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Tapped Potential

Tapped Potential

It’s somewhat of a fluke that 6-foot-6, 210-pound John Emezie ended up on the basketball court in the first place. But it’s a good thing for Marvin Ridge, as the… Read more »

Panther playmakers

Panther playmakers

Basketball at Piedmont High School has undergone a culture shift in the last two years. Piedmont boys basketball was mediocre at best before coach Rudi Heath took matters into his… Read more »

Watts’ winning ways

Watts’ winning ways

Brandon and Stephanie Watts have had a basketball in their hands since they first could walk. They’ve devoted their lives to practicing the game year-round, on AAU teams, school teams,… Read more »

Keeping up with the Joneses

Keeping up with the Joneses

Girls basketball in Union County was all about Porter Ridge last year. The Pirates breezed through nonconference opponents with one of the most dangerous starting lineups around, featuring sharp-shooting guards… Read more »

Double Threat

Double Threat

The Central Academy of Technology and Arts boys basketball team is off to a 10-3 start this season. They’ve already taken down non-conference rivals Piedmont, Sun Valley and Cuthbertson for… Read more »

Baucom named new Spartan football coach

Baucom named new Spartan football coach

INDIAN TRAIL – Former Central Academy of Technology and Arts’ football coach Tad Baucom has been named the new coach at Sun Valley, according to Spartans’ athletics director Chris Batchelor…. Read more »

Craig’s Court

Craig’s Court

It’s a tough task, playing on the same team as Warrior dynamo Stephanie Watts. Not because she’s a ball hog or problem in the locker room or anything like that…… Read more »

Cougars’ Captain

Cougars’ Captain

Central Academy of Technology and Arts’ soccer star Ryan Grigston had no idea what to expect coming into his senior season. The Cougar team graduated eight starters and 12 seniors… Read more »

Better than before

Better than before

Marvin Ridge middle hitter Mereze Visagie committed to play volleyball at Baltimore’s John Hopkins University midway through September after going on an official visit and falling in love with the… Read more »

Warrior fights for another crown

Warrior fights for another crown

Heidi Swope, Weddington’s reigning tennis power, first picked up a tennis racket by happenstance when she was 6 years old. It wasn’t long before the sport transformed her into one… Read more »