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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 »

Heart of a Champion

Heart of a Champion

Waxhaw resident determined to land Division I hoops scholarship This past winter, Waxhaw resident Robert Champion helped lead the Charlotte Catholic boys basketball team to a 22-7 record, which was… Read more »

Waxhaw golfer Varol qualifies for U.S. Amateur

Waxhaw golfer Varol qualifies for U.S. Amateur

John Varol, a Waxhaw native and rising junior at Wake Forest University, recently qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship, the country’s most prestigious golf tournament for non-professionals. Varol qualified after… Read more »

Grand Slam USA hosts softball camps

Grand Slam USA hosts softball camps

Grand Slam USA, an indoor baseball and softball teaching facility, is offering a fast-pitch softball camp for girls ages 8 to 14 Monday, Aug. 6-Wednesday, Aug. 8. The camp takes… Read more »

Links for Lupus golf tournament returns

Links for Lupus golf tournament returns

The 12th annual Links for Lupus charity golf tournament will be held on Aug. 27 at Cedarwood Country Club. The registration fee is $200 per person and $700 for foursomes…. Read more »

Fun and Games (and Winning)

Fun and Games (and Winning)

Union County resident plays big role for Pineville summer college baseball team by Aaron Garcia When Brett Thompson joined the Pineville Pioneers baseball team this summer, his main goal was… Read more »

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