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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

By the time readers see this article on Friday, the Knights and Trojans will have played their quarterfinal match-up, and one of the two teams will be headed for the Final Four at the University of West Georgia tomorrow.
With that said, the reason the results of the game are not printed in this edition is due to the game, which was scheduled for W

UL waits for Elite 8

By the time readers see this article on Friday, the Knights and Trojans will have played their quarterfinal match-up, and one of the two teams will be headed for the Final Four at the University of West Georgia tomorrow. With that said, the reason the results of the game are not printed in this edition is due to the game, which was scheduled for W

The Upson Lee Knight soccer teams picked up where they left off in the Lamar County Trojan Cup over the weekend. In the opening round, the Knights took care of business against Harris County, and followed that up with a victory over Pike County. After a match with Peach County, which produced a 6-3 victory, Upson Lee faced off with Northside-Warner

Trojan Cup Champs

The Upson Lee Knight soccer teams picked up where they left off in the Lamar County Trojan Cup over the weekend. In the opening round, the Knights took care of business against Harris County, and followed that up with a victory over Pike County. After a match with Peach County, which produced a 6-3 victory, Upson Lee faced off with Northside-Warner

Last season the Buford Wolves basketball team found themselves in a familiar position that many of the Wolves and Lady Wolves athletic teams have been in many times: the GHSA State Championship Game. Winning is something that has become the norm for Buford. Throw in 3 straight football State Championships, a softball team which is ranked No. 1 in t

Knights are Elite 8 bound

Last season the Buford Wolves basketball team found themselves in a familiar position that many of the Wolves and Lady Wolves athletic teams have been in many times: the GHSA State Championship Game. Winning is something that has become the norm for Buford. Throw in 3 straight football State Championships, a softball team which is ranked No. 1 in t

The bitter cold is here, but that didn't stop the Knights and Lady Knights from starting their soccer seasons. Both teams held their home opener on Tuesday, with the Lady Knights coming into the game 1-1, and the Knights 2-0.
The Lady Knights won their first game of the season over Harris County by a 2-0 score in the opening round of the Trojan Cu

UL soccer begins

The bitter cold is here, but that didn't stop the Knights and Lady Knights from starting their soccer seasons. Both teams held their home opener on Tuesday, with the Lady Knights coming into the game 1-1, and the Knights 2-0. The Lady Knights won their first game of the season over Harris County by a 2-0 score in the opening round of the Trojan Cu

ALBANY - In the 22-year history of Upson Lee High School, the Knights basketball team has been to the playoffs seven times. Twice under head coach (now principal) Tracy Caldwell in the 1990's and early 2000's and five times under current head coach Darrell Lockhart in his 10-year career.
In their previous six first round appearances in the State P

UL makes history in Albany

ALBANY - In the 22-year history of Upson Lee High School, the Knights basketball team has been to the playoffs seven times. Twice under head coach (now principal) Tracy Caldwell in the 1990's and early 2000's and five times under current head coach Darrell Lockhart in his 10-year career. In their previous six first round appearances in the State P

The Upson Lee Knights wrestling squad has become one of the more successful programs at the school over the last several years, and is quickly becoming a more popular sport throughout the school system.
Over the weekend, the Knights sent three wrestlers to the GHSA State Traditional Wrestling Meet in Macon. Upson Lee junior Kolby Schadenberg (126

Kirschmann places fourth at State

The Upson Lee Knights wrestling squad has become one of the more successful programs at the school over the last several years, and is quickly becoming a more popular sport throughout the school system. Over the weekend, the Knights sent three wrestlers to the GHSA State Traditional Wrestling Meet in Macon. Upson Lee junior Kolby Schadenberg (126

The Upson Lee Knights were hoping make a splash in Region 2 this season; unfortunately the Knights were unable to bring home a region championship. Fortunately, the Knights did earn a playoff berth for the first time since 2010, as things could have been much worse for the Knights.
If it were not for a clutch three-pointer by O'qualon Harris with

A clean slate

The Upson Lee Knights were hoping make a splash in Region 2 this season; unfortunately the Knights were unable to bring home a region championship. Fortunately, the Knights did earn a playoff berth for the first time since 2010, as things could have been much worse for the Knights. If it were not for a clutch three-pointer by O'qualon Harris with

The Upson Lee Knights wrestling team is up to their old antics once again, this time sending 12 wrestlers to the GHSA AAAA Sectionals at Whitewater this weekend. The Knights finished with three of their wrestlers winning Region Championship, as well as a Region Runner-Up. Upson Lee also had three people finish in third place, and five players finis

3 Knights are Champs

The Upson Lee Knights wrestling team is up to their old antics once again, this time sending 12 wrestlers to the GHSA AAAA Sectionals at Whitewater this weekend. The Knights finished with three of their wrestlers winning Region Championship, as well as a Region Runner-Up. Upson Lee also had three people finish in third place, and five players finis

One of the oldest clichés in sports, especially high school sports, is “It's hard to beat a team three times in one season.” However, the person that came up with that old saying years ago obviously never saw the Upson Lee Middle School Knights play basketball, because in Tuesday's CGMSAL (Central Georgia Middle School Athletic Lea

Back-to-back Champions

One of the oldest clichés in sports, especially high school sports, is “It's hard to beat a team three times in one season.” However, the person that came up with that old saying years ago obviously never saw the Upson Lee Middle School Knights play basketball, because in Tuesday's CGMSAL (Central Georgia Middle School Athletic Lea

Tuesday's Senior Night game against West Laurens had a sense of déjà vu as the fourth quarter started. Just last Saturday, the Knights were up on 50-34 against Westside-Macon in a non-region contest. In that game, the Seminoles ended the last 6:21 of the contest on a 24-2 run, defeating Upson Lee by a 58-52 score.
However, against a much

Knights bounce back

Tuesday's Senior Night game against West Laurens had a sense of déjà vu as the fourth quarter started. Just last Saturday, the Knights were up on 50-34 against Westside-Macon in a non-region contest. In that game, the Seminoles ended the last 6:21 of the contest on a 24-2 run, defeating Upson Lee by a 58-52 score. However, against a much





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