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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 high school basketball regular season is coming down the stretch, as teams scramble for seedings in their region tournaments.
Every region in the state has a region tournament, but not all tournaments are run in the same format. Last season Upson Lee was in a region where the top four teams received byes into the quarterfinals, but there were

Key games ahead for UL

The high school basketball regular season is coming down the stretch, as teams scramble for seedings in their region tournaments. Every region in the state has a region tournament, but not all tournaments are run in the same format. Last season Upson Lee was in a region where the top four teams received byes into the quarterfinals, but there were

Many new schools can expect a period of growing pains. Take Westside-Macon for example. When they opened in 1997, they had zero seniors, and struggled in athletics for a couple of years.
Upson Lee would be an exception, taking two schools which had been around for decades and combining them to make one school. The Knights had their best season eve

UL dominates Hornets

Many new schools can expect a period of growing pains. Take Westside-Macon for example. When they opened in 1997, they had zero seniors, and struggled in athletics for a couple of years. Upson Lee would be an exception, taking two schools which had been around for decades and combining them to make one school. The Knights had their best season eve

The Knights had three days to stew, simmer, and wait with a nauseous feeling in their stomachs, after the worst loss of the season last Tuesday in a 64-59 effort to a 3-10 Howard Huskies team.
On Friday night, Upson Lee channeled that negative energy into what was perhaps one of their most complete games of the season. The Knights outscored the Ve

UL's fast start lead to 68-53 victory

The Knights had three days to stew, simmer, and wait with a nauseous feeling in their stomachs, after the worst loss of the season last Tuesday in a 64-59 effort to a 3-10 Howard Huskies team. On Friday night, Upson Lee channeled that negative energy into what was perhaps one of their most complete games of the season. The Knights outscored the Ve

Last Saturday the Lady Knights did something they haven't done all year. Not only did they exceed last year's win total, they defeated Baldwin to win their first region contest of the season.
On Tuesday, they welcomed the Lady Huskies from Howard, who were looking for their first region victory of the season. Unfortunately for the Lady Knights, th

Too much Moore

Last Saturday the Lady Knights did something they haven't done all year. Not only did they exceed last year's win total, they defeated Baldwin to win their first region contest of the season. On Tuesday, they welcomed the Lady Huskies from Howard, who were looking for their first region victory of the season. Unfortunately for the Lady Knights, th

Knights fail to qualify for State

Head Coach Craig Logan and his Upson Lee Knights wrestling squad were looking to make a return trip to Macon and the AAAA State Team Duals. In order to achieve that goal, they would need to finish at least second in the Area Team Duals at Pike County last Saturday. The Knights received a bye into the quarterfinals, thanks in part to their No. 1 se

The Upson Lee Knights and the Howard Huskies were seemingly on different paths when they met for the first time ever on Tuesday night at the ULHS gymnasium. The Knights entered the game riding a four-game winning streak, while the Huskies had lost six of their last seven games.
The Knights were 11-4 entering the contest, while the Huskies were 4-8

Huskies stun Knights 64-59

The Upson Lee Knights and the Howard Huskies were seemingly on different paths when they met for the first time ever on Tuesday night at the ULHS gymnasium. The Knights entered the game riding a four-game winning streak, while the Huskies had lost six of their last seven games. The Knights were 11-4 entering the contest, while the Huskies were 4-8

Saturday was a chance for 70 of the state's best football players from the class of 2016 to show their talents and gauge their abilities. Upson Lee junior David Marshall was one of those players on the South Team of the Elite Junior Classic, one of the top Junior Showcase games in the Southeast.
Marshall (6'4, 260) was named a Team Captain by form

Marshall shines in EJC

Saturday was a chance for 70 of the state's best football players from the class of 2016 to show their talents and gauge their abilities. Upson Lee junior David Marshall was one of those players on the South Team of the Elite Junior Classic, one of the top Junior Showcase games in the Southeast. Marshall (6'4, 260) was named a Team Captain by form

The Upson Lee Knights last played in a basketball game on Dec. 20, when they overcame a halftime deficit and escaped Butler with a 56-48 victory over the Taylor County Vikings.
However, on Saturday in the LaGrange Toyota Holiday Classic, the Knights halftime deficit was one they or any team would have difficulty coming back from. The Mustangs (2-9

UL sluggish in return to court

The Upson Lee Knights last played in a basketball game on Dec. 20, when they overcame a halftime deficit and escaped Butler with a 56-48 victory over the Taylor County Vikings. However, on Saturday in the LaGrange Toyota Holiday Classic, the Knights halftime deficit was one they or any team would have difficulty coming back from. The Mustangs (2-9





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