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

Nearly seven years ago to the day , the Upson Lee Knights welcomed the No. 4 team in the country to Matthews Field. That night, they faced the Eagles from Northside Warner Robins, and took the Eagles down to the wire, but ultimately suffered a 31-26 loss to the eventual State Champs that season who finished with a 15-0 record.
Without a doubt, ton

Back to the future

Nearly seven years ago to the day , the Upson Lee Knights welcomed the No. 4 team in the country to Matthews Field. That night, they faced the Eagles from Northside Warner Robins, and took the Eagles down to the wire, but ultimately suffered a 31-26 loss to the eventual State Champs that season who finished with a 15-0 record. Without a doubt, ton

After a disappointing loss last week at home to the West Laurens Blue Raiders, the Upson Lee Knights traveled down to Perry to face the Panthers in a Region 2 contest. After the first quarter it was pretty evident that the Knights did not let the loss the week prior get them down.
Kenderius Pennyman rushed for 119 yards and two scores, while Kalen

Knights drub Perry 42-14

After a disappointing loss last week at home to the West Laurens Blue Raiders, the Upson Lee Knights traveled down to Perry to face the Panthers in a Region 2 contest. After the first quarter it was pretty evident that the Knights did not let the loss the week prior get them down. Kenderius Pennyman rushed for 119 yards and two scores, while Kalen

After traveling to Forsyth three weeks ago to knock off the Mary Persons Bulldogs by a 34-16 score, the Upson Lee Knights freshman football team welcomed the Bulldogs to Matthews Field for a rematch. However, on Thursday the Knights suffered the same fate on their home turf as the Bulldogs suffered three weeks ago, losing by a 33-24 score.
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Freshman Knights fall to Bulldogs 33-24

After traveling to Forsyth three weeks ago to knock off the Mary Persons Bulldogs by a 34-16 score, the Upson Lee Knights freshman football team welcomed the Bulldogs to Matthews Field for a rematch. However, on Thursday the Knights suffered the same fate on their home turf as the Bulldogs suffered three weeks ago, losing by a 33-24 score. The Kni

This week will be a first for Tommy Parks as the Upson Lee head coach. Coach Parks and his staff will have the duty of getting the Knights ready to play after a loss for the first time this season.
Last week, the Knights suffered a tough 28-24 loss to the West Laurens Blue Raiders. The Knights trailed 14-3, but then score 21 points in a row to tak

Knights look to bounce back against Panthers

This week will be a first for Tommy Parks as the Upson Lee head coach. Coach Parks and his staff will have the duty of getting the Knights ready to play after a loss for the first time this season. Last week, the Knights suffered a tough 28-24 loss to the West Laurens Blue Raiders. The Knights trailed 14-3, but then score 21 points in a row to tak

The two Upson Lee Intramural teams entered Saturday's contest tied for first place, and both undefeated on the season. In what many thought would be a tough battle between friends, was a game that far exceeded expectations.
The Silver Knights escaped with a 7-6 victory over the Black Knights to remain undefeated. After forcing the Black Knights to

Silver Knights edge Black Knights 7-6

The two Upson Lee Intramural teams entered Saturday's contest tied for first place, and both undefeated on the season. In what many thought would be a tough battle between friends, was a game that far exceeded expectations. The Silver Knights escaped with a 7-6 victory over the Black Knights to remain undefeated. After forcing the Black Knights to

There was an amazing atmosphere with an amazing crowd that turned out to watch an amazing game on Friday night at Matthews Field. Unfortunately for most of those fans, they left the game with their hometown team suffering their first loss of the season.
After taking a 10-point lead in the third quarter, the Upson Lee Knights saw the West Laurens B

Knights fall just short in 28-24 loss to West Laurens

There was an amazing atmosphere with an amazing crowd that turned out to watch an amazing game on Friday night at Matthews Field. Unfortunately for most of those fans, they left the game with their hometown team suffering their first loss of the season. After taking a 10-point lead in the third quarter, the Upson Lee Knights saw the West Laurens B

With a thick cloud of smoke from cans of spray paint coming off the banks at Matthews Field on Thursday evening, Aquavius Tunstall skied over two defenders to catch a desperation pass from Mikey Smith. Tunstall snared the ball out of the air on the two-yard-line, spun out of a tackle, and dove into the end zone as time expired, giving the Knights a

J.V. Knights' prayer answered in 50-48 victory over Griffin

With a thick cloud of smoke from cans of spray paint coming off the banks at Matthews Field on Thursday evening, Aquavius Tunstall skied over two defenders to catch a desperation pass from Mikey Smith. Tunstall snared the ball out of the air on the two-yard-line, spun out of a tackle, and dove into the end zone as time expired, giving the Knights a

Last week saw Upson-Lee football continue to win games on all levels of the program. Entering the week, the varsity, junior varsity, ninth grade, middle school, and intramural teams were all undefeated.
On Wednesday, the ULMS Knights shutout the Cowan Road Panthers by a score of 28-0, and on Thursday the ninth grade Knights took care of business a

Upson-Lee football program remains undefeated

Last week saw Upson-Lee football continue to win games on all levels of the program. Entering the week, the varsity, junior varsity, ninth grade, middle school, and intramural teams were all undefeated. On Wednesday, the ULMS Knights shutout the Cowan Road Panthers by a score of 28-0, and on Thursday the ninth grade Knights took care of business a

In their first two games of the season, the outcome for the Knights was in little doubt as the fourth quarter started. However, on Friday night Upson Lee needed to play a tough four quarters to escape Matthews Field with a 21-13 victory over the Northside-Columbus Patriots.
Kenderius Pennyman rushed for 119 yards on 31 carries and scored two touch

Knights pass first test of the season

In their first two games of the season, the outcome for the Knights was in little doubt as the fourth quarter started. However, on Friday night Upson Lee needed to play a tough four quarters to escape Matthews Field with a 21-13 victory over the Northside-Columbus Patriots. Kenderius Pennyman rushed for 119 yards on 31 carries and scored two touch





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