Hunter Tyson & Jay Fitts (PM)

Piedmont's Tyson named 2nd Team All-State

Piedmon'ts Hunter Tyson keeps racking up the awards on his way to Clemson. Tyson was named to the NCBCA All-State 2nd team. Tyson finished his 4 years at Piedmont as the all-time leading scorer in Union Co. history with 2131 points. Tyson was named UnionCountyHoops Player of the Year, SCC Player of the year and was named All-District as a senior..

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H. Tyson (PM) N. Tyson (FH) J. Rorie (FH) S. Streater (M)

Union Co.’s top 4 scorers named to the All-District Teams.

For the second year in a row Piedmont’s Hunter Tyson was named to the 2017-18 All-District 1st Team. Tyson, a senior who is headed to Clemson led Union Co. in scoring with a 27.0 scoring average and rebounding grabbing 10.3 rebounds a game. Tyson became the all-time leading scorer in Uion Co. history and is the lone member of the 2000-point club. Tyson led Piedmont to the 1st round of the playoffs.

Forest Hills’ junior Nas Tyson was named to the 2017-18 All-District 2nd team. Tyson was 3rd in Union Co. with a 17.2 scoring average along with 5.4 rebounds and 4.5 asists per game. Tyson led Union Co. in steals with a 2.8 average. Tyson helped to led Forest Hills to the 2A State Title.

Forest Hills junior Jai Rorie and Monroe sophomore Salen Streater were named to the 3rd Team All-District. Rorie finished 3rd in scoring in Union Co. with a 14.5 average for the Yellow Jackets. Rorie helped to led Forest Hills to the 2A State Title and was named MVP of the State Champhionship game after scoring 22 points. Streater was 2nd in Union Co. in scoring with a 17.3 average and will look to build on his outstanding sophomore season.

Congrats Boys!

M. Setliff (PW) A. Cherry (SV) B. Pressley (UA)

Union Co.’s top scorers named to the All-District Teams.

Parkwood's Molly Setliff was named to the All-District 2nd Team. Setliff finished 3rd in Union Co. with a 17.6 ppg for the Rebels. Setliff led Union Co. in steals with 4.7 swipes per game along with 5.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists. Setliff was named SCC Player of the Year and 1st-Team All-SCC.

Sun Valley’s Amanda Cherry and Union Academy's Briana Pressley were named to the All-District 3rd team. Cherry led Union Co. in scoring with a 18.9 per game average along with 2.6 assits and 2.5 steals per game. Amanda was named All-SCC. Pressley finised 4th in Union Co with a 16.9 ppg, 3.1 assits and 3.6 steals per game for the Cardinals and was Pac-7 Player of the Year.

Congrats Ladies!

Parkwood's girls HC Morris steps down!

Parkwood’s Girls head coach Brian Morris has stepped down. Morris finished this second year as the Rebels coach with a 22-5 record and qualified for the state 3A playoffs. Morris was 39-14 in two years at Parkwood. Morris was not a teacher at Parkwood and is employed outside UCPS. Morris replaced Kate Edwards. Morris came from Arborbrook Christian School and led the Falcons to a 26-4 record and the 2nd round of the CACAA Tournament in 2015-16. Morris was 56-18 overall at Arborbrook Christian. Good luck Coach Morris!

Molly Setliff (PW)

Parkwood's Setliff the newest member of the 1000 point club.

Pakrwood's Molly Setliff now in the 1000 point club. Setliff, a senior guard needed 7 points to heading into the matchup with Monroe to be the newest member of the 1000 point club. Setliff scored 21 in leading the Rebels to a win and now has 1014 points scored in her Rebel career. Setliff, who is averaging 17.0 ppg this season joins Weddington's Erin Addison and Union Academy's Briana Pressley as the newest members of the girls 1000 point club.

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Amanda Cherry(SV)

Sun Valley's Cherry sets to Spartan scoring record!

Sun Valley's Amanda Cherry is the Sun Valley Spartans all-time leading scorer after scoring 23 points in a 62-32 loss to Marvin Ridge. Cherry needed six points to set the Sun Valley record that was held by Amanda Leigh (1547 points). Cherry's career point total is now 1565 with two regular season games left.Cherry now sits 15th all time on the Union Co. scoring list and is five points away from 14th all-time

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Jai Rorie (FH)

Forest Hills' Rorie, the newest member of the 1000 point club

Forest Hills "sniper" Jai Rorie enteretd the 1000 point club during 84-57 win over East Montgomery. Rorie scored 20 points on his way to the the milestone. Currently Rorie has 1008 career points in his time at Forest Hills.

Hunter Tyson & Jay Fitts (PM)

Piedmont's Tyson sets Union Co. scoring record!

Piedmon'ts Hunter Tyson sits on top of the scorig mountain in Union Co. Tyson entered the Parkwood game needing just 12 points to set the the Union Co. scoring record for points scored in a career (1980). Tyson scored the 12 ponits and added 30 more points in the win to become the the record holder and the only member of the boys 2000 point club. The future Clemson Tiger has now 2011 career points is leading Union Co. with a 27.8 scoring aveage this season.

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Erin Addison (W)

Weddington's Erin Addison joins 1000 point club

Weddington's Erin Addison joined the 1000 point club in a 60-50 win over Charlotte Catholic. Addison entered the SCC contest with Charlotte Catholic needing 18 points to join the eilite club and had that at halftime. Erin finished the night with 25 points to lead the Warriors. Addison, a four year starter at Weddington was named 2nd Team All-UCHoops as a junior and sophomore. Addison joins Warrior greats Stephanie Watts (2566), Jordan Alley (1587), Allie Cashion (1458), Remi Roberts (1015) and Sam Sebastian (1000) to score 1000 points in their Weddington career. Congrats Erin!

