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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 and Lady Knights track and field team will participate in the preliminaries of the Region 2 Track Meet today at McConell Talbert Stadium in Warner Robins.
In 2012 the Upson Lee 4x100m relay team set the school record and finished as the State Runner Up with a time of 41.73. One member of that foursome was Jared Jordan, who ea

Jordan is SIAC Champ

The Upson Lee Knights and Lady Knights track and field team will participate in the preliminaries of the Region 2 Track Meet today at McConell Talbert Stadium in Warner Robins. In 2012 the Upson Lee 4x100m relay team set the school record and finished as the State Runner Up with a time of 41.73. One member of that foursome was Jared Jordan, who ea

With spring football practices and spring games on the horizon for many Georgia High Schools, the GHSA has made a change to the way some football programs practice.
The GHSA Executive Committee unanimously passed new rulings for full contact practice in the pre season and during the upcoming football season. The new rules are almost the exact same

Changing the rules

With spring football practices and spring games on the horizon for many Georgia High Schools, the GHSA has made a change to the way some football programs practice. The GHSA Executive Committee unanimously passed new rulings for full contact practice in the pre season and during the upcoming football season. The new rules are almost the exact same

The 2014-15 school season is heading down the home stretch, but for some Upson Lee spring sports teams, their seasons are just hitting their peaks.
Baseball
The Upson Lee baseball team has four games left in their season, and all four games have playoff implications. Upson Lee still has games against Veterans, Perry, West Laurens, and Howard, wit

UL spring sports update

The 2014-15 school season is heading down the home stretch, but for some Upson Lee spring sports teams, their seasons are just hitting their peaks. Baseball The Upson Lee baseball team has four games left in their season, and all four games have playoff implications. Upson Lee still has games against Veterans, Perry, West Laurens, and Howard, wit

After a rain delay in the Lady Knights game and the 2015 Senior Night ceremony, the Upson Lee Knights finally took to Matthews Field to battle the Veterans Warhawks, in a game where both teams are tied with Mary Persons for the No. 1 seed in Region 2.
The Knights came out with a ton of energy, and were able to square up a few shots on goal against

Knights are clutch

After a rain delay in the Lady Knights game and the 2015 Senior Night ceremony, the Upson Lee Knights finally took to Matthews Field to battle the Veterans Warhawks, in a game where both teams are tied with Mary Persons for the No. 1 seed in Region 2. The Knights came out with a ton of energy, and were able to square up a few shots on goal against

Head coach Wayne Puckett and his Diamond Knights are coming down the home stretch of their regular season, and have hit a hot streak at the right time.
Entering their contest with the Baldwin Braves at Silvertown Ballpark on Thursday, the Knights had won five games in a row. After senior Bennett Pardue drove in four runs for the Knights, their win

Knights down Braves 12-2

Head coach Wayne Puckett and his Diamond Knights are coming down the home stretch of their regular season, and have hit a hot streak at the right time. Entering their contest with the Baldwin Braves at Silvertown Ballpark on Thursday, the Knights had won five games in a row. After senior Bennett Pardue drove in four runs for the Knights, their win

After a tough defeat in their game against Veterans on Tuesday, the Knights traveled to Perry to face the Region 2 leading Panthers from Perry High School.
Upson Lee gave up seven runs in one inning, with all seven runs coming with two outs in the bottom of the second.
Upson Lee sophomore Kalen Puckett took the mound for the Knights, and suffered

Rough inning dooms Knights

After a tough defeat in their game against Veterans on Tuesday, the Knights traveled to Perry to face the Region 2 leading Panthers from Perry High School. Upson Lee gave up seven runs in one inning, with all seven runs coming with two outs in the bottom of the second. Upson Lee sophomore Kalen Puckett took the mound for the Knights, and suffered

On Saturday the ULMS Knights and Lady Knights took part in the CGMSAL (Central Georgia Middle School Athletic League) Track and Field Championship in Griffin.
Last season the Lady Knights won the championship and the Knights finished as the runners-up. On Saturday, the Lady Knights cruised to another title under Coach Stephanie Blount, while Coach

ULMS wins Championships

On Saturday the ULMS Knights and Lady Knights took part in the CGMSAL (Central Georgia Middle School Athletic League) Track and Field Championship in Griffin. Last season the Lady Knights won the championship and the Knights finished as the runners-up. On Saturday, the Lady Knights cruised to another title under Coach Stephanie Blount, while Coach

The Upson Lee Middle School Knights took on the Gray Station Greyhounds in a double header at the Municipal Field on Wednesday. Unfortunately the Knights suffered two losses by the scores of 6-4, and 12-0.
With the two losses, the Knights' record moves to 6-4 on the season.
In the first game of the twin bill, the Knights jumped out to an early le

ULMS can't hang on

The Upson Lee Middle School Knights took on the Gray Station Greyhounds in a double header at the Municipal Field on Wednesday. Unfortunately the Knights suffered two losses by the scores of 6-4, and 12-0. With the two losses, the Knights' record moves to 6-4 on the season. In the first game of the twin bill, the Knights jumped out to an early le

The Upson Lee Knights track and field team recently participated in the Lamar County Track and Field Invitational last week. Upson Lee was one of 12 teams at the event. The Knights finished in third place, and the Lady Knights placed sixth overall.
The biggest news from the event was that junior Peyton Caudle broke the ULHS pole vault record, vaul

Caudle breaks school record

The Upson Lee Knights track and field team recently participated in the Lamar County Track and Field Invitational last week. Upson Lee was one of 12 teams at the event. The Knights finished in third place, and the Lady Knights placed sixth overall. The biggest news from the event was that junior Peyton Caudle broke the ULHS pole vault record, vaul

Last season Coach Wayne Puckett's Knights finished with a 15-11 record, and lost a chance as the State Playoffs due to a tiebreaker. In that season, the Knights started two freshmen, and several juniors, most of whom are back this season.
Waiting for the Knights are Veterans and West Laurens, two tough teams in Upson Lee's region this season. Last

Diamond Knights open 2015

Last season Coach Wayne Puckett's Knights finished with a 15-11 record, and lost a chance as the State Playoffs due to a tiebreaker. In that season, the Knights started two freshmen, and several juniors, most of whom are back this season. Waiting for the Knights are Veterans and West Laurens, two tough teams in Upson Lee's region this season. Last





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