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Wes McCard

Position: Sports Editor
E-Mail Address: wmccard@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 706-647-5414


About Wes McCard

Wes was born in Savannah, GA, but grew up in Thomaston and attended Upson-Lee High School until his senior year, moving to Macon in 1997. While in Macon he graduated from Windsor Academy in 1998. After graduation Wes attended Lee University, and later Georgia Southern University. He has been working at The Thomaston Times since 2008, and is a huge Georgia Tech fan. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, reading about sports, and talking about sports, along with playing as much golf as he can fit into his schedule.

Latest Stories by Wes McCard

The Lady Knights welcomed the Lady Bulldogs from Mary Persons and their three time player of the year Keke Calloway to Thomaston on Friday night.
Upson Lee held the Mercer bound Calloway to just seven points in the first half of the game, but she ended the game with 22 points and MP got a 23 point performance from Tyesha Davis on their way to an 8

Lady Knights struggle with MP

The Lady Knights welcomed the Lady Bulldogs from Mary Persons and their three time player of the year Keke Calloway to Thomaston on Friday night. Upson Lee held the Mercer bound Calloway to just seven points in the first half of the game, but she ended the game with 22 points and MP got a 23 point performance from Tyesha Davis on their way to an 8

The Upson Lee Middle School Knights wrestling team defeated Pike County and Crawford County (for the second time), to improve their record to 5-0 on the season under new head coach Jeff Wheeless.
The ULMS wrestling squad has become a perennial CGMSAL (Central Georgia Middle School Athletic League) Championship contender every year, and under the g

Knights still perfect on the mat

The Upson Lee Middle School Knights wrestling team defeated Pike County and Crawford County (for the second time), to improve their record to 5-0 on the season under new head coach Jeff Wheeless. The ULMS wrestling squad has become a perennial CGMSAL (Central Georgia Middle School Athletic League) Championship contender every year, and under the g

Considered to be two teams which should be vying for a top seed in the region this season, the Knights welcomed the Perry Panthers to Upson Lee for a Region 2 showdown on Tuesday night.
On paper both teams looked to be evenly matched, each having one loss on the season, and each team defeating Veterans in overtime. The Panthers, led by K.J. Smith'

Knights can't get over the hump

Considered to be two teams which should be vying for a top seed in the region this season, the Knights welcomed the Perry Panthers to Upson Lee for a Region 2 showdown on Tuesday night. On paper both teams looked to be evenly matched, each having one loss on the season, and each team defeating Veterans in overtime. The Panthers, led by K.J. Smith'

The Upson Lee Lady Knights entered Tuesday evening's Region 2 contest against Perry with a 4-3 record. However, after a valiant comeback in the second half of the game on Tuesday, UL fell to the Lady Panthers by a 68-59 score.
The Lady Knights trailed the entire game against the Lady Panthers, but were able to hold their own for much of the first

UL rally falls short

The Upson Lee Lady Knights entered Tuesday evening's Region 2 contest against Perry with a 4-3 record. However, after a valiant comeback in the second half of the game on Tuesday, UL fell to the Lady Panthers by a 68-59 score. The Lady Knights trailed the entire game against the Lady Panthers, but were able to hold their own for much of the first

Coach Tim Cook and his ULMS Knights are coming off of a Championship season last year, when they brought home the CGMSAL (Central Georgia Middle School Athletic League) title.
However, this season is a new one for the Knights, who still have a few key players left over from last season's squad. With those players and some new players, the Knights

ULMS Knights still perfect

Coach Tim Cook and his ULMS Knights are coming off of a Championship season last year, when they brought home the CGMSAL (Central Georgia Middle School Athletic League) title. However, this season is a new one for the Knights, who still have a few key players left over from last season's squad. With those players and some new players, the Knights

The Upson Lee Knights and Lady Knights are seven games deep into their season, and have a combined record of 10-4. That is encouraging since last season, the teams combined to finish the 2013-14 season with a combined record of 12-38.Both teams earned victories on Saturday night, to sweep their individual two-game series against the Lamar County Tr

Knights and Lady Knights sweep at Lamar

The Upson Lee Knights and Lady Knights are seven games deep into their season, and have a combined record of 10-4. That is encouraging since last season, the teams combined to finish the 2013-14 season with a combined record of 12-38.Both teams earned victories on Saturday night, to sweep their individual two-game series against the Lamar County Tr

