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Marching On

Marching On

Status quo is a pretty impressive level for the Marvin Ridge boys soccer program, and just a week into the 2012 season, it appears that’s what the Mavericks are on… Read more »

Spartans remain upbeat

Spartans remain upbeat

Despite suffering a season-opening loss to Richmond Senior, Sun Valley coach Scott Stein wasn’t exactly hanging his head in this week’s practices. Stein said he saw several reasons for optimism… Read more »

Monroe takes early lumps

Monroe takes early lumps

Despite starting the season at No. 1 in Union County Weekly’s preseason Super 7 rankings, the Monroe Redhawks took a convincing 35-13 loss to Porter Ridge in Week 1. “The… Read more »

Jackets get over Anson hump

Jackets get over Anson hump

For just the second time in nine tries, Forest Hills opened its season with a 32-26 win over rival Anson. “Obviously, it’s good to get that first win out of… Read more »

Even-keeled Warriors top Cavs

Even-keeled Warriors top Cavs

While having a suffocating defense is nice, Weddington’s greatest attribute might be a demeanor that coach Tim Carson called “business-like” and “even-keeled.” That attitude paid off as the Warriors beat… Read more »

Marvin Ridge defense stifles East Meck

Marvin Ridge defense stifles East Meck

The Marvin Ridge defense appeared to be in midseason form during its 38-7 win over East Mecklenburg in Week 1. The Mavs allowed minus-16 yards rushing and just 56 yards… Read more »

Linebacker Vagnone earns win as Pirates’ quarterback

Linebacker Vagnone earns win as Pirates’ quarterback

In a bit of a surprise, Porter Ridge linebacker Nick Vagnone took the reins as the Pirates’ starting quarterback in last week’s opener at Monroe. It didn’t take long for… Read more »

Allran named Marvin Ridge athletics director

Allran named Marvin Ridge athletics director

In a move he characterized as “bittersweet,” Kevin Allran recently was hired as Marvin Ridge High School’s new athletics director. The rub for Allran, however, is that he must vacate… Read more »

Who are the five greatest athletes?

Who are the five greatest athletes?

With swimmer Michael Phelps winning his 22nd Olympic medal last week, many people openly wondered if he’s among the greatest athletes of all time. Our Sports staffers jumped into the… Read more »

Local high school football teams kick off first  practices of 2012 season

Local high school football teams kick off first practices of 2012 season

While December and its cold temperatures might seem like a lifetime away, local high school football programs began their treks toward state championships on July 30 when practices officially got… Read more »

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