Briana Pressley (UA)

Union Academy's Pressley joins 1000 point club

Union Academy's Briana Pressley entered the 1000 point club after dropping 16 points in a 78-72 win over Pine Lake Prep Birana finished the game with 1002 career points. Pressley led Union Co. in scoring as a junior and was named 1st Team All-UCHOOPS. Pressley was 3rd Team All-UCHOOPS as a sophomore after putting up 15.5 ppg. Congrats Briana!

Lauren Whitley (PM)

Piedmont's Whitley headed to Greensboro College!

Piedmont's Lauren Whitley will continue her education and basketblal career at Greensboro College. Whitley, a senior guard announced her intentions via her twitter account, "Excited & blessed to say that I am Verbally Committed to continue my academic & basketball career at Greensboro College 💚🏀". Laure a 5'9 guard played in 24 games as a junior and averaged 3.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg and 1.4 apg in helping the Piedmont Panthers to a 17-11 record and into the 3A State Playoffs. Whitley will be leaned on for more scoring as a senior for new Piemdont Coach Kasey Brooks. Whitley added her name to the Union Co. record book as a junior by blocking 10 shots in the 1st round SCC tournament win over Weddington. Whitley finished the game wtih 10 blocks/2 assists/5 points in the win. Congrats Lauren!

Hunter Tyson (PM)

Piedmont's Tyson picks Clemson!

Hunter Tyson, a senior wing for the Piedmont men’s basketball team, committed to continue his education and basketball playing career at Clemson. The Tigers were one of the first teams to offer the 6-foot- 8, 190-pound wing a scholarship. Tyson was named 1st team All-UCHOOPS, Co- Southern Carolina Conference Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season as a junior and led Union Co. in scoring (25.4 ppg) and rebounding (9.5 rpg) and averaged 2.7 steals per game. He led Piedmont to the second round of the 3A state playoffs. In his final game of his junior season — a 73-70 loss to Freedom — he scored a Piedmont record and a career-high 44 points. The wing had offers from several other Division-I programs, including Michigan, Butler, Tennessee and Wake Forest, among others. Tyson was named 1st Team All-UCHOOPS as a sophomore and averaged 19.4 ppg and 7.9 rpg. received a UCHoops Special Mention as a freshman. Cograts Hunter!

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Sun Valley's Waldrup back at the helm.

The Sun Valley girls’ basketball head coach Jeremy Waldrup stepped down from the position this past May. He now has reconsidered and will remain the Sun Valley girls head coach for the 2017-18 season. Waldrup took over the Sun Valley girls program after serving as an assistant to boy’s coach Keith Mason. Waldrup, in three seasons at the helm was 44-36 with a SCC title and led the Spartans to the state playoffs every year. Sun Valley’s best season was the 2016-17 season, when the Spartans were 18-8 and won the SCC and Waldrup was named SCC Coach of the Year. Welcome back coach!

Paul Rushing (M)

Monroe's Paul Rushing signs with Tiffin University!

Monroe's Paul Rushing has signed with Tiffin Univeristy in Ohio. Rushing, 5'9 guard averaged 15.2 points per game and 2.4 assists per game as a senior. Paul was named 3rd Team All-UCHOOPs as a senior. As a junior Paul averaged 10.6 points per game and 1.6 assists per game. Rushing scored a career high 28 points in a 56-40 win over Parkwood. Good Luck and Congrats Paul!

Tyrees Barber (FH)

Yellow Jackets Barber headed to Wingate!

Forest Hills outstanding senior guard Tyrese Barber will continue his education and basketball career at Wingate. Forest Hills' coach Matt Sides announced the signing via his twitter account. "Tyrese Barbour signs to play basketball @WingateUniv and brings in tons of money on academic scholarships. So proud of this young man!" Barber was named 2nd Team All-UCHOOPS as a junior after averaging 11.1 points and4.5 assists per game while helping lead the Yellow Jackets to the 2A NC Final-Four as a sophomore and junior. Barber was named All-Rocky River as a junior. Congrats Tyrese!

Marc Richardson (FH)

Forest Hills found their headcoach!

Forest Hills annouced their new head basketball coach today via their facebook page. "Forest Hills High is pleased to announce Marc Richardson as the new head girls basketball coach for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. Richardson brings a great deal of experience in working with both men’s and women’s teams at the high school level. Richardson previously coached girls basketball at Cape Fear High School from 1995-2000. Cape Fear had an 0-24 record prior to hiring Richardson, and they finished the 1995-1996 season with a 12-10 record. In 2000 Richardson was hired as the head boys basketball coach at Anson High School, where he had similar success and led the team to a conference tournament championship and regular season conference championship. “We are extremely excited about the level of enthusiasm Coach Richardson will bring to the program,” Forest Hills Principal Dr. Kevin Plue said. “We feel confident that he has all of the tools and skills that will bring great energy, motivation and discipline to the court.” Richardson replaces Kelsey Anselmi after one season, going 4-18. Good Luck Coach Richardson!!

Angela James (CA)

CATA's taps James to lead the Cougars

The Central Academy Cougars will have Angela James at the helm to start the 2017 season. Mrs. James replaced Tony Byrum as head coach of the girl’s program. Byrum finished with a 4-44 record over the past two seasons. Kevin Allran has been the most successful when he led them to a 8-15 record in the 2014-15 season. James coached at Union Academy from 2011-2016 compiling a 23-61 record. James’ best season at Union Academy was the 2013-14 season when she led them to a 12-14 record and made the 1A state playoffs. James will be the fourth head coach in 5 season for the Cougars. James is the 3rd new coach in Union Co. following Aaron Brown at Weddington and Kasey Brooks at Piedmont. Good Luck Coach James!!

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