It's not pretty, but he makes it work, that being the shot of Upson Lee sophomore Raekwon King. On Saturday it was King and his unorthodox shot that led the Knights to a 54-42 victory over the Trojans from Lamar County. King knocked down (4) three-point baskets and finished with a career high 24 points for the Knights.
Upson Lee and Lamar County e

J.V. Knights outlast Lamar

It's not pretty, but he makes it work, that being the shot of Upson Lee sophomore Raekwon King. On Saturday it was King and his unorthodox shot that led the Knights to a 54-42 victory over the Trojans from Lamar County. King knocked down (4) three-point baskets and finished with a career high 24 points for the Knights. Upson Lee and Lamar County e

Coach Kevin Furtado coached his first home game at Upson Lee high school on Friday, and it was one he would like to forget. Upson Lee entered their home opener on Friday against Taylor County with a 2-1 record, but as has been the case over the last several years, the Lady Vikings cruised past the Lady Knights by an 80-34 score.
The Lady Knights w

Bouncing back

Coach Kevin Furtado coached his first home game at Upson Lee high school on Friday, and it was one he would like to forget. Upson Lee entered their home opener on Friday against Taylor County with a 2-1 record, but as has been the case over the last several years, the Lady Vikings cruised past the Lady Knights by an 80-34 score. The Lady Knights w

Friday night seemed to be the culmination of something that has been building for the Knights this season. Aside, from shooting 84 percent from the free throw line against Ola, the Knights have struggled from the line in their first few games this season, but have managed to overcome their woes from the charity stripe to remain undefeated.
However

Knights FT woes continue

Friday night seemed to be the culmination of something that has been building for the Knights this season. Aside, from shooting 84 percent from the free throw line against Ola, the Knights have struggled from the line in their first few games this season, but have managed to overcome their woes from the charity stripe to remain undefeated. However

The Upson Lee Knights won a total of eight games last season, but heading into Thanksgiving weekend, this experienced, yet still young team, has already won three games.
Upson Lee won the Locust Grove Thanksgiving Invitational by defeating Landmark Christian in a offensive war by a 93-83 score. Landmark Christian knocked down seven three-pointers

Knights win shootout 93-83

The Upson Lee Knights won a total of eight games last season, but heading into Thanksgiving weekend, this experienced, yet still young team, has already won three games. Upson Lee won the Locust Grove Thanksgiving Invitational by defeating Landmark Christian in a offensive war by a 93-83 score. Landmark Christian knocked down seven three-pointers

The 2013-14 season was a disappointment for the Upson Lee Knights, losing 13 of 16 games by seven points or less. The Knights were seemingly in every game late, and sometimes ahead in games late, but could not pull out the victory.
They did not have that problem Friday night in their season opener with the Wildcats from Locust Grove High School. U

Never a doubt for Knights

The 2013-14 season was a disappointment for the Upson Lee Knights, losing 13 of 16 games by seven points or less. The Knights were seemingly in every game late, and sometimes ahead in games late, but could not pull out the victory. They did not have that problem Friday night in their season opener with the Wildcats from Locust Grove High School. U

The Upson Lee Lady Knights accomplished something that they had not done since the Bush Administration was in office, literally. Upson Lee won their season opening game by a 48-33 score over Locust Grove in the Locust Grove Thanksgiving Tournament on Friday. On Nov. 28, 2006 the Lady Knights downed Crawford County 46-44 in their season opener, and

A great start

The Upson Lee Lady Knights accomplished something that they had not done since the Bush Administration was in office, literally. Upson Lee won their season opening game by a 48-33 score over Locust Grove in the Locust Grove Thanksgiving Tournament on Friday. On Nov. 28, 2006 the Lady Knights downed Crawford County 46-44 in their season opener, and

The Upson Lee Runnin' Knights got their first action of the season on the court Saturday night. Upson Lee took on the Chargers from Central-Macon in a scrimmage game. After a tightly contested first half, the Knights exploded for a 29-point third quarter to pull away to a 28-point victory.
Three seniors led the way for the Knights in the contest.

Knights destroy Chargers

The Upson Lee Runnin' Knights got their first action of the season on the court Saturday night. Upson Lee took on the Chargers from Central-Macon in a scrimmage game. After a tightly contested first half, the Knights exploded for a 29-point third quarter to pull away to a 28-point victory. Three seniors led the way for the Knights in the contest.





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