Panthers defeat North Hall, Ladies fall to Trojans

Union County High School

Tuesday, Jan 24th the Union County Panthers hosted the North Hall Trojans in a region 7-AAA matchup. The Lady Panthers tipped off at 6. The Panthers followed at 7:30.

Both teams had shots to improve where they stood in the region. The Lady Panthers came into the game 4-5 in region play sitting at 4th place.

The Panthers came into the game 4-5 in region play and were 4th. The Lady Panthers got off to a quick start as they led 18-14 at the end of Q1 led by Mccarter 7. The Lady Trojans got off to a 11-0 run to open the 2Q.

The Lady Panthers scored 6 unanswered points going into the half to tie the game at 25.

A slow Q3 put the Lady Panthers in a tough spot to try to regain the lead as the Lady Panthers scored only 8 in the 3rd to fall behind 45-33.

Guards Brooke Dockrey and Bailey Daniel both fouled out early in Q4 as the Lady Trojans scored 10 points in the finals 2:00 to put the game away. The lady Panthers fall 57-47 to fall to 13-8 and 4-5 in region play.

The Lady Panthers have a 1 game lead of the 5th placed Trojans in the region as they sit in 4th place. The Lady Panthers will host the East Hall VIkings Friday, Jan 26th.

The Panthers followed the Lady Panthers.

The Panthers trailed 7-2 early but led 11-9 at the end of Q1.

UC scored 15 unanswered to open Q2. The Panthers led 29-20 at the half. Drake and Craw. Colwell led UC with 4 points each in Q3 as UC extended the lead 42-31.

A hot Q4 of shooting extended the lead as UC goes on to win 55-42 as Bagget goes 3-3 from 3  in the final 4:00. UC was led by Allison with 13, Bagget and Craw. Colwell score 11.

UC improves to 15-6 and 4-5 in region play. UC will host East Hall Friday, Jan. 26th. 

Panthers, Lady Panthers defeat Andrews

Union County High School

Saturday, Jan 20th Union County faced off against Andrews NC in a non region matchup. The Lady Panthers were in for a battle early on as they led 16-10 at the end of Q1 led by sophomore center #30 Kait Mccarter as she had 8.

The Lady Panthers extended the lead to 28-17 led by Mccarter’s 5 points. The Lady Panthers used a huge 3rd quarter from sophomore forward #14 Andelin Hill as she scored 13 to extend the lead 47-31.

The Lady Panthers finished with a score of 69-35. Mccarter led all scorers with 18 points followed by Hill 15 and B. Dockrey 11.

UC improves to 13-7. The Lady Panthers will resume region play Tuesday, Jan 22 against North Hall.

The Panthers followed the Lady Panthers tipping off @7. UC looked to end the 4 game loosing streak as sophomore Sawyer Drake returned. The Panthers got off to a slow start as they trailed 10-9 at the end of Q1.

As sophomore Sawyer Drake returned to the court after missing 2 weeks to a knee injury, leading UC with 7 points off the bench including a blocked shot late in the 2Q that sparked a 10-0 run to close the half. To lead 22-19.

The Panthers got off to a slow start after the half but continued to lead 34-31 led by Drake 5 points. UC got in rhythm and dominated the 4th quarter by opening on a 16-1 run. The Panthers won 50-32 led by Drake 15 and Baggett 11. UC improves to 14-6.

The Panthers will also resume region play Tuesday against North Hall.

Lady Panthers fall to North Hall, Panthers streak continues

Courtside coverage by Isaiah Garrett, Union County Sports Writer
     On Friday, Dec 15, the Union County Panthers took the long road trip from Blairsville to Gainesville to take on the North Hall Trojans.  Unfortunately for the boys, the trip home most likely felt much longer than the ride prior to tip-off.
     The Lady Panthers knew they were in for a tough battle, as they were without their star center Kait Mccarter (#30) for this game.  Mccarter left some very large sneakers to fill and her absence proved to be a critical one, not only offensively but also under the bucket on defense.
     No strangers to victory, the Lady Trojans recognized Mccarter’s absence immediately and took pressure toward the basket with each possession, while also rushing inside defensively to crash the boards for rebounds.  The Lady Trojans were able to dominate possession of the ball and ultimately ran away with the game early.
     At the half, the Lady Panthers were already down 30-19.  Ultimately the Panthers lost 58-36, falling to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in Region 7-AAA, but the absence inside the box was the real loss as Union was out-rebounded 32-14. .  Offensively, skilled sophomore Andelin Hill led the way in the scorebook with 7 points in the game.
     For the boys game, the anxious and highly-motivated Panthers varsity started strong and were primed to win their seventh game in a row; their first in region play.  However, a technical foul against senior Crawford Colwell (#24) in the first quarter resulted in an ejection, and completely changed the dynamic of the game.  The Panthers’ bench would have to come together and step up to keep their perfect record alive.
     Thanks to some great coaching and a collaborative will to win, the Panthers would prevail.
     Union led 32-28 at the half, thanks to great hustle by the team on defense and a solid performance by sophomore Sawyer Drake (#14), who led the way with 11 points in the first half of play.
     Sophomores Pierson Allison (#21) and Sawyer Drake (#14) had a combined 40 points to lead the Panthers to a 52-49 victory over the Trojans and improve to 7-0 and 2-0 in the region.
     The next game will be Tuesday, Dec 19 as Union County fills the busses once again and hit the road, due south, for a non-region game against the Gilmer County Bobcats (Region 6-AAAA).
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You Could Hear the Rebels Cry, Another Lady Panthers Victory!

