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 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

New UL head coach Kevin Furtado coached in his first game with the Lady Knights on Saturday. The game was a 58-40 loss to Central-Macon, which was a scrimmage game and did not count as far as their win/loss record.
According to Furtado, who has won nearly 400 games in GISA with LaGrange Academy, Pinecrest Academy, and Nathaniel Greene Academy, the

Ladies starting over

New UL head coach Kevin Furtado coached in his first game with the Lady Knights on Saturday. The game was a 58-40 loss to Central-Macon, which was a scrimmage game and did not count as far as their win/loss record. According to Furtado, who has won nearly 400 games in GISA with LaGrange Academy, Pinecrest Academy, and Nathaniel Greene Academy, the

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.

The Upson Lee Knights welcomed the Veterans Warhawks to Matthews Field for the first time last Friday night. Upson Lee was looking to put a winning cap on their regular season, and advance to the State Playoffs for only the second time since 2007.
However, Veterans QB Logan Byrd rushed for 91 yards and 4 TDs, as the Warhawks took advantage of a mi

Knights fall short of playoffs

The Upson Lee Knights welcomed the Veterans Warhawks to Matthews Field for the first time last Friday night. Upson Lee was looking to put a winning cap on their regular season, and advance to the State Playoffs for only the second time since 2007. However, Veterans QB Logan Byrd rushed for 91 yards and 4 TDs, as the Warhawks took advantage of a mi

Without a doubt, the 2014 season has been a rather successful one for Tommy Parks in his first year at the helm of the Knights program. Upson Lee is currently 7-2, their best record since 2005.
Tonight, Upson Lee will take on the Veterans Warhawks from Houston County on Senior Night. The Knights have never played Veterans, but a win tonight will g

A fight for the playoffs

Without a doubt, the 2014 season has been a rather successful one for Tommy Parks in his first year at the helm of the Knights program. Upson Lee is currently 7-2, their best record since 2005. Tonight, Upson Lee will take on the Veterans Warhawks from Houston County on Senior Night. The Knights have never played Veterans, but a win tonight will g

After tonight's Region 2 games, all of the teams will know their fate for the playoffs, maybe. Two teams, Perry and Howard, already know their fate. Perry is out with a 1-9 record, as their season ended last week in a 31-0 loss to West Laurens. Howard is out, but will be attempting to win four games in a season for the first time in school history.

Region 2 Playoff Scenarios

After tonight's Region 2 games, all of the teams will know their fate for the playoffs, maybe. Two teams, Perry and Howard, already know their fate. Perry is out with a 1-9 record, as their season ended last week in a 31-0 loss to West Laurens. Howard is out, but will be attempting to win four games in a season for the first time in school history.

MARIETTA - Friday night was not just another average night for high school football, as Upson Lee played in a game where the wind gusts seemed like those from a tropical storm, the rain came from every angle imaginable, and the lights went out at the start of the fourth quarter, all on Halloween of all nights.
With about 11 minutes remaining in th

UL “D” plays lights out

MARIETTA - Friday night was not just another average night for high school football, as Upson Lee played in a game where the wind gusts seemed like those from a tropical storm, the rain came from every angle imaginable, and the lights went out at the start of the fourth quarter, all on Halloween of all nights. With about 11 minutes remaining in th

The Upson Lee Knights and Lady Knights participated in the 2014 Region 2 meet, held at The Rock Ranch. The Upson Lee Lady Knights placed fifth in the region, just missing the chance to compete in the State Meet, while the Knights placed sixth overall.
However, the Knights' Feybian Matthews did finish fourth overall, advancing to the State Meet ind

Matthews headed to State

The Upson Lee Knights and Lady Knights participated in the 2014 Region 2 meet, held at The Rock Ranch. The Upson Lee Lady Knights placed fifth in the region, just missing the chance to compete in the State Meet, while the Knights placed sixth overall. However, the Knights' Feybian Matthews did finish fourth overall, advancing to the State Meet ind

Tonight will be another night of firsts for Upson Lee. No player on the current UL roster has ever won more than six games in a season, and they have that opportunity tonight, against the Osborne Cardinals, a team the Knights will be playing for the first time. This is also the first time the Knights have ever played a 6A school, the highest classi

UL looks to trick not treat

Tonight will be another night of firsts for Upson Lee. No player on the current UL roster has ever won more than six games in a season, and they have that opportunity tonight, against the Osborne Cardinals, a team the Knights will be playing for the first time. This is also the first time the Knights have ever played a 6A school, the highest classi

For the first time since 2004 the Upson Lee Middle School Knights football team had a chance to win the CGMSAL (Central Georgia Middle School Athletic League) Championship.
The Knights entered Wednesday's Championship Game in Forsyth with a perfect 8-0 record. However, It would not be their day, as the Monroe County Middle School Bulldogs jumped o

ULMS falls 28-6 to MCMS

For the first time since 2004 the Upson Lee Middle School Knights football team had a chance to win the CGMSAL (Central Georgia Middle School Athletic League) Championship. The Knights entered Wednesday's Championship Game in Forsyth with a perfect 8-0 record. However, It would not be their day, as the Monroe County Middle School Bulldogs jumped o

The Upson Lee freshmen Knights football team welcomed a familiar face to Matthews Field on Thursday for the Freshman League Championship Game. The Upson Lee Knights and Mary Persons Bulldogs had each defeated the other on the other's home turf during the season, but the Knights were looking to defend Matthews Field to earn a victory and break the s

UL freshmen are Champs

The Upson Lee freshmen Knights football team welcomed a familiar face to Matthews Field on Thursday for the Freshman League Championship Game. The Upson Lee Knights and Mary Persons Bulldogs had each defeated the other on the other's home turf during the season, but the Knights were looking to defend Matthews Field to earn a victory and break the s





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