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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 Upson Lee Knights track and field team competed in the State Track Meet, also known as the Georgia Olympics, in Jefferson over the weekend. Upson Lee competed in three events, and advanced to the finals in all three, earning medals in each.
The biggest highlight of the meet came in the 4x100m relay. Upson Lee advanced to the finals and ran the

UL's 4x100 team are State Runners-up

The Upson Lee Knights track and field team competed in the State Track Meet, also known as the Georgia Olympics, in Jefferson over the weekend. Upson Lee competed in three events, and advanced to the finals in all three, earning medals in each. The biggest highlight of the meet came in the 4x100m relay. Upson Lee advanced to the finals and ran the

The 2014-15 school season has been one of the best in Upson Lee history for athletics. Since last fall, many of the teams have advanced to the State Playoffs, while other teams and individual athletes have competed in the Sectionals or State Meets/Tournaments in their respective sports.
The Knights football team failed to make the playoffs, but ha

Banner year for UL sports

The 2014-15 school season has been one of the best in Upson Lee history for athletics. Since last fall, many of the teams have advanced to the State Playoffs, while other teams and individual athletes have competed in the Sectionals or State Meets/Tournaments in their respective sports. The Knights football team failed to make the playoffs, but ha

The standings in the Rec League baseball season are starting to take shape midway through the season. Currently the Rookie League Braves and the Dixie Minors Rangers are undefeated with 7-0 records, while the Dixie Youth Braves (4-1) lead their league.
Let's take a look at some game recaps from recent action in all three leagues.
Dixie Youth (12

Rangers and Braves highlight Rec Baseball

The standings in the Rec League baseball season are starting to take shape midway through the season. Currently the Rookie League Braves and the Dixie Minors Rangers are undefeated with 7-0 records, while the Dixie Youth Braves (4-1) lead their league. Let's take a look at some game recaps from recent action in all three leagues. Dixie Youth (12

After his first season with the Knights in 2014, head coach Tommy Parks is now going through his second Spring Practice period with his team.
The Knights' Spring Game will take place on May 22 at Matthews Field. From that point on, the Knights will not be in pads until the beginning of August. Coach Parks says so far this spring, the Knights have

Knights break out the pads

After his first season with the Knights in 2014, head coach Tommy Parks is now going through his second Spring Practice period with his team. The Knights' Spring Game will take place on May 22 at Matthews Field. From that point on, the Knights will not be in pads until the beginning of August. Coach Parks says so far this spring, the Knights have

The Upson Lee Knights golf team will continue to work on their strokes this week, as they prepare for the 2015 GHSA 4A State Golf Tournament on Monday. The Knights captured the Region 2 Championship, shooting a team score of 315, and automatically qualifying for the State Tournament.
The tournament will take place at Waynesboro Country Club in Way

Knights head to State

The Upson Lee Knights golf team will continue to work on their strokes this week, as they prepare for the 2015 GHSA 4A State Golf Tournament on Monday. The Knights captured the Region 2 Championship, shooting a team score of 315, and automatically qualifying for the State Tournament. The tournament will take place at Waynesboro Country Club in Way

Come run and support the Upson Lee Touchdown Club on May 22, prior to the Spring Game at Matthews Field. Here are the details;
When: May 22 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Starting at the parking lot of Matthews Field and finishing at the 50 yard line at Matthews Field prior to the Spring Game.
For those interested in the run contact any member of the Upson

Upson Lee Spring Football Game 5K Run

Come run and support the Upson Lee Touchdown Club on May 22, prior to the Spring Game at Matthews Field. Here are the details; When: May 22 - 6:30 p.m. Where: Starting at the parking lot of Matthews Field and finishing at the 50 yard line at Matthews Field prior to the Spring Game. For those interested in the run contact any member of the Upson

The Upson Lee Knights soccer team has put the miles on the school bus the last 10 days. After traveling down to Worth County last week to defeat the Worth County Rams by a 8-0 score in the first round of the State Playoffs, the Knights headed up to Dalton on Wednesday to face the Raiders from Southeast Whitfield in the Sweet 16.
The Raiders have b

UL falls to Raiders 4-0

The Upson Lee Knights soccer team has put the miles on the school bus the last 10 days. After traveling down to Worth County last week to defeat the Worth County Rams by a 8-0 score in the first round of the State Playoffs, the Knights headed up to Dalton on Wednesday to face the Raiders from Southeast Whitfield in the Sweet 16. The Raiders have b

The Upson Lee Knights made history last weekend when they defeated Crisp County, the No. 1 seed from Region 1, in the first round of the state playoffs.
However, on Wednesday Upson Lee ran into a buzz saw in Gainesville in the form of the North Hall Trojans. Upson Lee surrendered nine runs on 14 hits in game one, and nine runs on 12 hits in game t

Upson Lee swept by Trojans

The Upson Lee Knights made history last weekend when they defeated Crisp County, the No. 1 seed from Region 1, in the first round of the state playoffs. However, on Wednesday Upson Lee ran into a buzz saw in Gainesville in the form of the North Hall Trojans. Upson Lee surrendered nine runs on 14 hits in game one, and nine runs on 12 hits in game t

The Upson Lee Knights and Lady Knights are both among the final 16 teams left in the 2015 AAAA State Playoffs. The Knights traveled down to Worth County and dismantled the Rams by an 8-0 score, while the Lady Knights took care of business on the road against the Lady Syrupmakers from Cairo in a 1-0 shutout victory.
The Lady Knights, along with all