Union County High School

Union County Panthers vs Fannin County Rebels

JV Softball

August 29, 2017

Location: Blairsville, GA

The Lady Panthers JV team really pawed their way past their arch enemy, the Rebels, yesterday afternoon for another victory!  Now halfway through their scheduled season, the Panthers are 5-0 and still undefeated!! 

JV – Panthers v. Rebels 4:30PM

Pitching for the Lady Panthers was #5 Megan Bright.  She threw 5 total innings, 4 of which were 1-2-3 innings against the Rebels.  She had a total of 6 strikeouts, 3 walks & 3 hits due to errors.  

Pictured: #5 Megan Bright (P) 

In the bottom of the first inning the Panthers went to work.  With 7 singles, 1 double, and 3 errors made by the Rebels middle infield , the Panthers put up 9 runs on the board!!

SNGs: #13 Kristen Poteete X2, #27 Hannah Patton, #5 Megan Bright, #2 Delana Stephens, #21 Payton Oliver & #3 Miranda Lockaby

DBL: #12 Brittany Spivey

Adv on ERs: #3 Miranda Lockaby, #8 Trinity Queen & #27 Hannah Patton

Pictured: #2 Delana Stephens

Throughout the course of the game the Rebels were unable to score.

In the bottom of the fourth the Panthers scored 2 more runs off 2 singles making the final score 11-0 Panthers!

Pictured: #8 Trinity Queen

The next JV Lady Panthers game is Home against Lumpkin County Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 4:30 PM!  

Come out and support your Lady Panthers!

(Pictures taken by Jenni Dixon)

Union travels to GAC despite rough weather

Union County High School

Friday Jan 19th despite no school due to the weather Union county traveled to GAC to face off in a 7-AAA matchup. The Lady Panthers were a little rusty having not played in a week due to game cancellations. The Lady Panthers got off to a slow start against the #1 team in the state.

UC trialed 7-18 at the end of Q1. The Lady Panthers were led by senior Bailey Daniel with 5 points, GAC was led by Sutton with 7. The Lady Panthers trailed at the half 21-34. Daniel led the panthers with 10, Sutton led the Lady Spartans with 15.

Turner led GAC in the 3rd with 13 points to extend the lead the Lady Panthers. UC was led by Mccarter’s 6 points. The Lady Panthers were on the wrong end of a 12-1 run to end Q3 37-55.

The final score was 53-64. Senior Bailey Daniel led all Lady Panthers with 25 points, 15 of which came in the second half. Brooke Dockrey scored 11 and Kait Mccarter scored 11 and had 9’rebounds. The Lady Panthers fall to 12-6 and 4-3 in region play. The Lady Panthers will play Andrews NC, Saturday Jan 20th.

The Panthers followed the Lady Panthers tipping off at 6. The Panthers got off to a slow start against the #4 team in the state. UC trailed 29-8 at the end of Q1. Patrick Baggett scored all 8 points for the Panthers in the first quarter.

The Panthers were on the wrong side of a 13-1 run to begin Q2 to trail 50-15 at the half. Pierson Allison led UC scorers with 6 points. The Panthers were in a hole that they would never get out of as they trailed 65-26 at the end of Q3. The final score was 75-31.

Pierson Allison led all UC scorers with 12 followed by Baggett with 11. The Panthers fall to 13-5 and 3-4 in region play. The Panthers next game will be home against Andrews NC.

Lady Panthers 8-3 Victory over Fannin Rebels!

Union County High School

Union County Panthers vs Fannin County Rebels

Varsity Softball

August 29, 2017

Location: Blairsville, GA

The Lady Panthers Varsity team seems to slowly be breaking out of their beginning season slump.  With a 8-3 win yesterday against the Fannin County Rebels, the Panthers are now in the #4 spot in their 7-AAA Region.  

