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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 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 week the Coach Matt Bentley and his Upson Lee Knights soccer team suffered their worst loss of the season, not as far as goal deficit, but in who the loss was against. After handily defeating the Howard Huskies 7-0 at Matthews Field two weeks ago, the Knights suffered a 4-3 loss to the same Howard team, giving them two losses in region play.

Huge win for UL

Last week the Coach Matt Bentley and his Upson Lee Knights soccer team suffered their worst loss of the season, not as far as goal deficit, but in who the loss was against. After handily defeating the Howard Huskies 7-0 at Matthews Field two weeks ago, the Knights suffered a 4-3 loss to the same Howard team, giving them two losses in region play.

After starting the season off with a 2-2 record, the ULMS Knights have reeled off four wins in a row, including a 17-3 drubbing over Lamar County on Wednesday. Over the four-game winning streak, the Knights have outscored their opponents 45-11.
After defeating Crawford County 10-0 and Fort Valley 14-4, the Knights hung 17 runs on the board against

ULMS drills Lamar County 17-3

After starting the season off with a 2-2 record, the ULMS Knights have reeled off four wins in a row, including a 17-3 drubbing over Lamar County on Wednesday. Over the four-game winning streak, the Knights have outscored their opponents 45-11. After defeating Crawford County 10-0 and Fort Valley 14-4, the Knights hung 17 runs on the board against

With sports being a huge factor in my personal life and professional life, the month of March is one of the most exciting times of the year for me.
As a Georgia Tech fan, the college basketball season has not been the most pleasant for me to watch, but college basketball still has a place in my heart. With the Hawks having a stellar year, and pari

Wes' Bracket Madness

With sports being a huge factor in my personal life and professional life, the month of March is one of the most exciting times of the year for me. As a Georgia Tech fan, the college basketball season has not been the most pleasant for me to watch, but college basketball still has a place in my heart. With the Hawks having a stellar year, and pari

Coach Matt Bentley and his Knights soccer team have been nearly flawless this season, with their only loss coming 2-0 to the region leading Bulldogs from Mary Persons.
After that loss, the Knights disposed of Baldwin by a 10-0 score, and defeated Howard 7-0 just prior to their first loss of the season. However, on Friday Upson Lee traveled to Maco

UL falls to Howard 4-3

Coach Matt Bentley and his Knights soccer team have been nearly flawless this season, with their only loss coming 2-0 to the region leading Bulldogs from Mary Persons. After that loss, the Knights disposed of Baldwin by a 10-0 score, and defeated Howard 7-0 just prior to their first loss of the season. However, on Friday Upson Lee traveled to Maco

The Upson Lee Knights baseball team has had its struggles over the last week or so, losing three games in a row, including a 3-2 defeat to Mary Persons in their first region game of the season.
However, on Thursday of last week, the Knights got back on the winning track by defeating Lamar County 8-2 in a non-region contest. Zack Gooden earned the

All smiles for UL

The Upson Lee Knights baseball team has had its struggles over the last week or so, losing three games in a row, including a 3-2 defeat to Mary Persons in their first region game of the season. However, on Thursday of last week, the Knights got back on the winning track by defeating Lamar County 8-2 in a non-region contest. Zack Gooden earned the

After a tough weekend up above Atlanta where the Knights lost their first two games, Upson Lee looked to bounce back on Tuesday as they traveled to Forsyth to face Mary Persons in their first region game of the season.
Both teams finished the game with five hits, and both the Knights and Bulldogs received great pitching performances. However, afte

UL loses heartbreaker

After a tough weekend up above Atlanta where the Knights lost their first two games, Upson Lee looked to bounce back on Tuesday as they traveled to Forsyth to face Mary Persons in their first region game of the season. Both teams finished the game with five hits, and both the Knights and Bulldogs received great pitching performances. However, afte

The Upson Lee Knights soccer team suffered their first loss of the season last week against Mary Persons. After that 2-0 loss, the Knights have outscored their last two opponents 17-0.
The Knights defeated Howard 7-0, with four goals from Dylan Marshall, and goals from Jake Sayer, Jonathan Holloway, and Levi Long. Against Baldwin on Tuesday, Marsh

Bouncing back from defeat

The Upson Lee Knights soccer team suffered their first loss of the season last week against Mary Persons. After that 2-0 loss, the Knights have outscored their last two opponents 17-0. The Knights defeated Howard 7-0, with four goals from Dylan Marshall, and goals from Jake Sayer, Jonathan Holloway, and Levi Long. Against Baldwin on Tuesday, Marsh

The college and professional basketball seasons are coming down the home stretch, baseball is just now starting up, but football never takes a break. All over the country football fans on every level constantly stay tuned to what their favorite pro or college team is doing. There are message boards and chat forums from the NFL all the way to high s

UL's Marshall commits to Auburn

The college and professional basketball seasons are coming down the home stretch, baseball is just now starting up, but football never takes a break. All over the country football fans on every level constantly stay tuned to what their favorite pro or college team is doing. There are message boards and chat forums from the NFL all the way to high s

On Tuesday, the Knights looked to improve their season record to 3-0 with a victory over the Spalding Jaguars in a non-region contest. However, after the game was called due to fog, the Knights had to return to Thomaston without a victory or loss. To make matters worse, the Knights held an 8-0 lead over the Jags in the top of the fourth inning, bef

Knights continue to impress

On Tuesday, the Knights looked to improve their season record to 3-0 with a victory over the Spalding Jaguars in a non-region contest. However, after the game was called due to fog, the Knights had to return to Thomaston without a victory or loss. To make matters worse, the Knights held an 8-0 lead over the Jags in the top of the fourth inning, bef

This season has rewritten the history books for the Upson Lee Knights basketball team. After missing the playoffs over the last five years, the Knights not only made the playoffs, but won their first two playoff games in school history, on their way to the Elite 8 showdown with the Carrollton Trojans.
Last Thursday night, Upson Lee traveled to Car

Historic season ends

This season has rewritten the history books for the Upson Lee Knights basketball team. After missing the playoffs over the last five years, the Knights not only made the playoffs, but won their first two playoff games in school history, on their way to the Elite 8 showdown with the Carrollton Trojans. Last Thursday night, Upson Lee traveled to Car

With the temperature in the 30s and 40s, the weather still seems like there should still be football games playing at Matthews Field. However, soccer has taken over at Matthews Field, and baseball is now being played at Historic Silvertown Ballpark.
The Knights opened their 2015 season up at home over the weekend, taking on two 5A teams from middl

Diamond Knights off and running

With the temperature in the 30s and 40s, the weather still seems like there should still be football games playing at Matthews Field. However, soccer has taken over at Matthews Field, and baseball is now being played at Historic Silvertown Ballpark. The Knights opened their 2015 season up at home over the weekend, taking on two 5A teams from middl

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

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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