stellar performance from 6-foot-5, 235-pound junior defensive lineman Zach Barbour, who had two sacks, a caused fumble and a pass breakup t…

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MARVIN -- After allowing three defensive touchdowns in a loss to Monroe last season, the Marvin Ridge High football team followed a similar recipe for success to avenge the defeat with a 37-6 home win over the Redhawks on Friday night.

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MONROE — Apprentice Academy High, a charter school now in its third year of existence, focuses on preparing students who are seeking “a flexible, non-traditional path to a high school diploma and are looking for a career pathway rather than a four-year university,” according to the school’s …

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The Weddington High boys soccer team improved to 2-0 this season with an 8-0 thrashing of Corvian Community School on Thursday night. The easy win was a contrast for the Warriors after winning a 3-2 nail-biter in the season-opener against Ardrey Kell.

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For the first time in two years, fall football is back in Union County. Last season was shortened and moved to the spring of 2021 due to COVID-19. The 2021 fall regular season kicks off Friday night, Aug. 20, with 11 varsity teams from around the county in their first action of the year.