UL soccer is soaring

The Upson Lee Knights and Lady Knights are both among the final 16 teams left in the 2015 AAAA State Playoffs. The Knights traveled down to Worth County and dismantled the Rams by an 8-0 score, while the Lady Knights took care of business on the road against the Lady Syrupmakers from Cairo in a 1-0 shutout victory. The Lady Knights, along with all

For the first time in school history, the Upson Lee Knights are headed to the Sweet 16 in the State Baseball Playoffs.
After a strong finish to the regular season to grab the No. 4 seed in Region 2, the Knights were slated to face the No. 7 state ranked Crisp County Cougars in the first rounf of the State Playoffs.
The Region 1 Champions entered

Knights stun Crisp County

For the first time in school history, the Upson Lee Knights are headed to the Sweet 16 in the State Baseball Playoffs. After a strong finish to the regular season to grab the No. 4 seed in Region 2, the Knights were slated to face the No. 7 state ranked Crisp County Cougars in the first rounf of the State Playoffs. The Region 1 Champions entered

For the first time in Upson Lee school history, a member of the Upson Lee Knights Precision Air Rifle team signed a scholarship to shoot in college. Upson Lee senior Rosemary Kramer, who won the State Championship this season, committed to shoot for Georgia Southern on Monday.
After first being recruited and committing to Columbus State University

Kramer signs with GSU

For the first time in Upson Lee school history, a member of the Upson Lee Knights Precision Air Rifle team signed a scholarship to shoot in college. Upson Lee senior Rosemary Kramer, who won the State Championship this season, committed to shoot for Georgia Southern on Monday. After first being recruited and committing to Columbus State University

The Upson Lee Knights soccer team suffered two losses to end the regular season, falling to Veterans and Perry. The loss to Veterans forced the Knights to travel in the first round of the State Playoffs as the No. 3 seed from Region 2.
Their opponent in the first round would be a familiar one. The last time the Knights hit the road in the first ro

Knights drill Worth Co; advance in playoffs

The Upson Lee Knights soccer team suffered two losses to end the regular season, falling to Veterans and Perry. The loss to Veterans forced the Knights to travel in the first round of the State Playoffs as the No. 3 seed from Region 2. Their opponent in the first round would be a familiar one. The last time the Knights hit the road in the first ro

Well, it's that time of the year folks. One of my favorite times of the year, when every NFL team and fans of every team feels their team has a chance to make improvements.
This draft is one of the more difficult draft's for me to predict in recent years. Many teams may move up or down in the draft, and the No. 2 pick in the draft and what the Tit

Wes' 2015 NFL Mock Draft

Well, it's that time of the year folks. One of my favorite times of the year, when every NFL team and fans of every team feels their team has a chance to make improvements. This draft is one of the more difficult draft's for me to predict in recent years. Many teams may move up or down in the draft, and the No. 2 pick in the draft and what the Tit

Last week was one of the bigger weeks in recent memory for the Upson Lee baseball team. The Knights were in a battle with West Laurens and Mary Persons for the final two playoff spots from Region 2.
In a surprising turn of events, the Knights defeated the region-leading Panthers from Perry High School by a 3-2 score. On the same day, West Laurens

UL headed to State Playoffs

Last week was one of the bigger weeks in recent memory for the Upson Lee baseball team. The Knights were in a battle with West Laurens and Mary Persons for the final two playoff spots from Region 2. In a surprising turn of events, the Knights defeated the region-leading Panthers from Perry High School by a 3-2 score. On the same day, West Laurens

The Upson Lee Knights and Lady Knights competed in the Region 2 Track and Field meet last week in Warner Robins. The meet took place at McConell Talbert Stadium.
The Knights finished the event with eight athletes and two relay teams advanced to the Sectional. However, for the Lady Knights, they unfortunately had no one advance out of the meet.
Bo

8 headed to Sectionals

The Upson Lee Knights and Lady Knights competed in the Region 2 Track and Field meet last week in Warner Robins. The meet took place at McConell Talbert Stadium. The Knights finished the event with eight athletes and two relay teams advanced to the Sectional. However, for the Lady Knights, they unfortunately had no one advance out of the meet. Bo

The Upson Lee Knights golf team made history on Tuesday, as they became the first Upson Lee golf team to ever win a region championship.
Upson Lee shot a season low 315 to defeat Perry by six strokes on their way to the title. Upson Lee senior Justin Gilbert fired a 74 to become the low medalist.
“We knew we could win the region,” sai

Region Champs

The Upson Lee Knights golf team made history on Tuesday, as they became the first Upson Lee golf team to ever win a region championship. Upson Lee shot a season low 315 to defeat Perry by six strokes on their way to the title. Upson Lee senior Justin Gilbert fired a 74 to become the low medalist. “We knew we could win the region,” sai

The Upson Lee Knights baseball team is currently in the biggest stretch of games of their season. However, by the time this edition of The Times is released, the Knights playoff future will have been decided.
The Knights were slated to play four games in three days, including two road games at Howard and at Veterans on Wednesday. However, on Tuesd

Knights upset Perry 3-2

The Upson Lee Knights baseball team is currently in the biggest stretch of games of their season. However, by the time this edition of The Times is released, the Knights playoff future will have been decided. The Knights were slated to play four games in three days, including two road games at Howard and at Veterans on Wednesday. However, on Tuesd





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