Current Region Standings: 1) East Hall 5-0, 2) North Hall 3-1, 3) Lumpkin County 3-2, 4) Union County 2-2, 5) Greater Atlanta Christian 2-3, 6) Dawson County 1-3, & 7) Fannin County 0-5.  

Panthers Pitcher #21 Jillian Lawn threw 7 innings; allotting for 7 strikeouts, 1 walk, 4 hits, and 3 errors.

Pictured: #21 Jillian Lawn

The Rebels were the first to cross the plate.  Their leadoff batter, #8 Galloway, landed a single just over the Panther’s third baseman.  After working her way around the diamond, she scored when their 4-hole hitter #4 Seabolt singled up the middle.  1-0 Rebels.

Ready to take back the lead, the Lady Panthers scored 2 runs off 3 singles in the bottom of the first. Responsible for these SNGs: #8 Katelynn Hodges, #00 Bailey Rayfield & #11 Aladriel Arnold.  According the stats on Panthers Hodges is currently ranked #3 on the ‘RBI Stat Leaders’ board for the 7-AAA Region.  B1: 2-1 Panthers.

Lawn shut the Rebels down in the second with a 1-2-3 inning.  

Panthers with hot bats put up 1 more run in the bottom second.  #27 Hannah Patton scored off an RBI SNG by #26 Maddie Sutton.  Sutton is also ranked on the ‘RBI Stat Leaders’ board at #5. Other hits in the inning: #2 Miranda Lockaby (SNG) & #8 Katelyn Hodges (SNG).

B2: 3-1 Panthers.

Pictured: #8 Katelynn Hodges

Lady Rebels shortened the lead by a run when Rebels #7 Johnson hit an RBI single. T3: 3-2 Panthers.

A SNG by #11 Aladriel Arnold put her in position to score and that’s just what she did when #14 Mary Wischmeyer hit an RBI SNG in the bottom of the fourth.  A hard DBL down the third base sideline by #26 Maddie Sutton put herself in a good position when #00 Bailey Rayfield came to the plate.  Rayfield with an RBI SNG to left field allowed Sutton to score, giving the Panthers a 5-2 lead.

Panthers defense with one late throw and an error later increased the score once again.  This would be the last run the Rebels would score for the game.  T5: 5-3 Panthers.

In the home stretch, the Panthers were explosive with consecutive hits!  #00 Rayfield started it off with a hard SNG to left-center.  Next, a hard DBL by #21 Jillian Lawn, an RBI line drive SNG by #11 Arnold, a RBI SNG by #18 Aubree Pack & to end the inning a hard DBL to left-center by #14 Wischmeyer!!!

Pictured: #14 Mary Wischmeyer

With victory in their hearts, they rushed to the outfield to wait for their end-of-game meeting and were greeted by their teammate Ellie Garrison.  Garrison broke her arm last Thursday during warmups, had surgery Friday morning & was able to get her cast removed yesterday!  Please continue to keep her and her family in your thoughts & prayers as we hope she makes a speedy recovery!  She’s one tough cookie & a sweetheart for attending games to cheer on her teammates.

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The next game is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, August 31, 2017 @ 5PM against Greater Atlanta Christian at Home.  

Come out and support your Lady Panthers!

(Pictures taken by Jenni Dixon)

UCHS Volleyball Inaugural Season! #MakeHistory!

Union County High School

The Lady Panthers hosted the Hayesville Yellow Jackets yesterday evening for their fourth matchup of their inaugural season!  Although the Panthers didn’t bring home a W, they put up a solid effort and have shown continuous progress thus far.  With enough athletes wanting to be apart of this special season, the Panthers have a total of 3 teams: C, JV & Varsity!


Below is the 2017 Lady Panthers Volleyball Schedule.  Most JV/C Team matches begin at 5 PM.

August 30: @Fannin Tri Match (C Team)

August 31: @Tellico Plains (All Teams)

September 5: REGION @North Hall (JV & Varsity)

September 7: @Snororaville (JV & Varsity)

September 11: @Pickens Tri Match (C Team)

September 12: REGION East Hall (JV & Varsity) 

September 13: @Fannin w/ White Tri Match (C Team)

September 16: @Tullulah Falls 6 Team Play Date (Varsity Only)

September 19: REGION @Fannin with GAC (JV & Varsity)

September 21: @Gilmer (JV & Varsity)

September 25: @Hiwassee Dam (JV & Varsity)

September 26: REGION @Lumpkin with Dawson (JV & Varsity)

September 27: @Pickens Tri Match (C Team)

September 28: @White (All Teams)

October 2: Hiwassee Dam (C Team & Varsity) 

October 3: @Pickens (All Teams)


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